Education & training
Profile: Paul Rice was born and educated in Melbourne and has trained as an Orthopaedic Surgeon in Australia and internationally. He specialises in foot, ankle, hip and knee joint replacement, arthroscopic and reconstructive surgery. He completed his medical degree at Monash University in 1992 and following Orthopaedic training in Victoria he was admitted as a Fellow of The Australasian College of Surgeons in 2005.Paul then spent two years in Oxford, UK as a Fellow of the Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre. In 2006 he completed a hip and knee fellowship, specialising in primary and revision joint replacement, hip resurfacing surgery and uni-compartmental knee replacement. In 2007, he completed a foot and ankle fellowship focusing on primary and revision ankle replacement surgery, ankle and hind foot fusion surgery, ankle arthroscopy and reconstructive surgery of the forefoot. During the fellowship he was involved in clinical practice, research and post graduate training.Paul joined the Melbourne Orthopaedic Group in 2008 and has Orthopaedic Surgeon Consultant appointments at Dandenong Hospital and Monash Medical Centre. Paul is married with three children and is a keen sportsman with particular interest in cycling, skiing and tennis.
Special interests: Foot and Ankle Surgery
Orthopaedic surgeon is a medical specialist who focuses on the diagnosis, care and treatment of patients with disorders of the bones, joints, muscles, ligaments, tendons, nerves and skin. The types of conditions orthopaedic surgeons might treat include arthritis, cerebral palsy, club foot, congenital disorders, degenerative diseases, infections, musculoskeletal trauma, scoliosis, sports injuries and tumours. Foot and Ankle Surgeon performs reconstructive surgery of the foot and ankle. Conditions foot and ankle includes hallux valgus (bunion) and rigidus (stiff big toe joint), in growing toenail and nail deformity, Morton’s neuroma, hammer and claw toe, ganglion, tendinosis, fasciosis, arthritic conditions of the foot.