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We comprise several hospitals, health centres, a nationally accredited education provider and a world-class research institute
We are a nationally accredited, hospital-based Registered Training Organisation - the only one of its kind in Queensland
We are part of a collaborative research institute with The University of Queensland and founding partner of the Translational Research Institute
As Queensland’s largest Catholic not-for-profit healthcare provider Mater is committed to providing consistent safe, high quality, evidence-based care and improved experiences for our patients, consumers and partners.
Our statewide network of hospitals allows us to join expertise from our orthopaedic teams to provide our patients with treatment plans that are individualised and focused on musculoskeletal health, restoration of joint function, and eliminating or reducing pain.
Mater’s multidisciplinary orthopaedic teams include surgeons, nurses, rehabilitation physicians, physiotherapists and occupational therapists who work together to improve the quality of life for our patients.
Our orthopaedic specialist services include:
Through detailed patient consultations our orthopaedic surgeons seek to diagnose and recommend appropriate individualised treatment plans.
Our orthopaedic surgeons use both surgical and nonsurgical means to treat musculoskeletal trauma, diseases, infections, tumours, and congenital disorders.
If surgery is required, the orthopaedic surgeon will talk the patient about their treatment options and prepare them for what is likely to happen, both before and after surgery, including factors such as pain management, complications and mental health.
If appropriate, robotic surgery (or robot assisted surgery [RAS]), may be offered as part of the surgical intervention treatment plan. Robotic surgery allows orthopaedic surgeons to perform procedures with heightened precision, flexibility and control.
Learn more about Mater’s extensive team of highly qualified and experienced orthopaedic surgeons who provide consultations and treatment to patients throughout Queensland.
Privately insured and self-insured patients (Queensland wide)
Appointments for privately insured or self-insured patients can be made directly with the orthopaedic surgeons’ rooms. Please view doctors contact details provided in the links above.
Note: you will require a GP or specialist referral for your appointment.
Non-insured patients (patients aged 16+) (South Brisbane region only)
GP referrals to Mater Hospital Brisbane’s Outpatient Clinic can be sent as an e-referral or by completing a referral form. Mater’s team will triage referrals and contact patients about their booked appointment.
Mater is dedicated to transforming the way we deliver orthopaedic care by providing the latest evidence-based health technology for our patients.
Robotic surgery, or robot assisted surgery (RAS), allows surgeons to perform many types of complex procedures with precision, flexibility and control.
Robotic surgery is usually associated with minimally invasive surgery—procedures performed through tiny incisions—however can sometimes be used in certain traditional open surgical procedures.
Through robotic surgery and its computer guided navigation and high precision intraoperative imaging, orthopaedic surgeons have greater control and flexibility of instruments and the ability to undertake advanced surgical planning.
This system can be used to perform:
The Stryker Mako robotic-arm assisted surgery system enables surgeons to have a more predictable surgical experience when performing joint replacement surgery. A preoperative CT scan is used to create a 3D virtual model allowing Mako’s software to develop a personalised preoperative plan. Throughout surgery the Mako system guides the surgeon within the required pre-defined area, helping provide more accurate placement and alignment of the patient’s implant.
Mater orthopaedic surgeons trained in the Stryker Mako
Mater Private Hospital Mackay
Mater Private Hospital Townsville
Location: Mater Private Hospital Brisbane
This system is used to perform:
The CORI surgical system features robotic assisted technology integrating handheld robotics. The system maps the patient’s knee in real time, meaning there is no need for a preoperative CT scan, and delivers a patient-specific planning process to virtually place implant and predict postoperative joint tolerance through the full range of motion.
Mater orthopaedic surgeons trained in the CORI
The system is used to perform:
The ROSA knee system supports the surgeon to achieve greater precision in knee replacement surgery. The system is designed to work with a patient’s individual anatomy and help orthopaedic surgeons tailor the placement of knee implants. ROSA utilises Zimmer Biomet’s implants and data technologies to redefine robotics by providing real-time insights to optimise outcomes.
Mater Private Hospital Springfield
Mater orthopaedic surgeons trained in the ROSA knee system
Mater Private Hospital Brisbane
Mater Private Hospital Rockhampton
The VELYS is an integrated operating platform that assists with the optimisation and digital precision of surgical cuts and implant placement. Orthopaedic surgeons use the device to keep complete control of the procedure while using data that is unique to the knee's anatomy. The system's technology also includes a special camera and optical tracking to provide real-time, exact information.
This allows surgeon to protect vital structures,
minimise soft-tissue injury, and ensure proper alignment and joint balance.
Mater orthopaedic surgeons trained in the VELYS