About Dr Matthew Broadhead

Training & Qualifications

Dr Matthew Broadhead is a fellowship-trained Australian Orthopaedic Surgeon specialising in the treatment of traumatic, degenerative and inflammatory disorders of the hip and knee.

Following his graduation from the University of New South Wales in 2006, Dr Broadhead completed his training in Orthopaedic Surgery at hospitals in Australia and the U.S.A to become a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (FRACS). He is also a Fellow of the Australian Orthopaedic Association (FAOrthA).

Dr Broadhead then completed an AOA Fellowship in Lower Limb Reconstruction at the Prince of Wales Hospital and Sydney Children’s Hospital. He gained experience in treating patients of all ages, including the younger, active patient. He completed further training to perform total hip replacement through a minimally invasive direct anterior approach and total knee replacement with an emphasis on early recovery after surgery.

Research & Teaching

Dr Broadhead trained in Orthopaedic trauma at the John Hunter Hospital, Newcastle, one of the busiest academic trauma centres in Australia. He has completed subspecialty studies and was awarded a Master of Surgery (ChM) by the Royal College of Surgeons Edinburgh for research on ACL reconstruction techniques.

Matthew was a National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Scholar and was awarded a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) by the University of Melbourne for studies on bone biology and orthopaedic oncology. He is a Conjoint Lecturer of the University of New South Wales and has been the lead author on numerous peer-reviewed journal articles. He presents his research internationally.

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  1. Imanishi J, Chan LWM, Broadhead ML, Pang G, Ngan SY, Slavin J, Sharp S, Choong
    PFM. Clinical Features of High-Grade Extremity and Trunk Sarcomas in Patients Aged 80 Years and Older: Why Are Outcomes Inferior? Front Surg. 2019 May 31;6:29. doi:
    10.3389/fsurg.2019.00029. eCollection 2019. PubMed PMID: 31214596; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC6554445.
  2. Hoswell R, Broadhead ML, Tewari S. Bilateral neck of femur fractures in a paediatric patient with graves' disease. J Paediatr Child Health. 2017 Jul;53(7):726-727. doi: 10.1111/jpc.13543. PubMed PMID: 28670805.
  3. Broadhead ML, Singla AA, Bertollo N, Broe D, Walsh WR. A Biomechanical Comparison
    of 4-Strand and 5-Strand Anterior Cruciate Ligament Graft Constructs. Orthop Rev (Pavia). 2017 Feb 21;9(1):6989. doi: 10.4081/or.2017.6989. eCollection 2017 Feb 20. PubMed PMID: 28286624; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5337778.
  4. Thurairajah K, Broadhead ML, Balogh ZJ. Trauma and Stem Cells: Biology and Potential Therapeutic Implications. Int J Mol Sci. 2017 Mar 7;18(3). pii: E577. doi: 10.3390/ijms18030577. Review. PubMed PMID: 28272352; PubMed Central PMCID:
  5. Imanishi J, Chan L, Broadhead ML, Ngan S, Slavin S, Pang G, Choong PFM. Clinical
    features of extremity or trunk sarcomas in patients aged 80 or older. Journal of Clinical Oncology 2016; 34 (15_supple), e22546-e22546.
  6. Broadhead ML, Lokmic Z, Tan ML, Stevenson A, Binns DS, Cullinane C, Hicks RJ, Choong PF, Myers DE. Applying Advanced Imaging Techniques to a Murine Model of Orthotopic Osteosarcoma. Front Surg. 2015 Aug 3;2:36. doi: 10.3389/fsurg.2015.00036. eCollection 2015. PubMed PMID: 26284252; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4522961.
  7. Neptune DW, Estens JL, Kenny B, Broadhead ML. Pathological fracture of a giant cell tumour of the patella. Grand Rounds. 2014. 14: 6–10. doi: 10.1102/1470-5206.2014.0003
  8. Ghoz A, Broadhead ML, Morley J, Tavares S, McDonald D. Outcomes of dual modular cementless femoral stems in revision hip arthroplasty. Orthop Rev (Pavia). 2014 Mar 31;6(1):5247. doi: 10.4081/or.2014.5247. eCollection 2014 Jan 20. Review. PubMed PMID: 24822088; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4017333.
  9. Broadhead ML, Lim HK, Ek ETH, Chia A. Multiple Femoral and Tibial Avulsion Fractures in a Skeletally Mature Patient Secondary to Knee Dislocation: A Case Report. JBJS Case Connect. 2013 Sep 11;3(3 Suppl 7):e89-e5. doi: 10.2106/JBJS.CC.L.00279. PubMed PMID: 29252270.
  10. Broadhead ML, Choong PF, Dass CR. Efficacy of continuously administered PEDF-derived synthetic peptides against osteosarcoma growth and metastasis. J Biomed Biotechnol. 2012;2012:230298. doi: 10.1155/2012/230298. Epub 2012 May 30. PubMed PMID: 22701300; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3369529.
  11. Babazadeh S, Broadhead ML, Choong PF. If you are called to lead, you are called to serve. ANZ J Surg. 2011 Jun;81(6):401-3. PubMed PMID: 22295338.
  12. Broadhead ML, Babazadeh S, Ng KW, Choong PF, Stoney JD. Atraumatic bilateral femoral neck fractures during pregnancy: a missed diagnosis. Aust N Z J Obstet Gynaecol. 2011 Dec;51(6):563-4. doi: 10.1111/j.1479-828X.2011.01366.x. Epub 2011 Oct 10. PubMed PMID: 21981337.
  13. Broadhead ML, Dass CR, Choong PF. Systemically administered PEDF against primary and secondary tumours in a clinically relevant osteosarcoma model. Br J Cancer. 2011 Nov 8;105(10):1503-11. doi: 10.1038/bjc.2011.410. Epub 2011 Oct 6. PubMed PMID: 21979423; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3242526.
  14. Babazadeh S, Broadhead ML, Schlicht SM, Powell GJ, Tymms GM. Pathologic fracture of a calcaneal aneurysmal bone cyst. J Foot Ankle Surg. 2011 Nov-Dec;50(6):727-32. doi: 10.1053/j.jfas.2011.04.036. Epub 2011 Jun 11. PubMed PMID: 21652227.
  15. Broadhead ML, Clark JC, Myers DE, Dass CR, Choong PF. The molecular pathogenesis of osteosarcoma: a review. Sarcoma. 2011:959248. doi: 10.1155/2011/959248. Epub 2011 Apr 13. PubMed PMID: 21559216; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3087974.
  16. Broadhead ML, Clark JC, Dass CR, Choong PF, Myers DE. Therapeutic targeting of osteoclast function and pathways. Expert Opin Ther Targets. 2011 Feb;15(2):169-81. doi: 10.1517/14728222.2011.546351. Epub 2011 Jan 5. Review. PubMed PMID: 21204734.
  17. Broadhead ML, Babazadeh S, Goldwasser M, Choong PFM. Waxing and waning of joint motion. Grand Rounds. 2011. 11: 44-47. doi: 10.1102/1470-5206.2011.0011
  18. Broadhead ML, Babazadeh S, O'Brien B, Choong PF. Thigh enlargement and the art of misdirection. ANZ J Surg. 2010 Nov;80(11):839-40. PubMed PMID: 21033202.
  19. Broadhead ML, Clark JC, Dass CR, Choong PF. Microarray: an instrument for cancer surgeons of the future? ANZ J Surg. 2010 Jul Aug;80(7-8):531-6. doi: 10.1111/j.1445- 2197.2010.05379.x. Review. PubMed PMID: 20795968.
  20. Broadhead ML, Clark JC, Choong PF, Dass CR. Making gene therapy for osteosarcoma a reality. Expert Rev Anticancer Ther. 2010 Apr;10(4):477-80. doi: 10.1586/era.10.18. PubMed PMID: 20397911.
  21. Babazadeh S, Broadhead ML, Schlicht S, Slavin JL, Choong PFM. Giant cell tumour of metacarpal diaphysis. European Journal of Radiology 2010; 75(1):e31-e36.
  22. Broadhead ML, Akiyama T, Choong PF, Dass CR. The pathophysiological role of PEDF in bone diseases. Curr Mol Med. 2010 Apr;10(3):296-301. Review. PubMed PMID: 20236053.
  23. Broadhead ML, Becerra SP, Choong PF, Dass CR. The applied biochemistry of PEDF and implications for tissue homeostasis. Growth Factors. 2010 Aug;28(4):280-5. doi: 10.3109/08977191003604513. Review. PubMed PMID: 20166889; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3931573.
  24. Dowsey MM, Broadhead ML, Stoney JD, Choong PF. Outcomes of total knee arthroplasty in English- versus non-English-speaking patients. J Orthop Surg (Hong Kong). 2009 Dec;17(3):305-9. PubMed PMID: 20065369.
  25. Broadhead ML, Dass CR, Choong PF. In vitro and in vivo biological activity of PEDF against a range of tumors. Expert Opin Ther Targets. 2009 Dec;13(12):1429-38. doi: 10.1517/14728220903307475. Review. PubMed PMID: 19922300.
  26. Babazadeh S, Broadhead ML, Slavin JL, Choong PF. An interesting diagnosis for a presacral mass: case report. Int Semin Surg Oncol. 2009 Nov 8;6:18. doi: 10.1186/1477-7800-6-18. PubMed PMID: 19895709; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC2777176.
  27. Broadhead ML, Dass CR, Choong PF. Cancer cell apoptotic pathways mediated by PEDF: prospects for therapy. Trends Mol Med. 2009 Oct;15(10):461-7. doi: 10.1016/j.molmed.2009.08.003. Epub 2009 Sep 25. Review. PubMed PMID: 19783213.
  1. Broadhead ML, Sivaji S, Balogh ZJ, Choong PFM. Osteosarcoma pathogenesis: from
    molecular biology to mesenchymal stem cells. Osteosarcoma – Biology, Behavior and
    Mechanisms (2017), ISBN 978-953-51-4915-6.
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