COVID-19: AOA preparations

In response to updates about COVID-19 in Australia, we wish to inform you of AOA's preparations in addressing situations affected by the virus.

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Undergraduate Workshop 2019

Some of Australia's top medical students were invited to our annual Undergraduate Workshop to gain an insight into a career in orthopaedics.

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What I love about orthopaedics

We asked some of our female members what they most love about the profession.

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2019 AOANJRR Annual Report

Read the full report, or a lay summary for non-specialists.


AOA on world stage at the 2019 APEC Business Ethics Forum

AOA joined other AEHA member organisations on the world stage to showcase the Alliance's progress implementing ACF principles.

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The Wonder of Movement

Our video celebrates the contribution of orthopaedic surgeons
to the health and well-being of Australia.

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Through the looking glass

Giving female medical students, junior doctors and unaccredited registrars a glimpse into the orthopaedic career

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Medibank prostheses numbers don't add up

Recent misleading media reports regarding prosthesis performance in relation to private health costs require correction and clarification.

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AOA Emerging Leaders Forum 2019

On 3-4 Nov 2019, attendees from across surgical specialties developed their leadership skills through sharing ideas on collaboration, advocacy and strategic thinking.

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Diversity in orthopaedic surgery

AOA is determined to identify and resolve issues relating to the lack of diversity in orthopaedic surgery and has contributed to a study alongside peer associations to investigate common causes and share ideas. 

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2020 Australia Day Honours

AOA congratulates the following members on being recognisied in this year's Australia Day Honours. 

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Hockey match showcases the wonder of movement

On 18 December 2019 our annual hockey match between hip and knee replacement players will celebrate the wonder of movement and raise awareness about the benefits of joint replacement surgery.

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Response to the Duckett report

A recent report by the Grattan Institute contained some comments and claims based on a misreading of relevant evidence. AOA has clarified these claims.

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AOA statement on use of the 'surgeon' title

Read our Media Release regarding the use the ‘surgeon’ title and better informing the public on the qualifications of health practitioners using the title.

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The devil in the detail

The needs of the Australian patient must be prioritised as healthcare reforms are finalised.

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Using AOANJRR data to inform public policy

A new study on the future budget impact of joint replacements demonstrates the power of your Registry.

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An interview on ABC Nightlife

AOA Vice-President Dr Andrew Ellis spoke to ABC Nightlife on joint pain and answered questions on when a patient should consider surgery, the risks of surgery and what to expect when receiving a joint replacement. 


Diversity in healthcare

Why we're still talking about it

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