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Topic: anyone had a shoulder reconstruction in brisbane?
Spook
Posts: 40929
Location: Brisbane, Queensland
specifically through public system? very interested to hear how it went, quality of surgery and time frames attached.

my doctorb who is aweosme is private and its going to cost a mint :(
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hardware
Posts: 11742
Location: Brisbane, Queensland
i heard that most reconstructions in Brisbane are preceded by a fire instead of a development application

Sorry can't help ya Spook, but best of luck, that doesn't sound like it'd be much fun.
notgreazy
Posts: 887
Location: Other International


Hi Spook,

Have a look at the reports that AOANJRR (what a s*** acronym) puts out every year:
https://aoanjrr.sahmri.com/annual-reports-2017

specifically for shoulder:
https://aoanjrr.sahmri.com/documents/10180/181963/Demographics%20and%20Outcomes%20of%20Shoulder%20Arthroplasty

Doesn't really answer your question but does give you some hard numbers. Something I took away from 5 minutes of scrolling is that the total number of operations performed by the surgeon is very important. The more they perform, the less variability in outcome. Also read up on the best Prostheses to use (if your opuses one) because it seems like different kinds have different issues.


Spook
Posts: 40930
Location: Brisbane, Queensland
ta greazy, will have a look.

i need to continue to play sports, so im really interested in sports injury surgeons.

my private guy would be awesome, but id have to work out how to pay for it.

wifey just had a super positive experience through QEII public system on her knee reconstruction.

im checking doctorbs there.
paveway
Posts: 21444
Location: Brisbane, Queensland
Have you considered doctorc's?
Spook
Posts: 40931
Location: Brisbane, Queensland
i dont think thats even a thing matey
infi
Posts: 23914
Location: Brisbane, Queensland

expect public to have a very long wait time.
Spook
Posts: 40932
Location: Brisbane, Queensland
petal had her acl reconstruction done by a top surgeon using the newest technique through public at QEII in the best time frame imaginable.

even after she got bumped for a month, it was still perfect. (ier this week, covering school holidays and no work engagements for her)

i want to explore that avenue.
trog
AGN Admin
Posts: 39390
Location: Other International

maybe worth hitting up physios for recommendations? I'd imagine they'd have good insight into especially sports-focused surgeries
HeardY
Gaelic newb
Posts: 21506
Location: Sydney, New South Wales

Maybe have private health insurance?
paveway
Posts: 21445
Location: Brisbane, Queensland
Honestly private health insurance tends to cover f*** all of anything really, any time i have had an experience with it you tend still have to pay for all this extra s*** that private health doesn't pay for which i am assuming that is what spook it talking about.
Psycho
Posts: 6324
Location: Brisbane, Queensland
Well, I think I can easily claim to have had more surgeries here than most people...27 at last count. Many of them major spinal jobbies but I have had 4 shoulder surgeries. But I have always gone Private. If as you say you are interested in a particular sports physician I can recommend a Doctor James Fardoulous. He is a VERY experienced sports surgeon. He is the man who professional athletes go to to save their careers basically, hes that good. You will see the clubs who use him on his bio.

http://standrewshospital.com.au/doctors/James-Fardoulys

Good luck, other than the 4 hip surgeries I've had, shoulder surgery is one of the most painful. Because of how the joint moves its a really painful thing to get over, but the 'ol Endone and Oxy gets you through it! :)

last edited by Psycho at 01:49:55 24/Dec/17
Spook
Posts: 40935
Location: Brisbane, Queensland
hahah, thanks Psycho!

problem is hospital cover, premiums are expensive and you still get a hefty bill so we ditched it.
Psycho
Posts: 6325
Location: Brisbane, Queensland
hahah, thanks Psycho!

problem is hospital cover, premiums are expensive and you still get a hefty bill so we ditched it.

Mate if I win Lotto, I got you covered.
Persay
Posts: 7845
Location: Brisbane, Queensland
Plus 1 to the recommendation for Jimmy f. Did mine years ago...still good
notgreazy
Posts: 892
Location: Other International

Psycho why so many surgeries? Super old or just bad luck
Twisted
Posts: 12301
Location: Brisbane, Queensland

specifically through public system? very interested to hear how it went, quality of surgery and time frames attached.
Quality wise you would expect the same quality as most surgeons do public and private system. Time wise...that's another story.
Honestly private health insurance tends to cover f*** all of anything really, any time i have had an experience with it you tend still have to pay for all this extra s*** that private health doesn't pay for which i am assuming that is what spook it talking about.
Yeah having private health doesn't really seemed to have benefited me too much. I'm usually a f*** load out of pocket anyway because everything expensive they don't cover in full. Heart, dental, and knee surgeries. I think the only reason I have it was because someone told me I should for tax reasons...
Viper119
Posts: 3343
Location: Other International

I'd just +1 doing some research and getting reviews / recommendations, medical peeps are like any professional service, mileage defo varies! I've got a pretty legit GP and he's always been able to make top notch recommendations.
baz
Posts: 1324
Location: Victoria

Ive had 457 shoulder reconstructions in Brisbane.

Left or right?
Spook
Posts: 40950
Location: Brisbane, Queensland
right :(

bowling and throwing arm.

notgreazy
Posts: 894
Location: Other International


Yeah having private health doesn't really seemed to have benefited me too much. I'm usually a f*** load out of pocket anyway because everything expensive they don't cover in full. Heart, dental, and knee surgeries. I think the only reason I have it was because someone told me I should for tax reasons...

Yes, if you earn above a certain amount it's actually cheaper to have basic cover than pay the MLS:
https://www.privatehealth.gov.au/healthinsurance/incentivessurcharges/mls.htm

Only makes sense when earning >100k
Khel
Posts: 23982
Location: Brisbane, Queensland

I guess it depends on the level of cover too, cos I had surgery recently and my insurance covered 100% of the surgeon's fees and the hospital stay, I just had to pay the $500 excess. Its easy enough to afford that level of cover though when its just for me, I wouldn't want to be paying for that level for a whole family though
baz
Posts: 1325
Location: Victoria

right :(

bowling and throwing arm.



Ok no worries

What sort of things do you bowl and throw?
Spook
Posts: 40958
Location: Brisbane, Queensland
balls
baz
Posts: 1327
Location: Victoria

Ok thats fine, nothing wrong with that..

Where does your shoulder hurt?

On a scale of 1 -10...1 being crying like a little bitch and 10 being crying like a big bitch..

How much do you get your bitch on?
Spook
Posts: 40965
Location: Brisbane, Queensland
doesnt hurt at all, now. (had a cortizone shot a while back)

if i cant bowl (particularly) or throw.

i cant live.

last edited by Spook at 05:49:47 19/Jan/18
paveway
Posts: 21472
Location: Brisbane, Queensland

if i cant bowl (particularly)


going by that you should have ended it years ago
Spook
Posts: 40966
Location: Brisbane, Queensland
lolz, even with no shoulder, id happily bowl to you matey (briefly, coz you'd be cleaned up)
paveway
Posts: 21474
Location: Brisbane, Queensland

underarm isn't allowed bro

(losl)
Spook
Posts: 40973
Location: Brisbane, Queensland
well, that was quick. saw doc at qeII last wednesday. Surgery now booked in for 20/2, intermediate. (private doc, public hospital)

hardware
Posts: 11755
Location: Brisbane, Queensland
Good luck spook.
My mum was an RN in the public system and would always drone on about how the public system has up to date procedures and up to date doctors and up to date equipment and the private system is for three types of people: old people who are hopeless and want patting on the hand by equally geriatric doctors, princesses who expect luxury treatment for everything, and people who have bought into the FUD that public is somehow a smelly, 3rd rate alternative to private.

There is only one benefit I've ever seen from private hospital and that is shorter wait times for certain surgeries sometimes.
Spook
Posts: 40974
Location: Brisbane, Queensland
yup, we couldnt have been happier with wifeys public hospital experience.

cept she got big nasty scars on her knee, and i had petite looking nice ones from my private experience.

i probs could have gone public and waited, but i dont have much sportsballing left in me, so want to give it everything i have.

intermediate seems like a pretty good way to go if you dont have hospital cover.
reload!
Posts: 7741
Location: Brisbane, Queensland

I hear surgery is pretty serious for old people. rooting for you to pull through matey.
Spook
Posts: 40977
Location: Brisbane, Queensland
i can do this.

and then ill get all the sweet sweet meds, so i really have a reason to live! (for a short while anyway, until they run out)
paveway
Posts: 21482
Location: Brisbane, Queensland

My mum was an RN in the public system and would always drone on about how the public system has up to date procedures and up to date doctors and up to date equipment and the private system is for three types of people: old people who are hopeless and want patting on the hand by equally geriatric doctors, princesses who expect luxury treatment for everything, and people who have bought into the FUD that public is somehow a smelly, 3rd rate alternative to private.


pretty much

i probs could have gone public and waited


and probably ended up with the same surgeon, there isn't some unlimited supply of surgeons around for them to just do private or just do public

they move between hospitals literally from one day of the week to the next doing private and public work
Spook
Posts: 40992
Location: Brisbane, Queensland
oooh, surgery is today! (7:30am)

i cant wait to see how this turns out!
notgreazy
Posts: 898
Location: Other International

oooh, surgery is today! (7:30am)

i cant wait to see how this turns out!

s***, does this mean your typing is going to get worse? lol :P
paveway
Posts: 21491
Location: Brisbane, Queensland

but.. did you die?
mission
Posts: 9325
Location: Brisbane, Queensland
If he's dead can I pls have his post count transferred to me?

Thanx
Spook
Posts: 40994
Location: Brisbane, Queensland

Good news everyone, not dead and loads of pills!
notgreazy
Posts: 904
Location: Other International

Yay! You're not dead. How long you off work?
Spook
Posts: 40998
Location: Brisbane, Queensland

4-6 weeks
hardware
Posts: 11763
Location: Brisbane, Queensland
just think of the post count increase opportunities!
paveway
Posts: 21493
Location: Brisbane, Queensland

not dead


boring

not even an amputation
Spook
Posts: 40999
Location: Brisbane, Queensland

Will be back dominating young ppl at sport in no time.
infi
Posts: 23999
Location: Brisbane, Queensland

lmao
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