The $160,000 piece of theatre equipment will allow us to expand the range of minor orthopaedic and plastics surgical services we’re already providing to the local community.
The machine live-feeds images, from Xrays, to a TV screen to aid surgical navigation and accurate placement of screws and other implanted devices. It’s capable of performing a variety of movements for use in a range of image-guided interventions and minimally-invasive procedures. In orthopaedic surgery, for example, it can be used for repositioning dislocated bone fragments, placing pedicle screws in the spine, and positioning osteosynthetic material.
In less than a month we’ve invested another $250,000 into our Camperdown operating theatre. Just before Christmas, our new $90,000 anaesthetic machine arrived.