Lower Limb Arthroplasty Research Fellowship

Chief Supervisor: Dr Peter McEwen FRACS FAOrthoA
Location: Townsville, Australia

The fellowship is largely clinical with a heavy weighting towards knee surgery. Some flexibility exists to structure the fellowship with additional exposure to hip and / or shoulder surgery. The fellow will assist a research PHO and research coordinator in the research component of the fellowship.

The goal of the fellowship is to provide experience in all forms of knee surgery including computer aided total and unicompartmental arthroplasty, kinematically aligned TKA, PSI TKA, computer aided osteotomy, ligament reconstruction and patellofemoral reconstruction. Significant exposure to adult hip surgery and arthroscopic shoulder surgery can be arranged with some flexibility depending upon the fellow’s preferences.

The fellowship is based primarily largely in the private sector which necessarily limits opportunity for the fellow to operate independently. Depending on the level of expertise of the fellow, some opportunity exists in the public sector to gain experience as the primary surgeon.

• Recently qualified orthopaedic surgeon (FRACS or equivalent)
• Registered or eligible for registration with AHPRA (Australian Health Practitioners Regulation Agency).
• English language proficiency (score of not less than 7 in each module of the academic version of the IELTS English language test within the last 2 years OR documentary evidence of secondary school education where English is
the native or primary language).
• Permanent residency or eligibility for an Occupational Trainee Visa for Australia.
• Computer Literacy

For more information or to apply for a Fellowship, please email our Research Coordinator to research_coordinator@oriql.com.au.