Dr Chien-Wen Liew

Specialist Orthopaedic Surgeon
MBBS, FRACS (Ortho), FA (Orth) A
  • Total Hip Replacements performed via the Direct Anterior Approach
  • Total Knee Replacements using Patient Specific Technology
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction using Single Hamstring
  • Arthroscopy of the Hip
  • Arthroscopy of the Knee

“To reduce the injury to soft tissues whilst achieving exceptional alignment, restoring balance, and improving outcomes.
Surgery designed for Arthritis and Sports Injury management”

Dr Chien-Wen Liew completed his Orthopaedic Advanced Training in Adelaide and then continued his training in UK, Europe and the USA. He specialises in muscle sparing approaches to the hip and knee, shoulder pathology, as well as sports injury and trauma

His particular interest is in muscle sparing total hip replacements, where he completed a fellowship in Paris, France and has trained in this technique with world renowned surgeons in France, Switzerland, UK, USA and Australia. This approach is truly minimally invasive, requiring no cut to any muscle. Dr Liew has been involved in international collaborations with the direct anterior approach.

Dr Liew was recently welcomed as an Official Trainer of the Direct Anterior Approach for Total Hip Replacement Surgery, helping surgeons worldwide adopt the approach.

He is a member of the Australian Defence Force, being an Infantry Corps Platoon Commander for 10 years at 10/27 RSAR, and recently transferred to Medical Corps. He has a keen interest in fitness and sports.

Medical School

  • University of Adelaide


  • Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery, University of Adelaide (2004) (MBBS)
  • Fellowship Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (2013) (FRACS)
  • FA(Orth)A
  • Post Fellowship Training


  • Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency
  • Environmental Protection Agency – Fluoroscan Qualified

Specialising in

  • Hip Surgery – Performs Direct Anterior Approach Total Hip Replacement Surgery
  • Knee Surgery – Utilises Patient Specific Technology for Total Knee Replacements
  • ACL reconstructions using reinforced single hamstring technology
  • Sports surgery on the hip and knee


Professional Memberships

  • Australian Orthopaedic Association
  • Australian Medical Association
  • TEGO Medical Defence
  • Royal Australian College of Surgeons
  • AO Trauma Membership
  • Club Des Amis

PRIOR Public Appointments

  • Visiting Medical Specialist Royal Adelaide Hospital


  • SOUTH: Southern Specialist Centre – 231 Main South Rd, Morphett Vale
  • EAST: Orthopaedics 360 – 94-96 Fullarton Rd, Norwood


  • Burnside Hospital
  • St Andrews Hospital



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