About Dr Kelly Macgroarty

Dr Macgroarty completed his medical degree at the University of Queensland in 1995. Subsequently, he entered advanced training in Orthopaedics and gained Fellowship to the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons in 2003. He became a fellow of the Australian Orthopaedic Association in 2007.

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After spending time as a staff surgeon at The Prince Charles Hopsital and Redcliffe General Hospital, he embarked on overseas post-graduate fellowship training in knee and shoulder surgery both in the United Kingdom and Canada. Kelly was responsible for establishing the first dedicated shoulder unit at The Prince Charles Hospital where he currently serves as a Visiting Medical Officer. He has both public and intermediate admitting rights.

Since establishing private practice, he has been focused on the management of complex knee and shoulder injuries in both professional and amateur athletes. His private practice is based at St Andrew’s War Memorial Hospital and in addition he performs day surgery at Northwest Hospital.

As well as his clinical practice, Kelly is active in Orthopaedic medico-legal reporting and is registered with the American Board of Independent Medical Examiners. He is a certified independent medical examiner.

He is a full member of the Australian Orthopaedic Association. He is a full member of the Shoulder and Elbow Society of Australia and the Australian Knee Society. In addition, he is currently the President of the Queensland Shoulder Society and a member of the International Society of Arthroscopy, Knee Surgery and Orthopaedic Sports Medicine, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and the Australian Medical Association. He served on the Medical Advisory Committee at Holy Spirit Northside Hospital from 2007 until 2011. Since 2007 he has served as a member of the QComp medical assessment tribunal. He served as a general committee member of the Queensland branch of the Australian Orthopaedic Association from 2009 until 2015. Kelly also serves as the Director of Clinical Training at Prince Charles Hospital on behalf of the Australian Orthopaedic Association Queensland training committee. In 2015, he was elected the Deputy Director of Orthopaedic training in Queensland. He is currently the National chairman of the Australian Society of Orthopaedic Surgeons. Kelly served as an elected AMAQ councillor from 2013-2015.

make-appointment-buttonKelly is a senior lecturer in Orthopaedics at the University of Queensland. He has been invited to be on faculty at several national shoulder meetings and has been involved in the design of a number of new instruments used in Total Shoulder Replacement surgery. He has also been invited to be the chairman of total shoulder replacement workshops designed to aid in training for developing shoulder surgeons. Kelly has published in the British Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery and the Canadian Journal of Surgery.

He is a member of the following organizations:

Recent Presentations include:

2012 Australian Knee Society, Hunter Valley, NSW
Computer Assisted Navigation Improves Accuracy of Assessing Fixed Flexion in Knee Arthroplasty – A Cadaveric Study

2012 Shoulder and Elbow Society of Australia, Brisbane, Qld
Arthroscopic Anatomical Acromio-clavicular Joint Reconstruction Using a Synthetic (LARS) Ligament

2010 DePuy Mitek Advanced Glenoid Exposure Course Brisbane, Qld
Surgical Assessment of Glenoid Version in TSR

2010 AOA COE – Orthopaedics (This is your life) Melbourne, Victoria
Comparison of Group Private Practice Vs Solo Private Practice

2009 Royal North Shore Advanced Shoulder Course, Sydney, NSW
Shoulder Arthroplasty – Long Term Results
Indications for Reverse TSR

2006 National Australian Orthopaedic Association Conference, Canberra, Australia
Navigation Improves the Accuracy of Assessing Fixed Flexion in Knee Arthroplasty – A Cadaveric Study

2006 Queensland Branch Meeting AOA, Byron Bay, NSW
Navigation Improves the Accuracy of Assessing Fixed Flexion in Knee Arthroplasty – A Cadaveric Study

2006 American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons – Poster Presentation, Chicago, Illinois, USA
The Accuracy of Imageless Navigation in the Placement of the Birmingham Hip Replacement

2003 Smith & Nephew Trauma Symposium
Mater Misericordiae Hospital, Brisbane, Queensland
Management of Proximal Femoral Fractures

2003 Orthopaedic Physiotherapy Seminar
Prince Charles Hospital, Brisbane, Queensland
Advances in Minimally Invasive and Navigated Joint Replacement Surgery

2002 Queensland Branch AOA meeting, Townsville, Queensland
Total Shoulder Arthroplasty using a Hylamer*
Glenoid component – a 4-7 Year Survivorship Analysis

2002 Queensland Registrars Training Programme – Major Presentation
Royal Brisbane Hospital, Brisbane, Queensland
Update in Metabolic Bone Disease

2001 Orthopaedic Grand Round Presentation
Queen Elizabeth II Hospital, Brisbane, Queensland
Recent Advances in Bearing Surface Technology
For Total Joint Arthroplasty

2001 Orthopaedic Physiotherapy Seminar
Queen Elizabeth II Hospital, Brisbane, Queensland
Options in Total Hip Replacement Surgery

2000 Orthopaedic Grand Round Presentation, Townsville, Queensland
Update on Spinal Infections

1999 Queensland Branch RACS – Finalist Neville Davis Prize for Research
Princess Alexandra Hospital, Brisbane, Queensland
Effects of Intra-articular Bupivacaine for
Early Post-operative Pain Relief following
Knee Arthroscopy

1998 Queensland Branch AOA meeting, Rockhampton, Queensland
Effects of Intra-articular Bupivacaine for
Early Post-operative Pain Relief following
Knee Arthroscopy

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