Dr Mahendra Meta
MBBS, MS (Ortho), FSIOR, FRACS (ORTHO), FAORTHA, MHSC
Dr Mahendra Meta is a Queensland-trained orthopaedic surgeon specialised in Adult Hip & Knee Replacement Surgery and Paediatric Orthopaedic Surgery, with more than 20 years of international experience in the field of orthopaedic surgery.
Dr Meta is one of the very few orthopaedic surgeons in Brisbane (& Queensland) with sub-specialty training fellowships in Adult Hip & Knee as well as Paediatric Orthopaedic Surgery (undertaken in Australia, New Zealand and India). His unique understanding of hip and knee problems across all age groups makes him versatile in treating these conditions. Having had very broad exposure to a wide variety of cases, he exhibits the wisdom of experience.
Dr Meta’s main focus is on Hip & Knee Replacement Surgery using ERAS (Enhanced Recovery after Surgery) Program. He incorporates the latest technical & technological advances in joint replacement surgery including pre-operative computerized digital 3D templating/planning, robotic knee replacement surgery, computer navigation, “Verasense” sensor assisted surgery and patient-specific instrumentation.
This is with the aim to improve accuracy, longevity of joint replacement, patient satisfaction and outcomes. Dr Meta’s team focuses on “Personalized Patient Care” to make the patient’s journey after joint replacement surgery as comfortable & pleasant as possible.
Dr Meta also performs less invasive DAA (Direct Anterior Approach) Hip Replacement Surgery in suitable cases. He has gained valuable insights and modified his surgical technique after he spent some time in Europe with expert anterior approach hip surgeon Professor Kristoff Corten.
During his sub-specialist fellowship in New Zealand, Dr Meta had an opportunity to learn under the mentorship of Dr Kelly Vince, the best of his techniques for Revision Knee Replacement Surgery. Dr Kelly Vince is a well-respected orthopaedic surgeon and a world leader in describing techniques in knee revision surgery, to “get it right the first time”!
Before moving to Australia, he had completed his medical degree and orthopaedic specialist training at a leading tertiary care institute in India with academic excellence throughout his educational career. He had also worked as a consultant orthopaedic surgeon for many years including positions as Head of Department and Asst. professor in Orthopaedics. His international tertiary care institute experience in performing complex joint replacements in very advanced hip and knee arthritis problems combined with Australian experience of using advanced evidence-based techniques & technologies provides the best of both worlds to his patients needing hip or knee replacement.
Dr Meta also has a particular interest in arthroscopic (minimally invasive) knee surgery for sports injuries including “Single Tendon” ACL reconstruction. He enjoys his work as a Specialist Hip & Knee surgeon and a Deputy Director at QEII Jubilee Hospital
Dr Meta also treats various lower limb conditions in children & adolescents (including deformity correction using osteotomies or guided growth, limb lengthening and reconstruction).
To maintain his commitment to the community, he continues his public appointments as a Specialist Hip & Knee surgeon and a Deputy Director at QE II Jubilee Hospital, and a Specialist Paediatric Orthopaedic Surgeon at QCH (Queensland Children’s Hospital).
During his orthopaedic career in Queensland, he worked at various facilities including RBWH (Royal Brisbane & Women’s Hospital), RCH (Royal Children Hospital), PAH (Princess Alexandra Hospital), TPCH (The Prince Charles Hospital), Ipswich Hospital, Townsville Hospital & Rockhampton Base hospital -further enriching his skills as an orthopaedic surgeon.
His practice is based on four strong pillars – experience, precision, passion and most importantly, compassion. He strongly believes that “a good surgeon lives within a good human being”. As a surgeon, he has always been thorough and careful in his clinical assessment, surgical planning and implementation.
Dr Meta is also actively involved in medical research and has presented and published on various topics. Following his passion for orthopaedics, he attained two (2) Masters degrees in orthopaedics. He keeps himself up to date with the latest in orthopaedics by attending conferences, meetings & workshops, nationally & internationally.
Dr Meta is affiliated with UQ (University of Queensland) and is involved in the training & education of orthopaedic trainees, junior doctors and medical students.
Dr Meta is a fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons in orthopaedics, a member of AOA (Australian Orthopaedic Association) and AAOS (American Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons).
His life motto – “How deeply you touch another life is how rich your life is….”
Other than English language, he speaks Hindi & Gujrati.