Mr. Simon Talbot

Mr. Simon Talbot
Mr. Simon Talbot

Simon is an experienced orthopaedic surgeon specialising in the treatment of knee problems.

He completed his medical degree from Otago Medical School in New Zealand in 1994, and his specialty training as an orthopaedic surgeon from the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons in 2004. In 2006 and 2007 he undertook additional training in knee surgery in Melbourne (with John Bartlett and Hayden Morris) and Belgium (with Jan Victor and Johannes Bellemans).

Since 2007 Simon has shared rooms with Mr John Bartlett at 1/210 Burgundy St in Heidelberg. Mr Bartlett has retired from most clinical work in December 2014 and has handed on the care of his patients to Simon. If you are a patient of John’s and require follow up please feel free to contact us for an appointment with Simon. The phone number (9459 6611) and location (1/210 Burgundy St) and unchanged. If you are a patient of John’s you may also be contacted to arrange a followup appointment.

Simon has frequent operating sessions next door at Warringal Private Hospital. He has been a member of the Medical Advisory Committee at Warringal for the last 4 years.

Simon is also committed to his public appointment at Western Health working at Western, Williamstown and Sunshine hospitals. In public he specialises in complex knee revision surgery and the reconstruction of traumatic knee injuries.

He places particular emphasis on the importance of open and honest communication between himself and his patients. Clinic appointments are spaced to allow time to talk about all available options while minimising the chance of keeping patients waiting.

The majority of his practice involves the treatment of knee injuries and arthritis affecting knees. If surgery is required it will be performed by at Warringal Private Hospital. Warringal is a fully equipped hospital including an intensive care unit. My anaesthetists and surgical assistants are all highly trained and experienced. I use the latest equipment, techniques and technology.

Common operations include:

Simon bases his work on the highest professional and ethical standards. He is a member of several professional organisations including the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons, the Australian Orthopaedic Association, the Asia Pacific Orthopaedic Association and the Australian Institute for Musculoskeletal Science. He has a strong interest in research as a way of both constantly auditing and improving results and a way of contributing to future advances in orthopaedic surgery. Current research projects are focused on improving the positioning of knee replacements and measuring patient function after knee replacement.


Work History:

Since completing my training in 2004 I have worked at the following hospitals:

Grey District Hospital, West Coast, New Zealand 2005
Melbourne Knee Fellowship

  • Mr John Bartlett, Mr Hayden Morris
Western Health, Footscray, Sunshine and Williamstown 2006 – ongoing
Belgium Fellowship, Leuven

  • Prof J. Bellemans, Dr J. Victor, Dr K. Brabants
Southern Health, Monash Clayton and Moorabin 2007 -2009
Alfred Health, Sandringham Hospital 2008 -2011
Warringal Private Hospital, Heidelberg 2007 – ongoing
St Vincents Private Hospital Kew 2011 – 2014



  • The sulcus line of the trochlear groove is more accurate than Whiteside’s Line in determining femoral component rotation. Knee Surg Sports TraumatolArthrosc. DOI 10.1007/s00167-014-3137-8
  • Bilateral peroneal compartment syndrome after horse riding. Am J Emerg Med 2009 Sep;27(7):901.e3-5.
  • Use of a New High-Activity Arthroplasty Score to Assess Function of Young Patients With Total Hip or Knee Arthroplasty. The Journal of Arthroplasty. Vol 25, Issue 2, February 2010, Pages 268–273.
  • The Anterior Surface of the Femur as a New Landmark for Femoral Component Rotation in Total Knee Arthroplasty. Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy. March 2008, Volume 16, Issue 3, pp 258-262.



  • Correcting Parallax Errors to Improve Femoral Component Rotation in Knee Replacement. Australian Orthopaedic Association Victoria branch meeting, Lorne 2014.
  • Correcting Parallax Errors to Improve Femoral Component Rotation in Knee Replacement. EFORT 2014, London, UK.
  • Correcting Parallax Errors to Improve Femoral Component Rotation in Knee Replacement. International Society for Technology in Arthroplasty (ISTA) 2014, Kyoto, Japan.
  • Correcting Parallax Errors to Improve Femoral Component Rotation in Knee Replacement: Improving on Whiteside’s Line. Australian Orthopaedic Association, ASM 2014, Melbourne, Australia.
  • Correcting Parallax Errors to Improve Femoral Component Rotation in Knee Replacement: Improving on Whiteside’s Line. Australian Knee Society meeting 2014, Melbourne, Australia.
  • Dorsal blocking wire improves stability of K-wire construct for wrist fractures. Australian Orthopaedic Association ASM 2014, Melbourne, Australia.
  • APOSSM meeting Christchurch Aug 2006 : Assessment of femoral rotation using computer navigation
  • Articular Cartilage Regeneration. Western Hospital. Sept 2009.
  • Arthritis Society Victoria. Surgery for hip and knee arthritis. June 2009.
  • NZOA 2003 : Six to eleven year followup of 151 THR using ABG1 femoral stems.
  • NZOA 2003: Use of a High Level Function Scoring System to Assess Comparative Function of Young Patients with Hip and Knee Replacements.
  • NZOA 1999 : Review of periarticular tibial fractures treated with Ilizarov fixation.
  • NZOA 1999 : Mean 4 year follow-up of 151 ABG femoral stems


Courses and Conferences

  • Australian Orthopaedic Association Victorian branch meeting, Lorne, 2014
  • EFORT 2014, London, UK
  • International Society for Technology in Arthroplasty (ISTA) 2014, Kyoto, Japan
  • Australian Orthopaedic Association ASM, Melbourne, Australia
  • Australian Knee Society 2014, Melbourne
  • Basic AO course, Auckland 1999
  • Smith and Nephew Winter Meeting, Surfers Paradise 2002
  • Advanced AO Course, Queenstown 2002
  • NZOA Conference 1998, 1999, 2000, 2002, 2003
  • NZ/Australia Foot and Ankle Meeting, Queenstown 2004
  • APOSSM 2006
  • Sydney CME April 2006
  • Exeter Hip Arthroplasty Course, Exeter, UK, May 2007
  • ISAKOS Florence, Italy June 2007
  • Exeter Hip Symposium May 2007
  • Innovative Concepts in Knee Joint Surgery, Munster March 2007
  • Hip and Knee Revision Symposium, Gold Coast, October 2009
  • AOA Hobart 2008, Sydney 2012
  • ISAKOS Osaka, Japan 2009
  • ISAKOS Rio de Janiero, Brazil 2011
  • Melbourne Knee Fellowship Conference, 2011



  • St. Andrew’s College, Christchurch 1983-88
  • University of Otago Medical School 1989-94


Professional Organisations

  • Australian Knee Society member
  • Warringal Private Hospital Medical Advisory Committee member
  • Fellow of Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (Orthopaedics)
  • Fellow of Australian Orthopaedic Association
  • Member The Australian Institute for Musculoskeletal Science (AIMSS)


Mr. Simon Talbot

Suite 1
210 Burgundy Street

03 9459 6611

03 9459 3156