Increasing demand for hip and knee replacement: Can we stem the tide?
About Professor David Gwynne Jones research.
David Gwynne Jones has been an Orthopaedic Surgeon in Dunedin since 2001 and specialises in hip and knee replacement surgery. He was Clinical Leader of Orthopaedic Surgery between 2009 and 2019. He is head of the section of Orthopaedic Surgery and a founding member of the Centre for Musculo-skeletal outcomes research (CMOR). His research interests include the long-term results of hip replacement and the provision of elective orthopaedic surgery including the use of scoring tools and equity of access across New Zealand. Much of his research comes from a large service improvement programme for orthopaedics in Dunedin that he led. This included enhanced recovery after joint replacement surgery and a physiotherapy–led clinic designed to improve non-operative management of patients with hip and knee osteoarthritis. He is currently collaborating on research aimed at improving patients’ fitness for surgery.
This lecture will be followed with light refreshments, tea, coffee and juice.