Special event for Physios and GP’s

Understanding the ACL and the Patellofemoral Joint

Monday, 1st July 2019
7:00pm to 9:30pm
Lakeview Private Hospital
17-19 Solent Circuit, Norwest, NSW 2153

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This invaluable evening for Physiotherapists and indeed GPs will provide those attending with a clear insight into the ACL and the patellofemoral joint.

The evening is hosted by Dr Bu Balalla, an Orthopaedic Surgeon who specialises in all aspects of knee surgery including arthroscopic surgery, ACL reconstruction, partial and total knee replacement, revision knee replacement and computer assisted surgery. He has completed fellowships in patellofemoral surgery, knee reconstruction, and knee replacement.

The presentations will focus on the latest understanding of the mechanics and treatment options available in the treatment and rehabilitation of these complex injuries, and leave attendees well-equipped to diagnose these injuries and with clear guidelines on when to refer. Discussion and questions are encouraged.

Drinks and light food will be served during the evening.

LIMITED SPACE – Space is limited so early booking essential to guarantee your place.

BOOK ONLINE OR TEL (02) 8711 0577


Case-based discussion of ACL injuries, covering

  • ACL anatomy
  • Associated meniscal pathology
  • Considerations in the older and younger athlete
  • Revision surgery

Case-based discussion of the patellofemoral joint, covering

  • Anatomy
  • Anterior knee pain
  • Patella dislocation
  • Patellofemoral arthritis

About Dr Bu Balalla – Specialist Knee Surgeon

Suite 1, Level 1, Lakeview Private Hospital, 17-19 Solent Circuit, Bella Vista 2153

Dr Bu Balalla

BSc(Med) MBBS FRACS(Orth) FA(Orth)A

Dr Balalla is an orthopaedic knee surgeon with a special interest in the treatment of complex knee conditions.

After completing medical and orthopaedic training in Sydney, Dr Balallaundertook further subspecialty training in advanced knee surgery withworld-leading orthopaedic units in the United Kingdom, Belgium and the United States.

Dr Balalla uses computer-aided surgery in total- and unicompartmental knee replacement, matched to individual patient biometrics, which can significantly enhance long-term knee function and comfort. He also has an interest in the repair of meniscus tears and reconstruction of the ACL and other knee ligaments.

Dr Balalla is actively involved in research, and the teaching and supervision of training orthopaedic surgeons. He is currently the Department Head of Orthopaedics at Westmead Public Hospital. He is a member of the International Society of Arthroscopy, Knee Surgery and Orthopaedic Sports Medicine (ISAKOS) and The European Society of Sports Traumatology, Knee Surgery and Arthroscopy (ESSKA.

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