Orthopaedic Surgery

(bones and joints)

Our Orthopaedic service cares for more than 30,000 patients each year, making it one of the largest public hospital Orthopaedic Departments in Queensland. We provide a comprehensive service for adults with a full range of elective, general, specialty, trauma and complex surgery supported with a 24 hour emergency service.

Our services

  • 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
  • Bunions
  • Claw, hammer and mallet toes
  • Other foot deformities
  • Flatfoot
  • Fractures
  • Diabetic foot problems
  • Charcot foot (flatfoot)
  • Shoulder fractures
  • Shoulder instability
  • Shoulder joint replacement
  • Arthroscopic shoulder decompression
  • Bursitis
  • Rotator cuff tendonitis
  • Clavicle fractures
  • Brachial Plexus
  • Tendonitis
  • Arthritis of the wrist and hand
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Congenital hand deformities
  • Fractures
  • Trigger finger and thumb
  • Decompression
  • Fusion
  • Disc replacement
  • Tumour
  • Fractures
  • Scoliosis
  • Fractures
  • Joint replacements
  • Symptom control
  • Clavicle fractures
  • Shoulder dislocations
  • Knee and ankle ligament injuries
  • Ankle fractures
  • Achilles tendon and calf muscle tears
  • Forearm fractures
  • Head injuries
  • Back pain
  • Hip and knee disorders
  • Hand and wrist disorders
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Related services

Physiotherapy screening clinic

At your Physiotherapy screening clinic appointment, you will receive an early assessment and non-surgical management of your condition. Your condition will be continually reviewed and if required you may need further investigations or to see the specialist earlier.

How to access this service

To access this service, your GP or medical practitioner will need to send a referral letter to the hospital.

If there is a waiting list, you will receive a confirmation letter and be advised on what to do next. If there is no waiting list, you will receive an appointment booking letter or we will contact you to arrange a suitable time for your appointment.

Refer a patient

To refer a patient:
Orthopaedic referral guideline

GP and Specialist Hotline:
1300 364 938

After your hospital appointment

Your doctor may advise that you require surgery. If this is the case you will be placed on a surgical waiting list and may need to attend the Pre-admission Clinic before your surgery.

What to bring

Each time you visit us
  • Your Medicare card
  • Private health insurance card (if you have one)
  • Health Care Card and/or concession card (if you have one)
  • Current medications (prescription, over the counter and herbal medicine)
  • Relevant x-rays, scans or any other test results or reports
  • Glasses, hearing and mobility aids
  • Your appointment letter
  • Any special items listed on your letter
  • WorkCover claim number (if relevant)
  • Snacks, a drink or money to buy refreshments
  • Something to read or do while you wait
  • An adult carer to support you and take you home
  • Copy of Advanced Healthcare Directive or Enduring Power of Attorney (if you have one)
  • A jacket or cardigan in case you get cold
  • A dressing gown or cardigan, sleepwear or comfortable day clothes
  • Slippers and shoes (low heel, closed-in, non-slip, adjustable and firm fitting around the foot)
  • Your toiletries and personal items
  • Copy of Advanced Healthcare Directive or Enduring Power of Attorney if you have one
  • Something to read or do during your stay
  • A smart phone, tablet or laptop, connecting earphones and chargers so you can connect to the free MetroNorth-PatientWiFi and access entertainment. Televisions may not be available for use.
  • Medical devices required for your care (e.g. CPAP machine)
  • Do not bring large amounts of cash or valuables such as jewellery, watches or other items of value to you


Contact us

Orthopaedic Outpatient Clinic
Location: Level 7, Ned Hanlon Building
Phone: (07) 3646 6810

Pre-admission Clinic
Location: Level 3, Ned Hanlon Building
Phone: (07) 3646 7525
Fax: (07) 3646 776

Need help outside hours?

For non-urgent medical issues call 13 HEALTH (13 43 25 84) or visit your GP.

In an emergency call 000.

Refer a patient

To refer a patient, view the Orthopaedic referral guideline.

For an existing referral call 1300 364 938.

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