openforbusinessCOVID news: Elective surgery restrictions have been lifted and we will resume all elective surgeries from 28 September. Please note that all patients who are scheduled for elective surgery admission are required to undertake a COVID test, to obtain a negative ("not infected") result prior to admission, and to self-isolate from the time of test to admission. As Epworth Cliveden remains indefinitely closed Dr Tomlinson does not have Epworth operating lists at this time, but her operating lists at The Avenue and Glenferrie continue. 

DrTomlinsonvideoconsultationWe are seeing patients via videoconsultation where it is clinically appropriate to do to maximise the patient and staff safety under the new COVID normal. Enhanced hygiene meaures in our rooms include acrylic screens, masks, hand sanitiser, face shields and physical distancing-related changes; long (48 minute) consultations and our See and Treat service have been adjusted under our COVIDsafe plan to include the use of telehealth to reduce face to face time.

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Hand & wrist surgery

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Dr Jill Tomlinson has undertaken additional specialist training in hand, wrist and microsurgery and offers a complete range of hand and wrist surgical services which are described in detail at the Melbourne Hand Surgery website. The surgical and non-surgical services provided include the treatment of :

 What is Hand Surgery?

Hand surgery is an area of medicine that treats conditions of the fingers, hand, wrist and forearm. The treatment may be surgical or non-surgical depending on the condition. Hand surgeons are either plastic surgeons or orthopaedic surgeons who have undertaken additional post-fellowship training specifically in hand surgery. 

pressingpalmHand surgeons work closely with hand therapists, whose work is integral to the achievement of optimal functional outcomes. Hand therapists are either occupational therapists or physiotherapists who have undertaken special training in the management of hand and wrist conditions. Hand therapy may include involve the construction of splints, advice on graduated exercise regimens, scar management and desensitisation.

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This website is authored by Dr Jillian Tomlinson, a fully qualified plastic, reconstructive and hand surgeon who practices in Melbourne, Australia. This website aims to inform patients and health professionals about hand surgery, illness prevention and the practice philosophy of Dr Jill Tomlinson. This website's content is designed to complement, not replace, the relationship between a patient and his/her own doctor. The information is not intended to replace the advice of a health professional. This website does not host or receive funding from advertising or from the display of commercial content.