About Dr Kelly Macgroarty

Dr Kelly Macgroarty Dr Kelly Macgroarty is a specialist knee and shoulder Orthopaedic Surgeon

Dr Macgroarty completed his medical degree at the University of Queensland in 1995. He then 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 Hospital and Redcliffe General Hospital, Dr. Macgroarty embarked on overseas post-graduate fellowship training in knee and shoulder surgery both in the United Kingdom and Canada. Kelly was then responsible for establishing the first dedicated shoulder unit at The Prince Charles Hospital.

Since establishing a 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 on  Wickham Terrace at St Andrew’s War Memorial Hospital in Brisbane.  In addition, he performs day surgery at Northwest Hospital and Greenslopes Private 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.

Dr Macgroarty - Knee and Shoulder Surgeon Brisbane He is a full member of the Australian Orthopaedic Association, 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. 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.  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-buttonDr Kelly Macgroarty 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.

In 2014 Dr. Macgroarty was presented the Australian Orthopaedic Association (AOA) Leadership Award. This award recognises outstanding leadership potential in a member of The (AOA) under the age of 50, who has made a substantial contribution to AOA either at branch or federal level, and other areas of professional endeavour.

Dr Kelly Macgorarty is a member of the following organizations:

Recent Presentations include:

2017 New Orleans International Advanced Shoulder Symposium, New Orleans, USA
Managing arthritis in the under 40 athlete patient
Partial rotator cuff tear:  Take it down

2017 Australasian Sonographers Association International Conference, Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre
Correlating shoulder ultrasound with surgical findings

2017 AOA Queensland Branch ASM, Noosa Heads, Qld
TLS short graft ACL reconstruction – concepts and early surgical results
Private health insurance update
2017 Regional training committee report
Superior capsular reconstruction

2017 Arthrex mega shoulder course, Sydney, NSW
Massive rotator cuff tears
Indications for arthroscopic repair vs arthroplasty

2017 Queensland ACL Masterclass symposium
Recent advances in short graft ACL reconstruction

2016 Royal North Shore Shoulder Symposium
Superior capsular reconstruction

2016 ASOS extra-ordinary meeting, Sydney, NSW
An update on the progression of US style managed care in Australia

2015 AOA Annual Scientific Meeting, Brisbane, QLD
The malignant infiltration of US-style managed care in Australia – A fast growing tumour that must be excised

2015 Asia Pacific Total Shoulder Solutions Course, Bangkok, Thailand 
Double row technique for large supra and infraspinatus tear
Irreparable supra and infraspinatus tear – why and how to do a LTD
Indications and prerequisites for reverse shoulder arthroplasty 
Delta X-tend reverse shoulder arthroplasty – Exposure, tips and tricks

2015 St Andrew’s Sports Medicine Meeting, Brisbane, QLD
Short graft ACL reconstruction using the TLS system:  My experience of the first 100 cases

2015 A3 Shoulder Symposium, Sydney, NSW 
Rotator cuff repair:  How to do it
Management of shoulder injuries in the high school athlete undertaking collision sports
Surgical management of the irreparable rotator cuf tear







American Academy of Orthpaedic Surgeons Australian Orthopaedic Association   Royal Australian College of Surgeons    International Society of Arthoscopy, Knee Surgery & Orthpaedic Sports Medicine     Queensland Shoulder Society

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