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Dr Chien-Wen Liew is an Orthopaedic Surgeon in Adelaide, South Australia. Below is a synopsis of some of the advanced training he has undertaken.

  • Hip and Knee Replacements using advanced techniques – Apr 2016: Lugano, Switzerland.
  • Hip revision surgery and complex cases performed via the Direct Anterior Approach – Apr 2016: Basel, Switzerland.
  • Advanced Hip Arthroscopy – Jul 2015: Femoroacetabular Impingement, Labral repairs and advanced techniques. The Avenue Hospital, Melbourne. Dr David Young & Dr Jit Balakumar.
  • Direct Anterior Approach – Mar 2015: Collaboration in techniques – The Direct Anterior Approach for Total Hip Replacement Surgery. Sky Ridge Medical Centre, Denver, Colorado. Mr Craig Loucks
  • Direct Anterior Approach – Oct 2014: Advanced techniques in the Direct Anterior Approach for Total Hip Replacement Surgery. Norwest Private Hospital, Sydney. Mr Jim Sullivan
  • Sports Shoulder – May 2014: Advanced arthroscopic techniques for sports shoulder. The Avenue Private Hospital, Melbourne. Mr Matthew Evans
  • Knee Arthroplasty – Jul 2013: Ligament balancing technique for TKR. Musgrave Park Hospital, Belfast, Northern Ireland. Mr David Beverland
  • Hip Arthroplasty – Jul 2013: Direct Anterior Approach on traction. Wrexham Maelor Hospital, Wrexham, Wales. Mr Ian Wilson
  • Hip Arthroplasty – Jun 2013: Direct Anterior Approach on traction, Patient specific instrumented TKA. St Anthony’s Hospital, Sutton, UK. Mr Richard Field
  • Shoulder Arthroplasty and Sports – Jun 2013: Reverse Shoulder for revisions, Sports arthroscopy, Instability treatments. Mt Sinai Hospital, New York, USA. Dr Evan Flatow, Dr Brad Parsons
  • Hip and Knee Arthroplasty – May 2013: Direct Anterior approach on traction, Patient specific instrumentated TKA. Burgerspital, Solothurn, Switzerland. Mr Nader Helmy
  • Hip Arthroplasty – May 2013: Direct Anterior approach on traction. Balgrist Hospital, Zurich, Switzerland. Prof Claudio Dora
  • Hip and Knee Arthroplasty – May 2013: Direct Anterior approach on traction, Patient specific instrumentated TKA. Balgrist Hospital, Zurich, Switzerland, Mr Peter Koch
  • Hip & Knee Arthroplasty – May 2013: Direct Anterior approach on traction, Subvastus ligament balancing TKR. Clinique Du Cedre, Rouen, France. Mr Pascal Vie.
  • Patient Specific TKR – May 2013: Subvastus approach to minimally invasive TKR. Centre Hospitalier Privee St Gregoire. Rennes, France. Mr Jean-Pierre Canciani.
  • AMIS Hip Arthroplasty – Apr to May 2013: Direct Anterior approach on traction, Hip arthroscopy, FAI via anterior approach, revision hip via anterior approach. CMC Paris V, France. Mr Frederick Laude, Mr Luc Kerboull, Mr Mathieu Meyer.
  • Revision Hip Arthroplasty – Apr 2013: Posterior approach, TM augments, and complex acetabular and femoral revision strategies. Queens Medical Centre, Nottingham, United Kingdom. Mr Andrew Manktelow.
  • Hip Arthroplasty – Apr 2013: Direct Anterior Approach in supine position, no table, Besancon, France. Mr Antoine Serre.
  • Hip Arthroplasty – Apr 2013: Roettinger Approach in the lateral position using uncemented acetabular and femoral components. Polyclinique de Franche-Comte, Besancon, France. Mr Jean-Michel Brientini.
  • Reverse Total Shoulder Arthroplasty & Arthroscopy – Apr 2013: Delto-pectoral approach for Reverse TSR. Shoulder arthroscopy in young sports people. Clinique Flandres, Dunkerque, France. Mr Eric Petroff.
  • Hip and Knee Arthroplasty – Mar 2013: Mini posterior approach, Gap Balancing TKR, TKR in difficult cases. Hospital Prive Mermoz, Lyon, France. Mr Michel Bonnin & Mr Tarek Ait Si Selmi.
  • Hip and Knee Arthroplasty & Sports – Mar 2013: Watson Jones approach, Posterior approach, Cementless primary THR and TKR implantation, Mobile bearing knee, Transportal ACL reconstruction with Hamstring, Meniscal repair. Clinique Argonay, Annecy, France. Mr Laurent Jacquot & Mr Jean-Charles Rollier.
  • Hip Arthroplasty and Revision – Mar 2013: Posterior approach. University College Hospital, London, UK. Mr Fares Haddad.
  • York Cadaveric Skills Lab – Endoscopic surgery – Mar 2013: Arthroscopic meniscal repair (all inside, inside-out, outside-in techniques), Transportal ACL reconstruction, Shoulder arthroscopic cuff repair, stabilisation, and decompression.
  • Hip Arthroplasty – Feb 2013: THA via direct anterior approach. Schulthess Clinic, Zurich, Switzerland. Mr Michael Leunig.
  • Arthroplasty and Sports Hip and Knee – Feb 2013: THA via lateral approach, UKA, TKA and Revision, and ACL. Middelheim Hospital, Antwerp, Belgium. Mr Peter Mertens and Mr Karl Brabants.

Orthopaedic Employment History

  • Orthopaedic Specialist, Orthopaedics 360 (Current)
  • Orthopaedic Specialist, Adelaide Orthopaedic and Trauma Specialists (2013 – 2017)
  • Visiting Medical Specialist, Royal Adelaide Hospital: (Nov 2013 – Current)
  • Orthopaedic Locum Consultant, Royal Darwin Hospital: (Aug 2013 – Oct 2013)
  • Senior Registrar, Royal Adelaide Hospital: (Feb 2012 – Jan 2013)
  • Senior Registrar, Women’s & Children’s Hospital: (Aug 2011 – Feb 2012)
  • Arthroplasty Registrar, Repatriation General Hospital: (May 2011 – Aug 2011)
  • Spinal & Arthroplasty Visiting Registrar, Ganga Hospital, Coimbatore, India: (Jun 2011)
  • Senior Registrar, Flinders Medical Centre: (Feb 2011 – May 2011)
  • Arthroplasty Registrar, Royal Adelaide Hospital: (Aug 2010 – Feb 2011)
  • Upper limb & Oncology Registrar, Royal Adelaide Hospital: (Feb 2010 – Aug 2010)
  • Trainee Registrar, Royal Darwin Hospital: (Aug 2009 – Feb 2010)
  • Arthroplasty Registrar, Repatriation General Hospital: (May 2009 – Aug 2009)
  • Trainee Registrar, Flinders Medical Centre: (Feb 2009 – May 2009)
  • Orthopaedic Service Registrar, Royal Adelaide Hospital: (Aug 2008 – Feb 2009)
  • Orthopaedic Service Registrar, Lyell McEwin Hospital: (Feb 2008 – Aug 2008)
  • Basic Surgical Trainee (2007)
    1. General Surgery Nights Resident – Repatriation General Hospital
    2. Intensive Care Unit Registrar – Repatriation General Hospital
    3. Orthopaedic Resident – Flinders Medical Centre
    4. General Surgery Registrar – Flinders Medical Centre
  • Basic Surgical Trainee (2006)
    1. Plastic Surgery Resident – Royal Adelaide Hospital
    2. Orthopaedic & Spinal Resident – Royal Adelaide Hospital
    3. General Surgical Resident – Royal Adelaide Hospital
    4. Emergency Medicine Resident – Royal Adelaide Hospital
  • Intern (2005)
    1. Orthopaedics
    2. General Surgery & Special Surgery nights
    3. Breast / Endocrine General Surgery
    4. Emergency & Medical nights
    5. Stroke unit
    6. General medicine
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