Mr. Dirk van Bavel


  • RACGP launches campaign to protect Medicare

    In this years budget the federal government has frozen medicare rebates until 2020 which may affect the provision of healthcare services in Australia. read what the College of GPs has to say on it here . Read More

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  • CIGS up should mean smoking down

    With the recent budget announcements was a raise in the cost of tobacco. Apart from the general health risks from smoking it has a significant effect on orthopaedic outcomes. The risk of infection after joint replacement is 4-8 times higher in smokers and the ability for fractures to heal is severely affected by smoking. Read […]

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  • Why I do a short graft ACL technique

    Anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction (ACL reco) is a very good operation but its not perfect. There are 2 common types of graft used but neither are perfect. The standard technique using hamstring graft utilises 2 tendons, the Semitendinosis and Gracilis each folded over (doubled up). This can lead to some hamstring pain in the rehabilitation […]

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  • Mr van Bavel has had 2 research papers accepted for presentation

    Mr van Bavel has had 2 research papers accepted for presentation Mr van Bavel has had 2 research papers accepted for presentation at the upcoming Annual Scientific meeting of the Australian Orthopaedic Association. The 1st paper shows there is no difference in survivorship of uncemented and polished cemented stems in hip replacements in young patients. […]

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  • Articular cartilage injuries

    A recently published article highlighted the difficulties in treating articular cartilage injuries. These need careful assessment to optimise patient outcomes and prevent long term damage to the joint. Current concepts in articular cartilage repair Rambani and Venkatesh Journal of Arthroscopy and Joint Surgery, 2014-08-01, Volume 1, Issue 2, Pages 59-65 Read more

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