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Dr Ruban Ambikaipalan


  • Orthopaedic Surgery

I am an experienced Orthopaedic Surgeon with a special interest in Hip and Knee surgery as well as managing fractures and soft tissue injuries in both the upper and lower limbs.

My focus is on ensuring my patients achieve the best outcome for their condition by providing a holistic and team oriented approach to their care. Orthopaedics is about giving patients a pain free return to full function and I look forward to caring for the local community in the south east of Melbourne.

My practice is based on a multi-disciplinary approach where I work alongside a patient’s General Practitioner, Physiotherapist and other Allied Health professionals to achieve a smooth recovery from their musculoskeletal injury.

I have undertaken subspecialist training in Hip and Knee replacement surgery at world leading centres in the United Kingdom and Europe. I have a special interest in Robotic and Computer Navigated surgery as well as using minimally invasive approaches to assist in early post operative recovery.

Apart from Hip and Knee surgery I also have a subspecialty interest in Fracture management of the upper and lower limbs in both Adults and Children.

I am passionate about providing evidence-based, personalised care for my patients. My team and I look forward to meeting you at one of our Consulting locations.

Special Interests:

• Hip & Knee Replacement Surgery – primary and complex

• Revision Hip and Knee Replacement Surgery

• Minimally invasive surgery, Robotic assisted Surgery and Computer navigation

• Knee arthroscopic surgery

• Soft tissue knee injuries – ligament injuries and meniscal tears

• Fractures – upper limb and lower limb fractures, soft tissue injuries including

tendon ruptures

• Management of joint and soft tissue infections

• Paediatric fracture management

Current Appointments

Royal Melbourne Hospital

Mulgrave Private Hospital

Professional Memberships:

Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons

Fellow of the Australian Orthopaedic Association


Bachelor of Medicine / Bachelor of Surgery, University of Melbourne

Bachelor of Science / Bachelor of Law, Monash University

Post Graduate Diploma in Surgical Anatomy, University of Melbourne

International Training:

Hip & Knee Fellow, Joint Reconstruction Unit, Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, Stanmore, London, United Kingdom

Trauma & Pelvic Fellow, Royal London Hospital, United Kingdom

European Foundation of Orthopaedics, Research & Trauma (EFORT) Fellow, Minimally Invasive & Robotic Surgery for Hip & Knee Replacement, United Kingdom & Europe (Germany, France & Italy)


Contact Details:

P: 03 9086 8672 M: 0459 400 642 F: 03 9086 8762

E: [email protected] W:

A: Suite 1, Ground Floor, Cato Wing, 89 Bridge Road, Richmond 3121

A: Casey Medical Centre, Clyde. 1 Morison Road, Clyde 3978