I caught up with Dr Bart-Jan Veen and his wife. Bart is training to be an Orthopaedic Surgeon in Holland. He is currently undertaking a PhD in shoulders and will work with me as my fellow in 2020. It was great to spend the evening with Bart and his wife and start making plans for his fellowship.
Dr Will Bryceson & I performed shoulder replacement surgery for a patient with a type C glenoid and severe bilateral osteoarthritis on my last visit to Cairns Public Hospital in December 2017. Our patient was 71 years old, unable to sleep through the night due to the aching pain he was experiencing in his shoulders and unable to lift either arm to horizontal. We used the Ascend Flex Reverse Total shoulder system from Wright Medical as our implant of choice for this complex case. We were greatly assisted in our preoperative planning by the Blueprint software system.