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Dr Christy Graff

Orthopaedic Surgeon

Dr Christy Graff
Dr Christy Graff

Dr Christy Graff is an Orthopaedic Surgeon specialising in the management of paediatric, adolescent and adult orthopaedic conditions. She has a particular interest in adult and paediatric fracture management and trauma, deformity correction and paediatric orthopaedics.

Consulting and operating privately with Orthopaedics SA at Memorial and Ashford Hospital, Dr Graff has a public appointment at the Women's and Children's Hospital, where she is involved in medical student and registrar teaching. Dr Graff is also an Orthopaedic Surgeon with Cure International, and volunteers at their paediatric orthopaedic hospital in Malawi, Africa on a regular basis. She regularly conducts educational sessions for GPs, doctors-in-training and allied health practitioners in both Australia and Africa. She is passionate about outreach and teaching, and is genuinely invested in the well being of her patients.

After graduating from the University of Adelaide in with a Bachelor of Medicine in 2003, Dr Graff completed a Masters of Human Movement Science through Central Queensland University, in research involving patients with total knee replacements. Dr Graff has had national and international training, completing her orthopaedic training in Victoria, South Australia and the UK. She obtained Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons, England in 2013 after having worked at the Royal London Hospital for over two years, in Paediatric Orthopaedics and Adult Trauma. Dr Graff then obtained Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons in 2017, therefore being qualified to work as an orthopaedic surgeon both in the UK and Australia. Dr Graff is an active member of the Australian Orthopaedic Association and is a member of the Academy of Surgical Educators through the College of Surgeons.

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Curriculum Vitae


  • Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) 2003
  • Fellowship of Royal College of Surgeons (UK) 2013
  • Masters of Human Movement Science 2014
  • Fellowship of Royal Australasian College of Surgeons 2017

Education/Medical Training

2009 - 2011
Training Orthopaedic Registrar (Victoria)

2012 - 2014
Senior Orthopaedic Registrar (United Kingdom)
Royal London Hospital

2015 - 2017
Training Orthopaedic Registrar (South Australia & NT)

Fellowship in paediatric orthopaedics in Beit Cure International Hospital, Malawi, Africa

Additional Qualifications and Education

Royal London Hospital Orthopaedic and Trauma Society 6th Annual Meeting (UK)

Training the Orthopaedic Trainers (RCS UK)

2nd London Infant Hip Ultrasound Course (UK)

OTC Advanced Upper Limb Fracture Management Course (NSW)

Enneking Musculoskeletal Pathology Course (Victoria)

AOA pre-exam course Dandenong Hospital (Victoria)

Australian Orthopaedic Paediatric Society Instructional Course (Queensland)

Combined EPOS/POSNA Annual Meeting (Barcelona, Spain)

Australian Orthopaedic Association 21 Training Courses

Research Publication

Subjective and objective measures after total knee replacement: is there a correlation?, Graff C, HHohmann E, Bryant AL, Tetsworth K. ANZ J Surg 86: 921 2016

Tibial eminence fractures in the paediatric population: a systematic review. Coyle C, Jagernauth S, Ramachandran M. J Child Orthop 8(2): 149-59 2014

Co-writer of 2 chapters: Injuries to the Upper Limb; Injuries to the Lower Limb. Hohmann E. Sports Medicine. University Publishing Unit, Central Queensland University 1 st ed. 2007 pp107 - 177

A retrospective cohort study comparing microwave endometrial ablation with a levonorgestrel- releasing intrauterine device in the management of heavy menstrual bleeding. Henshaw R, Coyle C, Low S, Barry C. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology 2002; 42: 2: 205


Hip reconstructions in paediatric cerebral palsy: lessons from one surgeon's series of 71 patients (106 primary hips), BOA Annual Congress, 2015

Tibial Eminence Fractures in the Paediatric Population: A Systematic Review, AOA (SA Branch) Scientific Meeting, 2015

Antibiotic Elution from Cement: An In Vitro Study, AOA (Victorian Branch) Annual Scientific Meeting, 2011

The Relationship Between Subjective and Objective Outcome Data after Total Knee Arthroplasty, AOA 68th Annual Scientific Meeting (Hobart), 2008

Outcomes Movement: Instruments in Total Knee Arthroplasty, AOA (SA Branch) Annual General Meeting, 2007


Second Prize Peninsula Health Registrar Research Prize (Frankston Hospital): Antibiotic Elution from Cement: An In Vitro Study (Vic)


SICOT Trainee Meeting (Faculty) (UK)

March 2014
The Royal London FRCS (Orth) Trauma Viva Course (Faculty) Examiner for Mock Vivas (UK)

December 2017
Cairns Orthopaedic Exposures Course (Faculty)

March 2018
Examiner for medical students University of Adelaide


August 2011
Convenor of the Australian Orthopaedic Registrar's Association Annual Scientific Meeting


Consulting/Operating Locations

Consulting Locations

North Adelaide

Orthopaedics SA
First floor
1 Kermode St.
North Adelaide SA 5006

Operating Locations

North Adelaide

Memorial Hospital
Sir Edwin Smith Ave
North Adelaide SA 5006