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Orthopaedic insights: Navigating hip and knee replacement surgery Members login for free access About RACGP online events


Type: On-demand
Recorded: 5 Dec 2023


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Orthopaedic insights: Navigating hip and knee replacement surgery

On-demand recorded 5 Dec 2023

Join us for a comprehensive webinar that delves into the intricacies of hip and knee replacement surgery. Designed to empower you with essential knowledge, this engaging session will equip you with the expertise to identify patients who are prime candidates for total knee replacement – and equally important, those who may not be. We'll also navigate the complex landscape of managing obesity in total knee replacement procedures, ensuring your patients receive comprehensive care.
With insights into the indications for hip replacement surgery and the expanding role of non-operative management, you'll be better equipped to guide your patients toward optimal treatment paths.

Learning outcomes

  1. Identify patients who should (or shouldn't) have a total knee replacement
  2. Outline the management of obesity in total knee replacement
  3. Outline the current controversies and areas of clinical research
  4. Describe indications for hip replacement surgery and the role of non-operative management
  5. Outline the likely longevity of modern hip replacement


Dr Tim Senior

Dr Tim Senior is a GP at the Tharawal Aboriginal Corporation in South West Sydney. He is Medical Advisor to the RACGP in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health and is a clinical senior lecturer in general practice and Indigenous Health at the University of Western Sydney.


Associate Professor Sam Adie
Orthopaedic Surgeon

A/Prof Adie is an orthopaedic surgeon specialising in hip and knee joint replacement surgery, sports injuries, and complex orthopaedic trauma surgery. A/Prof Adie graduated with honours from the UNSW in 2005 and completed his orthopaedic training in Sydney in 2015, followed by fellowships at three eminent centres -primary/ revision joint replacement at the University of Toronto (Canada), complex trauma and reconstruction at the University of Oxford (U.K), and a foot and ankle fellowship at Prince of Wales Hospital in Sydney. A/Prof Adie also underwent further training in research methods and clinical epidemiology - a Masters in Sports Medicine in 2009, a Master’s in Public Health in 2010, and then completed a PhD in 2014, which was awarded scholarships from the National Health and Medical Research Council and Royal Australasian College of Surgeons.

Dr Simon Coffey
Orthopaedic Surgeon

Dr Coffey is aa orthopaedic surgeon specialising in the management of lower limb musculoskeletal problems, specifically in primary and revision hip and knee replacement. Dr Coffey has over 20 years’ experience in specialist clinical practice, being involved in the training and supervision of many students and trainee specialists. He has been an active member of the orthopaedic department at Macquarie University Hospital. His current research interests revolve around robot assisted joint replacement, alignment and balance in total knee arthroplasty, validation of implant positioning using radio-stereometric analysis (RSA) and the development of a robotic platform for partial knee replacement.


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