- Orthopaedic Surgery
Dr Don Osborne completed his Medical Degree at the University of Adelaide in 1993. He moved to Newcastle the following year and it was here, that he completed both his basic surgical training and orthopaedic training.
After finishing his orthopaedic training he spent time in Italy and Australia doing fellowships. Dr Osborne returned to the region in 2004 and commenced practice in both the private and public hospital systems. He specialises in arthroscopic and reconstructive surgery of the knee and shoulder.
Dr Osborne continues his education by attending conferences and workshops as both a participant and facilitator, domestically and internationally, to further his knowledge and skills, ensuring patients receive up to date and clinically proven treatment.
He maintains membership of international and Australian professional bodies.
His commitment to ongoing education actively involves the teaching of medical professionals, junior doctors, medical students and physiotherapy students through the University of Newcastle. He supervises orthopaedic trainees for the Australian Orthopaedic Association and assists them in preparation for their final exams, both as a mentor and trial examiner.
In addition to this he offers a fellowship, which is a one year period of further training provided to a fully qualified surgeon who wishes to further sub specialise. The most recent fellows being Dr Y Michla from the UK, Dr B East from Australia, Dr Alan Cooney from the UK and Dr Roger Leo from Indonesia. Dr Sondre Hassellund from Norway has just completed this position with Dr Osborne.
Dr Osborne consults at Broadmeadow and East Maitland.
- MBBS FRACS (Ortho)
- Hunter Knee and Shoulder Clinic, 13/173 Chisholm Road, East Maitland NSW 2323
Phone: 02 4933 3776Fax: 02 4933 3774