Latest News and Updates

LIMA Webinar Session

Dr Levi Morse was recently invited as faculty to participate in a teaching session for other Orthopaedic Surgeons. Other faculty members included Dr Malhas from Reading UK, and Dr Jens Agneskirchner from Hannover, Germany.

The session was titled “It’s a matter of balancing: Reverse Shoulder Arthroplasty and Soft Tissue”.

For those interested the session can be accessed here:

AOA Fellowship Accreditation

Dr Levi Morse was recently successful in receiving Australian Orthopaedic Association (AOA) accreditation for an Upper Limb Fellowship in Townsville. In partnership with the Orthopaedic Research Institute of Queenland (ORIQL), Dr Levi Morse is chief supervisor for the Fellowship.

A fellowship allows Orthopaedic Surgeons from Australia and elsewhere who have recently completed their training to receive additional sub-specialty experience working with Dr Morse.

Further information on the fellowship is available in the ‘FELLOWSHIP’ section of our website.

Visitation to US Sports Surgeons

Dr Morse was recently invited to visit San Diego and Sacramento, California, to undertake an intensive visitation with two prominent Orthopaedic Sports Surgeons. He was fortunate to be able to assist the surgeons with numerous shoulder and knee arthroscopic procedures, and perform those procedures in cadaveric labs, learning valuable techniques to assist his practice in Townsville.

Dr Morse with Dr Hirahara in Sacramento, California.


Dr Morse in theatre with Dr David in San Diego, California.


Dr Morse perfecting his skills in the cadaver lab.

Australian Orthopaedic Association Annual Scientific Meeting

Presentation of Research Paper at Australian Orthopaedic Association Annual Scientific Meeting, Canberra” – October 2019

Dr Morse recently presented the preliminary results of a randomised controlled trial he is currently conducting through the Orthopaedic Research Institute of Queensland. This trial is examining the benefits of various forms of regional anaesthesia in shoulder arthroscopy.

“LIMA Stemless Shoulder Cadaver Course, Sydney” – March 2019

Dr Levi Morse was recently invited to convene as faculty at the LIMA Stemless Shoulder Course at the Macquarie University Laboratory, Sydney.

He presented to Orthopaedic Surgeons from  across Australia and New Zealand on his experience with the LIMA Stemless Shoulder System. He then demonstrated how to implant the prosthesis in the cadaver lab.

Presenting to the delegates.
In the Cadaver Lab.

“Orthopaedic Outreach to Lae, PNG.” – March 2019

Dr Morse recently volunteered with Orthopaedic Outreach, the humanitarian arm of the Australian Orthopaedic Association (AOA).

The front entrance of the Angau Memorial Hospital, Lae, PNG.

He spent a week in Lae, Papua New Guinea and worked with the local surgeons and staff to provide teaching, education and Orthopaedic services.

After a day in a very busy clinic, the remaining 4 days were spent operating. Dr Morse plans to continue visiting Lae with Orthopaedic Outreach six monthly.

In theatre.

SESA Conference, Perth, 2018

Dr Levi Morse recently attended the Shoulder and Elbow Society of Australia (SESA) conference in Perth.
He presented a paper on his experience with Patient Specific Instrumentation (PSI) techniques for shoulder surgery, and was also honoured to be accepted as a full member of the association.



Dr Morse also conducted a ‘meet the expert’ session for LIMA Orthopaedics, educating other surgeons on his experiences with Shoulder Arthroplasty techniques.



Opening of Premises

Morse Orthopaedics Opening Event held recently to celebrate moving into the new premises at 1/52 Fulham Road, Pimlico

Medical Premises’ Healthy Addition

Medical Premises’ Healthy Addition

A MAJOR addition to the Fulham Road medical precinct has been marked with the official opening of consulting rooms developed by a Townsville surgeon.

Levi Morse of Morse Orthopaedics has developed the premises at 52 Fulham Rd both as a medical centre for his practice and an allied health firm Sportsmed NQ.

A single-storey building designed and constructed by Townsville builder Proview Homes provides each of the practices with consulting rooms, waiting room and reception and amenities.

A former residential property was demolished for the project. Dr Morse said the development had provided modern purpose-built medical facilities for the practices in what he expected would be a continuing trend for the area.

Last week Mater Hospital launched its $52 million first stage expansion to provide four new operating theatres, a day surgery unit and expanded X-ray facilities.

Dr Morse said he and his staff enjoyed working in the new building and their patients often remarked about the attractive premises. “We’re really proud of the space and feel it adds a real presence along the Fulham Rd Medical Precinct,” Dr Morse said.

“Patients appreciate having an attractive building and it helps us in our working space.” Dr Morse said having Sportsmed NQ sublease one of the suites was an advantage. “We work closely together to treat orthopaedic patients.

It’s a one-stop shop for them,” Dr Morse said. “What I see occurring is more and more development like this along the Fulham Rd precinct.” The medical precinct and the Mater site have been earmarked for further development as Townsville’s specialised centre for private acute medical services since the City Plan was reviewed and adopted in 2014.

Also, early last year Townsville City Council provided preliminary approval for the Mater’s master plan for development looking ahead for 30 years.

Dr Morse is a proud North Queenslander. He completed his secondary schooling in Townsville and undertook training in Adelaide and Bristol in the United Kingdom before returning with his young family to live in Townsville.

“For us, Townsville is a fantastic place to bring up kids. “There are a number of advantages to working here rather than in a capital city,” Dr Morse said.

Dr Morse is also a co-director of the Orthopaedic Research Institute of Queensland.

It is a non-profit organisation that conducts scientific and clinical research in orthopaedic surgery.

Business Editor

We’ve Moved In!

We’ve Moved In!

Our new Practice at 52 Fulham Road, Pimlico

We are very excited to have now moved in to our new premises at 52 Fulham Road.

Our New Waiting Rooms

The rooms look fantastic, and we’re looking forward to serving the community here for years to come.

Dr Morse is a Specialist Orthopaedic practitioner based in Townsville and consulting in Ayr.