Victorian Orthopaedic News


Am I too young for a knee or hip replacement?

  Every week in our clinic we hear the question “am I too young for a hip/knee replacement.”  The simple answer to this question is – No, there is no age requirement to have joint replacement surgery! But let me explain this in more detail… Total hip replacement (THR) and total knee replacement (TKR) are… Read more »

Dr Scott Tulloch and Dr Rodda

It’s Possible to Get Home Sooner With Rapid Recovery Hip Replacement

With the government’s recent decision on elective surgery, many patients are relieved to know that they can finally receive their joint replacement operation (3). It is important to know though, that not all joint replacements procedures yield the same results. There are different techniques an orthopaedic surgeon and their team can use, which may affect… Read more »


Sporting Chance Foundation supporting indigenous athletes

Victorian Orthopaedic Group surgeons perform operations to return indigenous athletes to sport Article first published at Victorian Orthopaedic Group surgeons, Dr Scott Tulloch and Dr Daevyd Rodda, in partnership with Sporting Chance Foundation and Cabrini Hospital are making a difference to the lives of young indigenous athletes by providing the surgery they need to… Read more »

doctor explaining knee surgery to a woman

Hip and Knee Surgery, Zero Out-of-Pocket Expenses

Joint replacement is among the most effective surgeries for improving quality of life, and more than 30,000 hip replacement and 50,000 knee replacement procedures are performed in Australia each year. Now, thanks to a new initiative by Vermont Private Hospital in partnership with the Victorian Orthopaedic Group, Nexus and Medibank, together we can offer no… Read more »


Why it’s important to take care after knee replacement surgery

I perform hundreds of knee replacement surgeries every year so I see first-hand just how important it is for people to take the right steps to recover. The first tip to rehab after a knee replacement surgery is to use an ice compress. This method is crucial in reducing swelling and pain, which will ultimately… Read more »

grand parents cured with Osteoarthritis running after their grand children

Six Tips For Managing Osteoarthritis

If you’re living with Osteoarthritis it can be debilitating and have a major impact on your quality of life. Being informed about your condition and using a range of strategies to help you maintain your health can help reduce pain, increase movement and go a long way to getting back to doing the things you… Read more »

doctor briefing patient for anterior approach for hip replacement

What Is The Anterior Approach For Total Hip Replacement?

If you are experiencing debilitating osteoarthritis pain in your hip and you’ve tried everything, a total hip replacement can restore function and decrease pain. The contemporary approaches for hip replacement surgery are posterior, anterolateral and the anterior minimally invasive approach (1,2,4). When performed well, all of these approaches are likely to have an excellent result.… Read more »

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New “No Gap” Trial for Private Health Cover Patients

New cooperation between private hospital operator, doctors and health insurer guarantees “no gaps” for patients having joint replacement surgery.