Easter Room Closure


Hunter Knee + Shoulder Clinic will be closed from Friday 19th April to Monday 22nd April for the Easter Break. For any concerns please see your General Practitioner, for emergencies please attend your nearest Emergency Department. 


Attendance at "Advanced Shoulder Arthroscopy Surgical Skills Training Course", Munich


In September Dr Osborne was one of five Australian surgeons invited to attend this course. The focus was on advanced techniques for treating both Rotator Cuff tears and instability pathologies.


Pre-operative Physiotherapy 


Darren Glendenning (B.App.Sc (Physiotherapy), M. Sports Phty, APA Sports Physiotherapist) has started seeing Dr Osborne's patients in preparation for their surgery. Darren is a very experienced physiotherapist who has a particular interest in shoulder and knee injuries including pre and post-operative rehabilitation. 


Darren Glendenning has started consulting at Hunter Knee + Shoulder Clinic to assist patients in their preparation for surgery. Darren graduated with a Physiotherapy degree from Sydney University in 1993. In 2005, he completed his Sports Physiotherapy Masters at Griffith University in Queensland. In 2006 he became a Titled APA Sports Physiotherapist.


Career highlights include:


Physiotherapist for the Australian Defence Force on a United Nations Mission in East Timor 2003. Flight Lieutenant in Royal Australia Air Force Specialist Reserve (Physiotherapy Mustering 2002-2004)


Physiotherapist for the Irish Olympic and Paralympic Teams (2000 Sydney Olympics).


Physiotherapist and athlete for the Australian Bobsleigh Team (North American and European Trips 1999-2000).


Physiotherapist for Western Suburbs Rugby League Club (2007-2016).


Previous owner and operator of a successful Newcastle Physiotherapy Practice (2001-2018).


Darren has a special interest in shoulder and knee injuries including pre and post-operative rehabiltitation. He is passionate about helping people recover from injury or surgery and continually strives to further his knowledge.



Dr Don Osborne in conjunction with The Maitland Hospital offers an Orthopaedic Fellowship in Knee and Shoulder Surgery. This is for a period of 12 months. All the doctors who participate in the fellowship programme are fully qualified orthopaedic surgeons who are seeking to gain additional experience and training in surgery for shoulder and knee patients. During this time they are in a predominantly observational role.


Previous fellows.


2013-2014 Dr Yusef Michla, United Kingdom

2014          Dr Ben East, Australia

2014-2015 Dr Alan Cooney, United Kingdom

2015-2016 Dr Roger Leo, Indonesia

2016-2017 Dr Sondre Hassellund, Norway

2017-2018 Dr Chalak Furajallah, Iraq