Adult Lower Limb, Limb Reconstruction & Paediatric Orthopaedics

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The QLD LRC has been established with the intention of providing a comprehensive service that is capable of managing complex orthopaedic conditions for both adult and paediatric patients. We aim to provide the highest quality care for our patients and ensure they are fully informed with regards to their conditions and treatment.


Meet the team

A little more about who we are


Dr Sheanna Maine


Orthopaedic Surgeon

Dr Maine currently practices at the Lady Cilento Childrens Hospital as a Paediatric Orthopaedic Surgeon and at Redcliffe Hospital in Adult Lower Limb Orthopaedic surgery. Sheanna has an interest in lower limb deformity correction.

Sheanna completed her Medical degree in 2002 and trained in Orthopaedic Surgery in QLD, from 2007 achieving FRACS in 2010. She undertook a fellowship in Paediatric Orthopaedics at the Royal Childrens Hospital in Melbourne in 2012 where she worked in General Paediatric Orthopaedics, Limb Reconstruction and Cerebral Palsy with some of the most eminient specialists in their fields.

Sheanna is currently collaborating with Griffith University in researching the consequences of lower limb malalignment on joint reaction forces in the lower limb. She spends her spare time with her family and trains in Shotokan karate having competed for Queensland multiple times. In 2012, she competed for Australia in the Traditional Shotokan Karate Federation World Cup, achieving a gold medal. She has consequently developed a unique insight into the needs of the adolescent and adult athlete. Sheanna has also devoted her time to orthopaedics in developing countries and hopes to continue General Orthopaedic Outreach work in the Pacific islands.

Current memberships

  • Australian Orthopaedic Association,
  • Royal Australasian College of Surgeons
  • Australian Limb Lengthening and Reconstruction Society
  • Australian Paediatric Orthopaedic Society

Current titles held

  • Staff Specialist in Orthopaedics at Redcliffe
  • Staff Specialist in Paediatric Orthopaedics at RCH
  • Associate Lecturer at UQ
  • Adjunct Research Fellow at Griffith University

Noelle Coleman

NPc, RSCN/RGN, Post Grad Cert (Ortho)

Limb Reconstruction
Nurse Specialist

The function of the QLD LRC hinges on the resource provided by Noelle Coleman an Orthopaedic Nurse Practitioner Candidate with a wealth of experience in the management of complex orthopaedic patients. Noelle completed her paediatric & general nurse training in 1990 as RSCN/RGN at Great Ormond Street Children’s Hospital and the Hammersmith Hospital, London. In 1994 she was instrumental in setting up the Paediatric Limb Reconstruction Service at Our Lady’s Hospital for Sick Children, Dublin, on completion of a nursing fellowship in Limb Reconstruction at Shriners Hospital in Minnesota.

Since 2006, employed as a clinical nurse specialist in Limb Reconstruction, Noelle has been instrumental in the establishment of Queensland Health’s first Limb Reconstruction Service at the Royal Children’s hospital, Brisbane which has now relocated to the Lady Cilento Childrens Hospital.

Having obtained a post graduate certificate in Orthopaedics through the College of Nursing in Sydney in 2011, Noelle is currently studying a Masters of Nurse Practitioner at QUT, specializing in Orthopaedics / Limb Reconstruction. has recently commenced a position at Redcliffe Hospital as a Nurse Practitioner Candidate in the field of Paediatrics subspecializing in Limb reconstruction.

Irish born, English trained and settled in Australia with her Australian husband and family of boys, Noelle enjoys the outdoor life Australia has to offer in terms of surfing and sailing. As a nurse specialist, her interests lie in the development of the QLD LRC to provide the adult and paediatric population of Qld the opportunity for a holistic approach to the care and management of their orthopaedic conditions.

Noelle’s current roles include

  • Clinical Nurse specialist for Paediatric Limb Reconstruction at Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital
  • Nurse Practitioner Candidate in Paediatric Orthopaedics at Redcliffe Hospital
  • NPc for the QLD LRC
  • QUT Nurse Practitioner Candidate (Nursing Masters)

Contact us

Phone:  (07) 3177 2779

Fax:      (07) 3188 7649

Email:   admin@qldlrc.com.au


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