About Dr Tyson Doneley

Dr Tyson Doneley is an Australian qualified Lower Limb Orthopaedic Surgeon.

Dr Doneley obtained his medical degree with honours (BSc(med) MBBS hons) from the University of New South Wales in 2002. He returned to Queensland as a junior doctor and completed his Basic Surgical Training in 2005 and commenced his Advanced Orthopaedic Training in 2007. He successfully passed all facets of his Basic and Advanced training on first attempt and completed advanced training in 2010.

He subsequently undertook additional subspecialist training in the fields of hip and knee joint replacement, arthroscopic surgery and ligament reconstruction during two fellowships he completed at prestigious local and international orthopaedic centres. He worked under Dr David Liu and Dr Ray Randle at the Gold Coast Centre for Bone and Joint Surgery in 2011.

In 2012 he relocated to the United Kingdom to further his subspecialty interest in hip arthritis/ hip replacement and work at the Princess Elizabeth Orthopaedic Centre (Devon). This world-renowned centre for total hip replacement surgery has been at the forefront of Total Hip Replacement surgery for over 40 years and is the birthplace of the “Exeter Total Hip Replacement.”

Dr Doneley has worked in a number of positions in his area of interest. Previously he has been a lower limb trauma/arthroplasty surgeon at the Gold Coast Hospital and more recently a Staff Specialist Surgeon as well as Director of Orthopaedic Surgery at The Queen Elizabeth II Jubilee Hospital in Brisbane.

Currently Dr Doneley holds VMO positions at Greenslopes Private Hospital and the Mater Private Hospital, South Brisbane. He maintains a public position as a VMO at The QEII Hospital for provision of public orthopaedic services and teaching of trainee orthopaedic surgeons.

About Hip, Knee and acute Orthopaedic injuries

Hip Conditions

The hip joint is a ball and socket joint where the femoral head (top of the thigh bone) sits within a corresponding socket (the acetabulum) that is part of the pelvis. As well as conditions that affect the actual ball and socket part of the hip joint, there are a number of other structures around the hip joint that can be injured. These can cause pain, difficulty with walking or discomfort/limitations in performing athletic activities or everyday tasks such as squatting.

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Knee Conditions

The knee joint is a complex structure involving the articulating surfaces of the three bones that meet at the knee (the femur, the tibia and the patella) as well as multiple ligaments, tendons and soft tissue structures that provide stability, support and motion to the joint. Injury to the ligaments, tendons or bones at the knee joint can occur either chronically or acutely – arthritis, meniscus tears and ACL rupture being prime examples

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Acute Orthopaedic Injuries

Dr Doneley maintains a strong interest in treating acute lower limb athletic injuries including:

  • Knee ligament injuries (such as Anterior Cruciate Ligament rupture)
  • Ankle Fractures
  • Tibial/ Femoral Fractures
  • Fractures of the foot
  • Meniscal Injuries
  • Tendon Injuries

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