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AOA Fremantle Arthroplasty Fellowship


Primary - Associate Professor Chris Jones

Co-Supervisor - Professor Piers Yates

Practice Location(s)

Primary - Fremantle Hospital, Rockingham General Hospital

Secondary - Fiona Stanley Hospital, St John of God Private Hospital (Murdoch)


Blending urban cool with raw natural beauty, Perth is effortlessly Australian. With its immersive experiences and proximity to a range of daytrip destinations including Rottnest Island, Margaret River Wine Region and the exquisite Kimberly Region, Australia's sunniest capital city is a place where relaxation and adventure go hand in hand. Perth ranked 32 out of 150 of the Best Cities for Families, beating all but one other Australian capital city.


6 – 12 months

Fellowship Goals:

  • Coordinate and contribute to, in liaison with the Principal Investigator, scientific and clinical research studies involving Orthopaedic Surgery and more specifically, Arthroplasty
  • Prepare research results for dissemination through peer reviewed publication and national/international presentation
  • Gain technical experience in performing Primary & revision Hip and Knee Arthroplasty, under supervision

This Fellowship is suitable for a Fellow interested in a Clinical Academic research career in Orthopaedic Surgery. The research duties of the fellow will involve the coordination of all aspects of a clinical research project with appropriate levels of supervision. Research will be prepared and submitted for publication in peer-reviewed journals and presented at national and international conferences.

This academic Fellowship has been designed to provide exceptional research opportunities with numerous presentation and publications achievable for both the Fellow and the Orthopaedic Department. A well-rounded schedule see’s the Fellow having access to five (5) experienced Orthopaedic Surgeon’s in both the public and private setting.

As a clinician, the Fellow will adopt responsibility for the provision of evidence-based care to pre and post-operative Arthroplasty patients and will:

  • Elicit and document accurate and reproducible examination findings from which research results can be extracted,
  • Perform analysis of the data and prepare and submit high quality research.
  • Under direct supervision, the Fellow will become competent in performing Primary and Revision Arthroplasty.

This Fellowship is ideally suited to an Orthopaedic surgeon intending on pursuing a career as a Clinical Academic with an invested interest in Primary and Revision Hip & Knee Arthroplasty.

Clinical Experience Access:

  • Primary Hip & Knee Arthroplasty
  • Uni-Compartmental Knee
  • Robotics (MAKO & VELYS)
  • Prosthetic Joint Infections
  • Periprosthetic Fractures
  • Hip Resurfacing
  • Allograft Reconstruction
  • Pelvic Osteotomy

Research Facilities:

  • Genourob Dyneelax Arthrometer
  • RSA
  • Biomechanics Lab (with materials testing machine)
  • Gait Analysis


$100k per annum + On-call trauma allowance/penalties + private assisting fees + paid leave + 9% superannuation

Minimum Requirements

This Fellowship is suitable for an Orthopaedic surgeon who is in the final term of Orthopaedic training or has recently completed training. This level of experience and training has proven to allow our Fellow’s to publish high standard peer reviewed articles.

Application Instructions & Conditions of Appointment

  • Commitment to and interest in Orthopaedic Research with a willingness to learn complex procedures and achieve surgical independence
  • Enthusiastic, Talented and Motivated Junior Orthopaedic Surgeon with solid base knowledge of Arthroplasty (Primary & Revision)
  • 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

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