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07 3831 9777

Brisbane Hip Clinic
141 Warry Street
Fortitude Valley QLD 4006

Surgery of the HipJoint

Telemedicine Requirements

1. Meet eligibility criteria.

          - Live at least 15km outside of the Brisbane CBD.

          - Have an up to date referral from your Doctor.

          - Capability to perform video conferencing (both audio and visual) by Skype.


2. Access to device with video conferencing capability.

          - Usually this is a computer with video camera (attached or in-built) but may also include iPhone, iPad or similar devices.

          - HD (high definition) cameras are prefered but not essential.

          - For computers without in-built cameras, suitable video cameras are relatively inexpensive and can be easily installed (usually a simple USB attachment).


3. Internet access.

          - Faster internet speeds are preferable as it allows better quality images and smoother conversation.


4. Skype account.

          - A free account can be created at

          - Video Conferencing between Skype account holders is a free service.


5. Suitable environment.

          - Quiet location with a minimum of background noise and good lighting is required.

          - Consider that you may need to demonstrate standing, walking or show surgical incisions.


6. Imaging/ XRays/ Scans available.

          - We will require access to any relevant investigations previously performed. See notes in our Telemedicine Checklist.




This information has been written by Dr Patrick Weinrauch for the purposes of patient education. The details provided are of general nature only and do not substitute for professional recommendations based an individual clinical assessment.