When Your Child Breaks Their ArmAnne Harrison
Anyone with children knows they always have to do things differently – this includes when they hurt themselv...
Break A LegThe Bone Surgeon
Actors are a superstitious lot. (So, apparently, are jockeys, professional athletes, prostitutes and sailors)....
Maintaining Joint Health – More Ways to Look After Your JointsThe Bone Surgeon
Your Joint Health – It’s Important! Keeping a healthy weight is a major factor in maintaining join...
A Short History of CrutchesThe Bone Surgeon
“Alas for Tiny Tim, he bore a little crutch, and had his limbs supported by an iron frame!” A Christmas Ca...
The Allegra Active Total Knee – Australian MadeThe Bone Surgeon
Growing Teenagers and Osgood-Schlatter DiseaseThe Bone Surgeon
Osgood-Schlatter Disease Anyone with a teenager is well aware of growth spurts, which lead to clothes being ou...
When You Can’t Get Enough Bone TriviaThe Bone Surgeon
When You Can’t Get Enough Bone Facts We had such a great response to our last bone facts blog, we decid...
On Managing a Broken FootThe Bone Surgeon
On Managing a Broken Foot Unfortunately a broken foot is relatively common – nearly everyone will break a to...
Managing Hip Replacement PainThe Bone Surgeon
Hip Replacement Pain Managing hip replacement pain in the post-operative period is an important part of your r...
Joint Preservation – Looking After Your JointsThe Bone Surgeon
Is Joint Preservation Possible? Like the rest of the body, joints wear out with time. Arthritis was once consi...
Suffering a Running InjuryThe Bone Surgeon
Are you at risk of a running injury? Running is one of the most popular, and easiest, ways to get fit. Consequ...
Not just a Prosthetic – a Bionic Hand!Michelle Alcock
Imagine a life where you only had one hand - and that despite all the promises that modern science has made, y...
Bones in SpaceThe Bone Surgeon
One problem facing future space travellers is the consequence of living for an extended time in zero gravity. ...
Bone Trivia – Fun and FactsThe Bone Surgeon
Bone is a Truly Remarkable Part of the Body Despite having dealt with bones for so long, I still find it a tru...
Preventing Falls and Fractures in The ElderlyThe Bone Surgeon
Fractures can be life changing as you age. Falls are serious at any stage in life, and breaking a bone after a...
3D Printed Bone – it’s Almost HereThe Bone Surgeon
With collaboration from Sydney University and Allegra Orthopaedics, Dr Hartnell is the Chief Medical Advisor f...
Plaster of Paris – Once a Backbone of OrthopaedicsThe Bone Surgeon
Back in the day when I was a junior doctor, one of the delights was making a cast from Plaster of Paris (POP)....
Origins and Idiosyncrasies of Some Orthopaedic TermsThe Bone Surgeon
I speak French to my ambassadors, English to my accountants, Italian to my mistress, Latin to my God and Germa...
The Bard’s BonesThe Bone Surgeon
Illnesses have long featured in literary works, many being described by authors long before they were recognis...
What Can I Do After My Knee Surgery?The Bone Surgeon
“What will I be able to do after my knee surgery?” is a question I’m commonly asked. “Will I be...
Stem Cells – A Role in the Near FutureThe Bone Surgeon
My fascination in the use of stem cells lies in their potential to replace tissue that has been lost or destro...
3D TechnologyThe Bone Surgeon
As a surgeon, how can I not be excited by the promise 3D printing technology offers my patients? 3D printing u...
A History of Orthopaedic AmputationsThe Bone Surgeon
The use of modern plastics and carbon-fibres in these prosthetics, along with electronic technologies which ca...
Charlie and the Chocolate FactoryThe Bone Surgeon
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is an iconic book written by Roald Dahl in 1964, and made into a movie in 19...
Kneeling after Total Knee ArthroplastyThe Bone Surgeon
One of the most frequent questions is can I kneel after knee replacement. For many years it was a challenge fo...