Dr Rick Steer
Dr Steer grew up in Victoria, completing schooling and undergraduate studies before moving to Queensland for medical school and graduating from the University of Queensland in 2010. Dr Steer then completed training in Orthopaedic Surgery in Queensland, becoming a fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons in 2020. During his final term of training, Dr Steer worked as the lower limb fellow at the Gold Coast University Hospital and Gold Coast Private Hospital; specialising in hip and knee surgery, including robotic assisted knee surgery. He also took a special interest in pelvis and acetabulum trauma during this time, undertaking training at both the Gold Coast University Hospital and Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital. Dr Steer then moved to Perth for a further fellowship in hip and knee surgery at St John of God Hospitals in Subiaco, Midland and Murdoch, working with the pioneers of robotic assisted hip and knee arthroplasty in Australia. During this time, Dr Steer also held an honorary fellow position at Royal Perth Hospital performing pelvic and acetabulum trauma surgery.
After returning to the Gold Coast in 2021, Dr Steer took up a position with Gold Coast Health undertaking hip and knee surgery, as well as pelvis and acetabulum trauma surgery. Dr Steer has joined the Coast Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine group working privately.
Dr Steer has a keen interest in research, with a particular interest in robotic assisted knee arthroplasty research. He has multiple publications on knee arthroplasty surgery including robotic assisted knee arthroplasty and pelvic trauma. Dr Steer continues to be involved in research with the Perth hip and knee registry and is also establishing new research within Gold Coast Health. He is also actively involved in training junior medical staff, nursing staff and medical students on the Gold Coast.
Dr Steer has a special interest in:
- Hip and knee replacement (primary and revision)
- Robotic assisted joint replacement surgery
- Hip resurfacing
- Sports knee surgery (ligament, cartilage and meniscus injuries)
- Hamstring and gluteal tendon repair surgery
- Trauma, including pelvis and acetabulum trauma
- Sacroiliac joint fusion
In his spare time, Dr Steer enjoys spending time with his wife and two children, swimming at the beach and cycling.