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Dr Christy Graff

Dr Christy Graff

MBBS MHMHSC FRCS FRACS Orthopaedic Surgeon


Dr Christy Graff

MBBS MHMHSC FRCS FRACS Orthopaedic Surgeon

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.

Specialising in
  • Ankle
  • Foot
  • Paediatrics
  • Trauma
Consulting and operating privately with Orthopaedics SA at Memorial and Ashford Hospital, Dr Graff has public appointments at the Women's and Children's Hospital and the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, where she is involved in medical student and registrar teaching.

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.


Specialising in

  • Ankle Foot Paediatrics
  • Trauma

Consulting / Operating Locations

  • Memorial Medical Centre

    Orthopaedics SA

    Level 1, 1 Kermode St, North Adelaide SA 5006

    (08) 8267 8267

  • Western Hospital

    Orthopaedics SA

    168 Cudmore Terrace, Henley Beach SA 5022

Additional Information

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.

  • 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

2009 – 2011
Training Orthopaedic Registrar (Victoria)

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

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

2017
Fellowship in paediatric orthopaedics in Beit Cure International Hospital, Malawi, Africa

2014
Royal London Hospital Orthopaedic and Trauma Society 6th Annual Meeting (UK)

2014
Training the Orthopaedic Trainers (RCS UK)

2014
2nd London Infant Hip Ultrasound Course (UK)

2015
OTC Advanced Upper Limb Fracture Management Course (NSW)

2016
Enneking Musculoskeletal Pathology Course (Victoria)

2016
AOA pre-exam course Dandenong Hospital (Victoria)

2016
Australian Orthopaedic Paediatric Society Instructional Course (Queensland)

2017
Combined EPOS/POSNA Annual Meeting (Barcelona, Spain)

2017
Australian Orthopaedic Association 21 Training Courses

Subjective and objective measures after total knee replacement: is there a correlation?
Graff C
, H Hohmann 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

2010
Second Prize Peninsula Health Registrar Research Prize (Frankston Hospital):
Antibiotic Elution from Cement: An In Vitro Study (Vic)

2014
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