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Munjed Al Muderis

Associate Professor & Orthopaedic Surgeon | Macquarie University

Sydney, Australia

"Life is too short"

Generally thinking:

Education & Academia
Technology & The Future
Global Issues
Body, Mind & Science

My tags:

EducationHealthHistoryScienceMedicinePoliticsSocial ChangeTechnology

Very good at:
+ Orthopaedic surgery and Osseointegration
+ Human rights advocacy
+ Public speaking

About me & my work:

My ambition to become a world leader in osseointegration surgery dates back to when I was a young child watching "The Terminator" movie. How to combine robotics and humans? This passion inspired me to develop and expand this technology for amputees, to enable mobility, to enhance comfort, reduce pain and to facilitate a better quality of life. To date I have helped more than 108 amputees mobilise and function with greater ease, comfort and control.

I specialise in hip, knee and trauma surgery with particular interest in hip arthroscopy, resurfacing, arthroplasty, knee arthroplasty and reconstruction of recurrent patellar dislocations. I am also a world leading surgeon in the field of osseointegration surgery.

Osseointegration enables the amputee to focus on the destination rather than the journey; this in itself has been life-changing for all of my patients. I am an Australian-trained Orthopaedic Surgeon and Adjunct Clinical Associate Professor with Notre Dame University School of Medicine, Sydney.

Born in Baghdad, where I studied medicine at Baghdad University from 1991 to 1997, I fled to Australia as a refugee on a flimsy wooden boat and embarked on my journey to become an Orthopaedic Surgeon upon my release from a detention centre on 26 August 2000.

In 2014 my memoir Walking Free, was published by Allen and Unwin.

I live in Sydney with my wife Irina, a GP, our daughter Sophia and poodle Mozart.

My links:

My Website

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