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28 Jun 2024

Fundamentals of Knee & Shoulder Arthroscopy Course

Fundamentals of Knee & Shoulder Arthroscopy Course

This one-day intensive program is aimed at providing Orthopaedic Advanced Trainees and aspiring trainees with an opportunity to develop the skills required to perform shoulder and knee arthroscopic procedures. Arthroscopic techniques covered include: diagnostic knee arthroscopy with accessory portals, meniscal repair (all-inside, inside-out, RAMP & root tears), ACL reconstruction, diagnostic shoulder arthroscopy, subacromial decompression, arthroscopic rotator cuff repair, and stabilisation techniques.

What's involved in the program?

Candidates will be provided with a manual listing and outlining the fundamental techniques in arthroscopic knee and shoulder surgery. Each candidate will perform these under the guidance and supervision of experienced faculty members. Each candidate will be assessed at the end of the day which will include knowledge of anatomy, demonstration of relevant techniques, communication and teamwork.


  • History of Arthroscopy
  • Anatomy of Knee Arthroscopy
  • Arthroscopic Instruments
  • Arthroscopic Meniscal Repair Techniques
  • Arthroscopic ACL Reconstruction Techniques
  • Anatomy of Shoulder Arthroscopy

List of Procedures

  • Arthroscopic Portholes around the Knee
  • Diagnostic Arthroscopy of the knee
  • Removal of loose bodies
  • Meniscal debridement techniques
  • Meniscal repair techniques
  • ACL reconstruction techniques
  • Diagnostic Arthroscopy
  • Sub acromial Decompression
  • Rotator Cuff Assessment and Suture Passing
  • Arthroscopic stabilisation techniques

Am I eligible to attend?

This course is available to PGY4 and above.

Preference will be given to Orthopaedic Trainees.

Interest in this course has been high and places are limited to 18 participants.

Who is directing the course?

Course Director

A/Prof Michael Reid, FRCSEd, FRACS (Orth)
James Cook University College of Medicine and Dentistry, Cairns

How to apply

Complete your application using the form below. 

Following your submission, please send your CV to

If your application is successful you will be sent an email with payment information by the NQRTH team.

How much does it cost?

The cost of the course is $1,250 per person.

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NQRTH is an initiative of the Australian Government's Integrated Rural Training Pipeline (IRTP) and is facilitated by James Cook University in partnership with public and private hospitals, Queensland Aboriginal and Islander Health Council (QAIHC), health services, Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisations (ACCHOs) and GP clinics.

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