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Nathan White

Orthopaedics

Nathan White is a fellowship trained Orthopaedic Surgeon, who has a particular interest in surgery of the knee across all ages. This includes arthroscopic and sports injury surgery such as ACL reconstruction, joint preservation surgery including osteotomy, meniscal and cartilage surgery, patellofemoral disorders, and joint replacement surgery including robotic techniques.

Nathan grew up in Melbourne, and completed a Bachelor of Physiotherapy at the University of Melbourne, graduating with honours and the prize for Anatomy in 1999. He then worked as a physio, including involvement with both amateur and elite sports clubs, before returning to study medicine at the University of Melbourne, where he graduated with honours and a prize in Orthopaedics.

Nathan completed Orthopaedic training in Victoria, and is a Fellow of both the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (FRACS) and the Australian Orthopaedic Association (FAOrthA). Following this training, Nathan consolidated his skills locally, with appointments at the Royal Children’s Hospital and Eastern Health, before undertaking international subspecialty training in all areas of knee surgery.

This commenced with time as fellow to Andy Williams at Fortius Clinic and Chelsea & Westminster Hospital in London, UK. Andy is a highly regarded authority on complex knee ligament and soft tissue surgery, who is intimately involved in elite sports including the English Premier League. A second fellowship in knee surgery was undertaken at the Lyon School of Knee Surgery and Centre Albert Trillat in Lyon, France, with an emphasis on complex primary and revision knee arthroplasty, robotic surgery, osteotomy, patellofemoral disorders, and soft tissue knee surgery.

Nathan maintains an interest in teaching and research. He has previously taught at the School of Physiotherapy, and Trinity College, both at the University of Melbourne, and was an instructor at the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons, on the Early Management of Severe Trauma course. He has contributed to book chapters with topics including the management of knee injuries in elite soccer, return to play after knee injury, and robotic knee surgery, and has published several papers in peer reviewed journals.

Nathan is a member of several associations including the European Society of Sports Traumatology, Knee Surgery & Arthroscopy (ESSKA), the Asia Pacific Knee, Arthroscopy and Sports Medicine Society (APKASS), and the International Society of Arthroscopy, Knee Surgery and Orthopaedic Sports Medicine (ISAKOS). He consults in several locations around Melbourne, as well as working in the public sector, being employed at Box Hill and The Northern Hospitals.