HIP, KNEE AND ANKLE SURGEON, M.B., B.S (HONS), BS.C,DIP. POD, F.R.A.C.S. (ORTH)
Dr John Rooney is an Orthopaedic Surgeon who specialises in Hip replacement surgery. He also specialises in Knee and Ankle surgery.
Dr Rooney graduated with Honours from the University of Sydney with a Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery, in 1994. He is a Fellow of both the Royal Australian College of Surgeons (F.R.A.C.S) and the Australian Orthopaedic Association (F.A.Orth.A).
Dr Rooney has built over the years a strong reputation as a Hip replacement surgeon. He is an Australian pioneer in Anterior computer navigated, minimally invasive, total hip replacement surgery. This surgical approach is also known as ‘The Direct Anterior Approach’ (DAA) whereby instead of having your hip replacement done through the back of the hip the operation takes place through a small incision via the front of the hip. The goal of using the small anterior incision is to reduce pain and speed recovery. Dr Rooney has fine-tuned this innovative surgical technique and has dedicated over a decade to this surgical approach with very rewarding results for his patients.
Dr Rooney’s surgical interests extend beyond the hip. He is also very passionate about knee and ankle conditions. Dr Rooney has a large repertoire of surgical options for each of these three areas, including total knee replacement and total ankle replacement and ligament reconstruction.
Dr Rooney and his staff are always here to help, please feel free to give us a call to discuss if we can assist you with your condition on (02) 8382 6967
The traditional surgical approach to total hip replacement uses a single, long incision to view and access the hip joint. A variation of this approach is a minimally invasive procedure in which one or two shorter incisions are used. The goal of using shorter incisions is to reduce pain and speed recovery. Unlike traditional total hip replacement, the minimally invasive technique is not suitable for all patients. Your orthopaedic surgeon will discuss different surgical options with you.