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According to new analysis from the Australian Orthopaedic Association’s Joint Replacement Registry (AOANJRR) Annual Report, world-class surgeon performance and advancements in surgical techniques have meant that Australians who undergo joint replacement surgery have increasingly better outcomes.

Earlier this year, in a meeting focused on ethics that AOA and the Australian Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) were invited to lead, ASPS asked Simon Longstaff, director of The Ethics Centre, to contribute to the discussion of ethics in the health profession.

From 9–10 September 2019, AOA CEO Adrian Cosenza and past president Andreas Loefler represented AOA at the APEC Business Ethics for SMEs Forum in Santiago, Chile, in his role as the Australian Ethical Health Alliance (AEHA) Chair.

Luke Johnson recounts his experience in the 2018 ABC Travelling Fellowship across North America.

Prof Peter Choong on the three most important things when thinking about research.

Catherine McDougall on the OWL workshop that encouraged 48 female medical students, junior doctors and unaccredited registrars to seek a career in orthopaedic surgery. 

Richard Page spoke to Channel 9 about increasing shoulder surgery rates.

Michael McAuliffe toured hospitals across North America in an exchange of science, culture and philosophy.

Tim Musgrove on AOA's mentoring initiatives.

Why we're still talking about it.

"I had an opportunity to go to medical school and took a chance, and haven’t really looked back."

"I was immediately drawn to this specialty. I could use my medical knowledge to diagnose and develop a plan, then use technical skills to carry out that plan..."

"Ideally placed at the coalface of activity, surgeons observe the results of their efforts and are, therefore, equally ideally placed to drive changes and innovations that result in better outcomes."

"As a mature association, we need to articulate rules by which to live and work as colleagues, for we depend on each other in many ways."

See photos from AOA's QLD Branch Annual Scientific Meeting which took place at QT on the Gold Coast from 27–29 May 2016.

AOA's VIC Branch Winter Welcome took place on 5 August 2016. 

See photos from AOA's WA Branch ASM which took place 19–20 August 2016.

The Australian orthopaedic community has helped raise over $200,000 over the past four years for the OzHarvest cause through AOA CEO Adrian Cosenza's involvement in the CEO Cookoff initiative.