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Dr. Greg Stackpool

Dr. Greg StackpoolGreg Stackpool is a senior Specialist Hip and Knee Surgeon who has provided Orthopaedic Surgical Services for the Illawarra and the South Coast regions since 2003. He works at the The Wollongong Private Hospital, and The Wollongong and Shellharbour Public Hospitals. He is extensively involved in teaching and training orthopaedic registrars from the Australian Orthopaedic Association Training Programme, junior medical officers, University of Wollongong medical students, and allied health professionals.

He completed his fellowship training in Orthopaedic Surgery in Sydney in 2002, before embarking on a further 12 months subspecialty training in Primary and Revision Hip and Knee Replacement Surgery in Toronto, Canada.

His clinical expertise lies in joint replacement surgery of both the hip and knee and has extensive lower limb trauma experience.

EDUCATIONAL DETAILS (1991)

Medical Registration : N.S.W. Medical Board and Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA)

UNDERGARDUATE MEDICAL DEGREE (1992)

Medical Degree – Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (UNSW)

POSTGARDUATE MEDICAL DEGREE (2002)

Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (FRACS) – Orthopaedic Surgery

SPECIALTY AREA OF INTEREST (since 2003)

  • Lower Limb Reconstructive Specialist -
    Primary & Revision Hip & Knee Arthroplasty
    Sports Knee & Arthroscopy
    Advanced Lower Limb Trauma

CURRENT EMPLOYMENT (since 2003)

  • Private Practice -
    Escarpment Orthopaedics & Sports
    54 Princes Highway West Wollongong NSW 2500
  • Public Appointment -
    Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District VMO Appointment

Hospitals

  • Wollongong Private Hospital
  • Wollongong Public Hospital
  • Shellharbour Public Hospital

CLINICAL FELLOWSHIP TRAINING (2002)

Adult Lower Limb Reconstruction (Primary & Revision Hip & Knee Arthroplasty)

Dr James P. Waddell MD, FRCSC
A.J. Latner Professor & Chairman 
Division of Orthopaedic Surgery
University of Toronto 
St Michael’s Hospital
Bond St
Toronto, Ontario M5B 1W8
CANADA

INTERNATIONAL RESEARCH POSITION (1995)

  • 1995 Orthopaedic Research Fellow
    Jo Miller Orthopaedic Research Laboratory
    Montreal General Hospital 
    1650 Cedar Ave 
    Montreal, Quebec H3G 1A4 
    CANADA
  • Primary Project - The evaluation and assessment of the bone ingrowth characteristics into porous tantalum

AUSTRALIAN ORTHOPAEDIC TRAINING (1998-2001)

Accredited Australian Orthopaedic
Association Sydney Training Scheme

  • 2001  
    • The Baulkham Hills Private Hospital 
    • The Wollongong Hospital
  • 2000  
    • Prince of Wales Hospital 
    • St George Hospital
  • 1999
    • Port Macquarie Base Hospital 
    • St Vincent’s Hospital
  • 1998
    • Concord Hospital
    • Liverpool Hospital

AUSTRALIAN HOSPITAL PRE-TRAINING PLACEMENTS (1992-1997)

Non-Accredited Orthopaedic Training

  • 1997 Westmead Hospital
  • 1996 Liverpool Hospital

Non-Accredited General Surgical Registrar (1994)

  • 1994
    • Wagga Wagga Base Hospital
    • Sydney Hospital

General Residency Placements (1992-1993)

  • 1993 : RMO1 - St Vincent’s Hospital
  • 1992 : Intern - St Vincent’s Hospital

POSTGRADUATE EXAMINATIONS

  • 2001 May : FRACS (Orth) – Part II
  • 1998 Nov : Orthopaedic Principles & Basic Science Examination
  • 1996 July : FRACS – Part I (completed all components)
  • 1994 July : FRACS OSCA (Liverpool Hospital)
  • 1993 Nov : FRACS – Part I MCQ Examination

RESEARCH & PUBLICATIONS

Oral Presentations

  • 2012 October “Moderator - Challenges in Hip & Knee Arthroplasty”“Bones on the Beach”
    Nursing Conference
    Wollongong, NSW
  • 2008 July “Computer-Assisted TKA Debate”“Bones on the Beach”
    Nursing Conference
    Wollongong, NSW
  • 2006 Aug “Paediatric Monteggia Fractures”
    Kadir, Stackpool, Jansen
    AOA - NSW Branch
    Annual Scientific Meeting
    Sydney, NSW
  • 2006 July “Infection Control in Orthopaedics”“Bones on the Beach”
    Nursing Conference
    Wollongong, NSW
  • 2004 Aug “Minimally Invasive Distal Tibial Plating Techniques”
    Ballala, Stackpool, Jansen
    AOA - NSW Branch
    Annual Scientific Meeting
    Sydney, NSW
  • 1998 Oct “Safe, Reliable Instrumentation of the Cervical Spine”
    Stackpool, Cummine
    Australian Orthopaedic Association
    58th Annual Scientific Meeting
    Cairns, Queensland
  • 1995 Nov “Bone Ingrowth Characteristics of Porous Tantalum: A NewMaterial for Orthopaedic Implants”
    Stackpool, Kay, Tanzer, Harvey, Bobyn
    Combined Orthopaedic Research Societies of USA, Japan, Canada & Europe
    San Diego, California
  • 1995 May “Bone Ingrowth Characteristics of Porous Tantalum: A NewMaterial for Orthopaedic Implants”
    Stackpool, Kay, Tanzer, Harvey, Bobyn
    Canadian Society of BiomaterialsOttawa, Ontario

Publications

  • “Morbidity and in-hospital mortality after hip fracture surgery on weekends versus weekdays”
    Kent, Adie, Stackpool
    J Orthop Surg (Hong Kong). 2016 Apr;24(1):41-4.
  • “Effect of Flexibility of the Femoral Stem on Bone-Remodelling and Fixation of the Stem in a Canine Total Hip Arthroplasty Model without Cement”
    Harvey, Bobyn, Tanzer, Stackpool
    JBJS 81-A (1): 93-107, 1999
  • “Characteristics of Bone Ingrowth and Interface Mechanics of a New Porous Tantalum Material”
    Bobyn, Stackpool, Hacking, Tanzer
    JBJS 81-B (5): 907-914, 1999
  • International Poster Presentations

  • 1997 Feb “Bone ingrowth kinetics and interface mechanics of a porous tantalum implant material.”
    J.D. Bobyn, G.J. Stackpool, M. Tanzer, J.L. McGowan, S.A. Hacking.
    43rd Annual Meeting of the Orthopaedic Research Society
    San Francisco
  • 1996 Feb “The effect of prolonged ultrasound stimulation on bone ingrowth into porous tantalum transcortical implants”
    Kay, Harvey, Tanzer, Stackpool, Bobyn
    42nd Annual Meeting of the Orthopaedic Research Society
    Atlanta, Georgia
  • “Characterisation of bone ingrowth with a unique porous tantalum implant material”
    Stackpool, Kay, Harvey, Tanzer, Bobyn
    42nd Annual Meeting of the Orthopaedic Research Society
    Atlanta, Georgia

POSITIONS/ MEMBERSHIPS

  • Australian Orthopaedic Association (AOA)
  • The Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS)
  • Australian Society of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS)
  • Orthopaedic Registrar SET Training Supervisor (since 2003) - Wollongong Hospital
  • Orthopaedic Journal Club Chairman (since 2003) - Wollongong Hospital
  • University of Wollongong - Clinical Supervisor for Medical Students at Wollongong Hospital (Orthopaedic Rotation)
  • Alumni University of Toronto
  • Alumni UNSW

PAST POSITIONS/ MEMBERSHIPS

  • NSW Branch Committee Member AOA (2015-2017)
  • Joint Head of Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Wollongong Hospital (2015-2017)
  • Orthopaedic Registrar Regional Training Coordinator - Southside Sydney Training Program (2007-2010)

REGULAR CONFERENCES / EDUCATION

  • Australian Orthopaedic Association (NSW Branch) Annual Scientific Meetings
  • Australian Orthopaedic Association (AOA) Annual Scientific Meetings
  • Current Concepts in Joint Replacement (CCJR) - Annual Spring Meeting, USA
  • Australian Orthopaedic Association (AOA) Annual Continuing Orthopedic Education Meetings
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Escarpment Orthopaedics & Sports
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West Wollongong NSW 2500
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