Dr Jason Hockings

BSc (Anat, Phys), M.B.B.S, GradCert (ClinEpi), F.R.A.C.S., FAOrthA

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Languages: English

Specialities

  • Orthopaedics

Areas of Interest

  • Direct anterior approach for hip arthroplasty
  • Tendon transfer for irreparable rotator cuff tears
  • Robotic assisted joint replacements

St Vincent’s Private Hospital East Melbourne, VIC

Eastern Health, Box Hill and Maroondah.

21 Erin St
Richmond VIC 3121

T: (03) 9421 6133

F: (03) 9421 6144

E: reception@drjasonhockings.com.au

Biography

Dr Jason Hockings is an experienced, Victorian trained Orthopaedic Surgeon based in Melbourne. He specialises in conditions affecting the bodies major bones and joints with subspecialist advanced training in elective hip, knee and shoulder surgery as well as general orthopaedic trauma surgery.

Jason graduated from medical school at the university of Queensland in 2011 and went on to work as a hospital doctor for two years and a non-training orthopaedic doctor for three years before beginning his orthopaedic training. He completed the Victorian Orthopaedic Training Program in 2021.

After accepting a position as a consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon at Eastern Health in 2022, Jason then completed a post-training fellowship in the direct anterior approach for total hip arthroplasty and hip arthroscopy with Professor John O’Donnell in Melbourne, widely considered the pioneer of anterior hip replacement surgery in Australia and one of the most senior hip arthroscopists not just in Australia but internationally. He also travelled overseas to attend several observerships with specialist anterior hip surgeons including Dr Frederic Laude and Dr Pascal Vie in France, where the anterior approach was developed. 

Jason has also completed an advanced training fellowship at the high-volume arthroplasty centre in Edinburgh in the United Kingdom, gaining experience with complex primary and revision hip and knee replacement surgery in addition to robotic assisted joint replacement surgery.

In 2023, Jason then returned to Australia to undertake a further advanced training fellowship in shoulder and hip elective surgery and trauma operating with Dr Ed Bateman, one of the nation’s most senior shoulder surgeons, on the NSW central coast. Here he gained experience with shoulder replacement, arthroscopic rotator cuff repair, shoulder stabilisation and tendon transfers for irreparable rotator cuff repairs. 

In addition, he also gained advanced training in other upper limb elective procedures including neural decompressive surgery such as minimally invasive endoscopic carpal tunnel release and radial tunnel decompression.