Mr. James Stoney

Hip & Knee Orthopaedic Surgeon

Mr James Stoney is an Orthopaedic Surgeon specialising in
surgery of the hip and knee with nearly 20 years’ experience in consultant practice.

Direct: 03 9116 5566 | Fax: 03 9415 6348

James specialises in Primary and Revision Hip and Knee Replacement and Computer Assisted Knee Replacement.

James has been using robot-assistance to perform Partial Knee Replacement for the last three years. A CT scan is obtained the before surgery to plan the operation. The “Robot” is essentially a computer guided cutting tool. It helps produce a more precise implantation of the prosthesis than conventional hand instruments.

James has a special interest in complex primary hip and knee replacement. These are cases where there is a bone deformity or significant misalignment as well as damage to the joint. These types of joint replacements are more difficult and require special techniques and prostheses. There is no doubt experience helps!

James Stoney consults and operates at Freemasons Hospital, St Vincent’s Private Hospital East Melbourne, Mitcham Private Hospital, and Knox Private Hospital.

Commonly Performed Procedures

  • Total Hip Replacement (Anterior and Posterior)
  • Revision Total Hip Replacement
  • Hip Arthroscopy including labral repair
  • Open and Arthroscopic Gluteal Tendon Repair
  • Computer Navigated Total Knee Replacement
  • Robot assisted Partial Knee Replacement
  • Revision Total Knee Replacement
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee ACL Reconstruction
  • Knee Realignment Osteotomy
  • Patello-Femoral Surgery

The greatest thing about our profession is being able to take people in pain and give them their lives back

James Stoney – Orthopaedic Surgeon 

Additional Information

James was awarded his medical degree by the University of Melbourne in 1992, and completed his internship at Royal Melbourne Hospital.

His Orthopaedic training was also in Melbourne, working across a range of hospitals in metropolitan Melbourne and regional Victoria.

James completed his Orthopaedic surgery specialty training in 2001, becoming a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons. He then travelled overseas to gain further subspecialty training in Hip and Knee surgery at the Avon Orthopaedic Centre in Bristol. He completed his time overseas as a Locum Consultant at the Bristol Royal Infirmary.


James is currently the Director of Orthopaedics at St Vincent’s Public Hospital, where he administers a unit of 18 orthopaedic surgeons. He enjoys teaching orthopaedic surgical trainees.

James has been an Assistant Deputy Director of the AOA National Joint Replacement Registry for the last 7 years.


Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS), University of Melbourne, 1992
Bachelor Medical Science (BMedSci), University of Melbourne, 1992



Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (FRACS) since 2001
Fellow of the Australian Orthopaedic Association (FAOrthoA) since 2001
Member of the Arthroplasty Society of Australia (ASA)

Education & Medical Training

Completed Orthopaedic Specialty Training, 2001
Subspecialty Training in Hip & Knee Surgery, 2002-2003
Fellowship position at Southmead Hospital in Bristol UK, 2002-2003
Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon at the Bristol Royal Infirmary, 2003

Positions Held

Director of Orthopaedics at St Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne (Public)
Assistant Deputy Director of the Australian Orthopaedic Association National Joint Replacement Registry

Consulting Locations

Mr James Stoney consults at the following locations across Melbourne

East Melbourne



Operating Locations

Mr James Stoney operates at the following locations across Melbourne

East Melbourne

St Vincent’s
East Melbourne