Medical Research

Our surgical team led by A/Prof Daevyd Rodda regularly contribute their expertise and knowledge in a range of medical forums

See below for relevant research by a variety of authors.

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HEALTH EXPECTATIONS

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Cassie E. McDonald, Camille Paynter, Jill J. Francis, Daevyd Rodda, Supreet Bajwa, Dwane Jackson, David Story.

Overview
Arthroplasty is an effective, yet costly, surgical procedure for end‐stage osteoarthritis. Shorter stays in hospital are being piloted in Australia. In some countries, short stay is established practice, associated with improving perioperative care and enhanced recovery after surgery practices. Exploring the acceptability to patients of a short stay care pathway in hospital postarthroplasty is important for informing health policy, adoption and potential scalability of this model of care.

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JOURNAL OF ORTHOPAEDIC CASE REPORTS

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Supreet Bajwa, Chris Erian, Sikta Samantray, Frank Connon, Daevyd Rodda.

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Early repair of proximal hamstring tears while respecting the anatomical landmarks gives predictable surgical and functional outcomes.

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OFFICIAL JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN SHOULDER AND ELBOW SURGEONS

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Joseph A. Coory, Adam F. Parr, Matthew P. Wilkinson, Ashish Gupta.

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This study aimed to compare the clinical efficacy of a suprascapular nerve block (SSNB) versus subacromial injection (SA) for outpatient treatment of patients with symptomatic rotator cuff tears in a double-blinded, randomized controlled trial using sealed-envelope randomization.

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THE JOURNAL OF ARTHROPLASTY

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Joseph A. Coory, Kelvin G. Tan, Sarah L. Whitehouse, Alesha Hatton, Stephen E. Graves, Ross W. Crawford.

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The purpose of this study is to provide long-term outcomes for patellar resurfaced compared to when the patella is not resurfaced.

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THE MAGAZINE OF THE AUSTRALIAN SOCIETY OF ANAESTHETISTS

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Dr Daevyd Rodda Orthopaedic Surgeon and Dr Dwane Jackson Consultant Anaesthetist

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This article outlines the collaborative approach undertaken between anaesthetic and orthopaedic specialists at Vermont Private Hospital in Victoria to facilitate the successful undertaking of a trial program of enhanced recovery after total joint arthroplasty. Click here to view the article.

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FRONTIERS IN SURGERY

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Joshua Petterwood, Michelle M. Dowsey, Daevyd Rodda and Peter F. M. Choong

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The background of this article focuses on the restoration of a neutral mechanical axis is a primary goal of total knee replacement (TKR). A mechanical axis within 3° of neutral has been correlated with improved implant longevity, function, and patient satisfaction. We hypothesize that the immediate post-operative radiograph is an unreliable method of measuring alignment following TKR surgery.

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OSTEOARTHRITIS RESEARCH SOCIETY

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BY MARK E. ADAMS*, MARTIN H. ATKINSON, ANDRI~ J. LUSSIER:~, JAN I. SCHULZ, KATHERINE A. SIMINOVITCH, JOHN P. WADE** AND MICHEL ZUMMER

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The role of viscosupplementation with hylan G-F 20 (Synvisc ®) in the treatment of osteoarthritis of the knee: a Canadian multicenter trial comparing hylan G-F 20 alone, hylan G-F 20 with non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) and NSAIDs alone
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Specialty Update – THE JOURNAL OF BONE AND JOINT SURGERY, INCORPORATED

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BY MICHAEL H. HUO, MD, AND NATHAN F. GILBERT, MD
Specialty Update has been developed in collaboration with the Council of Musculoskeletal Specialty Societies (COMSS) of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.

Overview
Total hip arthroplasty is one of the most clinically efficacious and cost-effective medical interventions. Surgeons and scientists have continued to produce a tremendous amount of research data related to clinical outcomes, biomaterials, surgical techniques, treatment of complications, and socioeconomic analysis. Between April 2004 and April 2005, fifty-five reports related to total hip arthroplasty were published in The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery (American Volume), 140 were published in the Journal of Arthroplasty, and sixty-eight were published in Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research.

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Specialty Update – THE JOURNAL OF BONE AND JOINT SURGERY, INCORPORATED

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Joel M. Matta, MD; Cambize Shahrdar, MD; and Tania Ferguson, MD

Overview
Dislocation remains the leading early complication of total hip arthroplasty; surgical approach and implant positioning have been recognized as factors influencing total hip arthroplasty stability. This article describes a total hip arthroplasty technique done through a single, tissue sparing anterior approach that allows implantation of the femoral and acetabular components without detaching or sectioning any of the muscles and tendons around the hip joint.

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Ministers Department of Health – media release

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Ministers Department of Health website

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The Australian Government in partnership with states and territories, peak surgical bodies, the AMA and the private hospital sector will be increasing the availability of elective surgery in a safe and carefully considered way which ensures the wellbeing of both patients and healthcare workers. This is possible due to the strong collaboration across governments to build capacity and strengthen the health system to reduce the threat of COVID-19.