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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:
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.
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 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.
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.
Dr Morse recently volunteered with Orthopaedic Outreach, the humanitarian arm of the Australian Orthopaedic Association (AOA).
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.
A MAJOR addition to the Fulham Road medical precinct has been marked with the official opening of consulting rooms developed by a Townsville surgeon.
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.
We are very excited to have now moved in to our new premises at 52 Fulham Road.
The rooms look fantastic, and we’re looking forward to serving the community here for years to come.