Matthias K Russ is regarded as one of Australia's most experienced and highly skilled orthopaedic surgeons. He specialises in injuries and arthritis of the hip, knee and shoulder.
As a senior pelvic and trauma surgeon at The Alfred, Australia’s busiest trauma centre, Matthias has helped patients recover from the most severe acute injuries. With this unique experience and advanced international training, Matthias has unique expertise in complex primary and revision hip replacement and pelvic reconstruction.
His expertise in this area is widely recognised. Matthias is regularly invited to speak and teach at international meetings of the AO Foundation and the Emile Letournel Institute. He is also involved in education and training locally, as an invited speaker at meetings of the Australian Orthopaedic Association and Royal Australasian College of Surgeons, and as a lecturer at Monash University Medical School.
Matthias continues to explore ways to improve outcomes for patients. He is involved in the design and evaluation of new orthopaedic implants and is currently collaborating with the US Navy and Monash University to investigate the use of vibration analysis to monitor bone healing.
Outside of work, Matthias is a keen cyclist and has completed eight ironman triathlons. He lives in Melbourne with his wife and children.