AOA's Travelling Exhibition of Orthopaedics in Australia

From the President


This travelling exhibition orthopaedic exhibition showcases the history of orthopaedics in Australia. The display includes fixation and prosthesis examples, surgical equipment and banners that tell the story of orthopaedics' past 80 years.

The specialty of orthopaedics keeps our children in the game, puts the bounce back in the knees and hips of our elderly and keeps all of Australia moving with more than 1.1 million hip and knee joint replacement procedures undertaken throughout Australia’s hospital network since 1999. 

The exhibition is designed to raise awareness in the community about the breadth of orthopaedic procedures performed in more than 300 Australian hospitals every day


The exhibition includes a range of interactive and informative displays designed to celebrate, educate and stimulate, from banners showcasing the latest surgical techniques and technologies to models of bones and implants to pick up and hold.

Included in the exhibition

  • Information on the past, present and future of orthopaedic care
  • Creative and accessible exhibits for younger community members
  • A full-sized model skeleton and surgeon mannequin
  • AOA's new video – The Wonder of MovementTM is central to the exhibition


Clarence – AOA's model citizen. 


The Travelling Exhibition is currently on display at Wilderness School, Medindie, South Australia.
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The Exhibition finished off its tour of Perth at St John of God Hospital Murdoch
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The Exhibition showed at St John of Go Hospital, Bunsbury, WA until 13 September.
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The Exhibition showed at SJOG Subiaco, WA until 20 August.

Visitor examines orthopaedic implants

An array of banners

Patient and staff member discuss the contemporary operating theatre


Have a bone rattling good time

The Western Weekender, 19 July 2017
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ABC Radio Interviews

Ian Incoll on ABC Radio, talking to Libby Gore about the Exhibition:

President Ian Incoll spoke to Gaye Pattison on ABC radio about the Exhibition, on display at Albury Base Hospital until 18 May: