Dr Ben Parkinson is an Orthopaedic Surgeon who specialises in hip and knee surgery. Originally from Longreach in western Queensland, Dr Parkinson obtained his medical degree in 2005 at James Cook University in Townsville. He subsequently completed his specialist training with the Royal Australian College of Surgeons in 2012. Dr Parkinson has undertaken further subspecialist training in the UK and Switzerland to advance his skills in treating hip and knee conditions. His interests include knee preservation procedures to delay or prevent the need for knee replacement via techniques to repair and transplant damaged cartilage and menisci in the knee. Dr Parkinson has also gained expertise in the management of knee ligament injuries, lower limb osteotomy for deformity correction, hip and knee replacement, and pelvic trauma surgery.
Dr Parkinson holds a public appointment at Cairns Hospital and consults privately from Cairns Orthopaedic Clinic. He is an Associate Senior Lecturer with James Cook University and enjoys contributing to the training of medical students, junior doctors and orthopaedic trainees in the region.