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Prof. Warwick Bruce

M.B., B.S.(Syd), F.I.C.S., F.R.A.C.S., F.A. Ortho A.
Orthopaedic Hip & Knee Surgeon

EDUCATION

SECONDARY EDUCATION 1967 - 1972
St Joseph's College
Hunters Hill

TERTIARY EDUCATION

The University of Sydney

DEGREES

M.B.,B.S. (O.B.L.),
The University of Sydney
October, 1978

Primary F.R.A.C.S
August, 1981

Indonesian Fellowship Exam, F.I.C.S.
April, 1985

F.R.A.C.S
January, 1988

F.A. Orth. A.
March 1991

Post Graduate Fellowships

  • Fellow in Knee Surgery and Sports Medicine
    under Dr N Thomson, Sydney
    January to June 1988
    January 1989 to January 1990

  • Fellow in Hip and Knee Replacement Surgery
    under Dr B D Shepherd
    January 1988 to June 1988

  • Visiting Fellow in Joint Replacement Surgery
    Hospital for Special Surgery
    under Dr Eduardo Salvati
    New York , U.S.A.
    September 1988 to December 1988

  • Fellow in Joint Replacement Surgery
    Under Dr B D Shepherd
    January 1989 to January 1990

Hospital Appointments

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  • Visiting Medical Officer
    Repatriation General Hospital, Concord
    Chairman Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
    1998 to present

  • Visiting Medical Officer
    Westside Private Hospital

  • Visiting Medical Officer
    Hurstville Community Hospital

  • Visiting Medical Officer
    Prince of Wales Private Hospital

  • Honorary Consultant
    Orthopaedic Research Laboratory
    Prince of Wales Hospital

Previous Hospital Appointments

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  • VMO
    Western Suburbs Public Hospital

  • Honorary Medical Officer
    Auburn District Hospital

Memberships

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  • Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons.

  • Fellow of the Australian Orthopaedic Association.

  • Member of the Australian Society of Orthopaedic Surgeons.

  • Member of the Australian Medical Association.

  • Member of the Australian Knee Society.

  • Foundation Member of the Arthroplasty Society of Australia.

  • Life Member of the Western Pacific Orthopaedic Association.

  • Member of the Hip Section Western Pacific Orthopaedic Association.

  • Member Steering Committee New South Wales Institute of Sports Medicine.

  • Foundation Orthopaedic Surgeon New South Wales Institute of Sports Medicine.

  • Member of SICOT

  • The Australian Osteoporosis Campaign Scientific Committee member

  • American Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons

  • Foundation Member Australian Academy of Medicine and Surgery 1997

Editorial Board

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  • Member of Editorial Board Musculoskeletal Update
    (Scientific Publication of Roussel Uclaf)

Prosthesis Design and Development

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  • Member Design Team for
    Stability Total Hip Replacement (DePuy)
    (This is the first Hip Replacement ever to be manufactured in Australia)

  • Member Design Team
    Low wear knee
    (Wright Medical Technology)

  • Member Design Team
    Unicompartmental Knee Replacement
    (Wright Medical Technology)

  • Member Design Team
    Hard on Hard Hip Arthroplasty Technology
    (Johnson & Johnson)

  • Member of the Multicentre Design Team
    Uni-Rom Prostheses
    (Johnson & Johnson)

  • Member of the Multicentre Design Team
    Patellar Button
    Profix Total Knee Replacement
    (Smith & Nephew)

  • Member of the Multicentre Design Team
    Uncemented HA Coated Femoral Stem
    (Smith & Nephew)

  • Member of the Multicentre Trial Team
    New Uncemented Total Knee Replacement (Journey)
    (Smith & Nephew)

Appointments

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  • Elected Member of the State Council of the Australian Medical Association. 1987 – 1989

  • Member of the Ethics Committee of the Australian Medical Association (State Branch). 1987 – 1989

  • Member of the Hospitals Committee of the Australian Medical Association (State Branch). 1987 – 1989

  • Chairman of the Department of Orthopaedics Concord Repatriation General Hospital. December 1997.

  • Secretary Southside Board of Studies Australian Orthopaedic Association 1997 to 2000

  • Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon Orthopaedic Research Laboratory The Prince of Wales Hospital 1995

  • Repatriation General Hospital Concord Hospital Representative Institute of Bone and Joint 1999

  • Director of Olympic Orthopaedic Unit, Concord Repatriation General Hospital Concord October 2000 Olympic Games, Sydney.

  • Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon Southern Hemisphere Under 21 Rugby Union Tournament June 2001

  • Medical and Scientific Advisory Committee Osteoporosis Australia

  • Australian Orthopaedic Association – NSW Representative – Australian Joint Registry

  • State Representative, Australian Orthopaedic Association Subcommittee on Bone Banking Standards 1994-1998

Awards

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  • Scholarship to St Joseph’s College for high school education

  • Commonwealth Scholarship to attend The University of Sydney

  • Howmedica Award for the best paper presented by a Registrar at the Australian Orthopaedic
    Registrar's Meeting, Adelaide, 1985.

  • Zimmer Traveling Fellowship Award
    1988 - 89.

  • The Zimmer Prize Awarded for Best Poster at the Australian Orthopaedic Association Annual Scientific Conference,
    Brisbane October 1999
    Tibiofemoral Contact Area
    Mean and Peak Pressures for 19 Total Knee Prostheses

  • Excellence in Teaching Award
    Central Clinical School for Teaching in 2001

  • Certificate of Recognition
    Concord Repatriation General Hospital
    1 January 2001 to 31 December 2001
    Director of Clinical Training and Medical Administration

  • Certificate of Recognition
    University of Sydney Central Clinical School
    Concord Hospital
    Clinical Teaching 2003

  • Awards to Fellows and Registrars

    Tow Prize: Clinical Division University of New South Wales – Surface Roughness of the Distal Interface of Mobile Bearing Knees. Awarded to P. Chapman-Sheath for Research done with Dr W. Bruce in November 1999.

    Joseph Trueta Prize 1999. Girdlestone Society – Nuffield Department of Orthopaedic Surgery. Awarded to P. Chapman-Sheath for research done with Dr Warwick Bruce in November 1999 to help fund travel to meetings abroad to present research during fellowship year.

    Runner-Up, Howmedica Award for the Best Paper Presented By a Registrar at the Australian Orthopaedic Registrars Meeting 2000
    Pulmonary Emboli Following Total Hip Arthroplasty
    Senio Author WJM Bruce
    Presented by S Tan

Video Presentations

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  • Biomechanics of the knee.
    Sports Medicine medical education video.

    University of New South Wales 1996.

  • Trochanteric Slide – DePuy Australia

  • Hip Arthroscopy Technique 1999

  • Anterior Cruciate Reconstruction Using Semitendinosis and Gracilis 4 Band Technique 2001

  • Minimal Access Hip Replacement Surgery
    De Puy Australia 2005

Course Organisation

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  • Continuing Education Committee of the Australian Orthopaedic Association - New Horizons in Hip Surgery, Canberra, 1985. Member of State Organising Committee

  • Organiser and Chief Lecturer A.O. Workshop course for Theatre Sisters, 1987, Sydney.

  • Co-lecturer A.O. Workshop course for Theatre Sisters, 1988, Sydney.

  • Continuing Education Committee Australian Orthopaedic Association - Update on Joint Replacement, November, 1990. Member of State Organising Committee.

  • Stability Total Hip Replacement Workshop – Live Surgery and Clinical Presentation Hurstville Community Hospital - March 1995

  • Stability Total Hip Replacement Workshop – Live Surgery and Clinical Presentation St Vincent’s Hospital – July 1996

  • Progressive Concepts in total Knee Surgery Presented By Dr Leo Whiteside. March 2002

  • Minimal Access for Hip Replacement. Learning Centre and Workshop. 22 August 2003 Hurstville Private Hospital and University of NSW

  • Advance Total Knee Replacement Workshop – Live Surgery and Clinical Presentation – Hurstville Community Hospital – May 2002

  • Advance Total Knee Replacement Workshop – Live Surgery and Clinical Presentation – Hurstville Community Hospital – August 2003

  • Ligament Balance Course in Total Knee Replacement Surgery June 2004 University of NSW

  • Convenor – COE Meeting – Knee and Shoulder – April 2006

  • Intelligent Hip Learning Centre – 28-29 April 2005 – Hurstville Community Hospital Live Surgery Presentation and Lecture Program

Post Graduate Teaching Appointments

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  • Chairman post graduate training programme Orthosports 1989 – 1999

  • Medical Student training coordinator for Orthopaedics 1995 – 1999

  • Registrar training coordinator for Orthopaedics 1995 - 1999

Special Interest

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  • Joint Replacement Surgery of the Hip and Knee. Sporting Injuries of the hip and knee and their treatment.

  • Synthetic Bone Graft and their Mechanism of Action.

Bone Bank

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  • Founder and past Director of Auburn District Hospital Bone Bank

 

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