Mr Austin Vo is an Australian 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 specialized in knee arthroplasty 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, Annecy, France. Dr Lafosse is widely recognized as the world’s leading arthroscopic shoulder surgeon for both his technical skill and innovation. Austin is the first Melbourne surgeon to learn Dr Lafosse’s advanced arthroscopic technique for the Latarjet procedure – a technique increasingly being used to treat shoulder instability in 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 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. In recognition of the skills he returns with, Austin was awarded the Covidien Travelling Fellowship Grant by RACS for his Annecy Fellowship. Away from work, he enjoys playing tennis, snow-boarding and ice hockey.
Mr Austin Vo has particular expertise in:
- Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair
- Arthroscopic Surgery for Shoulder Instability
- The Arthroscopic Latarjet Procedure
- Impingement Syndrome and Subacromial bursitis
- Calcific Tendinopathy & Adhesive Capsulitis
- Proximal Biceps Tendon Surgery (SLAP repair, biceps tenodesis)
- Total and Reverse Shoulder Replacement
- Trauma Surgery of the Shoulder and Elbow (fractured clavicle, fracture proximal humerus, AC joint dislocation, distal biceps rupture)
- Total Knee Replacement (Primary, Complex and Revision)
- Knee Arthroscopy
- Meniscus Surgery
- Patellofemoral Instability Surgery
- 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 and Orthopaedic Sports Medicine (ISAKOS)
Education and 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