Orthopaedic surgeons are an essential part of the Surgical Suite of Surgeons in every major public and private hospital, nationally and internationally. These important surgeons often work in both the public and private sector, providing numerous surgeries to countless patients over the course of decades. They are expected to be at the cutting edge of their industry and they are always looking for ways to continuously improve their practice. With the emergence and expansion of medical technology in the last 20 years, the industry has embraced many new innovations.
In Australia alone, around 1.1 million orthopaedic surgeries have taken place in any given year in around 300 hospitals. The patients affected can be from anyone affected by a car accident, to an elderly patient who has had a fall, or a sportsperson who has hurt themselves on the field. Defence personnel are often affected by war injuries and trained Orthopaedic surgeons often save their lives. Orthopaedic surgeons also ensure trauma victims are attended to quickly for the best possible health outcomes.
This free exhibition at the Wollongong Private Hospital Foyer showcases medical technological advances that best heal bone fractures and trauma. It tracks back through history with how treatments were for bone fractures in Egyptian times to the current day, where prostheses, medical imaging and surgeries are used for the best outcome.
This exhibition demonstrates the advances made in the treatment of fractures and joint replacements. The advent of 3D imaging, robotics and surgical implementation has permanently altered the bio-medical and medical technology industry.
If you are fascinated by all things medical, this exhibition is for you.