In April our physiotherapy team attended a presentation from two leading orthopaedic surgeons– Dr Vertullo from the Knee Surgery Clinic and Dr Hammond from the Shoulder Clinic at the Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine Centre on the Gold Coast.
This is an annual event with the aim of keeping Physios updated on the most up to date surgical advances and treatment options in those specific fields.
Dr Vertullo discussed in detail the” new” knee ligament (the anterior lateral ligament) that is commonly injured in complex knee injuries. He outlined that the ligament really isn’t a “new” ligament but surgically Dr Vertullo is finding that this ligament may also need repair in some more complex cases. Dr Vertullo also discussed the advances in ACL repair, in particular that the attachment point of the ligament to the tibia has been more accurately located and this is consequently changing the way and location that the surgeons are attaching the graft.
Dr Hammond discussed his specific operative technique for shoulder stabilisation surgery and common post operative complications that can occur. He also detailed some very interesting surgical case studies from his more complex patients.
Overall it was a great event that all our physiotherapists found informative, interesting and enjoyable. Looking forward to next time!
Gold Coast Physiotherapy and Allied Health at Burleigh Heads and Broadbeach