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Specialist in hip arthroscopy, AMIS – Anterior Minimally Invasive THR, Femoroacetabular Impingement, knee arthroscopy and replacement

Hip Arthroscopy

Hip arthroscopy is a surgical procedure where problems in the hip can be diagnosed and treated using keyhole surgery.

Knee Arthroscopy

These often are referred to as tears of the cartilage. The medial and lateral menisci are semilunar fibrous type shock absorbers, which are situated on either side of the knee.

Hip Replacement

Osteoarthritis of the hip joint is very commonly seen in our community and often leads to severe pain, stiffness and disability.

Knee Replacement

Osteoarthritis of the knee is one of the most common causes of knee pain in Western civilisation, particularly in middle aged and older patients.

Labral Tear

The labrum is a specialised fibrocartilaginous structure that surrounds the edge of the acetabulum (socket).

ACL Knee Reconstruction

Disruption of the anterior cruciate ligament is one of the more common knee injuries seen,
particularly in running twisting sports such as football and netball.

Francis Ma - Orthopaedic Surgeon

Francis Ma has a special interest in management of conditions affecting the hips and knees, with particular skills in hip arthroscopy and minimally invasive hip joint replacement surgery, including anterior approach and mini posterior approach.

He is readily available to discuss urgent referrals with general practitioners, sports physicians and allied health practitioners.

Francis’ special interests and expertise include:

  • Hip arthroscopy and the management of hip pain in the young adult, especially femoroacetabular impingement (FAI)
  • Management of arthritis of the hip and knee
  • Hip and knee replacements including:
    Anterior mini invasive and mini posterior hip replacement
    Partial and total knee replacement (routine use of computer navigation)
    Complex primary and revision (redo) replacement procedures of the hip and knee
    Local infiltrative anaesthetic techniques to facilitate early recovery
    Robotic arm assisted knee replacement surgery. (Total hip to be included late 2016 early 2017)
  • Knee arthroscopy, cruciate ligament reconstruction and meniscal repair
  • General orthopaedic trauma in adults and children

Mr Francis Ma is an Australian trained orthopaedic surgeon who is part of the Knox Orthopaedic Group which is based in Wantirna, Melbourne. He joined the group in late 2011. He commenced practice in Heidelberg at the end of 205 and has recently started practice in Fitzroy and Lower Templestowe, click here for location details. He aims to deliver high quality and efficient orthopaedic service to the local community.


Pre-Surgery Information

Pre-Surgery Information

Pre-Surgery Information for hip and knee surgery

Recovery & Rehab

Recovery & Rehab

Recovery & Rehab for hip and knee surgery

Pre & Post Op Exercises

Pre & Post Op Exercises

Pre & Post Op Exercises for hip and knee surgery

Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions about hip, knee and shoulder surgery

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