Chondral Injuries of Knee, Ankle and Foot – Lecture 18th June

The lecture is presented by the Victorian Advanced Practice Physiotherapist Group at the APA branch, Level 1, 1175 Toorak Road, Camberwell, Melbourne, Victoria. 18th June 2015, 7-9pm.

The diagnosis and management of osteochondral lesions of the knee and foot & ankle will be presented from the perspectives of two orthopaedic surgeons specializing in the knee and foot and ankle respectively. The lecture will focus on: – Mechanisms of injuries that may result in osteochondral injury – Key clinical examination findings not to miss so early diagnosis can be made – Use of imaging – Conservative and surgical management options – pros and cons – Case studies

Mr Adrian Trivett, Orthopaedic Surgeon (knee) Cabrini Hospital and Monash Health
Mr Hamish Curry, Orthopaedic Surgeon (foot and ankle), Orthopaedic Surgeon, Alfred Health & Orthopaedic Associates Melbourne

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Primary contact physiotherapy in the Emergency Department

Emergency Medicine Interest Group (EMIG)

A new study from Adelaide, published in the April edition of Journal of Physiotherapy (Open Access), provides further evidence of the safe, timely and cost-efficient service provided by physiotherapists working in primary contact roles in the Emergency Department.

Sutton et al (2015) followed 1320 people presenting to the ED and managed by physiotherapists, matching the cohort with a similar number managed by medical staff for comparison.

Patients managed by physiotherapists stayed on average 83 minutes less than those managed by medical staff, with decreased imaging requests and no adverse events.

This study is a fantastic addition to the growing body of evidence supporting advanced practice roles.