Dr Austin Vo is a Melbourne fellowship-trained orthopaedic surgeon with expertise in all aspects of shoulder and knee surgery. A graduate of The University of Melbourne, he commenced advanced orthopaedic training in 2007 with the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS) to become a fully-qualified consultant orthopaedic surgeon in 2011. Austin, subsequently undertook subspecialty fellowship training with some of the world’s leading orthopaedic surgeons.
In Edinburgh, Scotland, Austin specialised in knee replacement surgery for 6 months. Following that, he spent 12 months at the renowned Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre, Oxford, focusing on arthroscopic and reconstructive shoulder surgery. A further 6 months was spent with Dr Laurent Lafosse, in Annecy, France. Dr Lafosse is widely recognised as the world’s leading arthroscopic shoulder surgeon, for both his technical skill and innovation. While in France, Austin also spent time in Lyon with Dr. Gilles Walsh, widely considered the pioneer and world expert of the Latarjet procedure - a technique increasingly being used to treat shoulder instability in contact athletes.
At the Pan Am Clinic, Canada, Austin worked for 6 months as the Orthopaedic Sports Medicine & Upper Extremity Fellow. Involved in all aspects of sports-related injuries (particularly knee and shoulder), he was also actively involved in the care of professional athletes and served as assistant team physician for the NHL Ice Hockey team at home games.
During his international fellowship experience, Austin visited renowned European and North American shoulder and sports medicine surgeons, including specialists at the Hospital for Special Surgery, New York. Here, he spent time with surgeons, looking after high-level professional athletes, including the New York Knicks (NBA), the USA Olympic team, and the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP Tour).
Austin’s extensive training enables him to provide patients with the latest in minimally invasive techniques to treat common shoulder, knee and sports-related conditions at a world-class level. He understands that every patient is different and he develops tailored treatment plans based on compassion and respect for the individual.
With a strong interest in research and training future orthopaedic surgeons, Austin has published book chapters and articles in international peer-reviewed journals, as well as instructed at international shoulder courses. Austin was awarded the Covidien Travelling Fellowship Grant by RACS for his Annecy Fellowship. Away from work, he enjoys playing tennis, basketball and skiing.
Education & Training
- MBBS, University of Melbourne, 2001
- FRACS (Orth), RACS and AOA (Victoria), 2011
- Knee Arthroplasty Fellowship, Edinburgh, Scotland, 2011
- Shoulder Fellowship, Oxford, UK, 2012
- Advanced Shoulder Arthroscopy Fellowship, Annecy, France, 2013
- Sports Medicine & Upper Extremity Reconstruction Fellowship, Winnipeg, Canada, 2013
- Stryker USA MAKO Robotic Surgery Training Program, LA & New York, 2016
- Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS)
- Australian Orthopaedic Association (AOA)
- Australian Medical Association (AMA)
- American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS)
- International Society of Arthroscopy, Knee & Orthopaedic Sports Medicine (ISAKOS)
- Arthroscopic rotator cuff repair
- Arthroscopic surgery for shoulder instability
- The Latarjet procedure
- Impingement syndrome and subacromial bursitis
- Calcific tendinopathy & adhesive capsulitis
- Proximal biceps tendon surgery (SLAP repair, Biceps tenodesis)
- Total & Reverse Shoulder Replacement
- Trauma Surgery of the Upper Limb (e.g. fractured clavicle, fractured proximal humerus, AC joint dislocation, distal biceps rupture, fractured distal radius)
- Robotic Partial & Total Knee Replacement (Stryker MAKO)
- Knee arthroscopy including meniscus surgery
- ACL reconstruction
- Patellofemoral instability surgery