Australia’s first orthopaedic exhibition to visit Wollongong
Feb 16, 2018
Wollongong Private Hospital is one of only a handful of NSW hospitals to host the Australian Orthopaedic Association’s first travelling Exhibition of Orthopaedics in Australia.
Now in its second year, the travelling exhibition celebrates the contribution of orthopaedic surgery to the health and well-being of the Australian community. The specialty of orthopaedics keep our children in the game, puts the bounce back in the knees and hips of our elderly and keeps all of Australia moving with more than 1.1 million joint replacement procedures undertaken throughout Australia’s hospital network since 1999.
Australian Orthopaedic Association (AOA) President Dr Lawrie Malisano said today, “we are pleased to welcome our travelling orthopaedic exhibition to the people of Wollongong and can think of no better place to host the exhibition than one of the leading orthopaedic hospitals in Australia - Wollongong Private”.
“Orthopaedic surgery is a key specialty offered at Wollongong Private Hospital, performing 2,000 Orthopaedic procedures every year,” said Dr Malisano.
The exhibition includes information on sports injury prevention, the evolution of joint replacement, developments in the treatment of fractures and innovations including the use of 3D printing, robotics, computer navigation and customising implants during surgery.
The travelling exhibition is free and can be viewed from Friday 16 February until Friday 2 March, 2018 at Wollongong Private Hospital, Ground Floor foyer. All patients, visitors and members of the community are invited to attend the exhibition.
About the Australian Orthopaedics Association:
The Australian Orthopaedic Association (AOA) is the peak professional organisation for orthopaedic surgery in Australia. AOA is a not-for-profit organisation that provides high quality education and training for Australian Orthopaedic Surgeons, ensures the highest possible standard of orthopaedic care, actively supports scientific research and orthopaedic humanitarian initiatives and is the leading authority in the provision of orthopaedic information to the community.