Dr. Buddhika Balalla
Name: Bu Balalla
Department: Orthopaedic Surgery
Subspecialty: Knee Surgery and Trauma
Dr Balalla is an orthopaedic surgeon specialising in knee surgery. He has a strong interest in meniscal preservation and repair, knee reconstruction, preservation of knee biomechanics, and computer-assisted surgery.
Dr Balalla completed his specialist Orthopaedic training in 2010 through the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons and the Australian Orthopaedic Association. Following this, he completed two fellowships in knee surgery.
In 2011 he completed a fellowship in knee arthroscopy, knee replacement, ligament reconstruction, and cartilage transplantation with Sydney Knee Specialists. In 2012, Dr Balalla completed a second knee fellowship at the Avon Orthopaedic Centre in Bristol UK, with a focus on treating problematic knee replacements with revision knee surgery, and on the treatment of patellofemoral instability. Following this, Dr Balalla visited Ghent, Belgium to gain experience in meniscal transplantation and multi-ligament reconstruction, and then Pittsburgh USA to observe alternative techniques in ACL reconstruction surgery, such as quadriceps tendon graft harvest, and double bundle ACL reconstruction.