Dr Steve Lawrie – Orthopaedic Surgeon
He is involved in the training of future orthopaedic surgeons. His practice focuses on sports injuries, joint replacement and reconstructive surgery, including all aspects of hip and knee surgery.
Dr Lawrie is passionate about rugby league, cricket and boating. He has a keen interest in research and he has developed a number of orthopaedic inventions.
He looks after the sporting injuries of many of the Sunshine Coast’s teams including the Sunshine Coast Falcons and the Melbourne Storm. Dr Lawrie was educated in Brisbane and received his medical degree from the University of Queensland in 1991. He completed his orthopaedic training in Queensland.
He then undertook fellowship training in Toronto and Halifax Canada in hip and knee reconstructive surgery.
He is a fellow of the Royal Australian College of Surgeons and a fellow of the Australian Orthopaedic Association. He has a wide range in training and experience in all facets of bone and joint surgery.
Research & Inventions
Dr Lawrie has a strong involvement in orthopaedic research. His research includes papers on knee reconstruction surgery ACL reconstruction and computer assisted knee replacement, wrist fracture management, elbow fracture management and hip replacement surgery.
Dr Lawrie has developed a number of orthopaedic devices:
- A device for hip replacement surgery
- Two plates for elbow trauma surgery
- An orthopaedic plate for fractures of the distal humerus
- A plate fixation system for fractures of the olecranon/elbow fractures
Current research interests:
- Meniscal Root Repair Technique
- MPFL repair for acute patella dislocation
- Post Arthroscopy Syndrome
- Return to sport assessment post ACL reconstruction