Speciality: Orthopaedics , ACL Reconstruction, Hip, Knee, Minimally invasive surgery, Revision Knee Replacement, Hip Resurfacing, Revision Hip Replacement, Knee replacement, Computer-assisted surgery, Sports surgery, Hip and Knee replacement, Hip Replacement, Arthroscopy, Partial knee Replacement, Anterior Hip Replacement, Knee Arthroscopy, Robotic Knee Surgery, Knee Ligament Reconstruction, Acute Injuries, Hip Resurfacing Arthroplasty, Stem Cell Therapy, Cartilage Replacement, Dual Mobility Hip Replacement, Anterior Minimally Invasive Hip Replacement, Minimally Invasive Direct Anterior Hip Replacement

+61 2 8382 6199

St. Vincent's Clinic Level 4, 438 Victoria Street Darlinghurst
Australia - 2010.

Macquarie University Clinic Suite 303, Level 3 2 Technology Place Macquarie University
Macquarie Park
Australia - 2109.

Specialising in surgery of the hip and knee
St Vincent’s Clinic Sydney, Australia

Associate Professor,
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Head of the Division of Sports Medicine at The Australian School of Advanced Medicine
Macquarie University
Sydney, Australia

I have been in practice as a specialist orthopaedic surgeon since 1989. In my 26 years in specialist practice as an orthopaedic surgeon I have developed my interest in the areas of knee and hip surgery and now practise exclusively in these areas




  • University of New South Wales
  • Bachelor of Medicine
  • Bachelor of Surgery
  • Honours Class One
  • UNSW University Medal 1982




  • Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons 1988
  • Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh 1989
  • Fellow of the Australian Orthopaedic Association 1992
  • Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery and Head of the department of Sports Medicine, Australian School of Advanced Medicine, Macquarie University 2007

Academic Awards And Fellowships



  • Wallace Wurth Prize for General Proficiency throughout the Medical Course 1982
  • Staff Association Prize for General Proficiency by a graduating Student in the Clinical Years 1982
  • Graduate Prize in Surgery 1982
  • The Gilbert Ashby Memorial Prize
  • The C.V. Salisbury Memorial Prize
  • The A.C. Thomas Memorial Prize
  • The H.B. and R.L. Melville Prize
  • The Keith Harrison Memorial Prize for Proficiency in Medicine,
    Final Degree Examinations, 1981
  • UNSW University medal 1982




  • Zimmer Overseas Travelling Fellow 1987


  • Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh
  • Royal Australasian College of Surgeons
  • Australian Orthopaedic Association
  • Australian Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • International Society for Arthroscopy, Knee and Orthopaedic Sports Surgery (ISAKOS)
  • International Cartilage Repair Society (ICRS)
  • Australian Arthroplasty Society
  • Asia Pacific Arthroplasty Society
  • Australian Medical Association
  • The Neuromuscular Society

Current Hospital Appointments

  • Visiting Orthopaedic Surgeon
    St Vincent’s Private Hospital Macquarie University Hospital
    The Prince of Wales Private Hospital
    St Luke’s Private Hospital
  • Honorary Orthopaedic Surgeon
    The Prince of Wales Hospital
  • Associate Professor in Orthopaedic Surgery and Head of the Department of Sports Medicine (Level D academic position)
    Australian School of Advanced Medicine
    Macquarie University
    Macquarie University Private Hospital

Special Interests

My particular areas of interest in orthopaedic surgery include:


  • Arthroscopic surgery of the knee
  • ACL reconstruction (over 4500 cases to date)
  • Allograft ACL repair and reconstruction
  • PCL and complex ligament reconstructions in the knee
  • Sports surgery
  • Cartilage replacement
  • Knee replacement
  • Partial knee replacement
  • Hip replacement
  • Dual mobility hip replacement
  • Minimally invasive direct anterior hip replacement
  • Tissue sparing mini hip replacement
  • Computer assisted hip and knee replacement and robotically assisted surgery
  • Patient specific knee replacement (Signature system)

Sports Surgery

I have a particular interest in treating injuries in athletes. In my 26 years in practice I have treated thousands of professional, Olympic, and recreational athletes. I understand what it takes to get professional and recreational athletes back to their pre-injury sporting level. During this time I have been actively involved in the surgical management of sportsmen and athletes from the following teams and organisations:

Rugby League, NRL competition:

  • Canterbury Bankstown Bulldogs
  • Cronulla Sutherland Sharks
  • St George Illawarra Dragons
  • Penrith Panthers
  • Australian Kangaroos
  • NSW Blues


Rugby Union:

  • Australian Wallabies
  • Sydney University Football Club, Consultant knee surgeon since 2002
  • Eastern Suburbs Rugby Union Football Club
  • Australian Women’s Rugby Team


Australian Rules Football, AFL competition:

  • Sydney Swans


Basketball, NBL competition:

  • Sydney Kings
  • Sydney Razorbacks


Olympic Games:

  • Consultant knee surgeon to the Sydney Olympic Games 2000



  • Australian Cricket Team
  • NSW Cricket Team
  • Australian Women’s Cricket Team



  • Thredbo Ski Patrol
  • Perisher Valley Ski Patrol
  • Thredbo Ski School (instructors)
  • Perisher Valley Ski School (instructors)


Schoolboy Sport:

  • Scots College

Medical Education and Research

I have lectured and presented widely in Australia and overseas in the areas of sports surgery, joint replacement, minimally invasive surgery, partial joint replacement and computer assisted surgery.

I travel extensively to research new and improved methods of treatment and have been a demonstrator of surgical techniques to orthopaedic surgeons in the fields of knee surgery and joint replacement both in Australia and overseas.

I have a particular interest in orthopaedic development in Asia and am a founding member of The Asia Pacific Arthroplasty Association (APAS) which promotes the science of joint replacement in the Asia-Pacific region.

I have been a regular presenter and surgical demonstrator at the annual APAS joint replacement conferences since its inception in 1998.

I have been involved in surgical research for many years through laboratories and facilities in Australia, USA and Europe. I am currently engaged in some exciting research at the newly formed laboratories at The Australian School of Advanced Medicine at Macquarie University in Sydney, Australia.

I have published papers in sports surgery and other topics in the orthopaedic literature.

Design and Development of Orthopaedic Devices

I have long been engaged in the design and development of orthopaedic implants and devices.

Principal Designer

Range of modular femoral heads for infinite adjustability of leg length and offset in hip replacement.
De Puy International, 2004.

Principal Designer

Freedom uni-compartmental knee replacement
Stryker Corporation, 2006

Principal Designer

Interference screw for ACL fixation, 2003.

Principal Designer

Minimally invasive total knee replacement instrument set

De Puy International. 2002.


Member Design and Development Team

EAS (endoscopically assisted surgery) team.
Stryker Corporation
This team comprises 6 surgeons and several engineers and scientists who meet regularly in the USA to develop new and better ways to surgically treat injuries and conditions affecting the knee, utilising minimally invasive techniques.


Member Design and Development Team

GX1 team.
Stryker Corporation
This team comprises surgeons, engineers and scientists whose mission is to improve the early treatment of osteoarthritis of the knee.


Member Design and Development Team

Joint decompression device.
Stryker Corporation


Member Design and Development Team

Computer assisted unicondylar knee replacement.
De Puy International, 2003


Member Design and Development Team

Interposition arthroplasty device for knee arthritis.
Arthrex Inc. 2003-4


Member Design and Development Team

Paragon hip replacement stem
Global Orthopaedics


Member Design and Development Team

Global acetabular component for hip replacement
Global Orthopaedics


Member Design and Development Team

Corin mini hip stem


Member Development and Evaluation Team

Femoral neck preserving mini-hip replacement, the Silent Hip.
De Puy International


Member Design and Development Team

Load bypass surgery with the Kinespring device, an innovative new treatment for knee arthritis in young patients.
Moximed Inc. 2007-present.


Member Development and Evaluation Team

Collagen meniscal implant
Sulzer Corporation, 2002.


Surgical Evaluator

Orthogen Laboratories.
Device Technologies, 2002.


I have been happily married to Fiona for 29 years and have 4 children.

My non-medical intellectual interests include the following;

  • Physics, specifically Quantum mechanics and cosmology
  • Mathematics
  • History
  • I am currently enrolled in a master’s degree in medical education at Macquarie University


My sporting and recreational activities include;

  • Snow skiing
  • Fresh and salt water fly fishing
  • Tennis
  • Golf
  • Running
  • Hiking

I hope you find my website interesting and informative. Patients can be assured of my best attention at all times.

Associate Professor Craig Waller
February 2016

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