Skip to content

Dr George Awwad

MBBS, FRACS (Orth), FAOrthA Orthopaedic Surgeon

Dr George Awwad is an Orthopaedic Surgeon specialising in sports injuries and joint replacement, particularly of the knee and hip. He has a special interest in the latest developments in robotic surgery.

Specialising in
  • Hip
  • Hip (Anterior)
  • Knee
  • Robotics
  • Sports injuries
  • Trauma

Dr Awwad graduated from The University of Adelaide in 2010 and undertook training in Orthopaedic Surgery in hospitals across South Australia and New South Wales. After becoming a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons and the Australian Orthopaedic Association in 2020, he completed three Knee and Hip Fellowships in New South Wales. These covered the fields of Sports Injuries, Hip Replacement with the Direct Anterior Approach and Robotic Surgery for Knee and Hip Replacement. Dr Awwad is an Associate Clinical Lecturer of The University of Adelaide and is involved in several research projects including return to sport following knee injuries, and a trial assessing the longevity of different knee replacements. A keen sportsperson himself, Dr Awwad has worked with professional sports teams including the New South Wales Waratahs Super Rugby Union team and the Newcastle Knights Rugby League team during his time in New South Wales.


Specialising in

  • Hip Hip (Anterior) Knee
  • Robotics Sports injuries Trauma

Consulting / Operating Locations

Additional Information

In addition to consulting privately at 4 locations in metropolitan Adelaide, Dr Awwad will be working as an Orthopaedic Surgeon at Flinders Medical Centre. In addition to his clinical role, Dr Awwad is involved in teaching of junior doctors and ongoing Orthopaedic research.

  • Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (FRACS)
    • Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Fellow of the Australian Orthopaedic Association (FAOrthA)
  • Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS)
    • The University of Adelaide
  • Australian Medical Association (AMA)
  • Australian Orthopaedic Association (AOA)
  • Royal Australasian College of Surgeons
  • International Society of Arthroscopy, Knee Surgery and Orthopaedic Sports Medicine
  • University of Adelaide
  • Flinders Medical Centre

 

Adult Lower Limb Arthroplasty and Reconstruction Fellowship

  • 2021/2022, The Sutherland Hospital, Sydney, Australia & Wollongong Hospital, Wollongong, Australia
  • Knee and Hip – Sports and Joint Replacement

 

Robotic Hip and Knee Arthroplasty Fellowship

  • 2021, Northern Beaches Hospital, Sydney, Australia
  • Knee and Hip – Robotic Joint Replacement

 

Sydney Orthopaedic Research Institute Knee Fellowship

  • 2021, Royal Northshore Hospital, Sydney, Australia
  • Knee – Sports and Joint Replacement

An analysis of knee injuries in rugby league: the experience at the Newcastle Knights professional rugby league team.
Awwad GEH, Coleman J, Dunkley C, Dewar D. Sports Medicine – Open, 2019. 5:33. doi.org/10.1186/s40798-019-0206-z

A review of nutraceuticals in joint arthritis.
Loseli M, Awwad GEH, Bradshaw AR. Journal of Pain Relief, 2015. 4:180. doi: 10.4172/2167-0846.1000180

Medial grasping sutures significantly improve load to failure of the rotator cuff suture bridge repair.
Awwad GE, Eng K, Bain GI, McGuire D,Jones CF. Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery, 2013. pii: S1058-2746(13)00431- X. doi: 10.1016/j.jse.2013.08.004. [Epub ahead of print]

An update on nutraceuticals in joint pathology.
Awwad GEH; Bradshaw AR; Cleland LG. Current Orthopaedic Practice, 2012. 23(5):492-500. doi: 10.1097/BCO.0b013e3182642142

Prognostic significance of lymph node yield after long course preoperative radiotherapy in patients with rectal cancer: a systematic review.
Awwad GE, Tou SI, Rieger NA. Colorectal Disease, 2012. doi: 10.1111/codi.12011

Stress perfusion CMR reliably risk stratifies patients with prior exercise treadmill testing.
Bertaso, A; Richardson, J; Nelson, A; Wong, D; Tayeb, H; Dundon, B; Molaee, P; Awwad, G; Williams, K; Worthley, M; Teo, K; Worthley, S. Journal of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance, 2011. 13(Suppl 1): p. P119

A Prospective Randomised Controlled Trial of Cemented and Uncemented Tibial Baseplates
Kandhari V, Angadi D, Awwad GEH, Coolican M.

Return to sport post total knee replacement, an Australian perspective
Sarrami M, Awwad GEH, Parker D.

An analysis of knee injury patterns at different competition levels in rugby league
Awwad GEH, Coleman J, Dunkley C, Dewar D.

An analysis of knee injury patterns at different competition levels in rugby league
7th Emirates International Orthopaedic Congress. Dubai, 2019

Epidemiology of knee injuries in professional rugby league
BIT Annual World Congress of Orthopaedics. Milan, 2018

An update on nutraceuticals for joint pathology
6th Business and Social Science Conference. Dubrovnik, 2017

The epidemiology of knee injuries in professional male rugby league players
Hunter Meeting. John Hunter Hospital, 2017

Case report of lately diagnosed patella tendon rupture and successful repair in a paediatric patient
Hunter Meeting. John Hunter Hospital, 2016

Management of an infected traumatic open digital joint with soft tissue loss using a semi-permeable dressing: an option for soft tissue coverage
Hunter Meeting. John Hunter Hospital, 2015

Management of an infected traumatic open digital joint with soft tissue loss using a semi-permeable dressing: an option for soft tissue coverage
AOA South Australia (SA) Branch Scientific Meeting. Women’s and Children’s Hospital, 2014

An update on nutraceuticals for joint pathology
AOA 72nd Annual Scientific Meeting. Sydney, 2012

A biomechanical comparison of suture bridge double row fixation and suture bridge double row fixation with an additional medial grasping suture
AOA 72nd Annual Scientific Meeting. Sydney, 2012

A biomechanical comparison of rotator cuff repair techniques: suture bridge double row fixation with and without medial grasping suture
Australian and New Zealand Orthopaedic Research Society 18th Annual Scientific Meeting. 2012

An update on nutraceuticals for joint pathology
AOA SA Branch Scientific Meeting. Women’s and Children’s Hospital, 2012

A biomechanical comparison of rotator cuff repair: footprint repair with and without medial grasping suture
AOA SA Branch Annual Scientific Meeting. Flinders Medical Centre, 2012
RP Jepson Medal. RACS, 2012

Stress perfusion CMR reliably risk stratifies patients with prior exercise treadmill testing
Society for Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance/EuroCMR Joint Scientific Sessions. Nice, France, 2011

2021 AOA 2021 Effective Feedback Workshop
2021 AOA Workplace Based Assessment Workshop
2021 AOA Continuing Orthopaedic Education – Precision Hip and Knee Replacement
2021 AOA Continuing Orthopaedic Education – Sports Knee and Shoulder
2021 Mako Smartbotics Cadaver course (Robotic Hip and Knee Arthroplasty)
2020 Arthrex Cadaver Course in Sports Knee 2020 Australian Hand Society course
2019 Australian Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society Instructional Course
2019 Spine Society of Australia Fellow and Consultant Cadaver Course
2019 Australian Paediatric Orthopaedic Society Instructional Course Lecture
2019 William F. Enneking Musculoskeletal Pathology Course

Northern Communities Health Foundation Grant- AU$25,000
2013/2014

National Heart Foundation Summer Research Scholarship
The Queen Elizabeth Hospital, 2008/2009