COVID-19 Update

27 March 2020
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Along with many organisations, our practice is currently putting additional precautions into place to ensure the safety of our patients and staff during the COVID-19 pandemic.  Our clinics remain open at this time, but while we have made every effort to minimise disruption, your visit may be a little different than you’re used to.   

Getting in Touch

We are currently experiencing a higher than usual volume of calls.  To ensure we get your message as quickly as possible, we recommend you email reception@orthoam.com.au

Surgeries

The Prime Minister announced on 21 April 2020 that elective surgeries, including knee, shoulder and hip replacements, can recommence as of Monday 27 April 2020.  If you are affected by this, your surgeon will be in touch shortly to discuss your operation.

New Patients

We are still able to make new appointments and see new patients, especially if you have an urgent case such as a fracture, acute tendon tear/rupture, or infection.  To make an appointment, please email us at reception@orthoam.com.au

Telehealth

Many appointments are currently conducted via videoconference or telephone, although in some cases a face-to-face appointment is necessary.  You will be contacted before your appointment with details of how to connect with your surgeon.

Future updates

As we all know, this is a rapidly evolving situation.  If recommendations change, our clinic will quickly react to update its arrangements.  Although at this point we cannot predict what these changes may be, we will update you immediately if any of them affect your upcoming appointments, surgeries or care.

Should you have any queries, please don’t hesitate to contact your surgeon or email us


Download Orthopaedic Society Position Statements on Surgery During the Covid-19 Pandemic Below

Shoulder and Elbow Society of Australia Position Statement

Australian Knee Society Position Statement

Australian Orthopaedic Trauma Society Position Statement

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