Mr Soong Chua – Orthopaedic Surgeon Melbourne 

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

Consulting Locations

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

Operating Locations

Public Hospitals

Dr Soong Chua is an esteemed orthopaedic surgeon based in Melbourne, renowned for his expertise in arthroscopic and reconstructive procedures of the shoulder, knee, and elbow. With a dedicated focus on improving patients' quality of life, Dr Chua excels in performing robotic knee replacements, shoulder replacements and rotator cuff repairs. Driven by a passion for sports medicine, Dr Chua's journey led him to OrthoSport Victoria (OSV), where he contributes his skills to the recovery of sports and non-sports related injuries. Additionally, he serves as the president for the Victorian Shoulder and Elbow Society (VSES), showcasing his dedication to the advancement of orthopaedic care in the community. A Melbourne native, Dr Chua completed his medical studies at the University of Melbourne before obtaining his fellowship in Orthopaedic Surgery from the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons. He is a proud fellow of the Australian Orthopaedic Association and has served as the Acting Director of the Orthopaedic Unit at Austin Health. Utilising the newest technology and his in-depth expertise, Dr. Chua incorporates techniques such as robotic surgery and 3D planning and bone grafting to address complex orthopaedic conditions. He remains actively involved in teaching and training as the Head of Orthopaedic Unit 2 at the Austin Hospital and as a lecturer for the AOA Orthopaedic ‘Bone School’ training program. Dr Chua's dedication to advancing orthopaedic knowledge and improving patient outcomes is evident through his contributions to research and education. He has been the ANZ chair for international courses, training established surgeons, and serves as a reviewer for prestigious journals in the field including the American Journal of Sports Medicine. His international experience in London and Milan has enriched his practice, allowing him to collaborate with world-renowned experts, gain exposure to diverse surgical approaches and treating professional athletes across various sports disciplines. This exposure has uniquely positioned him to specialise in AFL injuries and sports medicine back home in Australia. Continuously refining his skills and staying abreast of the latest advancements in orthopaedic care, Dr Chua consults from OSV, providing compassionate and comprehensive treatment to his patients at Epworth Hospital in Richmond and satellite locations in Box Hill and Heidelberg. Outside of his professional endeavours, Dr Chua finds joy in family life with his wife and three children. His interests extend to golf, cricket, and supporting the Hawks.

Subspecialty interests

  • Shoulder Arthroscopy and Knee Arthroscopic Surgery
  • Shoulder and Knee Replacement Surgery
  • Rotator Cuff Repair
  • Tendon injuries (e.g tennis elbow surgery, distal biceps rupture and pectoralis major rupture)
  • MBBS, University of Melbourne
  • Professional Certificate in Clinical Research, University of Melbourne
  • Fellowship in Orthopaedic Surgery FRACS (Orth), Royal Australasian College of Surgeons
  • Fellow of Australian Orthopaedic Association FAOrthA, Australian Orthopaedic Association
  • Director,  OrthoSport Victoria (OSV)
  • Head of Orthopaedic Unit 2, Austin Health
  • Fellowship and Trainee Supervisor, Australian Orthopaedic Association (AOA)
  • President, Victorian Shoulder and Elbow Society (VSES)
  • Fellowship Co-Supervisor, Epworth Upper Limb Fellowship
  • Host Surgeon – Visiting Surgeon Program, Smith + Nephew
  • AOA Bone School Lecturer – Shoulder Section (Victoria Training Program), Australian Orthopaedic Association
  • Principal Investigator (Melbourne arm), IMPACT and RAISE trials, Global RCTs into collagen augment for rotator cuff repair.
  • Consultant Reviewer with American Journal of Sports Medicine, Shoulder and Elbow Journal, Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine, ANZ Journal of Surgery.