Clinical / Research Fellowship in Trauma and Limb Reconstruction


Royal Melbourne Hospital

Supervising surgeon

Mr Andrew Oppy

Fellowship Description

The aim of this fellowship is to provide experience in the diagnosis, management and ongoing care of orthopaedic trauma patients. It is primarily based at Victoria’s level one trauma centre, which manages over 1000 major (ISS>12) trauma patients per year. There is an emphasis on managing all orthopaedic trauma, with a sub special interest in lower limb deformity correction and complex lower limb trauma.

The fellow attends a minimum of 7 trauma theatre sessions a fortnight being exposed to general trauma, complex foot and ankle trauma, complex lower limb trauma and fine wire frame trauma and limb deformity management. These theatre sessions are one hundred percent consultant supervised enabling the best possible educational experience. The fellow will have an active teaching role themselves with registrars, residents allied health at the hospital.

There is a strong emphasis on research utilising databases and resources from Royal Melbourne Hospital and the Victorian Orthopaedic Trauma Outcomes Registry.

This fellowship is usually booked two to three years in advance.

Royal Melbourne Hospital Orthopaedic Unit also offers another two fellowship positions focusing on general trauma, pelvic trauma and hip and knee arthroplasty.