Dr Simon Coffey


Orthopaedic Surgeon

Dr Coffey is an Orthopaedic Surgeon and Clinical Lecturer at the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Macquarie University. He has a particular interest in primary and revision hip and knee replacement as well as lower limb reconstruction and sports injuries. Dr Coffey has been in specialist orthopaedic practice since 1997. He has held senior clinical administrative roles as department head and AOA State Chairman. He continues to be actively involved in student and registrar training. He is a regular invited guest lecturer at instructional courses in joint replacement held within Australia and internationally. Dr Coffey is a Fellow of the Australian Orthopaedic Association and the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons. He is a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, the Australian Society of Orthopaedic Surgeons and the Australian Medical Association. Dr Coffey’s specials interests are Primary Hip and Knee Replacement,Unicompartment Replacement (including Patellofemoral Replacement), Revision Hip and Knee Replacement, Knee Reconstruction, Patellofemoral Instability Problems and Arthroscopic Knee Surgery.

Revision based knee replacement

Revision knee replacement surgery involves replacing part or all your previous knee prosthesis with a new prosthesis. Although total knee replacement surgery is successful, sometimes the procedure can fail due to various reasons and require a second revision surgery. Revision knee replacement surgery may be advised to patients if they have one or more of the following conditions:

  • Trauma to the knee joint
  • Chronic progressive joint disease
  • Increased pain in the affected knee
  • Worn out prosthesis
  • Knee instability or a feeling of giving way while walking
  • Loosening of the prosthesis
  • Infection in the prosthetic joint
  • Weakening of bone around the knee replacement, a process known as osteolysis (bone loss)
  • Stiffness in the knee
  • Leg length discrepancy
  • Fracture

Hip replacement

Total hip replacement is a surgical procedure in which the damaged cartilage and bone is removed from the hip joint and replaced with artificial components. The hip joint is one of the body’s largest weight-bearing joints, located between the thigh bone (femur) and the pelvis (acetabulum). It is a ball and socket joint in which the head of the femur is the ball and the pelvic acetabulum forms the socket. The joint surface is covered by a smooth articular cartilage which acts as a cushion and enables smooth movements of the joint. Several diseases and conditions can cause damage to the articular cartilage. Total hip replacement surgery is an option to relieve severe arthritis pain that limits your daily activities.

Knee arthroscopy

Knee Arthroscopy is a common surgical procedure performed using an arthroscope, a viewing instrument, to consider the knee joint to diagnose or treat a knee problem. It is a relatively safe procedure and most the patient’s discharge from the hospital on the same day of surgery.


Macquarie University Orthopaedics Macquarie University Clinic

Suite 303, Level 3 2 Technology Place , Macquarie University, NSW, 2109

Phone: 02 4732 2566

Website: http://simoncoffey.com.au


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