Discover medical history at orthopaedics exhibition in Bendigo

LEARNING: An exhibition new to Bendigo tells the story of orthopaedics over the past 80 years.

LEARNING: An exhibition new to Bendigo tells the story of orthopaedics over the past 80 years.

RESIDENTS will have the opportunity to brush up on their medical knowledge with a free exhibition that has arrived in Bendigo.

The Australian Orthopaedic Association’s exhibition looks at the history of the orthopaedics in the country, including information on the evolution of joint replacement, developments in the treatment of fractures, and such innovations 3D printing, robotics, computer navigation and customising implants during surgery.

AOA president Dr Ian Incoll said orthopaedics helped keep Australians moving, with more than 1.1 million joint replacement procedures completed throughout Australia’s hospital network since 1999.

Dr Incoll said the exhibition was designed to educate the community on the procedures being performed in hospitals every day.

Bendigo Health surgeon Dr Travis Perera said the advances in the field were “astounding, with major breakthroughs in prostheses, surgical techniques, equipment and imaging”.

The exhibition can be viewed on level two of Bendigo hospital until May 1.

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