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04 Jan 2019

Dr Rod Brooks dicusses what it takes to be an orthopaedic surgeon on 2GB

Orthopaedic surgery specialises in the treatment of conditions that affect the musculoskeletal system and orthopaedic conditions are amongst the most common reason to see a doctor.

In Australia amongst the most common reasons are for hip and knee replacements with 800,000 Australians already having had surgery for one, and 90,000 more being fitted each year.

So of course this requires skilled orthopaedic surgeons.

Dr Rod Brooks who is head of orthopaedic surgery of the 40 plus strong orthopaedic team at the Sydney Adventist Hospital talks to 2GB's Steve Price about what ittakes to be an orthopaedic surgeon.

 

Click here to listen to the podcast

 

    


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