Orthopaedic Surgeon - Dr. Frank Connon

Dr Frank Connon

Orthopaedic Surgeon

Bachelor of Medicine & Surgery (MBBS)
Bachelor of Medical Science (BMedSci)
Post Graduate Diploma Surgical Anatomy (PGDipSurgAnat)
Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (FRACS)
Fellow of the Australian Orthopaedic Association (FAOrthoA)

Operating and consulting at Sunshine Coast University Private Hospital, Noosa Hospital, Buderim Private Hospital and Sunshine Coast University Hospital.

Dr Frank Connon is an orthopaedic surgeon with extensive Australian and International experience including Fellowship training in complex Hip and Knee Reconstruction and Foot and Ankle surgery at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital in London. Dr Connon has a particular interest in minimally invasive lower limb surgical techniques. His expertise includes anterior approach hip replacement, kinematic knee replacement using patient specific instrumentation/robotics and minimally invasive bunion surgery.

Dr Connon undertook most of his surgical education and training in Orthopaedic Surgery in Sydney but also worked in Nambour, Melbourne and London. During his training, he was chosen by his peers to represent them at the Australian Orthopaedic Registrars’ Association.

After completing his Australian training, Dr Connon was awarded the prestigious Commonwealth Fellowship to undertake a year of further specialist training at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital in London, UK. This internationally renowned centre of orthopaedic excellence is the tertiary referral centre for all orthopaedic oncology patients and many of the most difficult arthroplasty cases in London and across Europe and the Middle East, giving Dr Connon a wealth of experience in performing complex Hip and Knee Replacements. In London he also worked under the mentorship of world authorities on the treatment of Foot and Ankle conditions.

Extensive training in the Direct Anterior Approach to Hip Replacement at centres of excellence in Sydney, the United Kingdom and France, and professional visitation to the United States, has given Dr Connon significant experience and expertise with this technique, which he uses for most primary hip replacements. He is equally well-trained using the posterior approach which some patients will require, including those needing certain complex revision procedures. Dr Connon is always happy to take all the necessary time to talk to patients about their options.

Another of Dr Connon’s main passions is Minimally Invasive Foot, Ankle and Knee surgery. This includes “keyhole bunion surgery” (Minimally Invasive Hallux Valgus correction), Hammer toe surgery and arthroscopic treatment of lower limb sporting injuries, following comprehensive Australian and overseas training.

Dr Connon emphasises the importance of spending time with his patients so that he can offer surgical solutions tailored to their lifestyle and discuss each patient’s options in a caring manner. This helps him to deliver each patient the best possible recovery and long-term outcomes for their individual circumstances.



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