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Dr William Cundy | Orthopaedics SA | Orthopaedic Surgeons | Adelaide

Dr William Cundy

MBBS, FRACS (Orth) Orthopaedic Surgeon

Dr William Cundy

MBBS, FRACS (Orth) Orthopaedic Surgeon

Dr William Cundy is an orthopaedic surgeon specialising in adult and paediatric orthopaedics, paediatric spine, and sports injuries. He has a special interest in paediatric fractures, hip dysplasia, sports injury and scoliosis.

Specialising in
  • Ankle
  • Foot
  • Hip
  • Knee
  • Paediatric Spine
  • Paediatrics
  • Sports injuries
  • Trauma
In addition to consulting privately at North Adelaide, Dr Cundy works as an orthopaedic surgeon at Women’s and Children’s Hospital.

Dr Cundy undertook training in orthopaedic surgery at hospitals across South Australia and Queensland. After becoming a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons, he completed clinical fellowships at the Queensland Children’s Hospital and the prestigious Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children in London that focused on complex childhood bone disease and spinal deformity.

Specialising in

  • Ankle Foot Hip
  • Knee Paediatric Spine Paediatrics
  • Sports injuries Trauma

Consulting / Operating Locations

  • Bridge Clinic

    Orthopaedics SA

  • Memorial Medical Centre

    Orthopaedics SA

    (08) 8267 8267

Additional Information

In addition to his clinical role, Dr Cundy is involved in teaching of junior doctors and ongoing orthopaedic research.

Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (FRACS)

  • Orthopaedic Surgery


Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS)

  • Bond University, Queensland
  • Royal Australasian College of Surgeons
  • Australian Orthopaedic Association
  • British Orthopaedic Association


Clinical Fellow – Paediatric Orthopaedics and Paediatric Spine

Great Ormond Street Hospital, London, UK


Clinical Fellow – Paediatric Orthopaedics

Queensland Children’s Hospital, Brisbane, Australia

Helmets for Snow Sports in Australia: prevalence, recent trends, predictors and attitudes to use. Cundy TP, Systermans BJ, Cundy WJ, Cundy PJ, Briggs NE, Robinson JB.. The Journal of Trauma, Injury, Infection and Critical Care (J Trauma). 2010 Dec;69(6):1486-90

Serum Titanium, Niobium and Aluminium Levels Two Years following Instrumented Spinal Fusion in Children; Does Implant Surface Area Predict Serum Metal Ion Levels? Cundy TP, Cundy WJ, Antonio G, Freeman B, Cundy P. Eur Spine J. 2014 Nov;23(11):2393-2400.

Effectiveness and cost effectiveness of anterior versus posterior approaches for thoracolumbar fusion in adolescent idiopathic scoliosis: a systematic review protocol. Cundy WJ, K Umapathysivam, C Lockwood, B Freeman. The JBI Database of Systematic Reviews and Implementation Reports 12 (7), 47-61

Local and systemic metal ion release occurs intraoperatively during correction and instrumented spinal fusion for scoliosis. Cundy WJ, AR Mascarenhas, G Antoniou, BJC Freeman, PJ Cundy. Journal of Children’s Orthopaedics

Primary Osteosarcoma of Clavicle: Delay to diagnosis and the perils of bone biopsy. Cundy WJ, Stevenson A, Clayer M. BMJ Case Reports 2014

Blood Loss in Total Knee Arthroplasty – Standard vs. Navigated vs. PSI. Cundy WJ, Theodolouliu A, Ling M, Wilson C, Krishnan S. J Knee Surg 2016

Examining the Impact of a Six-Week Orthopaedic Skills Course on Resident Confidence and Preparedness for Transition to Registrar Practice. Gouk C, Steele C, Cundy WJ, Hackett N, Bindra R, Tudor F. Ortho Res Online J.

 Constrained or unconstrained shoulder replacement for musculoskeletal tumor resections? Cundy, WJ, McArthur, M, Dickinson, I, Rowell, P, & Sommerville, S. (2020). J Shoulder Elbow Surg. doi:10.1016/j.jse.2020.02.006

Chromium Metal Ion Release During Instrumented Spinal Surgery In Children; The Effects Of Electrosurgery. Cundy PJ, Antoniou G, Mascarhenas A, Freeman B Cundy WJ.  SPINE: September 01,        2020. doi: 10.1097/BRS.0000000000003661

Systematic Review on Closed Reductions in DDH

Outcomes of Adolescent Total Hip Replacements in the Australian National Joint Registry

Limb deformity correction using guided growth in Mucopolysaccharidosis

Adolescent Total Hip Replacement – Australian Joint Registry Results.
Percival Pott Rotation Annual Scientific Meeting, Barber Surgeons Hall, UK

Outcomes of circular frames for tibial shaft fractures in adolescents.
Australian Paediatric Orthopaedic Society, Queensland, 2019

Predictors for AVN after treating moderate-severe slipped capital femoral epiphysis with subcapital realignment osteotomy (SCRO)
Australian Paediatric Orthopaedic Society, Queensland, 2019

Benchmarking the value of bone scintigraphy after subcapital realignment for moderate-severe slipped capital femoral epiphysis.
Australian Paediatric Orthopaedic Society, Queensland, 2019

Excellence in Trauma Award Prize Winner 2018
Queensland Orthopaedic Registrars Association (QORA)

Allan Frederick Dwyer Research Prize Winner 2017
Voted Best Orthopaedic Trainee Scientific Paper at Australian Orthopaedic Registrar Association (AORA).

Registrar of the Year 2016
Voted by all interns and residents, Gold Coast University Hospital