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Mr Brian Devitt

Orthopaedic Surgeon

MMedSc (Sports & Exercise Medicine) MD FRCS FRACS PhD

Hip Knee

Brian Devitt is an internationally trained orthopaedic surgeon with subspecialty expertise in knee and hip surgery. He has a particular interest in sporting injuries including ACL reconstruction, multi-ligamentous knee reconstruction and hamstring ruptures. In addition, he cares for patients with degenerative conditions, such as knee and hip arthritis, and performs both knee and hip replacements.

Brian completed his medical school training at University College Dublin, Ireland, and carried out his specialist training in Trauma & Orthopaedics at the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland. He also achieved a Masters in Sports and Exercise Medicine. Brian chose to pursue a career in academic orthopaedic sports surgery, and carried out three years of fellowship training. The first year was a research fellowship at the Steadman Philippon Research Institute. He then carried out a clinical fellowship at the University of Toronto in sports surgery. Finally, he completed two clinical fellowships in Melbourne; the first was a knee reconstruction fellowship at OSV and the second a fellowship in hip surgery at Hip Arthroscopy Australia.

Brian has a keen interest in research and is currently Director of Research of the OrthoSport Victoria Research Unit. His specific research interests are ACL reconstruction, lateral extra-articular reconstruction, posterior cruciate ligament (PCL) and posterolateral corner reconstruction, and hip instability. He has recently completed a PhD on ‘Anterolateral rotatory laxity of the knee: Aetiology, diagnosis and treatment’.

He has published extensively in all of these areas and speaks frequently at international meetings. He is a previous recipient of the ESSKA/APKASS travelling fellowship, where he visited and lectured at orthopaedic centres in Asia.

Brian is a member of the following national and international organisations: International Society of Arthroscopy, Knee Surgery and Orthopaedic sports Medicine (ISAKOS), International Cartilage Repair Society (ICRS), Magellan Society, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery (AAOS), Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, and European Society of Sports Traumatology, Knee Surgery and Arthroscopy (ESSKA) and the Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Study Group

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Specialty Interests

  • ACL Reconstruction
  • Multi ligamentous knee reconstruction
  • Hamstring repair
  • Osteotomies
  • Knee replacement (Robotic Technology)
  • Hip replacement (Anterior Approach)
  • Medicolegal opinions and impairment assessments