Dr Phillip Duke is an Orthopaedic Surgeon who specialises in shoulder, hand and upper limb surgery, including shoulder arthroscopy and arthroplasty.
After 25 years in private and public surgical practice he has now retired from active private surgical practice.
He will now focus on research and teaching as well as maintaining his interest in medico-legal assessment and reporting.
He will remain available for follow-up of current surgical patients and for long term research follow-up of shoulder replacement patients.
He completed post orthopaedic surgical fellowship training over a two year period, with one year spent at the Princess Alexandra Hospital Upper Limb Unit, and another year spent at the Nottingham Unit in the United Kingdom performing shoulder surgery. Dr Duke returned to become a foundation member of the Brisbane Hand & Upper Limb Clinic.
He served as founding secretary/treasurer of the Queensland Shoulder Society for five years before serving another five years as President.
Dr Duke was secretary/treasurer of the Shoulder & Elbow Society of Australia from 2000 to 2002 and served as President of SESA from 2010 to 2012.
He had a significant clinical interest in surgery of the shoulder, with particular emphasis on instability surgery and shoulder replacement surgery.
His current main research focus is pyrocarbon based resurfacing hemiarthroplasty (Pyrotitan) for glenohumeral joint osteoarthritis; this exciting project may enable shoulders to be replaced without having to replace the glenoid side long term.