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The success and reputation of Northern Orthopaedics is due to its highly trained and well-respected Orthopaedic Surgeon, Dr. Jonathan Young.

Dr Jonathan Young

B.Med (Newcastle), F.R.A.C.S., F.A Orth.A.

Dr. Jonathan Young is a highly trained and qualified Orthopaedic Surgeon with particular expertise in sport and joint replacement surgery. He is currently a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon at six Hunter Region hospitals and Director of Orthopaedics for Hunter New England Health. He completed his Orthopaedic training in 1994.

Dr. Young grew up on the shores of Lake Macquarie, was captain of his local high school and completed his undergraduate medical degree at the University of Newcastle, the first Orthopaedic Surgeon to have graduated from the University. Dr. Young also studied Arts and was awarded the A.Mus.A in flute. After completing University he worked in the major teaching hospitals in Sydney for two years before one year as a General Practitioner. On entering surgical training, he was awarded the Gordon Gordon-Taylor medal for highest score in Australia for the Surgical Primary Examination.

Primary Examination.

On completing his orthopaedic training Dr. Young undertook fellowships in joint replacement and sports medicine in Edinburgh, at Harvard and in New York. He has been on numerous joint replacement design teams and regularly presents at international meetings. He has also taught orthopaedic techniques extensively throughout South-East Asia.

Dr. Young is committed to providing the best possible outcomes for his patients by using minimally invasive techniques including his Anterior Approach Hip Replacement (AMIS), Knee ACL Ligament Reconstruction and is a recognised expert in Computer Assisted Knee Replacement.

His experience in these specialist procedures makes his services unique in the Hunter region. The reproducible quality of his results is well known throughout the community.



Our team has received many kind and thoughtful messages of thanks from our happy patients over the years. To hear about their experiences and paths to recovery is the most rewarding part of our job.

However, for a new patient looking for the right surgeon, we believe there’s no better referral than from someone you already know and trust; your friends and family. So take the time to ask those around you about their own story, their expectations, their recoveries and their advice.

We trust that our former patients’ experiences will help shape your decision to trust us.