3 orthopaedic surgeries that might be doing patients (and their pockets) more harm than good

G.Ferreira, I.Harris, J.Zadro & M.OKeeffe

Orthopaedic surgery (surgery for problems related to bones, joints, tendons and ligaments) is the third most common reason Australians go under the knife. Last year, more than 100,000 orthopaedic surgeries were performed in Australian public hospitals. As most orthopaedic surgeries are performed in private hospitals, the real number is much higher (and unfortunately unknown). But what most people don’t know is that many common orthopaedic...

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