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Dr James Reidy has recently returned from a trip to Munich, Germany and Braz, Austria.

The surgeons of Orthopaedic Clinics Gold Coast have an ongoing ongoing commitment to maintaining professional standards and an understanding of frontline pathology.

The subject of Dr Reidy’s trip to Munich was to visit a state-of-the-art navigation facility known as Brainlab.  Brainlab is a pioneer in medical imaging and software navigation.  Over many years Brainlab has worked closely with many medical professionals in the Neurosurgical, Orthopaedic and Radiological fields.  They specialise in the integration of equipment into operating theatres to provide a seamless service for both patients and surgeons.  Brainlab have recently updated their knee platform and Dr Reidy was able to observe this, both in practise in the state-of-the-art laboratory as well as with observation of live surgery being performed by one of the developing and designing surgeons of Brainlab, Professor Graichen in Schwandorf, a town to the north of Munich.  Dr Reidy stated that it was invaluable to spend time with one of the world leaders in his field.

The second part of the trip involved a short journey across the border to Austria where a Synthes AO pelvic master class was undertaken.  This involved a world class faculty along with 150 Pelvic Surgeons from across the world.  It was a massive undertaking, requiring 80 cadavers for practical hands-on teaching.    This gave surgeons the ability to learn and interact with each other and also to learn from professors of high-volume trauma units in Europe.  Dr Reidy said this was an excellent course and he has taken home many pointers and he really appreciated the opportunity to share some of the difficult cases he has done in Gold Coast over the last five years with this world class faculty.