Living well with arthritis and what to do when you can’t
Presentation Summary : Arthritis can be a painful and sometimes debilitating condition. It affects an estimated 3.9 million (15%) Australians. That's 1 in 6 people. And it doesn’t just affect older people, in fact, Arthritis Australia reports that around 2 million people with arthritis are of working age (15-64 years).
Orthopaedic Surgeon at St Vincent’s Private Hospital, and former physio, Nathan White will explore non-invasive methods for managing arthritis and what to do if that doesn’t work.
Nathan will also dispel some common myths as he provides an insight into the principals of surgery, with a focus on knee surgery.
Presenter: Nathan White – Physio and Orthopaedic Surgeon at St Vincent’s Private Hospital, East Melbourne. Nathan initially worked as a Physiotherapist before completing Orthopaedic training. Nathan then undertook overseas subspecialty training in all areas of knee surgery and has subspecialty interests and training in complex primary and revision knee arthroplasty, robotic surgery, knee preservation surgery’s and soft tissue knee surgery.
Nathan has represented the Asia Pacific region on a travelling fellowship sponsored by the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine. This involved visitations to major academic and sporting institutions, including the LA Lakers. He is a regular contributor to orthopaedic research and is a Melbourne Knee Fellowship supervisor, training other surgeons in the art and science of knee surgery.
Duration: 45 minute presentation followed by a 15 minute Q&A session