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Welcome to the Fundamentals of Knee and Shoulder Arthroscopy Course!

Australia's best cadaver based training course!

James Cook University College of Medicine and Dentistry in association with Cairns Hospital Orthopaedics, Regional Medical Training and Queensland Health


Fundamentals of Knee and Shoulder Arthroscopy (FKSA) Course
Friday 21st July 2023
James Cook University, Smithfield Campus, Cairns, Queensland

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.

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.

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

Course Director


Friday 21st July 2023


James Cook University

Nguma-bada Cairns Campus

McGregor Road, Smithfield


  • Please stay at home if you are unwell or have a cough, fever, sore throat, fatigue or shortness of breath.
  • Please advise event officials and seek assistance if you become unwell during the event.
  • It is the responsibility of each individual to maintain physical distancing requirements.

Meet our Team

Experienced surgeons will guide your training.

A/Prof Michael Reid

MBChB MRCS MD MSc Dip (SEM) PG Cert (MedEd) FRCS (Tr and Orth) FRACS (Orth) FAOrthA, Orthopaedic Surgeon

To be announced

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Timothy McMeniman

B.Sc. (Med), MBBS, FRACS, FAOrthA

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Registration fees

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Successful Applicants in 2022

Includes a course manual, a set of scrubs and cap.

* A certificate of completion will be issued at the conclusion of the course.


Check out what previous participants say...

  • Very great exposure. Organised and friendly coordinators. Looking forward to attend other course next year!
    Anon Participant
  • This was a great experience for me, being the first course I have ever been to! I had a great time and I learnt a lot! I will definitely be back!
    Anon Participant
  • As tutors we look forward to being a part of this endeavour annually. It’s a privilege to have access to cadavers so we can support the development of our next generation of colleagues - an equally gratifying part of being a surgeon as the joy of treating patient! The organiser's hard work all year round is highly commendable! Hopefully, we’ll be there next year. Best wishes
    Anon Tutor


Thank you to our past and present sponsors.

James Cook University would like to extend a warm thank you to Johnson & Johnson whose ongoing support enables continuing professional education for surgeons across Australia and beyond.

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