Research areas:
  • Total joint replacement surgery
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Waste minimisation
The University of Melbourne

Dr Jason Trieu

MD, PhD (enrolled)

Total joint replacement surgery is highly effective for end-stage symptomatic osteoarthritis of the hip and knee. In Australia we currently perform more than 100,000 of these procedures each year, but at a cost of greater than $2 billion. Dr Trieu’s PhD research is going to critically examine the fundamental cost basis of performing total joint replacement surgery in Australia to identify areas where we can refine our practices to minimise waste and inefficiencies whilst maintaining the standard of care we provide for our patients, and will attempt to identify relationships between these underlying variables and their relation to long-term patient outcomes on a population level.

Research publications

Trieu, Jason & Hadden, Alexandra & Sutherland, Alasdair. (2018). Assessment of acetabular version in total hip arthroplasty: an application of Widmer’s technique in a regional setting. ANZ Journal of Surgery. 88. 573-576. 10.1111/ans.14506.

Trieu, Jason & Sinnathamby, Mathuranthakan & Di Bella, Claudia & Pianta, Marcus & Perera, Warren & Slavin, John & Schlicht, Stephen & Choong, Peter. (2015). Biopsy and the diagnostic evaluation of musculoskeletal tumours: Critical but often missed in the 21st century. ANZ journal of surgery. 86. 10.1111/ans.13251.

Trieu, Jason & Schlicht, Stephen & Choong, Peter. (2016). Diagnosing musculoskeletal tumours: How accurate is CT-guided core needle biopsy?. European Journal of Surgical Oncology (EJSO). 42. 10.1016/j.ejso.2016.02.242.


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