Sydney Bone and Joint ClinicSydney Bone and Joint Clinic : (02) 9821-2599

About Us

Assoc.Prof. John Ireland
F.R.A.C.S., F.A.Orth.A.

Dr. John Ireland - Sydney Bone and Joint Clinic
Assoc.Prof. John Ireland
Orthopaedic Surgeon

Associate Professor Ireland has greater than 20 years of Clinical expertise and Specialist experience with Hip, Knee and Shoulder Surgery.

Current Experience includes almost 4000 Joint Replacements using all recognised and validated types of prostheses, using minimal invasive techniques and over 1200 Shoulder Surgeries.

Assoc. Prof. Ireland utilises the latest Computer Navigation techniques for his patient’s Total Knee Replacements. “This technology improves accuracy which is particularly beneficial in younger more active patients.” Where possible, Assoc. Prof. Ireland utilises the anterior approach for Total Hip Replacements. “The patient benefits for an anterior approach hip replacement include the potential advantages of an earlier return to activities and work.

A cornerstone of Assoc. Prof. Ireland’s practice is to provide timely access to services. “We provide a whole of service approach to our Patients, from pre-surgery education to personalised rehabilitation programs that give our Patients the greatest opportunity for successful surgical outcomes”.


Associate Professor John Ireland is Sydney born and trained and graduated from the University of New south Wales in 1980. He is the 1980 Foundation Medallist in Medicine.

He was awarded his Fellowship from the Royal Australasian college of Surgery in 1990, and Fellow of the Australian Orthopaedic Association in 1994.

He completed a Fellowship in Joint Replacement surgery at the Norfolk and Norwich Hospital, Norfolk, UK.

He was also awarded AO and Zimmer traveling Fellowships in Joint Replacement surgery and Trauma.

He was formerly Head of the Orthopaedic Department at Liverpool Public Hospital and Chairman of the Whitlam Joint Replacement Centre.

John has recently been appointed Associate Professor in Orthopaedics at the Graduate School of Medicine, Wollongong University as well as retaining his existing appointment at New South Wales University


  • Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery, University of New South Wales, 1980
  • Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons, 1990
  • Fellowship of the Australian Orthopaedic Association


  • The New South Wales Medical Board
  • The General Medical Council of the United Kingdom

Professional Memberships

  • Australian Orthopaedic Association
  • Royal Australasian College of Surgeons
  • Australian Society of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • Australian Medical Association
  • Australian Academy of Medicine and Surgery

Current Private Hospital Appointments

  • Campbelltown Private Hospital
  • Liverpool Day Surgery
  • Wollongong Private Hospital
  • Shellharbour Private Hospital
  • Strathfield Private Hospital Specific

Areas of Interest

  • Adult Reconstructive and Replacement Surgery. This includes Joint Replacement and Revision Surgery of Hip, Knee, Shoulder and Ankle.
  • Arthroscopic Surgery of all major joints. This includes ligament reconstruction.
  • Stem Cell Therapy.

For more detailed information about all procedures visit Assoc. Prof Irelands website or phone 9821 2599 Ext 1

Location and Directions

Location and Directions - Sydney Bone and Joint ClinicChipping Norton
NSW 2170

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Location and Directions - Sydney Bone and Joint ClinicCampbelltown
NSW 2560

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Location and Directions - Sydney Bone and Joint ClinicCamden
NSW 2570

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Penrith - Sydney Bone and Joint Clinic60A Derby Street Penrith, NSW 2750

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