Noosa Hospital
Part of Ramsay Health Care

Sunshine Coast University Private Hospital, Noosa Hospital specialist Frank Connon

Dr Frank Connon


Dr Frank Connon is a highly trained orthopaedic surgeon with extensive Australian and International experience. Dr Connon has a particular interest in Minimally Invasive lower limb surgical techniques and is specially experienced at performing Direct Anterior Approach Hip Replacement, and kinematic Knee Replacement using Patient Specific Instrumentation and Robotics.

After completing his Australian training, Dr Connon was awarded the prestigious Commonwealth Fellowship to undertake a year of further specialist training at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital in London, UK. Working at this internationally renowned centre of orthopaedic excellence gave Dr Connon a wealth of experience in performing the most complex Hip and Knee Replacements using the latest techniques.

Dr Connon was recently invited by the editor of an orthopaedic textbook to share his hip surgery expertise by writing the chapter on surgical approaches to the hip. Based on the latest available research contained in that chapter, Dr Connon generally recommends the Direct Anterior Approach for the majority of Total Hip replacements that he performs but will sometimes recommend a posterior approach, usually when the patient requires a complex revision procedure.

Extensive training in the Direct Anterior Approach to Hip Replacement at centres of excellence in Sydney, France, the UK and the US has given Dr Connon significant experience and expertise with this technique. Dr Connon is always happy to take all the necessary time to talk to patients about their options.

A particular passion for Dr Connon is the recent developments in Knee Replacement to improve the speed and comfort of rehabilitation and he utilises numerous modern techniques including patient specific instrumentation, kinematic alignment and other methods to reduce patient pain and restore function. Dr Connon is able to advise you on all the latest non-operative and minimally invasive treatment options for knee pain.

Dr Connon has also undergone extensive training in Minimally Invasive (“keyhole”) Bunion surgery in Australia, Europe and Singapore. He regularly performs arthroscopic “keyhole” surgery for sporting injuries sustained by Sunshine Coast athletes enjoying their active lifestyle.

Great importance is placed on spending time with his patients so that Dr Connon can offer surgical solutions tailored to their lifestyle and discuss each patient’s options in a caring manner. This helps him to deliver each patient the best possible recovery and long-term outcomes for their individual circumstances.


• Hip replacement - Anterior (Minimally Invasive) approach - Complex revision surgery • Knee Surgery - Replacement using Patient Specific Instrumentation/Robotics - Revision surgery - Arthroscopy - ACL reconstruction • Minimally Invasive Bunion surgery

Consults at :

NOOSA: Suite 3, Noosa Hospital, 111 Goodchap St, Noosaville QLD 4566. GYMPIE: Ramsay Medical Consultation Suites, 70-72 Channon St, Gympie QLD 4570.