Mr Soong Chua – Orthopaedic Surgeon Melbourne 

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Mr Soong Chua
Orthopaedic Surgeon Melbourne
Shoulder, Knee & Elbow Specialist

Consulting Locations

  • OrthoSport Victoria, Richmond
  • Epworth Eastern Hospital, Box Hill
  • Heidelberg Park Specialist Centre, Heidelberg

Operating Locations

Public Hospitals

Mr Soong Chua is an orthopaedic surgeon Melbourne, specialising in arthroscopic and reconstructive surgery of the shoulder, knee and elbow. This includes robotic knee replacement, rotator cuff repair and reverse shoulder replacement surgery. A keen sportsman with a special interest in the recovery of sports injuries, Soong was invited to join OrthoSport Victoria, and has also been elected as secretary for the Victorian Shoulder and Elbow Society (VSES). A testament to his proficiency in the field. Born and educated in Melbourne, Soong completed his medical degree at the University of Melbourne. He obtained his fellowship in Orthopaedic Surgery from the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons and is a current fellow of the Australian Orthopaedic Association. He has served as the acting Deputy Director of the Orthopaedic Unit at Austin Health. A family man at heart, Soong is married and has recently welcomed a third child to his growing family. In his downtime, he enjoys golf, cricket and supporting the Hawks.

Orthopaedic Surgery Subspecialty interests:

Soong Chua has developed expertise in joint replacement surgery, including advanced 3D planning and bone grafting techniques for difficult shoulder replacements and revisions. He continues to work in the public health system as a consultant orthopaedic surgeon at the Austin Hospital. In this position, he is the Head of Orthopaedic Unit 2, and heavily involved in teaching of junior staff and students, as an AOA supervisor of training for orthopaedic trainees. Soong remains committed to the advancement of orthopaedic surgery and has made presentations of his research work at local and international meetings, as well as giving educational talks at AOA sanctioned events. He is a reviewer for Shoulder & Elbow Journal and the Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine.

International Orthopaedic Experience

In London and Milan, Soong undertook further subspecialty training where he helped in the treatment of professional athletes including international cricket, soccer and rugby players. In London, he completed the prestigious Calvert Fellowship in Shoulder and Elbow Surgery at the Hospital of St John and St Elizabeth, including an extended period at the world renowned Fortius Clinic. Soong then moved to Milan to work with Mr Alessandro Castagna (past president of the European Society for Shoulder and Elbow Surgery) at the Istituto Clinico Humanitas, one of the most highly esteemed orthopaedic units in Italy. This prior international experience has put him in the unique position to specialise in general sports, and more specifically, AFL injuries and their treatment back home in Australia. Soong contienues to refine his surgical skills and learn the newest techniques and technologies for achieving the best patient outcomes possible. To pursue his specialisation in the treatment of sports injuries, Soong currently consults from OrthoSport Victoria out of the Epworth Hospital in Richmond and satellite locations in Box Hill and Heidelberg.