Associate Professor Munjed Al Muderis
Orthopaedic Surgeon Sydney
Associate Professor Munjed Al Muderis is an orthopaedic surgeon and a clinical lecturer at Macquarie University and the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Macquarie University, specialising in hip, knee and trauma surgery for the adult and paediatric population. He has special expertise in hip arthroscopy for femoral-acetabular impingement syndrome as well as soft tissue damage to the hip. Associate Professor Al Muderis received formal training in Europe on the anterior approach total hip replacement, which is gaining significant popularity worldwide.
He also has special interest in ACL reconstruction using anatomy preserving technology and total knee replacement using computerised navigation technology. Associate Professor Al Muderis is one of a handful of surgeons worldwide who has special expertise in trans-femoral and trans-humeral amputations, providing patients with robotic artificial limbs using trans-cutaneous osseointegrated technology.
Associate Professor Al Muderis is a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons, Australian Orthopaedic Association, International Society for Hip Arthroscopy and Orthopaedic Surgical Osseointegration Society.
Osseointegration surgery at Macquarie University Hospital amongst the most advanced in the world.
A key area of growth for MQ Health under its Bone and Joint program, is Limb Reconstruction.
The team at MQ Health take a comprehensive multidisciplinary team approach with patients screened and then, if appropriate for surgery, cared for throughout their journey at Macquarie University Hospital.
In 2018, Macquarie University Hospital surgeons performed a world-first smart limb procedure for a quadruple amputee, using a pioneering procedure that gave the patient two new mind-controlled limbs.
Orthopaedic Surgeon MUH
Associate Professor Munjed Al Muderis, lead surgeon with the program, worked with engineering researchers from Macquarie University to develop a pioneering world-leading brain–computer interface that centres around implantable electrode technology.
Associate Professor Al Muderis and Dr Kevin Tetsworth integrated this engineering advance into a world-first procedure called Osseointegrated Prosthetic Limb – Bilateral Femurs. The procedure takes existing targeted muscle reinnervation and bone-anchoring osseointegration techniques and adds implantable electrodes connected into the muscles and nerves.
“It is the unique combination of the three procedures that makes the interface more intuitive than ever before,” said Associate Professor Al Muderis. “The key to this advance has been implantable electrodes that can now capture complex brain signals to enable more natural limb mobility.”
Associate Professor Al Muderis is one of just a handful of surgeons worldwide who has special expertise in trans-femoral and trans-humeral amputations.
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