Australians have access to the best doctors and equipment available, but unfortunately for many of our neighbours, they just don’t have the same access to first class medical service.
Orthopaedics SA are proud to be an active supporter of Orthopaedic Outreach, the Australian Orthopaedic Association’s humanitarian arm, that provides orthopaedic services and training throughout South East Asia & the Pacific Islands.
Coordinating teams of volunteer surgeons, anaesthetists, nurses and physiotherapists, Orthopaedic Outreach care and treat patients suffering from trauma, infection, tumours, or congenital conditions such as club-foot.
The impact of Orthopaedic Outreach’ programs are felt beyond the individual patient, as the care often restore limb function, allowing them to support their families, and lessening the burden on their family, community and local government.
By developing close, ongoing relationships and training programs with local surgeons and healthcare teams, there is a transfer of knowledge that provides long-term benefits to future patients and local communities.
In addition to providing ongoing financial support to the program, Orthopaedics SA surgeons have been volunteering their time for a number of years. At home in Australia, they have been coordinating the collection and shipment of medical materials and equipment to areas of need.
Donate your used post-operative equipment.
If you have a boot, brace, crutches, or splints that are in good condition, then you can donate them at any of Orthopaedics SA’s 6 main locations, and we’ll make sure they get to people and areas in need.
You can also make a cash donation at www.orthoreach.org.au/donate/.
Orthopaedic Outreach is a registered international charity, and donations are tax deductible.
To learn more about Orthopaedic Outreach, please visit www.orthoreach.org.au/.
Our surgeons are passionate about sharing their knowledge and expertise with local medical colleagues and students to improve patient outcomes. Orthopaedics SA runs a series of CPD accredited educational events for GPs, as well as seminars for physios, podiatrists, and nursing practitioners.
For many years, we have supported medical students through the Medical Students Society at Adelaide University. We’ve hosted a number of orthopaedic exams, and several of our surgeons hold academic positions at Flinders & Adelaide University.
Our specialists regularly speak at professional conferences across Australia and abroad.
To learn more about our educational program: Email firstname.lastname@example.org