Orthopaedic Surgeon Melbourne

“Specialist in Injuries of the Knee, Soft-tissue Knee Problems
Medico-Legal, Workplace Injury and Sports Medicine”

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Iain McLean | Orthopaedic Consultant

Orthopaedic Surgeon, Melbourne, Australia
Orthopaedic (Orthopedic) Consultant, non-operating as of 2010

Iain McLean is a leading Orthopaedic Knee Surgeon based in Melbourne, Australia

Iain recently retired from operating (surgery) and continues to provide expert medico-legal consulting related to knee conditions.

Iain has vast experience in all forms of knee problems and injuries. He has managed and operated on many elite level sports-persons and Olympians, including athletes in AFL, skiing, hockey, soccer, rugby, basketball, netball, athletics, cycling, along with many other individuals from recreational sports people, veteran athletes, to non-athletic persons, work injuries and arthritis problems.

Iain continues to keep abreast and up to date with all developments in Knee Surgery and Research.
Iain is a Member of the Australian Knee Society (AKS), Australian Orthopaedic Association (AOA), the International Society of Arthroscopy, Knee Surgery and Orthopaedic Sports Medicine (ISAKOS), and the AFL Doctors Association.

Iain provides expert consulting on a number of key orthopaedic knee issues.

Orthopaedic Consulting Services

Since retiring from surgery, Iain remains highly involved in the orthopaedic and sport medicine communities. Iain provides expert medico-legal consulting advice, working with legal professionals, workers compensation authorities and insurance providers

Medico-Legal Expert Opinion

Iain works extensively with a range of legal professionals to provide expert analysis and opinion in relation to Workers Compensation and other work place injury matters.

Iain provides detailed, rigorous and accurate guidance for all parties, based on over 30 years of surgery and medical practice experience in relation to orthopaedic injuries and recovery.

Assessments and examinations can be organised and undertaken at Medilaw (Melbourne CBD) or Medicolegal Express (Kew). Please see contact details below.

About Iain

Iain is one of Australia’s most experienced and well regarded orthopaedic surgeons, with particular expertise in knee trauma, recovery and surgical procedures. He began his specialisation in knee surgery with a surgical internship under world-leading orthopaedic surgeons Dr Don O’Donoghue and Dr William Grana in Oklahoma City, USA, in 1978. Iain is associated with many advanced knee surgery techniques in Australia, and has been a speaker and leader in the international orthopaedic and sports medicine community for many years.

Iain has written and presented extensive papers on knee surgery and trauma recovery. For many years Iain has worked closely with sporting clubs in Melbourne, including AFL, VFL, and Olympic teams. For over 30 years Iain has worked closely with a team of leading sport physicians and physiotherapists.

In addition to sports-medicine, Iain has and continues to assist patients with workplace, recreational, accident and age-related orthopaedic conditions.

Iain remains a keen cyclist and swimmer, and enjoys nothing more than playing and discussing sports with family, friends, colleagues and patients.



  • M.B., B.S. (Monash)
  • F.R.A.C.S. (Orthopaedics)
  • Training in Knee and Sports Injuries
  • Fellowship Oklahoma City, USA
    • Dr Don O’Donoghue
    • Dr William Grana

Professional Memberships include:

  • Australian Orthopaedic Association (AOA)
  • Australian Medical Association (AMA)
  • Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS)
  • International Society of Arthroscopy, Knee Surgery and Orthopaedic Sport Medicine (ISAKOS)
  • AFL Doctors Association (AFLDA)

Australian Knee Society (AKS)

  • Secretary 1991-92, President 1996


For all medico-legal appointments and queries, please request to see Mr Iain D McLean at one of the following locations:

Medilaw (Melbourne CBD)

Phone 1300 633 452
Address Level 2 North Tower
485 La Trobe Street
Melbourne VIC 3000

Medicolegal Express (Kew)

Phone 1300 299 899
Address 260 Cotham Rd
Kew VIC 3101

For other queries or to get in touch with Iain, please email

ABN: 23 817 959 944

Patient Documents

These documents have been written to provide assistance to my patients.
Please respect the ownership (copyright) of all material herein.

Orthopaedic Papers and Presentations

Please find below a small selection of Orthopaedic Papers and Presentations drawn from the past 40+ years of medical practice I have enjoyed, primarily focused on the treatment of knee injury and degeneration.

We needn’t reinvent the wheel too often, so I hope these documents prove useful to my fellow surgeons and those interested in the treatment of knee injury, degeneration, recovery and patient care.



More papers will be added soon.

General Orthopaedic Information

There are many sources of information regarding orthopaedic injuries and surgical procedures. For general information regarding knee surgery and workplace safety, please follow some of the links provided.

General information resources:

There are many internet sites that provide useful (and generally accurate) information regarding orthopaedics, however please discuss your particular condition with your consulting physician or surgeon.

Thank you and good luck with your recovery!

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