Newsroom

Welcome to our Newsroom. This area of our website is intended for readers in Australia and New Zealand. 

Our posts are intended to discuss current activity in our company, the Australian and New Zealand surgical community and also to share relevant information that is happening worldwide. 

As we promote our products to healthcare professionals, and not generally to consumers (including patients and recipients of our products), this is not a forum to discuss our products or answer any medical questions.

  • NZOA ASM 2015

    Published on: 14 October, 2015

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    Surgical Specialties New Zealand looks forward to attending the NZOA ASM 2015 as a Bronze Sponsor

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  • Can Silver Nanotechnology Reduce Infection?

    Published on: 24 June, 2015

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    Do continuous infusion devices have the potential to reduce infection rates? Or do they increase infection rates?

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  • Merry Christmas from the team at Surgical Specialties

    Published on: 15 December, 2014

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    As we approach the holiday season we would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your business during 2014 and inform you of our business operating hours over the 2014 / 2015 Christmas New Year period.

    Normal business operations will be shut down from 4:30pm on Wednesday 24th December and reopen again for normal operations 7.30am on Friday 2nd January.

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  • ZipLine® Medical’s Non-invasive Zip® Surgical Skin Closure device named “2014 Best New Technology in Spine Care Winner” by Orthopedics This Week

    Published on: 18 November, 2014

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    ZipLine Medical, Inc. announced that it has been awarded “2014 Best New Technology In Spine Care” by Orthopedics This Week for the Zip® Surgical Skin Closure device.

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  • SURGICAL SPECIALTIES ENTER AGREEMENT TO DISTRIBUTE TECHNOLOGY ADVANCED SHOULDER SOFT TISSUE SOLUTIONS

    Published on: 1 November, 2014

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    Australian-owned orthopaedic distributor, Surgical Specialties (surgicalspecialties.com.au) have entered into an exclusive partnership with Cayenne Medical, Inc (cayennemedical.com).

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  • Surgical Specialties adds new equity partner and CEO

    Published on: 10 October, 2014

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    Australian-owned medical device distributor, Surgical Specialties publicaly announced the appointment today of Phil Nicholl as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and equity partner. As the former President, Asia Pacific for Stryker Corporation, Phil brings a combination of skill and global experience to lead the organisation in consolidating their presence in the industry.  

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  • Surgical Specialties enters agreement to distribute Infection Prevention Product

    Published on: 2 October, 2014

  • We've just posted a new position.....

    Published on: 2 October, 2014

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    CUSTOMER SERVICE REPRESENTATIVE
    Would you like to join a great team in a rapidly expanding, Australian-owned, Medical Device Company?

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  • New online presence for local distributor

    Published on: 12 September, 2014

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    Australian-owned orthopaedic distributor, Surgical Specialties are pleased to announce the launch of their new website (www.surgicalspecialties.com.au).

    Click here to download our  Customer Update notification.

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  • Surgical Specialties joins Steptember

    Published on: 9 September, 2014

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    Did you know the average office worker takes just 3,000 steps a day? It’s no wonder so many of us aren’t as fit as we’d like to be.

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  • Zip® Surgical Skin Closure devices are 8 times stronger than sutures.

    Published on: 9 September, 2014

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    An attention-grabbing article was presented in “ORTHOPEDICS THIS WEEK, VOLUME 10, ISSUE 28, SEPTEMBER 9, 2014” co-authored by two orthopaedic physicians from OrthoIndy, Jack Farr, M.D. and David A. Fisher, M.D.

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  • Arthrodesis may be better indicated after failed TAR than re-arthroplasty.

    Published on: 5 September, 2014

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    Globally there has been a trend towards increased use of total ankle arthroplasty. With this, comes an inevitable increased need to revise the prostheses, with component exchange and revision procedures often considered.

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  • Orthopaedic post-operative pain management

    Published on: 3 September, 2014

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    Post-operative pain management remains a problematic factor within the orthopaedic industry. Poorly managed postoperative pain results in resource and finance stresses to our health system and also directly to the patient.

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  • Surgical Specialties enter agreement to distribute innovative wound closure product.

    Published on: 17 July, 2014

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    Surgical Specialties (surgicalspecialties.com.au) have entered into an exclusive partnership with ZipLine Medical (ziplinemedical.com) for their innovative surgical wound closure product in Australia and New Zealand.

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  • What’s ahead for injuries at our ski fields this season?

    Published on: 15 July, 2014

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    As the New Zealand ski fields start preparing for another fantastic season for skiiers and snowboarders, so does the orthopaedic industry which witnesses, the not-so-happy side of this wintertime fun with an increased number of injuries.

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  • Obesity epidemic is having implications on orthopaedic patients too….

    Published on: 17 June, 2014

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    Over the past decade, there has been a lot said and written about the obesity epidemic. Initially we thought of ourselves as a fit and health nation, and it was the American’s with their fast food diet that led to their obesity problems. In 2014, the difference between the two nations in terms of rates of obesity, is not so great.

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  • How will Google Glass change your next operation?

    Published on: 6 May, 2014

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    With Google recently opening up the Glass Explorer Program to new Explorers (in the US at this stage), many are waiting to see how this will change the delivery of healthcare in the future, and how this may change your next operation.

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  • Five studies to read for the latest research in metal-on-metal hips

    Published on: 15 April, 2014

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    There is no doubt that there has been an increased level of awareness regarding the clinical performance of metal-on-metal bearing surfaces in recent years, much higher than anyone involved in orthopaedics likes to see. There is also significant awareness in the patient population, thanks to many articles published and presented in mainstream media.


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  • Potential to decrease transfusion rates following arthroplasty…..

    Published on: 15 April, 2014

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    A recent publication in the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery provides some interesting data regarding the rates of postoperative infections. With up to 70% of patients who undergo a total hip or knee replacement receiving blood transfusions, the conclusion that infection rates were significantly increased following allogeneic transfusions may bring further attention to this area.Perioperative bleeding is always a major concern in orthopaedics, particularly in major joint replacement surgery. It not only poses major risks to the patients, but also leads to additional costs.

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  • Allogeneic Blood Transfusions and Total Hip or Knee Arthroplasty?

    Published on: 14 April, 2014

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    A recent publication in the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery provides some interesting data regarding the rates of postoperative infections. With up to 70% of patients who undergo a total hip or knee replacement receiving blood transfusions, the conclusion that infection rates were significantly increased following allogeneic transfusions may bring further attention to this area.

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  • Surgical Specialties to support combined education meeting for Australian and Indonesian orthopaedic surgeons.

    Published on: 31 March, 2014

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    Australian-owned medical device distributor, Surgical Specialties will be a platinum sponsor at the upcoming 61st Continuing Orthopaedic Education of Indonesian Orthopaedic Association Combined Meeting with the Australian Orthopaedic Association Conference. The theme of the meeting is “The Whole Knee: Management of the Cruciates Patella and OA”. The meeting is being held at the Bali Nusa Dua Convention Centre from April 24-26, 2014.

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  • Potential to reduce arthroplasty infection rate?

    Published on: 17 February, 2014

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    While there is much attention given to improving patient outcomes by developments in implant design and surgical approach, it is the risk of infection following total joint surgery that is often most concerning for both orthopaedic surgeons and hospital administration alike.

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