AOA Fiona Stanley Prosthetic Joint Infection & Revision Arthroplasty Fellowship
Primary - Associate Professor Chris Jones
Co-Supervisor(s) - Professor Piers Yates, Dr Simon Wall, Dr Tom Bucher & Associate Professor Gareth Prosser
Primary - Fiona Stanley Hospital Group
Secondary – Fremantle Hospital, St John of God (Murdoch), Mount Hospital
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6 months; a 12 month option can be considered
- Gain high volume technical experience in performing Revision Arthroplasty, under appropriate supervision, for complex periprosthetic fractures and prosthetic joint infection
- Coordinate the clinical activities of the Musculoskeletal Infection Team (MINT), including the weekly multidisciplinary team (MDT) clinic and the fortnightly MDT Case Conference.
- Undertake basic science and clinical research projects involving periprosthetic fracture and prosthetic joint infection
- Prepare research results for dissemination through peer reviewed publication and national/international presentation
Fiona Stanley Hospital is emerging as a global leader in the management of Prosthetic Joint Infection and Revision Arthroplasty particularly the management of peri-prosthetic fractures. An experienced multi-disciplinary team (MDT) has been established to manage complex patients with involvement of Infectious Diseases, Microbiology, Radiology and Ortho-Geriatrics. The MDT model of care features weekly PJI MDT clinics at FSH, fortnightly MDT meetings and a dedicated Clinical Nurse Specialist to provide support. The FSH PJI Revision Fellow will be an integral member of the MDT PJI team and will be expected to co-ordinate the MDT meetings and be responsible for rounding on the PJI and Revision Arthroplasty patients at FSH in conjunction with the PJI CNS.
Research activities are widely published and feature internationally renowned studies such as PIANO and PIANO-FORTE. Providing services to a large area of Western Australia, our case volume is increasing rapidly in both PJI and Revision Arthroplasty for peri-prosthetic fractures (PPF) in keeping with global and national trends; we regularly see >10 PJI presentations per week and >3 PPF’s per week (>100 in 2022).
This will be a unique Fellowship position for Arthroplasty in Australia with clinical commitments split 65% public, 12.5% private, 12.5% research. It features a combination of supervised and independent clinics and operating in a public setting, along with surgical assisting in the private sector.
Clinical Experience Access:
- Revision Hip & Knee Replacement
- Endo-Prosthetic Reconstruction
- Prosthetic Joint Infections
- Periprosthetic Fractures
- Resurfacing Hip
- Allograft Reconstruction
- Pelvic Osteotomy
- Robotic Surgery (MAKO & VELYS)
- Primary Hip & Knee Arthroplasty
- Uni-Compartmental Knee
- Genourob Dyneelax Arthrometer
- Biomechanics lab with materials testing machine
- Gait Analysis
$100k per annum + On-call trauma allowance/penalties + private assisting fees + paid leave + 9% superannuation
This Fellowship is ideally suited to an Orthopaedic surgeon who has previously completed a Primary Hip & Knee Arthroplasty and/or Adult joint reconstruction Fellowship. They should be seeking specific training in the management of Prosthetic Joint Infections & Revision Arthroplasty. Ideal candidates will have demonstrated an invested commitment in publishing peer reviewed articles.
Application Instructions & Conditions of Appointment
- Enthusiastic, Talented and Motivated Junior Orthopaedic Surgeon with solid base knowledge of Arthroplasty (Primary & Revision)
- Commitment to and interest in Orthopaedic Research with a willingness to learn complex procedures and achieve surgical independence
- Eligible for Medical Board of Australia Registration
- Completion of Orthopaedic Training/FRACS equivalent in Home Country
- Meets AHPRA English proficiency requirements
- Updated CV with detailed cover letter & two (2) nominated and/or written references to OrthopaedicFellowshipsWA@health.wa.gov.au