• Catch up on life with

    renewed health
  • Let us treat your sports injuries so you

    can get back into action
  • Bounce back into shape after

    minimally invasive arthroscopy
  • Helping you Resume Work

    as smoothly as Possible
  • Don't let shoulder pain dampen

    your passion

Dr. Anita Boecksteiner Profile

Education

  • Avondale Heights High School 1979-1984 graduated dux of years 12, 9, 7; School Sporstman of Year Award years 7-12; School Captain year 12; Local Keilor Community Junior Citizen of the year-Runnerup 1984
  • M.B.,B.S,. University of Melbourne Medical School 1985-1990 2nd & 3rd Class Honours years 1-6
  • Diploma of Anatomy 1993. Training: Melbourne, Exam for Diploma Monash University
  • FRACS Ortho 1999 Royal College of Surgeons Australia-Victorian Program
  • Royal Flying Doctors Service Western Australia/Kimberleys 1990-8weeks; Emergency Surgery Khon Kaen University Hospital Thailand 1990
  • Intern: Royal Melbourne Hospital 1991
  • Emergency/orthopaedics/medical/general surgery-horsham
  • JRMO 2nd Year: Royal Melbourne Hospital 1992 Emergency/orthopaedics cardiovascularsurgery/neurosurgery
  • SHMO 3rd Year: 1993 Full time anatomy and physiology tutor at The University of Melbourne- Medical School; tutor at Queens College and International House College
  • Primary Practitioner – Colorectal Clinic Freemasons Hospital 1993
  • Surgical Assisting Service 1993
  • Relieving Orthopaedics Registrar Royal Melbourne Hospital
  • Premier Health Clinics- Locum General Practitioner
  • SHMO 4th Year 1994 Royal Melbourne. Hospital. Vascular surgery
  • Orthopaedic Registrar-Unacccredited 1994 Western Hospital six months
  • Anatomy Lecturer Stanford University Medical School California U.S.A. 1994 six weeks
  • 5th YEAR Orthopaedic Registrar. Unaccredited. 1995 Austin Hospital 6 months
  • Orthopaedic Registrar. Unaccredited. 1995 Goulburn Valley Hospital 6 months
  • A.O.A. Accredited Program commenced 1996 comprising:
    • Orthopaedic Reg. Box Hill Hospital 12 months
    • Anatomy Lecturer Stanford University Hospital 6 weeks
    • Orthopaedic Reg. 1997 Benigo Base Hospital 6 months; Western Hospital Footscray 6 months
    • Orthopaedic Reg. 1998 Royal Childrens Hospital Melbourne 6 months; Royal Melbourne Hospital 6 months
    • Appointment 1999: Orthopaedic Reg. St. Vincents Hospital Melbourne
    • Royal Australasian College of Surgeons Orthopaedic Fellowship Exam- passed May 1999
  • Post Graduate Positions
  • appointment 2000: St Vincents Public Hospital Locum Orthopaedic Surgeon – 2 sessions\week 2000
  • Appointment Northern Hospital -Locum Orthopaedic Surgeon 2000
  • Knee/sports Fellowship Mr Hayden Morris 166 Gipps St East Melbourne\and Mercy Private/Vimmy House 2000
  • Limb Reconstruction Fellowship-Adult and pediatric 5 months; Royal Liverpool University Hospital, & Alder Hey Childrens Hospital, United Kingdom. Supervisor: Mr Selvadurai Nayagam 2000
  • Limb reconstruction and deformity correction Royal Belfast Hospital and Musgrave Park Hospital Belfast Northern Ireland three months 2001
  • A.O. Fellowship, Knee trauma and reconstruction, Innsbruck Austria, two months 2001
  • Consultant orthopaedic surgeon Western And Northern Hospitals Melbourne since 2001
  • Consultant orthopaedic surgeon St Vincents Hospital Melbourne since 2001
  • Consultant orthopaedic surgeon Werribee and Mercy Hospital Melbourne since 2001
  • Visiting sessional orthopaedic surgeon Seymour District Hospital since 2001
  • Consultant orthopaedic surgeon St Vincents and Mercy Private Hospitals Melbourne since 2001
  • Orthopaedic lecturer Melbourne University St Vincents Campus since 2001
  • Co-ordinator of orthopaedic outpatients St Vincents Hospital Melbourne
  • Co-ordinator of limb reconstruction services St Vincents Hospital Melbourne
  • Contributing co-ordinator of Smith and Nephew Sponsored Ilizarov Fellowship , Melbourne. 2001- 2005

Research and Presentations

  • Inter and intra rater agreement on knee performance rating systems 1995/96-presented at VIC branch meeting 1995
  • Internal fixation of closed tibial plateau fractures-the Western Hospital experience- presented at AOA VBM 1998 submitted to ANZ Journal of Surgery 2001
  • Comparison of uncemented LCS and Duracon TKR-long term study-in process – Western Hospital Melbourne
  • MRI appearance of perforated quadriceps during acl reconstruction using hamstring grafts; poster presentation at International ACL study group- Rhodes Greece 2000
  • Cold irrigation in knee arthroscopy- morbidity and applications poster presented at 2001 ISAKOS Switzerland-paper presented at the AOA 2002- submitted to Journal of Arthroscopy 2003
  • The risk of eye splash injury in arthroscopic surgery submitted to the Journal of Arthroscopy 2002
  • Resection and reconstruction of chronic osteomyelitis of the lower limb-The Lautenbach proceedure – presented at the Victorian Branch Meeting 2001
  • Lectures in orthopaedic anatomy- Stanford University 1994/1996
  • Lectures in paediatric and adult orthopaedics- Victoria University School of Nursing 1998/2000
  • Lectures V.I.T. Shoulder Injury and Rehabilitation 2000
  • Lecture Melbourne University – The A.C.L. Injured Knee 2000
  • Senior faculty, "Essential Fracture Management Courses" – for English Registrar Training Program Liverpool and Leicester, United Kingdom 2000
  • Lecturer: Basic Ilizarov Course, Liverpool 2001.
  • Ilizarov seminar St Vincents Hospital August 2001
  • Ilizarov seminar Western Hospital Melbourne November 2001
  • Sports injuries requiring orthopaedic operative intervention-St Vincents and Mercy Private Hospital Orthopaedic seminar October 2001
  • Limb reconstruction -Ilizarov Principles and Planning – Northern Hospital Orthopaedic Day Seminar November 2001
  • Orthopaedic workshop St Vincents Hospital December 2001 – Organiser and presenter – Limb Reconstruction Principles
  • British Limb Reconstruction Society – Annual meeting – Hosting and organizing Ilizarov work shops Liverpool March 2001
  • Principles of management of osteomyelitis- Orthopaedic seminar St Vincents Hospital 2002
  • Physiotherapy and Ilizarov technique – University Of Melbourne, Department of anatomy–2002
  • Challenges in limb in fracture management-Orthopaedic seminar St Vincents Hospital 2003
  • Principles of Ilizarov treatment – Orthotic seminar Western Hospital -2003
  • Ilizarov technique workshop for surgeons Racs Melbourne April 2004-2007

Courses, Meetings Attended

  • A.O.A. Scientific meetings MELB 1995
  • A.O. basic course Sydney 1996
  • Musculoskeletal pathology course-Enneking PERTH 1996
  • AORA Conferences 1996-1998
  • Early management of trauma course-Royal College Of Surgeons Melbourne 1997
  • Statistics in medicine University of Melbourne 1998
  • Hand surgery course Melbourne 1998
  • Paediatric conference Royal Childrens Hospital 1998
  • Limb reconstruction- Dror Paley- Baltimore USA 1999
  • Advanced Ilizarov course, Royal College of Surgeons London September 2000
  • BOA , London ,UK October 2000
  • Combined plastic surgical and orthopaedic management of compound tibial fractures; Charring Cross, London, October 2000
  • Advanced orthofix application; Verona, Italy, October 2000
  • Lecturer basic Ilizarov course Liverpool 2001
  • British limb reconstruction course Liverpool 2001
  • Member of Isakos attendance bianual congress meetings from 2001
  • AOA Scientific meeting-Presenter-November 2002
  • ISAKOS Conference (Member) Aukland March 2003
  • Ilizarov advanced course Kurgan Russia May 2003
  • AOA Annual scientific meeting Adelaide 2003
  • Arthroplasty meeting stryker International whistler January 2004
  • Ilizarov technique for surgeons Racs Melbourne April 2004, Contributor
  • AOA COE Tasmania April 2004
  • Arthroplasty, sports and trauma meeting, Smith and Nephew, Palm Cove July 2004
  • AOA COE Brisbane 2004
  • Member of A.O. Foundation
  • Attendence at annual AOA branch meetings and national meetings
  • Medacta cadaver lab Anterior approach to Hip. Melbourne University Dept of Anatomy 2007
  • AOA annual scientific meeting Hobart 2008
  • Arthrocare Shoulder course Sydney 2008
  • Shoulder arthroscopy course sponsored by Arthrocare Sydney March 2008
  • Arthrex/ Device Technologies sponsored Shoulder Arthroscopy update/training MacQuarie University Hospital 2009
  • Shanghai shoulder cadaver lab 2009
  • Shoulder arthroscopy course/Labs Shanghai 2009
  • Surgical techniques under Mr Des Boker Sydney 2009
  • Hip arthroscopy course John O’donnel; Melbourne 2010
  • Smith and Nephew Hip arthroscopy course, Melbourne 2010
  • Sydney MacQuarie University, Hip scope cadaver lab 2011
  • The Australian Limb Lengthening and Reconstruction Society ALLARS, Meeting , Melbourne, March 2011
  • The International Society of Arthroscopic Knee Surgery and Orthopaedic Sports Medicine ,ISAKOS, May 2011
  • Victorian Branch AOA annual meetings, Yearly February 2013, 2014, 2015
  • Sydney MacQuarie University, SUPERPATH approach to hip replacement 2014
  • AOA international meeting, Melbourne 2014
  • ISAKOS (International Society of Arthroscopy, Knee Surgery and Orthopaedic Sports Medicine) Meeting Lyon , France 2015

Outside Interests

  • Water-skiing/Boating
  • Snow-skiing
  • Golf
  • 4W-Driving
  • Running
  • Singing
  • Cycling

Professional Interests

To establish a well rounded orthopaedic practice in the North-west of Melbourne with a main interests in limb reconstruction surgery, sports injury reconstruction and arthroplasty.

Referees

  • Mr. Kevin King Orthopaedic surgeon (Retired – contacted at- Suite I 3rd floor Royal Melbourne Hospital private consulting, Parkville 3050. Ph 03 9342 8523 Email: king@net.splus.com.au
  • Mr. Christopher Haw Director of orthopaedic surgery Western Hospital, 260 Moreland road Brunswick 3056, Ph 03938 2776
  • Professor Peter Choong Director of orthopaedics St. Vincents Hospital 55 Victoria pde level 2, Fitzroy Melbourne Victoria 3065. 03 9415 8255, Fax 03 9415 8677

Credibilty

  • st vincents public hospital
  • st vincents private hospital
  • john fawkner private hospital
  • essendon private hospital
  • seymour district memorial hospital