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Dr Bu Balalla

BSc(Med) MBBS FRACS(Orth) FA(Orth)A


Dr Bu Balalla

Orthopaedic Surgery


Dr Bu (Buddhika) Balalla is an Australian-trained Orthopaedic Surgeon, with expertise in all aspects of knee surgery. 

In 2003, Dr Balalla was selected for Basic Surgical Training with the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS), and in 2007 he was selected for the RACS/Australian Orthopaedic Association Advanced Training Program in Orthopaedic Surgery. Dr Balalla completed his orthopaedic training in 2010, gaining him Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons.

In 2011, he completed a fellowship with Sydney Knee Specialists focusing on knee arthroscopy, knee replacement, ligament reconstruction, and cartilage transplantation.

In early 2012, Dr Balalla completed a second knee fellowship at the Avon Orthopaedic Centre in Bristol UK. He worked with Mr Andrew Porteous, a highly respected revision arthroplasty specialist, and Mr Jonathan Eldridge, a world-leading expert in patellofemoral surgery. Dr Balalla received training in investigating and treating problematic knee replacements, and on the treatment of patellofemoral instability.

Dr Balalla has visited Dr Freddie Fu, a world leader in orthopaedic knee surgery in Pittsburgh USA, to observe alternative techniques in ACL reconstruction surgery, such as quadriceps tendon graft harvest, and double bundle ACL reconstruction.

Dr Balalla has also travelled to Ghent in Belgium to visit Professor Rene Verdonk, one of Europe’s foremost authorities on knee surgery to gain experience in meniscal transplantation and multiligament reconstruction.

Dr Balalla consults in Bella Vista (Norwest), and Castle Hill.


  • Arthroscopic (key-hole) surgery
  • Single and multi-ligament reconstruction
  • Patellofemoral (kneecap) surgery
  • Partial and total knee replacement
  • Revision knee replacement 


  • Computer assisted surgery  
  • Ligament grafts, including autografts (from the patient’s own body), allografts (from a donor),
  • Synthetic ligaments such as LARS.
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Norwest Private Hospital


11 Norbrik Drive, Bella Vista 2153