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Arthroplasty for Fractures

The role of joint replacement for fractures continues to expand.

Old hat now is hemiarthroplasty for neck of femur fractures. Initially a prosthesis designed by Austin Moore in the 1940’s was the first off the shelf body replacement part in the world. Now, the more common approach is to do a bipolar or even a total hip replacement, the arguments are about surgical approaches that modify the risk required ratio.

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Smoke Pollution and Exercise

With the horrific bushfires currently burning in New South Wales and Victoria many athletes and sporting organisations have been monitoring the smoke and air conditions and considering if athletes should be training or competing.

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Early season remarks from the A-League

It had felt a long time coming, but here we were in Wellington, New Zealand, moments away from kick off in our round 1 opener. Western United Football Club was about to be inaugurated into the A-League….

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Which Diet is the One?

At BallaratOSM we are keen to see you fit, well, healthy and active. Part of that involves being at a healthy weight, which means less load on your joints, less stress on your heart and lungs and better for your mind.

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To Ice or not to Ice?

Recent newspaper articles discussed whether using ice for acute ankle sprains was actually useful for recovery. The article suggested that all we thought about using RICE (“Rest, Ice, Compression, Elevation”) was wrong, or at least not really helpful.

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Obesity and hip replacement

A new study published demonstrates hip replacement surgery fixes pain and improves walking both in obese and non obese patients, but the obese group are more likely to need walking aids at ten years.

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Lateral Ankle Pain

The most satisfying part of working as a Sports and Exercise Medicine Registrar is that I can help people find a pathway to becoming more physically active. Often times, an injury or a medical condition is getting in the way.

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