Mr Richard Large


Specialist in Upper limb surgery including shoulder and elbow

Phone: (03) 5976 0820 Fax: (03) 5976 0812
Email: large@morningtonorthopaedics.com.au

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Richard is an orthopaedic surgeon specialising in upper limb surgery.

After completing his surgical training with the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons in 2010, Richard spent two years abroad. He completed a twelve -month upper limb fellowship with the Royal Derby Hospital in the United Kingdom. He also spent twelve months travelling and completing observerships, primarily in Europe. During this time he spent time working with Professor Luc Favard in Tours, France and Prof. Christian Gerber in Zurich, Switzerland who both specialise in shoulder arthroplasty. Richard also attended the European Shoulder and Elbow conference (SECEC), the Lafosse arthoplasty course, the Lafosse arthrolaterjet course and British Elbow Shoulder Society conference.

Richard returned to the Mornington Peninsula and joined Mornington Orthopaedics in 2014. His work encompasses all forms of shoulder and elbow surgery with a particular interest in shoulder arthroscopy.

Richard is a peninsula boy. Having grown up in Mt Eliza, he attended school at Mentone Grammar School and undertook his medical training at Monash University. He now lives on the Peninsula with his wife and growing family. In his spare time, Richard enjoys spending time with his family especially when they are all sailing together.

In addition to his practice at Mornington Orthopaedics, Richard is a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon at Frankston Public Hospital. He is also highly involved in teaching for the Victorian Orthopaedic training program.

Regular involvement in professional development activities ensures that Richard is utilising the latest technical advances and surgical procedures that are backed by the current best-practice research. Richard aims to provide a service, not just surgery. You can be confident that if you do require surgery, you will have a compassionate, considered and cutting edge experience.

Shoulder Arthroscopy

    • Rotator cuff Repair
    • SLAP
    • Subacromial decompressions
    • Shoulder stabilisation for dislocations including Artholaterjet
    • Acromial Clavicular joint stabilizations and resections

Shoulder Replacements

    • Joint Replacement
    • Reverse Shoulder Replacement & Revision

Shoulder Trauma (Including Fractures)


    • Arthroscopy
    • Joint Replacement
  • Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons
  • Australian Orthopaedic Associations
  • Shoulder and elbow society of Australia

1. Large R, Tambe A, Cresswell T, Espag M, Clark DI. (2014) Medium-term clinical results of a linked total elbow replacement system. Bone Joint Journal; 96 – B: 1359-65.

2. Large RJ, Tambe A, Cresswell T, Espag MP, Clark DI. Medium-term results with a Total Elbow Arthroplasty system: the Biomet Discovery. Abstract to be presented at EFORT 2014.

3. Large RJ, Roche S, Azam H, Tambe A, Cresswell T, Espag MP, Clark DI. Medium-term results of a novel Reverse Shoulder Arthroplasty baseplate – the Zimmer Trabecular Metal Baseplate. Poster presentation at EFORT 2014 London.

4. Large RJ, Montgommery C, Clark D. A review of a previously unreported Total Elbow Replacement in Revision Arthroplasty – The Biomet Discovery. Second prize winner at Geoff Newton Meeting, Royal Derby NHS Trust Research 2013.

5. Soothill J, Large RJ, Clark D. What to use in cuff deficient shoulders? A comparison of Reverse Shoulder Arthroplasty to Hemi-resurfacing or Hemi-arthroplasty. Geoff Newton Meeting, Royal Derby NHS Trust Research 2013.

6. Journal Hand Surgery (American) 2006 Dec; 31 (10):1601-4. Sigmoid notch osteotomy for posttraumatic dorsal dislocation of the distal radioulnar joint: A case report. Thomas J, Large R, Tham SK.

7. AORA (Australian Orthopaedic Registrars’ Association) Presenter 2007 “Outcomes in Morcellised Allograft Revision Total Hip Replacements”

8. AOA ASM (Australian Orthopaedic Association – Annual Scientific Meeting) Presenter “Effects of Dislocation then Enlocation on Chondrocyte Apoptosis in the Rat Hip Model” (Submitted for publication to JBJS)

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