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  • Jan
broken bones arm cast

When Your Child Breaks Their Arm

Anne Harrison
Anyone with children knows they always have to do things differently – this includes when they hurt themselv...
  • Jan
break a leg

Break A Leg

The Bone Surgeon
Actors are a superstitious lot. (So, apparently, are jockeys, professional athletes, prostitutes and sailors)....
  • Jan
Joint Health

Maintaining Joint Health – More Ways to Look After Your Joints

The Bone Surgeon
Your Joint Health – It’s Important! Keeping a healthy weight is a major factor in maintaining join...
  • Dec

A Short History of Crutches

The Bone Surgeon
“Alas for Tiny Tim, he bore a little crutch, and had his limbs supported by an iron frame!” A Christmas Ca...
  • Dec

The Allegra Active Total Knee – Australian Made

The Bone Surgeon
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  • Dec
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Growing Teenagers and Osgood-Schlatter Disease

The Bone Surgeon
Osgood-Schlatter Disease Anyone with a teenager is well aware of growth spurts, which lead to clothes being ou...
  • Dec
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When You Can’t Get Enough Bone Trivia

The Bone Surgeon
When You Can’t Get Enough Bone Facts We had such a great response to our last bone facts blog, we decid...
  • Dec
broken foot

On Managing a Broken Foot

The Bone Surgeon
On Managing a Broken Foot Unfortunately a broken foot is relatively common – nearly everyone will break a to...
  • Nov
hip replacement pain

Managing Hip Replacement Pain

The Bone Surgeon
Hip Replacement Pain Managing hip replacement pain in the post-operative period is an important part of your r...
  • Nov
joint preservation

Joint Preservation – Looking After Your Joints

The Bone Surgeon
Is Joint Preservation Possible? Like the rest of the body, joints wear out with time. Arthritis was once consi...
  • Nov
Running Injury

Suffering a Running Injury

The Bone Surgeon
Are you at risk of a running injury? Running is one of the most popular, and easiest, ways to get fit. Consequ...
  • Oct

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...
  • Oct
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Bones in Space

The Bone Surgeon
One problem facing future space travellers is the consequence of living for an extended time in zero gravity. ...
  • Sep
Bone Trivia

Bone Trivia – Fun and Facts

The 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...
  • Aug
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Preventing Falls and Fractures in The Elderly

The Bone Surgeon
Fractures can be life changing as you age. Falls are serious at any stage in life, and breaking a bone after a...
  • Jul
3D Printed Bone

3D Printed Bone – it’s Almost Here

The Bone Surgeon
With collaboration from Sydney University and Allegra Orthopaedics, Dr Hartnell is the Chief Medical Advisor f...
  • Jul
Plaster of Paris

Plaster of Paris – Once a Backbone of Orthopaedics

The 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)....
  • Jul
Orthopedic terms

Origins and Idiosyncrasies of Some Orthopaedic Terms

The Bone Surgeon
I speak French to my ambassadors, English to my accountants, Italian to my mistress, Latin to my God and Germa...
  • Jun
The Bards Bones

The Bard’s Bones

The Bone Surgeon
Illnesses have long featured in literary works, many being described by authors long before they were recognis...
  • Jun

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...
  • Jun

Stem Cells – A Role in the Near Future

The Bone Surgeon
My fascination in the use of stem cells lies in their potential to replace tissue that has been lost or destro...
  • Jun

3D Technology

The Bone Surgeon
As a surgeon, how can I not be excited by the promise 3D printing technology offers my patients? 3D printing u...
  • May

A History of Orthopaedic Amputations

The Bone Surgeon
The use of modern plastics and carbon-fibres in these prosthetics, along with electronic technologies which ca...
  • May

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

The Bone Surgeon
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is an iconic book written by Roald Dahl in 1964, and made into a movie in 19...
  • Jan

Kneeling after Total Knee Arthroplasty

The Bone Surgeon
One of the most frequent questions is can I kneel after knee replacement. For many years it was a challenge fo...