Knee Surgeon Melbourne

Mr Shane Blackmore has a sub-speciality interest in knee surgery. More specifically this includes management of sports knee injuries, as well as the use of robotics for knee replacement surgery.

Shane completed an accredited fellowship at the world-renowned NYU Langone Orthopaedic Hospital in New York City. It ranks as a top hospital in North America for Orthopaedic Surgery. The focus of his fellowship was arthroscopic (key hole) procedures as well as joint replacement

In private practice, Shane treats all types of knee problems, including the use of robotics to aid in knee replacement. The use of robots has lead to an increased number of people avoiding a total knee replacement and instead being indicated for a unicompartmental or partial knee replacement. This is an area in which Shane has had particular training and has a special interest. He manages people with all levels of insurance including patients being treated through Workcover and TAC.

Shane runs a Surgical Observation Centre at St Vincent’s Private Hospital for other surgeons wishing to learn Robotic Joint Replacement. Apart from teaching other surgeons at specialised courses Shane also has visiting surgeons from around Australia and other countries attend his surgeries to learn how Robotic Surgery could improve their joint replacement operations.

Shane is the Director of Orthopaedic training at the Austin Hospital, a major public hospital of around 25 Orthopaedic Surgeons. His main role outside of the training of future Orthopaedic Surgeons is the management of sports knee injuries. He performs a large number of ACL reconstructions, as well as other arthroscopic surgeries, including meniscal repairs and cartilage procedures. He has a particular interest in complex knee injuries.

For commonly performed procedures, as well as rehabilitation protocols for many of Shane’s knee procedures, see below.

Knee procedures

ACL reconstruction
PCL reconstruction
Multi-ligament reconstruction

Meniscal surgery

  • Repair
  • Transplant
Cartilage replacement

  • Microfracture/deNovo/Biocartilage
  • OATS
  • MACI/ACI
  • Subchondroplasty
Patella femoral stabilisation

  • MPFL reconstruction
  • Tibial tubercle osteotomy
Knee replacement