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A/Prof Peter L. Lewis

A/Prof Peter L. LewisLower Limb Orthopaedic Surgeon
M.B.B.S., Ph. D. F.R.A.C.S., F.A. Orth.A.

A/Prof Peter Lewis MBBS Ph. D. FRACS(Orth) FAOrthA, has devoted his career in Orthopaedics to hip and knee joint replacement surgery. After training in Orthopaedic Surgery in Adelaide, he completed a fellowship in Adult Lower Limb Reconstructive Surgery in Canada and since then has built a busy practise in Arthroplasty Surgery based at the Wakefield Orthopaedic Clinic. He is Head of the Arthroplasty Service for the Northern Adelaide Local Health Network, and has previously held a similar position at The Queen Elizabeth Hospital. For the last 9 years he has been a Deputy Director of the Australian Orthopaedic Association National Joint Replacement Registry. Dr Lewis has authored over 60 peer-reviewed publications in the field of total joint arthroplasty. His clinical interests include all aspects of primary and revision hip and knee replacement surgery, but with a particular focus on revision knee replacement. He consults at the Calvary Adelaide Hospital, Glenelg Community Hospital and Angaston and District Hospital.

Contact Details



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Orthopaedic Speciality

  • Hip Conditions
  • Knee Conditions


Consulting at

  • Angaston & District Hospital
  • Glenelg Community Hospital
  • Wakefield Orthopaedic Clinic

Operating at

  • Angaston & District Hospital
  • Calvary Adelaide Hospital
  • Glenelg Community Hospital

Visiting Orthopaedic Specialist at

  • Calvary Adelaide Hospital
  • Northern Adelaide Local Health Network

Post Surgery Guidelines

Knee Arthroscopy

Other Appointments

  • Deputy Director AOA National Joint Replacement Registry
  • Chairman of Knee Prosthesis Clinical Advisory Group
  • Member of Prosthesis List Reform Committee
  • Head of Arthroplasty Service, NAHLN
  • Wakefield Orthopaedic Research Committee
  • Wakefield Orthopaedic Clinic Foundation Inc
  • PhD candidate, Department of Clinical Services, Lund University
  • Member AOA Research Committee

Previous Appointments/Positions Held

  • Senior Medical Visiting Surgeon The Queen Elizabeth Hospital
  • Head of Arthroplasty Service The Queen Elizabeth Hospital
  • Director of Orthopaedic Research The Queen Elizabeth Hospital
  • Chairman Arthroplasty Society of Australia
  • Secretary Arthroplasty Society of Australia
  • Member Panel of Clinical Experts for Department of Health

Postgraduate Speciality Training

  • Adult Joint Reconstructive Surgery Fellowship, University Hospital, London, Ontario, Canada 1991/92


  • Constrained Acetabular Components
  • Patellofemoral Replacement
  • Fixation in Knee Replacement
  • Hip Arthroscopy
  • Outcome measurement
  • Polyethylene wear in knee replacement
  • Diaphysial fixation in revision hip surgery
  • Periprosthetic fractures after total knee replacement
  • Minimally invasive hip replacement
  • Navigation systems for joint replacement
  • Cognitive impairment after joint replacement
  • Assessment of alternative bearing materials in joint replacement
  • Joint preserving surgery of the hip
  • Short stemmed hip prosthesis

Medical Association Memberships

  • Australian Medical Association
  • Australian Society of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • Australian Orthopaedic Association
  • International member American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • Arthroplasty Society of Australia
  • International Society of Arthroplasty Registries
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