With world’s leading clinicians at Metro South Health, the benefits of new medtech innovations are top of mind.
Metro South Health has well-recognised capabilities in brain and spinal injury treatment and the treatment of neurogenerative diseases bringing a range of opportunities for bionic innovations to enhance hospital capabilities.
The Movement Disorders Clinic at the Princess Alexandra Hospital already offers neurobionic treatment e.g., deep brain stimulation to alleviate symptoms of Parkinson’s disease and treats functional and genetic movement disorders, essential tremor and dystonia.
Bionic implants are also in sight for surgical staff at Metro South. 3D Printing has helped Princess Alexandra Hospital Plastics Registrar, Dr Rob Calvisi solve a long-standing conundrum for surgeons needing bone allografts. He and his team determined that the Tissue Bank could quickly scan and catalogue bone in stock to enable surgeons to specify their needs and quickly obtain a 3D printed, patient-specific allograft.
QEII Hospital is also leading the way in world class technology becoming the first public hospital in Australia to offer state of the art knee replacement surgery with a robotic surgical assistant. ROSA assists surgeons by tailoring cuts to the patient’s individual anatomy enabling improved movement, less pain, and a more stable knee.