- Orthopaedic Surgery
Dr Don Osborne is an Orthopaedic Surgeon specialising in arthroscopic and reconstructive surgery of the knee and shoulder. A growing part of his practice is joint replacement for both knees and shoulders.
Dr 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. He returned to the region in 2004 and commenced practice in both the private and public hospital systems.
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 activeiy involves the teaching of 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.
Fellows have come from the UK, Australia, Indonesia, Norway and Iraq.
Dr Osborne consults at Broadmeadow and East Maitland.
- MBBS Fracs (Ortho)