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Dr Brian Wallace

MBBS, FRACS Orthopaedic Surgeon

Dr Wallace is a highly skilled Orthopaedic Surgeon with a special interest in knee surgery.

Specialising in
  • Hip
  • Knee
  • Sports injuries
He performs arthroscopic, reconstructive, total and partial joint replacement, along with other forms of surgery, to support patients with sports injury, arthritis, degeneration and a range of conditions.

Dr Wallace graduated from the University of Adelaide in 1980 and spent two years working in the UK before commencing orthopaedic training in Australia. He obtained his Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons in 1989, and then completed a specialist Knee Surgery Fellowship with Dr Greg Keene (Adelaide). He again ventured overseas to broaden his surgical knowledge and experience. Over a six-month period, he obtained a Fellowship with the AO Foundation (Switzerland) and visited with several highly respected knee surgeons in the US. He is a member of the Australian Orthopaedic Association, Australian Knee Society, International Society for Arthroscopy, Knee Surgery and Orthopaedic Sports Medicine, Sports Medicine Australia (SA).


Specialising in

  • Hip Knee Sports injuries

Consulting / Operating Locations

  • Memorial Medical Centre

    Orthopaedics SA

    Level 1, 1 Kermode St, North Adelaide SA 5006

    (08) 8267 8267

  • Orthopaedics SA Parkside

    Orthopaedics SA

    257 Fullarton Rd, Parkside SA 5063. Car parking off Hone Street.
    Rooms located adjacent to Sound Radiology

    (08) 8267 8267

Additional Information

Privately, Dr Wallace practises with Orthopaedics SA at the Memorial Medical Centre and Memorial Hospital (both in North Adelaide), has been a Visiting Consultant at the Royal Adelaide Hospital (Adelaide), for over 25 years, and is Co Head of Unit, Department of Orthopaedic & Trauma. He is also heavily involved in training the next generation of medical and allied health practitioners. He is a clinical lecturer with Adelaide University’s Department of Surgery, teaches in the Orthopaedic Registrar Program, leads 4th year medical student tutorials, and teaches nurses and physiotherapists.

  • MBBS, 1981
  • FMGEMS (USA), 1984
  • FRACS, 1989

1970-74
St. Peter’s College
Adelaide
South Australia

1975-80
Medical School
University of Adelaide
South Australia
Graduated with Credits in Medicine, Surgery and Psychiatry

1981
Intern
Royal Adelaide Hospital
South Australia

1982
Basic Surgical Trainee
Royal Adelaide Hospital
South Australia

1983
Senior House Officer in General Surgery
St. Peter’s District Hospital
Chertsey, Surrey, United Kingdom

1984
Senior House Officer in Orthopaedics
Rowley Bristow Hospital
Pyrford, Surrey, United Kingdom

1984
Senior House Officer in Orthopaedics
Epsom District Hospital
Epsom, Surrey, United Kingdom

1985-88
Advanced Surgical Training Programme
Adelaide, South Australia
Royal Adelaide Hospital (24 months)
Adelaide Children’s Hospital (6 months)
The Queen Elizabeth Hospital (6 months)
Flinders Medical Centre (12 months)

1989
Knee Surgery Fellowship
Sportsmed SA
Adelaide, South Australia

1989
Zimmer Travelling Fellowship
UK, USA

1989
AO Fellowship
Berne, Switzerland

1990-Present
Private Orthopaedic Surgical Practice
Consulting at Orthopaedics SA

1990-Present
Senior Visiting Specialist
Royal Adelaide Hospital

2007 – 2010

Head of Knee + Sports Injury Service
Royal Adelaide Hospital

2014-2018
Co Head of Unit
Dept. of Orthopaedics & Trauma
Royal Adelaide Hospital

  • Australian Orthopaedic Association
  • Australian Knee Society
  • International Society of Arthroscopy, Knee Surgery and Orthopaedic Sports Medicine
  • Sports Medicine Australia

2005-2006
Treasurer
Sports Medicine Australia (SA Branch)

2004-2005
Vice President
Sports Medicine Australia (SA Branch)

Dec 2002–Dec 2003
Member of Council
Sports Medicine Australia (SA Branch)

October 2002-2006
Committee Member
AOA (SA Branch)

2000-2001
Clinical Review committee
Adelaide Community Healthcare Alliance

2000-2002
Education Committee
Sports Medicine Australia (SA Branch)

1999-2000
Medical Records and Privileges Committee
The Memorial Hospital

1993-1998
AOA (SA Branch) Representative
South Australian Postgraduate Medical Education Association

1992-97
Director
Hindmarsh Private Hospital

1992-97
Medical Advisory Committee
Hindmarsh Private Hospital

1992-97
Medical Records Committee
Hindmarsh Private Hospital

1990-92
Chairman, Theatre Committee
Hutt Street Private Hospital

  • Clinical Senior Lecturer
  • Department of Surgery
  • University of Adelaide
  • South Australia

1990-Current
Orthopaedic Registrar Training Programme

1988-Current
Teaching of Nurses and Physiotherapists
Royal Adelaide Hospital

1988-Current
4th Year Medical Student Tutorials
Royal Adelaide Hospital

Total Knee Replacement
GP Workshop
October 2017

Role of Anterolateral Ligament in ACL reconstruction
OSA
July 2017

Case Presentation
OSA
April 2015

“The Knee”
Sports Medicine in General Practice Course
April, 2009, Adelaide

“Management of Knee Dislocation
At the Royal Adelaide Hospital 1995 – 2005”
Australian Knee Society
October 2007, Kingscliff NSW

“The Knee”
Sports Medicine General Practice Course
May 2007, Adelaide

MACI Procedure
Northcare Physiotherapy
August 2006, Adelaide

“The Knee”
Sports Medicine General Practice Course
May 2004, Adelaide

“High Tibial Osteotomy In The Double & Triple Varus Knee”
Australian Knee Society
October 2003 – Barossa Valley

“The Knee”
Sports Medicine Australia GP Course
May,2003, Adelaide

“Chondral Grafting”
Sports Medicine Australia Annual Conference
April 2002, Adelaide

“An Orthopaedic Viewpoint of Anterior Knee Pain”
Sports Medicine Australia
July 2000, Adelaide

“Chronic Symptoms After Ankle Sprain”
Riverland Regional Hospital Orthopaedic Seminar
March 2000, Berri

“Lower Limb Sports Injuries”
Graduate Nurses, Royal Adelaide Hospital
Sept 1999, Adelaide

“Dislocation of the Knee”
Case Presentation, Royal Adelaide Hospital
March 1996, Adelaide

“Surgery for Chronic Achilles Tendonitis”
Australian Sports Medicine Federation
June 1995, Adelaide

“Assessment and Management of Acute Knee Injuries”
Sports Physiotherapy Course
May 1995, Adelaide

“Unusual Presentation of Synovial Osteochondromatosis”
Australian Knee Society Meeting
September 1993, Adelaide

“Introduction to Fractures”
AO/ASIF Workshop Course
September 1993, Adelaide

“Acute Knee Injuries”
Physiotherapist Education Meeting
April 1993, Adelaide

“Assessment of Acute Knee Injuries”
GP Education Meeting
April 1993, Adelaide

“Joint Replacement in Haemophilia”
VII National Haemophilia Conference
August 1992, Adelaide

“Assessment of Acute Knee Injuries”
GP Education Meeting
June 1992, Broken Hill

“Ankle Arthroscopy”
Sportsmed SA Course
May 1992, Adelaide

“Arthroscopic Chondroplasty”
Sportsmed SA Course
February 1991, Adelaide

“Arthroscopic Anterior Cruciate Reconstruction –
A Prospective Two Year Study”
Australian Knee Society Meeting
September 1990, Sanctuary Cove

 “Arthroscopic Anterior Cruciate Reconstruction A Prospective Two Year Study”
Australian Knee Society Meeting
September 1990, Sanctuary Cove

“Recent Trends in ACL Reconstruction”
AOA (SA Branch) Quarterly Scientific Meeting
June 1990, Mildura

“An Experimental Comparison of Autograft,
Allograft and Ceramic Substitute in Interbody Spinal
Fusion”

AOA (SA Branch) Quarterly Scientific Meeting
August 1988, Adelaide

“An Experimental Comparison of Autograft, Allograft and Ceramic Substitute in Interbody Spinal Fusion”
Annual Meeting of the Australian Orthopaedic Registrars’ Association
August 1988, Hunter Valley, NSW

“Late Diagnosis of Congenital Dislocation of the Hip – Further Risk Factors”
45th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Australian
Orthopaedic Association
October 1985, Adelaide

2007 – 2008
Management of Knee Dislocation
At the Royal Adelaide Hospital 1995 – 2005

2000
Does MRI Improve Patient Outcomes and/or Cost Efficiency in Patients with Suspected Internal Derangement of the Knee? Dr John Slavotnik

1992
Prospective Review of Arthroscopic ACL Reconstruction using Central One-Third Patellar Tendon

1987 – 1988
Autograft, Allograft and Ceramic Spinal Fusion in a Sheep Model

1985
Risk Factors in Congenital Dislocation of the Hip

AOA Annual Scientific Meeting
October 2018, Perth

Combined Knee Societies Meeting
October 2017, Noosa

COE Meeting, Revision Hip & Knee Arthroplasty
March 2017, Perth

Biomet Revision Arthroplasty Symposium
May 2017, Sydney

Foundation Skills for Surgical Educators
December 2016, QEH

Arthrex Knee Evolution Meeting
September 2015, Sydney

ISAKOS Congress
June 2015, Lyon

Biomet USA Tour
August 2014

Biomet USA Tour
November 2013

ISAKOS Congress
May 2013, Toronto

Advanced Arthroplasty Course
September 2012, Bangkok

Australian Knee Society Meeting
2010, Adelaide

AOA Annual Scientific Meeting
October 2010, Adelaide

COE Meeting “Knee Arthroplasty”
May 2010, Sydney

SAT SET Course
August 2008, Royal Adelaide Hospital, Adelaide

Australian Knee Society Annual Meeting
June 2008, Broome, WA

Australian Knee Society Annual Meeting
October 2007, Kingscliff, NSW

Smith + Nephew Winter Meeting
July 2004, Palm Cove

Sports Medicine Australia (SA Branch)
Annual Conference
March 2004, Adelaide

Australian Knee Society Annual Meeting
October 2003, Barossa Valley

AOA Annual Scientific Meeting
October 2003, Adelaide

Smith + Nephew Winter Meeting
July 2003, Gold Coast

“Oxford Unicompartmental Knee Advanced Instructional Course”
July 2002, Oxford UK

Sports Medicine Australia (SA Branch)
Annual ConferenceApril 2002, Adelaide

APOA 13th Triennial Congress
April 2001, Adelaide

COE Meeting
“Joint Replacement – Now and in the Second Millennium”
July 2000, Gold Coast

Sports Medicine Australia (SA Branch)
Annual Conference
March 2000, Adelaide

COE Meeting “Total Knee Arthroplasty”
June 1998, Alice Springs

AOA CEC Meeting
“Arthroscopy”
October 1997, Canberra

AOA Annual Scientific Meeting
October 1997, Canberra

Australian Knee Society Annual Meeting
October 1997, Canberra

Advanced Exeter Symposium (Howmedica)
June 1997, Adelaide

 Hip Arthroplasty Meeting
June 1997, Adelaide

Arthroplasty Society Annual Meeting
June 1997, Wirrina Cove

Hip and Knee Arthroplasty Meeting
January 1997, Vail, USA

Australian Knee Society Annual Meeting
May 1995, Port Douglas

Knee Workshop
Australian Sports Medicine Foundation
March 1995, Adelaide

AOA Annual Scientific Meeting
September 1994, Sydney

AOA CEC Meeting
“Ankle and Foot Update”
November 1993, Melbourne

AOA Annual Scientific Meeting
September 1993, Adelaide

Australian Knee Society Annual Meeting
September 1993, Adelaide

Inaugural Adelaide Hip Course
April 1993, Adelaide

Australian Sports Medicine Federation Seminar
February 1993, Victor Harbor

Emergency Management of Severe Trauma Course
July 1992, Adelaide

AOA CEC Meeting
“Rheumatoid Arthritis and Related Disease”
November 1991, Adelaide

Richards Annual Meeting
July 1991, Palm Cove

Australian Knee Society Annual Meeting
September 1990, Sanctuary Cove

AOA Annual Scientific Meeting
September 1990, Brisbane

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
Annual Meeting
1990, New Orleans

South Australian Hand Workshop
1989, 1987, 1986, Adelaide

Australian Orthopaedic Registrars’ Annual Conference
1988, 1986, 1985

5th Congress of the International Society of the Knee
April 1987, Sydney

Triennial Scientific Meeting of the International Arthroscopy Association
April 1987, Sydney

AOA CEC Meeting
“Techniques in Trauma”
July 1986, Thredbo, NSW

AOA Annual Scientific Meeting
October 1985, Adelaide

AO Basic Course
December 1984, Davos, Switzerland