Dr Matthew Wilkinson

Orthopaedic surgeon

Matthew Wilkinson
Dr Matthew Wilkinson

Specialising in sports injury management and arthroplasty of the upper and lower limb Mater at the Medical Centre, Townsville

  • Visiting medical officer at The Townsville Hospital
  • Co-director of The Orthopaedic Research Institute of Queensland (ORIQl)
  • Adjunct senior lecturer, James Cook University
  • Sub specialist in arthroscopic procedures


  • MBBS Bachelor of Medicine (University of Queensland 1999)
  • FRACS (Ortho) Fellowship Royal Australian College of Surgeons 2009

Fellowships and Academic Awards

  • Lower limb arthroplasty and sports injuries of the hip and knee, London UK, Mr Fares Haddad
  • Reconstructive arthroplasty, University of British Columbia, Vancouver Canada, Dr Jordan Leith
  • Dr Magdalene Brodie Memorial Award, University of Queensland, 1999
  • Trevor-Taylor Research Award, Royal Darwin Hospital, 2003
  • Meritorious presentation, Surgical Research Society Australasia, Melbourne, 2004


  • Australian Medical Association
  • Royal Australasian College of Surgeons
  • Australian Orthopaedic Association
  • Queensland Shoulder Society
  • Australian Orthopaedic Trauma Society
  • Orthopaedic Outreach
  • Australian Salaried Medical Officers Federation Queensland

Current Hospital Appointments

  • Senior Medical Officer, Department of Orthopaedics, Townsville Hospital
  • Visiting Medical Officer, Mater Hospital, Townsville
  • Visiting Medical Officer, Townsville Day Surgery, Townsville

Special Interests

My particular areas of interest in orthopaedics include:

  • Arthroscopy
  • Joint preservation procedures
  • Joint replacement surgery
  • Orthopaedic research

I also treat trauma and conditions of the hand and elbow.

I hope you find this website enjoyable and informative. You can be assured of the best quality of care at all times.