Mr. Camdon Fary

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BSc (Hons), MBBCh, BAO, FRACS(Orth), FAOrthA

Camdon Fary is a Melbourne based Orthopaedic surgeon who sub-specialises in hip and knee arthroscopy, sports surgery and joint replacement.

Cam completed his surgical fellowship training in Melbourne in 2009. He then spent a total of two years in Lyon, France and Oxford, UK sub specialising in hip and knee joint surgery. Returning to Australia in 2011 he completed further training in hip arthroscopy and anterior hip replacement under Mr. John O’Donnell.

Cam has a keen interest in the latest medical technologies and clinical research. In the ten years since completing his training, he has observed rapid and significant changes including the emergence of new technologies that assist both the surgeon and patient to achieve the best outcomes. To keep abreast of these changes he is undertaking a PhD at the University of Melbourne to assess these technological advances and how they may optimise patient outcomes. His research focusses on robotic surgery, sensor assisted total knee replacement, continuous biometric monitoring and pre-rehabilitation programs to better prepare patients for surgery.

Cam has presented and published both locally and internationally. He is a member of the Australian Institute for Musculoskeletal ScienceISHA, ISAKOS and the Girdlestone Society. He is a collaborator with The University of Melbourne’s  Bio21 Molecular Science & Biotechnology InstituteSt. Vincent’s InstituteCentre Albert Trillat, Lyon and Botnar Research Centre, University of Oxford researching treatments for osteoarthritis. He is a reviewer for the British Medical Journal and the Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research Journal.

He enjoys teaching and is the AOA Director of Training for the Epworth Hospitals and oversees Fellows’ subspecialty training programs in both Private and Public Hospitals. He lectures and examines University of Melbourne and Monash University medical students at the Epworth Hospital and Western Health.

He is a member of the reference group that advises Health Purchase Victoria who manage the cost of Orthopaedic implants and devices in the Public Hospital system.

His main consulting suites are located at Specialist Orthopaedic Surgery Clinic, Ground Floor, St. Francis Building, 166 Gipps Street, East Melbourne. He also consults in Berwick and Moonee Ponds.

Cam operates at St. Vincent’s Private, Epworth and Berwick Private hospitals. He holds a public appointment at Western Health and is an Associate Director at the Epworth Musculoskeletal Clinical Institute.

In his free time Cam enjoys skiing, tennis, open water swimming, gardening and family time with his wife and three young children.