Mr Andrew Chia is a highly-trained and qualified Orthopaedic Surgeon with particular expertise in hip and knee surgery. He graduated from The University of Melbourne in 2000 and commenced his surgical training in 2003 with the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons. He began advanced orthopaedic surgical training in 2006 and became a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon in 2010.
Andrew spent his early consultant years at Australia’s largest trauma centre, The Alfred Hospital. In addition to providing public service to patients with elective hip, knee and shoulder conditions, here he developed his surgical skills in complex reconstructions and trauma. He subsequently went on to complete a fellowship in hip arthroscopy and anterior minimally invasive total hip replacements in Melbourne, before completing a further hip and knee fellowship in Lyon, France.
Andrew is involved in the selection process, training and examination of future Australian orthopaedic surgeons. He is also actively involved in the teaching and training of medical students and overseas surgeons undertaking fellowships. He has been appointed Adjunct Lecturer by Monash University.
Dedicated to patient care, Andrew utilises the latest arthroscopic and minimally invasive techniques for the management of all hip and knee conditions; thereby, facilitating the best recovery and outcome for patients from surgery.
Mr Andrew Chia has particular expertise in:
- Hip Arthroscopy for the therapeutic management of femoroacetabular impingement (FAI), cam and pincer lesions, labral and ligamentum teres tears, and other intra and extra-articular hip pathologies
- Anterior Minimally Invasive Hip Replacements (AMIS THR)
- Primary, Complex and Revision Hip and Knee Replacements (THR, TKR)
- Unicompartmental Knee Replacements (UKR)
- Knee Arthroscopy and Arthroscopic Knee Ligament Reconstructions (e.g. ACL)
- Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS)
- Australian Orthopaedic Association (AOA)
- Australian Medical Association (AMA)
Education and training:
- MBBS, University of Melbourne, 2000
- FRACS (Orth), RACS and AOA (Victoria), 2010
- Hip Arthroscopy Fellowship, Melbourne, Australia, 2011
- Hip and Knee Fellowship, Lyon, France, 2011