Associate Professor Craig Waller is a leading hip and knee surgeon in Sydney, specialising in sports injuries and joint replacement. He graduated from the UNSW in 1982 with the University Medal Graduate prize in surgery and nine other academic awards. He studied orthopaedic surgery in Sydney, London, Edinburgh and Los Angeles to gain Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons and The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh in 1989. He gained full fellowship of The Australian Orthopaedic Association in 1992. Associate Professor Waller was chosen to head up the Division of Sports Medicine at the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences at Macquarie University in 2007 (formerly known as the Australian School of Advanced Medicine). He remains the head of Sports Medicine in the Department of Surgery at Macquarie University Hospital.
Associate Professor Waller was awarded the academic title of Associate Professor by Macquarie University in 2008. He was awarded the title of Visiting Professor, Peking University People’s Hospital, Beijing, China in 2009. Associate Professor Waller’s interests and expertise are in hip and knee replacement, knee ligament reconstruction and sports injuries of the knee. He is a consulting knee surgeon to three professional NRL clubs and two Sydney based rugby clubs and has vast experience in the treatment of football injuries. He has a particular interest in the treatment of ski and snow sports injuries and is a keen skier himself. He has treated many professional and Olympic level skiers and snowboarders including four athletes who competed in the Winter Olympic Games in Sochy, Russia in February 2014. Professor Waller was also a consulting knee surgeon to the 2000 Sydney Olympic Games. Associate Professor Waller is one of the most experienced ACL reconstruction surgeons in the country, having personally performed over 5,000 cases since 1989.
He has an interest in minimally invasive surgery of the hip and knee, computer and robotically assisted joint replacement, partial knee replacement, allograft ACL reconstruction, and stem cell therapies. All of these treatments are available at Macquarie University Hospital under Associate Professor Waller’s care. Associate Professor Waller consults at Macquarie University Clinic every Tuesday and operates at Macquarie University Hospital on Fridays. He and his staff would like to assure patients and referring doctors of their best care and attention at all times.
Special Interests: Anterior minimally invasive hip replacement. dual mobility hip replacement, computer and robotically assisted patient specific knee replacement, minimally invasive partial knee replacement, arthroscopic ACL reconstruction, sports injuries and snow sports injuries.