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Dr Anthony Spriggins Blog

Introducing the Visionaire AG from Smith & Nephew

My team and I at Spriggins Orthopaedics would like to introduce you to the Visionaire Adaptive Guides (AG) from Smith & Nephew. As one of the first surgeon’s in South Australia with access to this outstanding technology, I now have this available to doctors and patients.  The Visionaire AG patient-specific cutting guides is a system […]

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Rodan’s quick road to recovery

David Rodan should have been resting his injured left knee, weaning his way off crutches and thinking about playing again in 2011.

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Blue Belt Technologies announces the First Robotics-Assisted Partial Knee Replacement

December 21, 2015 05:00 PM Eastern Standard Time

Blue Belt Technologies announces the First Robotics-Assisted Partial Knee Replacement performed in Australia utilizing the Navio® Surgical System and Smith and Nephew JOURNEY Unicompartmental Knee System MINNEAPOLIS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Blue Belt Technologies, a medical technology company specializing in robotic solutions for orthopedic surgery, announced the first Navio-assisted surgery performed in Australia utilizing the Smith & Nephew JOURNEY […]

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Take two as David Rodan again takes the radical road

Zac Milbank in Adelaide News Corp Australia February 18, 2011 11:30PM

PORT Adelaide knee victim David Rodan has revealed he went into “selfish mode” upon learning his left knee would undergo a second bout of LARS surgery within 12 months.  Set to play within four weeks after going under the knife in November, Rodan – anything but selfish around fans and media – wondered if he […]

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Dr Tony Spriggins introduces us to the Navio Surgical tool

Sportsmed SA welcomes Navio from Hughes PR on Vimeo. sportsmed SA is an industry leading private orthopaedic hospital, day surgery and multidisciplinary outpatient clinic offering patients world-leading and modern health care. sportsmed SA engaged Hughes PR to help deliver the message of the arrival of the Navio Surgical tool, a state-of-the-art instrument and the first […]

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Ebert returns from knee surgery

Andrew Capel, The Advertiser February 17, 2011 12:00am

PORT Adelaide’s latest bionic man, Brett Ebert, has hailed his “new” knee and says he has no regrets about having radical LARS surgery. Alarm bells rang throughout the AFL when teammate David Rodan’s LARS ligament shockingly frayed in November – less than 12 months after being inserted in his left knee – but Ebert says […]

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3D technology for hip patients

January 18, 2017 / By Christian Mammone / Posted in Latest News

Patients requiring a hip arthroscopy now have access to an innovative 3D program at sportsmed Hospital and Orthopaedics. Patients requiring a hip arthroscopy now have access to an innovative 3D program at sportsmed Hospital and Orthopaedics. The Dyonics Plan is a pioneering piece of software developed by Australian surgical device specialists, Smith & Nephew, which […]

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Dislocation following hip replacement surgery

February 21, 2018 / Posted in Sportsmed News

One of the most common complications following a total hip replacement is dislocation, regardless of the surgical approach. Reasons for a dislocation can include implant position, bone and soft tissue impingement, soft tissue laxity and improper implant selection. Dislocation after total hip replacement is the most common early complication following primary implantation. For example, the […]

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Direct anterior approach to hip replacement

July 27, 2016 / Posted in Sportsmed News

Our hospital has peformed the first total knee replacement utilising the NAVIO surgical robot in Australia. The direct anterior approach is gaining popularity in the orthopaedic profession for total hip replacement. The method is minimally invasive, reduces pain and improves mobility of the hip in the early post-operative stage. While the direct anterior technique has recently […]

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sportsmed surgeon guides industry into era of robotics

June 21, 2017 / By Christian Mammone / Posted in Spostsmed News

Our Hip and Knee Surgeon Dr Tony Spriggins recently shared his expertise and experience in robotic knee surgery by chairing a masterclass for orthopaedic surgeons at decorated Australian public teaching hospital, Royal North Shore, in Sydney earlier this month. Dr Spriggins along with International and Domestic Faculty Dr Alberto Grigori (UK) and Dr Michael McAuliffe […]

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