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Brisbane Hip Clinic
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Surgery of the HipJoint

A/Prof Patrick Weinrauch - Orthopaedic Surgeon



Associate Professor Patrick Weinrauch is an Orthopaedic Surgeon who exclusively manages hip joint disorders in adults. His practice offers a comprehensive spectrum of alternatives for the management of people suffering from hip joint conditions, including hip joint arthroscopy, hip joint preservation surgery, hip resurfacing and hip replacement procedures (both primary and revision). A significant proportion of Dr Weinrauch's private practice is dedicated to the management of active people with hip disorders who wish to maintain high activity levels and function in both sporting and lifestyle recreational pursuits.


A/Prof Weinrauch obtained his medical degree from the University of Queensland in 1997. He completed specialist training in Orthopaedic Surgery in Queensland and obtained his Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (FRACS) in 2006. He then undertook advanced post-graduate Fellowship training in the surgical management of hip disorders. In 2007 Dr Weinrauch was appointed as Clinical Fellow Hip Surgery to Professor Damian Griffin at the University Hospitals Coventry & Warwickshire England, specialising in hip arthroscopy, hip resurfacing, hip replacement and revision hip arthroplasty. During this time he also trained at the Royal Orthopaedic Hospital, Birmingham England under Mr John O'Hara, specialising in hip resurfacing and open joint preservation surgery, including pelvic and femoral osteotomy. In 2008, A/Prof Weinrauch established the Brisbane Hip Clinic at St Andrew's War Memorial Hospital, Brisbane Australia.


A/Prof Weinrauch is a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons and a Fellow of the Australian Orthopaedic Association. He is a member of the Australian Medical Association, Australian Society of Orthopaedic Surgeons and a foundation member of the Australian Hip Arthroscopy Society.


A/Prof Weinrauch is appointed as Deputy Editor to the International Journal of Advanced Joint Reconstruction and has previously served as Scientific Secretary of the Queensland Branch of the Australian Orthopaedic Association and President of the Queensland Orthopaedic Registrar's Association. In 2010, A/Prof Weinrauch was selected as the Australian Orthopaedic Association's representative for the ABC Traveling Fellowship. A/Prof Weinrauch currently serves as Head of Orthopaedic Surgery and member of the Medical Advisory Committee to St Andrew's War Memorial Hospital, Brisbane. 


A/Prof Weinrauch is actively involved in medical education, conducting regular demonstrations and lectures for both local and international colleagues in advanced techniques in hip joint surgery.  As a reference centre surgeon, A/Prof Weinrauch delivers surgeon education programs and to demonstrate anterior approach total hip replacement, hip resurfacing, revision hip replacement and hip arthroscopy procedures. A/Prof Weinrauch also regularly participates in teaching activities for the education of colleague medical practitioners, physiotherapists, nursing staff and allied health practitioners.


A/Prof Weinrauch maintains interest in clinical research and orthopaedic engineering, with multiple publications and a Master of Engineering thesis relating to revision of hip joint replacements. He is currently appointed as an Associate Professor at the Griffith University School of Medicine has been awarded a Doctorate of Philosophy (PhD) for his research relating to the surgical management of adult hip joint disorders. A/Prof Weinrauch is a consultancy advisor to a variety of orthopaedic device companies, assisting in the design and development of innovative surgical techniques, surgical instrumentation platforms and implants used for hip joint replacement and arthroscopy procedures. He also participates as an industry advisor for the development and delivery of structured education programs for advanced surgical techniques, including hip resurfacing arthroplasty and anterior approach hip replacement.

A/Prof Weinrauch consults from the Brisbane Hip Clinic and performs all operative procedures at St Andrew's War Memorial Hospital, Brisbane. Telemedicine consultation services are available for regional, interstate and international patients.


Publication List


Master of Engineering (MEng) - Degree Thesis
Weinrauch, P. (2006) Material properties of bilaminar polymethylmethacrylate cement mantles in revision hip joint arthroplasty. School of Engineering Systems, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane Australia. Link
Doctorate of Philosophy (PhD) - Degree Thesis
Weinrauch, P. (2016) Techniques for the surgical management of adult hip joint disorders. School of Medical Science, Griffith University, Queensland Australia.
Journal Publications

Eagles A., Wilson C., Kermeci S., Weinrauch P. (2020) Antibiotic delivery by absorbable collagen implant during posterior approach hip resurfacing arthroplasty. International Journal of Advanced Joint Reconstruction. 7 (2): 40 - 46. Link


Wadsworth D., Weinrauch P (2019) The role of a bike fit in cyclists with hip pain - A clinical commentary. International Journal Sports Physical Therapy. June; 14(3): 468 - 486. Link


Freke M., Crossley K., Sims K., Russell T., Weinrauch P., Gamboa G., Semciw A. (2019) Acute and subacute changes in hip strength and range of movement after arthroscopy to address chondrolabral pathology. Am J Sp Med. ePub Online 3 June 2019. Link


Sprague S, Schemitsch EH, Swiontkowski M, Della Rocca GJ, Jeray KJ, Liew S, Slobogean GP, Bzovsky S, Heels-Ansdell D, Zhou Q, Bhandari M; FAITH Investigators (2018) Factors Associated With Revision Surgery After Internal Fixation of Hip Fractures. J Orthop Trauma. May; 32(5): 223 - 230. Link


Retchford T., Tucker K., Weinrauch P., Cowan S., Grimaldi A., Kemp J., Crossley K.(2018) Clinical features of people with hip related pain, but no clinical signs of femoroacetabular impingement syndrome. Phys Ther Sport. Oct; 34: 201 - 207. Link


Sprague S, Bhandari M, Heetveld MJ, Liew S, Scott T, Bzovsky S, Heels-Ansdell D, Zhou Q, Swiontkowski M, Schemitsch EH; FAITH Investigators (2018) Factors associated with health-related quality of life, hip function, and health utility after operative management of femoral neck fractures. Bone Joint J. Mar; 100-B(3): 361 - 369. Link


Wilson C., Kermeci S., Weinrauch P. (2018)  Absorbable collagen implants localize delivery of gentamicin in uncemented primary anterior approach total hip arthroplasty. International Journal of Advanced Joint Reconstruction. 5 (1): 19 - 29. Link

Fernández-Valencia J., Weinrauch P., Ballesteros J. (2018) Guide for reviewers of papers submitted toInternational Journal of Advanced Joint Reconstruction. International Journal of Advanced Joint Reconstruction. 5 (1): 1 - 3. Link


Sprague S., Slobogean G., Bogoch E., Petrisor B., Garibaldi A O'Hara N., FAITH Investigators (2017) Vitamin D Use and healthoutcomes after surgery for hip fracture. Orthopaedics. Oct 1; 40(5):e868-e875. Link

FAITH Trial Investigators (2017) Fracture fixation in the operative management of hip fractures (FAITH): an international, multicentre, randomised controlled trial. Lancet. 2017 Apr 15;389(10078):1519-1527. Link


Weinrauch P. (2016) Adept Hip Resurfacing – A practical comparison of operative technique and surgical instrumentation relative to Birmingham Hip Resurfacing. International Journal of Advanced Joint Reconstruction. 3 (2): 28 - 34. Link


Kermeci S., Weinrauch P. (2016) Cemented constrained total hip arthroplasty in a patient with osteogenesis imperfecta and recurrent grand mal seizure activity. Journal of Medical Cases. 2016 Feb;  7 (2): 46-48. Link


Zielinski S., Heetveld M., Bhandari M., Patka P., Van Lieshout E., FAITH Trial Investigators (2015) Implant Removal After Internal Fixation of a Femoral Neck Fracture: Effects on Physical Functioning. J Orthop Trauma. 2015 Sep; 29 (9): e285-92. Link


Weinrauch P. (2015) A technique for bone graft preparation in total hip arthroplasty for the management of severe protrusio acetabuli. International Journal of Advanced Joint Reconstruction. 2015; 2 (2): 43 - 48. Link

Weinrauch P., Weinrauch H. (2015) Reliability of the Australian twenty-cent coin as a radiographic scale marker. International Journal of Advanced Joint Reconstruction. 2015; 2 (1): 27-33. Link
Weinrauch P., Kermeci S. (2015) Femoral neck stress shielding after Birmingham Mid Head Resection Arthroplasty - Case report and literature review. Advances in Research. 5 (5):1-10. Article number: AIR 20640. Link
Weinrauch P., Deshon M. (2015) A practical method to improve grip upon a surgical hammer during the conduct of hip joint arthroplasty. International Journal of Advanced Joint Reconstruction. 2015; 2 (2) 35 - 37. Link
Weinrauch P. (2015) Ultrasound assisted trochanteric entry point development for antegrade femoral nailing procedures. International Journal of Advanced Joint Reconstruction.  2015; 2 (1): 7 - 10. Link
Burgers P., Poolman R., Van Bakel T., Tuinebreijer W., Zielinski S., Bhandari M., Patka P., Van Lieshout E.; HEALTH and FAITH Trial Investigators (2015) Reliability, validity, and responsiveness of the Western Ontario and McMaster Universities Osteoarthritis Index for elderly patients with a femoral neck fracture. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2015; 97 (9): 751-7. Link
Weinrauch P., Cook A., Cook S. (2015) Isolated thumb interphalangeal flexor weakness after total hip arthroplasty. International Journal of Advanced Joint Reconstruction. 2015; 2(1): 19-22. Link
Weinrauch P., Quach L., Smith I. (2015) The e-Quandrant Test for Telemedicine Assessment of Symptomatic Articular Hip Pathology. International Journal of Advanced Joint Reconstruction. 2015; 2 (1):1-15. Link
Weinrauch P. (2014) Hip Arthroscopy after Resurfacing Arthroplasty: Surgical Technique, Clinical Examples and Literature Review. International Journal of Advanced Joint Reconstruction. 2014; 1 (1): 4-12. Link
Weinrauch P., Trigger R., Tsikleas G. (2014) Bilateral Hip Joint Hylan G-F 20 Granulomatous Synovitis due to Viscosupplementation Injections. Case Reports in Orthopedics. Volume 2014: Article ID 494073. Link
Cook A., Cook S., Smith I., Weinrauch P. (2014) Hip Resurfacing Arthroplasty and Perioperative Blood Testing. Advances in Orthopedics. 2014: Article ID 109378. Link
The FAITH Investigators (2014) Fixation using alternative implants for the treatment of hip fractures (FAITH): design and rationale for a multi-centre randomized trial comparing sliding hip screws and cancellous screws on revision surgery rates and quality of life in the treatment of femoral neck fractures. BMC Musculoskelet Disord. Jun 26; 15(1): 219. Link
Weinrauch P., Lutz M. (2014) Access to digital radiology imaging and the impact on specialists in private practice. ANZ J Surgery. 84(1-2): 98. Link
Weinrauch P., Kermeci S. (2014) Ultrasound assisted hip arthroscopy. Arthroscopy Techniques. Apr 3;3(2):e255-9. Link
Weinrauch P., Steer, R., Kermeci S., Tetsworth K. (2013) Osteo-chondral reconstruction of a knee joint lateral femoral condyle using fresh femoral head auto-graft. Journal of Medical Cases. 2013 (4)12: 803 – 810. Link
Weinrauch P., Kermeci S. (2013) Ultrasound assisted arthroscopic proximal iliotibial band release and trochanteric bursectomy. Arthroscopy Techniques. 2(4): 433 – 435. Link
Weinrauch P., Kermeci S., Lang A. (2013) The use of a ureteric stone basket for the removal of loose bodies in hip arthroscopy. Arthroscopy Techniques. 2(3): 311-313. Link
Zielinski S., Keijsers N., Praet S., Heetveld M., Bhandari M., Wilssens J., Patka P, Van Lieshout E., FAITH Trial Investigators (2013) Femoral neck shortening after internal fixation of a femoral neck fracture. Orthopedics. Jul 36 (7): e849-58. Link
Weinrauch P., Kermeci S. (2013) Early post operative septic arthritis after hip arthroscopy using Tisseel fibrin sealant - A report of two cases. Journal of Medical Cases. 2013 (4) 9: 608 – 611. Link
Weinrauch P. (2013) RE: Is informed consent a deceptive notion with negligible protection value for Doctors?. ANZ J Surgery. Jul 83(7-8): 590. Link
Hebert-Davies J, Laflamme GY, Rouleau D; HEALTH and FAITH investigators (2012) Bias towards dementia: are hip fracture trials excluding too many patients? A systematic review. Injury. Dec 43(12): 1978-84. Link
Zielinski SM, Viveiros H, Heetveld MJ, Swiontkowski MF, Bhandari M, Patka P, Van Lieshout EM, FAITH trial investigators (2012) Central coordination as an alternative for local coordination in a multicenter randomized controlled trial: the FAITH trial experience. Trials. Jan 8;13:5. Link
Speed S., Sims K., Weinrauch P. (2011) Entrapment of the Medial Branch of the Superior Cluneal Nerve – a Previously Unrecognized Cause of Lower Back Pain in Cricket Fast Bowlers. Journal of Medical Cases. 2(3): 101 – 103. Link
Weinrauch P. (2011) Steroids and avascular necrosis of the hip. Australian Doctor. July. Link
Hacking C., Weinrauch P., Whitehouse S., Crawford R., Donnelly W. (2010) Is there a need for routine follow-up after primary total hip arthroplasty?. ANZ J Surgery. Oct 80 (10): 737 - 740. Link
Biant L., Rangan A., Costa M., Muir D., Weinrauch P., Clasper J., Dix-Peek S. (2010) The ABC Travelling Fellowship 2010. J Bone Joint Surg (Br.) Nov 92(11): 1498-1500. Link
Wilson L., Bell C., Weinrauch P., Crawford R. (2009) In vitro cyclic testing of the Exeter stem after Cement within Cement revision. Journal Arthroplasty. Aug 24(5): 789-94  Link
Sharma D., Douglas J., Coulter C., Weinrauch P., Crawford R. (2008) Microbiology of infected arthroplasty: Implications for empiric peri-operative antibiotics. Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery. Dec 16(3): 339 – 342. Link
Weinrauch P., Krikler S. (2008) Proximal femoral fracture after hip resurfacing managed with blade plate fixation. Journal Bone and Joint Surgery (Am). Jun 90(6): 1345 – 47. Link
Hughes C., Weinrauch P. (2008) Military static line parachute injuries in an Australian Commando Battalion. ANZ J Surgery. Oct 78(10): 848 – 852. Link
Goss B., Lutton C., Weinrauch P., Jabur M., Gillett G., Crawford R. (2007) Elution and Mechanical Properties of Antifungal Bone Cement. Journal of Arthroplasty. Sep: 22(6): 902-8. Link
Weinrauch P., Blakemore, M. (2007) Extraction of Intramedullary Nails by Proximal Stacked Wire Technique. Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma. 21 (9): 663 – 664. Link
Weinrauch P., Bell C., Wilson L., Lutton C., Goss B., Crawford R. (2007) Shear properties of bilaminar polymethylmethacrylate cement mantles in revision hip joint arthroplasty. Journal of Arthroplasty. Apr 22(3):394-403. Link
Bell C., Weinrauch P., Pearcy M. Crawford, R. (2007) In vitro analysis of Exeter stem torsional stability. Journal of Arthroplasty. 22(7): 1024 - 1030. Link
Bell C., Weinrauch P., Crawford R., Pearcy M. (2007) Thermo-mechanical investigation of the short glass fibre reinforced epoxy used as the cortical bone analogue in sawbones femurs. Proc Inst Mech Eng [H]. Feb: 221(2):213-7. Link
Weinrauch P., Moore D., Shooter D., Wilkinson M., Dedy N., Bonrath E., Jabur M., McMeniman T., Whitehouse S., Crawford R. (2006) Early prosthetic complications after Unipolar Hemiarthroplasty. ANZ Journal of Surgery. 76 (6): 432 – 5. Link
Weinrauch P., Sharwood P. (2006) Employment in the Australian Army post Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction – A Pilot Study of 3 Year Postoperative Outcomes. Australian Military Medicine. 15 (1): 15 – 17. Link
Weinrauch P., Myers N., Wilkinson M., Dodsworth J., Fitzpatrick P., Whitehouse S. (2006) Comparison of early postoperative rehabilitation outcome following total knee arthroplasty using different surgical approaches and instrumentation. Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery. 14 (1): 47 - 52. Link
Weinrauch P. (2006) Intraoperative error during implantation Austin Moore hemiarthroplasty. Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery. 14(3): 249 – 52. Link
Weinrauch P. (2005) Diagnostic value of routine drain tip culture in primary joint arthroplasty. ANZ Journal of Surgery. 75 (10): 887 – 8. Link
Book Chapters
Mettyas T., Weinrauch P., Tetsworth K. (2015) Knee joint osteochonrdal reconstruction using fresh femoral head autograft. Limb Lengthening and Reconstruction Surgery Case Atlas. Rozbruch S. & Hamdy R. (Eds). ISBN: 978-3-319-02767-8 (Online). Link
Audiovisual Publications
Weinrauch P., Kermeci S., Lang A. (2015) Hip arthroscopy using a ureteric stone backet for the removal of loose bodies. Link
Weinrauch P. (2015) Ultrasound assisted trochanteric entry point development for antegrade femoral nailing procedures. Link
Weinrauch P. (2014) Direct Anterior Approach Hip Replacement Without use of Traction Table. DVD. DePuy Synthes Australia. Link
Weinrauch P. (2014) Anterior approach total hip arthroplasty (traction free): Bilateral leg preparation, draping sequence and retractor placement. Link
Corten K., Iwaki H., Oinuma K., Weinrauch P. (2014) Asia Pacific Tableless Direct Anterior Approach Course. DVD. DePuy Synthes Asia-Pacific. 
Weinrauch P. (2014) Ultrasound assisted hip arthroscopy for central and peripheral compartment procedures. Link
Weinrauch P. (2014) Hip arthroscopy for acetabular rim debridement after resurfacing arthroplasty. Link
Weinrauch P. (2014) Hip arthroscopy for the evaluation of a pseudo-tumour after resurfacing arthroplasty. Link
Weinrauch P., Kermeci (2014) Ultrasound assisted hip arthroscopy for iliotibial band decompression and trochanteric bursectomy. Link
Technical Reports
Weinrauch P., Beach T., Bell C., Crawford R. (2005) Pilot study conducted on Exeter PMMA Cement Reamer. Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane Australia. Link
Total hip replacement - Is it time yet ? Dr Grimaldi education series (2020). Link
Non surgical options for the management of hip osteoarthritis - An orthopaedic perspective. Dr Grimaldi education series (2020). Link
Surgical management of hip osteoarthritis - Types of prostheses and surgical approaches. Dr Grimaldi education series (2020). Link
Hip disorders. The Physical Performance Show. Episode 181 (October, 2019). Link
Conference Presentations
A complete listing of delivered conference presentations is available online. Link
Summary Curriculum Vitae - A/Prof Patrick Weinrauch
Academic Qualifications
Bachelor Medicine, Bachelor Surgery. University of Queensland, Australia. 1997
Master of Engineering. Queensland University of Technology, Australia. 2006
Doctorate of Philosophy. Griffith University, Australia. 2016
Diploma of Mountain Medicine. University of New Mexico, United States of America. 2019
Current studies: Diploma of Mountain Emergency Medicine (DiMEM). Zermatt, Switzerland
Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (FRACS). 2007
Australian Orthopaedic Association (FAOrthA) Australian Orthopaedic Association (FRACS). 2010
Fellow of Academy of Wilderness Medicine. 2020
Post FellowshipTraining
Clinical Fellow Hip Surgery, University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire, England. 2007
Royal Orthopaedic Hospital, Birmingham, England (Mr John O’Hara). 2007
Certified Independent Medical Examiner, American Board of Independent Medical Examiners (CIME). 2014
Stryker MAKO Robotics Certification (Total Hip Replacement). 2019
Professional Associations
International Society for Hip Preservation (ISHA)
Australian Hip Arthroscopy Society (Foundation Member) (AHAS)
Australian Society of Orthopaedic Surgeons (ASOS)
Australian Medical Association (AMA)
Wilderness Medical Society (WMS)

Director of Orthopaedic Surgery, St Andrew's War Memorial Hospital

Deputy Editor, International Journal of Advanced Joint Reconstruction

Associate Professor, Griffith University, School of Medicine

Australian Orthopaedic Association ABC Travelling Fellow (Eastern region, United States) 2010 

Scientific Secretary Australian Orthopaedic Association Queensland Branch 2009 - 2010

President of Queensland Orthopaedic Registrar’s Association 2005


Research Awards
Australian Orthopaedic Association Research Foundation Fellowship 2005
CONROD-Royal Australasian College of Surgeons Trauma Fellowship 2005
Gordon Kerridge Research Prize (Australian Orthopaedic Association) 2005
Australian Orthopaedic Association Queensland Branch Research Prize 2004
Military Service
Australian Defence Force (Army) 1995 - 2006; Re-enlistment (Army) 2020 - Current. 
General Service Officer Training, Queensland University Regiment & Royal Military College 1995 - 98
Regional Force Surveillance Unit (RFSU) Patrol Commander 1998
Regimental Medical Officer, 1 Field Regiment Artillery 2000
Medical Officer, Surgical Coy, 2 Health Support Battalion 2004
Orthopaedic Surgeon, 3 Health Support Battalion 2020
Military Awards & Decorations
Sword of Honour, Royal Military College Duntroon, 1998
Field Marshal Sir Thomas Blamey Memorial Prize, Royal Military College Duntroon, 1998
Foreign Academy Exchange Progam (Singapore), 1998
Australian Active Service Medal (East Timor), 2001
Prince of Wales Award (16 Close Medical Support Regiment, UK), 2005
Rowed unassisted across the Atlantic Ocean in 2001
Gold Medal UCI Masters Track Cycling World Championships. Los Angeles, USA (Team Sprint; M1-3) 2017 
Alpine mountaineer
Amateur beekeeper