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Professor Ross Crawford

Ross Crawford

Professor of Orthopaedic Research

Professor Ross Crawford has commenced private consulting at the Holy Spirit Northside Hospital. He will continue to consult at the Private Practice Clinic at Prince Charles Hospital and at the Brisbane Orthopaedic Sports Medicine clinic. For all appointments and enquiries please phone 3139 4481.

"I am currently employed as the Professor of Orthopaedic Research at Queensland University of Technology. As well as being involved in clinical and basic science research I undertake private clinical practice at Holy Spirit Northside Hospital and public and private practice at Prince Charles Hospital.

My fellowship training, in primary and revision hip and knee replacement surgery, was at both Oxford and Exeter, UK and lasted 4 years. I completed a D.Phil (Oxon.) (PhD equivalent) at Oxford University in 2000. Each year an overseas orthopaedic surgeon is trained in our unit in complex lower limb joint replacement surgery. Surgeons from Canada, England, Scotland, Israel, and India have been trained over the last six years. I have lectured in Japan and India each year for the last five years and been an invited lecturer, on hip and knee replacement, at the Malaysian, Thailand, Australian, Japanese, and Indian Orthopaedic Association meetings in the last three years.

As a surgeon who deals only with pathology of the hip and knees much of my practice is dedicated to primary hip and knee replacement and knee arthroscopy surgery. However I have a number of special interests relating to complex problems of the hip and knee. These include revision hip and knee surgery, unicompartmental knee replacement, complex hip reconstruction, including congenital hip dysplasia and computer assisted knee replacement."

Undergraduate Medical Degree

  • University of Queensland, Brisbane
  • Graduated MB, BS, (Distinction in Pediatrics)

Post Graduate Medicine

  • Primary Examination in Fellowship of Surgery
  • Early Management Severe Trauma Exam (EMST)
  • Education Commission for Foreign Graduates (ECFMG)
  • Fellow Royal Australian College of Surgeons in Orthopaedics FRACS (Orth.)
  • D. Phil (Oxon.), Oxford University, UK
    “Focal Femoral Osteolysis in Cemented Total Hip Replacement”

Current Appointments

  • Professor of Orthopaedic Research, School of Biomedical Engineering, Queensland University of Technology
  • Visiting Medical Officer, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Prince Charles Hospital


  • Australian Orthopaedic Association
  • Royal Australian College of Surgeons
  • Life Member Society of St. Andrew of Scotland (Queensland)
  • Wolfson College, Oxford
  • Girdlestone Orthopaedic Society


  • Australian Academic Orthopaedic Surgeons Committee
    Subcommittee of Australian Orthopaedic Association
  • Bone and Joint Decade (Qld) Executive Committee
  • Medical, Ethics and Scientific Committee, Arthritis, Queensland

Hospital Affiliations