Orthopaedic Specialists, Orthopaedic Surgeons, North Shore NSW
02 9480 9111
The University of Sydney Avondale College of Higher Education

Sydney Adventist Hospital
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Remarkable Orthopaedic SpecialistsEach year thousands of people choose Sydney Adventist Hospital’s Orthopaedic Services.  The San is renowned as a leading centre for orthopaedic services – from complex joint replacements and reconstructions, to many other conditions. The Hospital’s years of experience in orthopaedic work, together with the first-class reputation of our Orthopaedic surgeons, staff and facilities attract top athletes as well as patients of all ages. Our orthopaedic surgeons are now able to offer robotic-arm assisted surgery including hip replacement and partial knee replacement surgery using Stryker’s MAKO system.

Our team of surgeons, specialty nurses, physiotherapists and support staff are dedicated to managing your Orthopaedic treatment and work together to ensure your needs are met prior to admission, whilst in hospital and following discharge. Our goal is to deliver premium orthopaedic care using the latest techniques and advancements to achieve the best outcomes and help people return to pain-free, functional lives.

San patients have the support of a range of facilities to help their recovery backed by the compassionate care for which the Hospital is renowned – we are with you every step of the way.

You can search for an Orthopaedic Specialist now using our Find A San Specialist website search function.

If you are having joint replacement surgery, please take the time to watch our short patient orientation movie below, which aims to explain the processes before and after your procedure and alleviate any concerns you may have. 

For patients having hip surgery, your surgeon may speak to you regarding participation in the femoral head donation program. Sydney Adventist Hospital is pleased to have helped over 100 patients through its donations during 2017.  These femoral heads are needed for revision or primary surgery where a bone deficit needs to be filled or a bone graft required. The San is pleased to have the services, staff and skills required to process, document, collect, store and transfer these much needed tissues to the Australian Tissue Donation Network.


Inpatient rehabilitation is for the patient who requires 24 hour medical monitoring, needing the support of the nursing and medical team. The multi-disciplinary team will be involved in providing a program suitable for the patient based on the patients individualised goals and expectations of improvement by the treating team. The program continues until established goals are met or progress of the patient plateaus. 

The San's new Rehabilitation Unit opened in 2017 for those requiring inpatient rehabilitation following surgery. It provides an easy and stress free transition from surgical ward to rehabilitation ward.  For further information on San Rehabilitation, call (02) 9480 3580.


Orthopaedic Conditions We Treat

Some of the common conditions and treatments regularly performed by San orthopaedic specialists are listed below.

Hip and Knee

  • Hip and femur fractures
  • Total hip replacement
  • Hip resurfacing
  • Total knee replacement
  • Minimally Invasive Hip and Knee Surgery (AMIS)
  • Partial knee replacement
  • Knee arthroscopy
  • Meniscal tears
  • ACL tears
  • Osteoarthritis


If you are having knee or hip replacement surgery, you may like to download our Knee Replacement Booklet or Hip Replacement Booklet for patients.

Foot and Ankle

  • Bunions
  • Claw, hammer and mallet toes
  • Other foot deformities
  • Flatfoot
  • Fractures
  • Diabetic foot problems
  • Ingrown toenails



  • Shoulder fractures
  • Shoulder instability
  • Shoulder joint replacement
  • Arthroscopic shoulder decompression
  • Bursitis
  • Rotator cuff tendonitis
  • Clavicle fractures


Hand, Wrist and Nerve

  • Tendonitis
  • Arthritis of the wrist and hand
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Congenital hand deformities
  • Fractures
  • Trigger finger and thumb



  • Discectomy (removal of the intervertebral disc) and decompressions of nerve roots and spinal cord in the neck and lower back
  • Spinal fusion surgery in the cervical, thoracic and lumbosacral spine
  • Disc replacement surgery
  • Correction of spinal deformities such as scoliosis and kyphosis
  • Reconstructions and palliative surgery for spinal tumours
  • Surgical treatment of spinal infections
  • Revision spinal surgery



  • Fractures
  • Paediatric fractures


Rheumatoid Arthritis

  • Joint replacements
  • Symptom control


Sports Injuries

  • Clavicle fractures
  • Shoulder dislocations
  • Knee and ankle ligament injuries
  • Ankle fractures
  • Achilles tendon and calf muscle tears
  • Forearm fractures
  • Head injuries


Neuromuscular Disorders

  • Back pain
  • Hip and knee disorders
  • Hand and wrist disorders
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome


Joint Replacement Patient Orientation Movie

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Sydney Adventist Hospital Clinical Specialties and Services