The Paediatric Orthopaedic Unit at Monash Children’s Hospital provides services for children with orthopaedic problems or complex fractures requiring specialist opinion.
Phone: (03) 8572 3000
To support the Orthopaedics department at
Monash Children’s Hospital:
The Paediatric Orthopaedic Unit at Monash Children’s Hospital provides services for children with orthopaedic problems or complex fractures requiring specialist opinion. Our expert team cares for children with trauma-related injuries, neuromuscular conditions, musculoskeletal disorders and congenital disorders, and we perform about 1200 orthopaedic surgery procedures annually.
The unit is one of only two specialist paediatric orthopaedic units in Victoria and services the state’s eastern regions as well as Tasmania and southern New South Wales.
The unit is part of the Department of Health and Human Services’ Victorian Paediatric Orthopaedic Network, a state coordinated paediatric orthopaedic service. This network aims to improve communication between specialist providers and referrers such as general practitioners.
Our unit provides ‘level four’ paediatric orthopaedic services defined as comprehensive primary, secondary and tertiary specialist paediatric orthopaedic services for emergency and elective patients.
Head of the unit and director of orthopaedic surgery at Monash Health is Mr Ton Tran.
Mr Tran graduated from the University of Melbourne and completed his training at the Royal Melbourne Hospital. He was a senior tutor in anatomy and physiology at the University of Melbourne and from 1997 has consulted at various Victorian hospitals including Monash Children’s Hospital and the Royal Children’s Hospital.
The paediatric orthopaedic team is also comprised of doctors, physiotherapists and paediatric orthopaedic case manager Paul Ferrier.
Orthopaedic fact sheets for families can be downloaded from the Victorian Paediatric Orthopaedic Network link including:
We have five orthopaedic outpatient clinics at Monash Children’s Hospital, Clayton. They are:
To make an appointment at any of these outpatient clinics call (03) 8572 3004.
Please address referrals to the Head of Unit Mr Ton Tran and fax through to:
Fax: (03) 8572 3007
Please ensure all X-ray results/reports are within the last six months. The patient will be seen by a clinician within this specialty.
URGENT referrals: Please fax to Paul Ferrier, paediatric orthopaedic case manager on (03) 8572 3832 or contact the paediatric orthopaedic registrar via the switchboard on (03) 9594 6666.
Please see referral guidelines – Orthopaedic referral guidelines or GPs can use their own clinic software for referral.
Referrals for developmental hip dysplasia should come with three requests for ultrasound imaging.