About Dr Louis Shidiak
Dr Louis Shidiak is a Sydney based Orthopaedic Surgeon specialising in conditions of the hip and knee and sporting and trauma injuries for both adults and children
Utilising his surgical experience coupled with his prior Physiotherapy training, Dr Shidiak specialises in restoring function to his patients through surgical and non-surgical management techniques.
As a physiotherapist, Dr Shidiak specialised in rehabilitating orthopaedic and sports injuries. His work was highlighted by his selection as Australias soccer and athletes physiotherapist at the 2000 Sydney Olympics.
Due to his fellowship training Dr Shidiak has been involved in the surgery of over 500 anterior hip replacements, the latest resurgent and advanced method used worldwide. Dr Shidiak is one of only a handful of Australian orthopaedic surgeons with advanced training in this technique.
He also treats children and young adults with hip pathology that is amenable to preservation. Such treatments include pelvic re-orientation, hip arthroscopy and safe surgical dislocation to address joint pathology and delay the onset of arthritis.
Dr Shidiak is passionate about sport and assisting patients with sports related injuries. He is the Chief Medical Officer for the Parramatta National Rugby League Club (Parramatta Eels) as well as their feeder club Wentworthville RLC, and has been affiliated with these clubs for 14 and 4 years respectively. Dr Shidiak specialises in sports knee reconstructive surgery such as ACL, meniscal repair and patella stabilisation.
Hospitals Practicing At:
- Norwest Private Hospital
- Sydney Adventist
- Campbelltown Private Hospital
Areas of Special Interest
Orthopaedic surgeon with subspecialty interests in Hip & Knee Arthroplasty (anterior hips), Hip preservation & Sports injuries including hip arthroscopy & Knee Reconstructive Surgery
“Whether it be elite athletes or older patients, my aim is give people pain free joints to allow them to excel at what they do.
Dr Louis Shidiak
MBBS, FRACS, FAOrthA, B.App.Sc(Physio)
Dr Shidiak completed fellowships in both Sydney & Switzerland focussing on Hip preservation including hip arthroscopy & Pelvic Osteotomies in adolescents and young adults.