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Mr Francis Ma


Mr Francis Ma

Orthopaedic Surgery

Mr Francis Ma is an experienced Orthopaedic Surgeon focussing on the treatment of the hip and knee.

Mr Ma is experienced in the anterior minimally invasive approach for total hip replacement. He routinely performs the anterior minimally invasive approach for all total hip replacements for arthritis and the treatment of neck of femur fractures.


Having graduated from the University of Melbourne in 1999, Francis completed his internship at the Royal Melbourne Hospital. His advanced orthopaedic training was undertaken in the Victorian training program.  He was awarded the Australian Orthopaedic Association Registrar Prize in 2008 as the highest ranked registrar in Victoria and Tasmania. After completing his specialist training in 2009, he was appointed as an Orthopaedic Consultant at St Vincent’s Public Hospital and Maroondah Hospital in 2010.

He undertook fellowships in the UK where he gained invaluable experience with complex hip and knee replacements, including difficult primary and revision (redo) replacements at the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh.

A second fellowship at the University Hospital of Coventry and Warwickshire in the UK, provided him with first class experience in hip arthroscopy, used in the management of femoroacetabular impingement (FAI), hip and groin pain and sports medicine in the active adult population including elite British athletes.

Returning to Australia in the second half of 2011, Francis spent a further four months visiting local arthroplasty surgeons (Mr Tony Dunin and Mr Neil Bergman) and hip arthroscopy surgeons (Mr John O’Donnell and Mr David Young) to further refine his techniques and experiences prior to starting private practice at the end of 2011.


  • Management of arthritis of the hip and knee Hip and knee replacements including: Anterior minimally invasive and mini posterior hip replacement - Partial and total knee replacement (Routine use of MAKO Robotic Arm Assisted surgery)
  • Complex primary and revision (redo) replacement procedures of the hip and knee - Local infiltrative anaesthetic techniques to facilitate early recovery
  • Hip arthroscopy and the management of hip pain in the
    young adult, especially femoroacetabular impingement (FAI)
  • Knee arthroscopy , meniscal repair and ligament
  • General orthopaedic trauma in adults and children.
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262 Mountain Hwy , Wantirna 3152