Secondary Waverley College, Sydney. 1968-1972 Higher School Certificate 1972
Undergraduate University of New South Wales, Sydney Wallace Wurth School of Medicine 1973- 1978 MBBS (Hons 2)



Research Interest

  • Arthroplasty
  • Total hip replacements
  • Primary cemented and uncemented fixation, biomechanical properties and stress distributions.
  • Total knee replacements
  • Fixed and mobile bearing
  • Retrieval analysis
  • Implant failure analysis
  • Molecular biology
  • Capsular tissue
  • cancer

Scientific Activities

Professional Activities
1979 M.B.,B.S.(Hons 2) University of New South Wales, SYDNEY
1986 F.R.C.S.Ed(Orth.) Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh
1989 F.R.A.C.S.(Orth.) Royal Australasian College of Surgeons
1991 F.A.Orth.A Australian Orthopaedic Association
1995 – 2002 Honorary Clinical Lecturer in Orthopaedic Surgery
Department of Surgery, St. Vincent’s Hospital Clinical School
University of New South Wales, Sydney.
1994 -2000 Honorary Lecturer in Orthopaedic Surgery
School of Physiotherapy,
University of Sydney, Sydney.
2002 - 2004 Conjoint Senior Lecturer in Orthopaedic Surgery
Department of Surgery, St. Vincent’s Hospital Clinical School
University of New South Wales, Sydney.
2004> Conjoint Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery
Department of Surgery, St. Vincent’s Hospital Clinical School
University of New South Wales, Sydney.
2011> Visiting Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery
Second College of Clinical Medicine
Guangzhou University of TCM, China


Category 1 (Full length published articles in refereed journals)

  1. Neil MJ, Conacher C. Bilateral delta phalanx of the proximal phalanges of the great toes. A report of an affected family. J.BONE JOINT SURG (Br) 1984 Jan; 66(1): 77-80.
  2. Citron ND, Neil MJ. Dorsal wedge osteotomy of the proximal phalanx for hallux rigidus: Long-term results. J.BONE JOINT SURG (Br) 1987 Nov; 69(5): 835-7.
  3. Lettin AWF, Neil MJ, Citron ND, August A. Excision arthroplasty for infected constrained total knee replacements. J.BONE JOINT SURG (Br) 1990 Mar; 72(2): 220-4.
  4. Hill DA, Lennox AF, Neil MJ, Sheehy JP. Evaluation of TRISS as a means of selecting trauma deaths for clinical peer review. AUST.N.Z.J.SURG. 62: 204-208, 1992.
  5. Drinkwater CJ, Neil MJ. Optimal timing of wound drain removal following total joint arthroplasty. J.ARTHROPLASTY 10: 185-189, 1994.
  6. Neil MJ, Solomon MI. A technique of revision of failed acetabular components leaving the femoral component in situ. J.ARTHROPLASTY 11: 482-3, 1996.
  7. Neil MJ, Howard M, Brighton R. Tension band wiring of the fractured pelvis: a case report. ORTHOPAEDICS INTERNATIONAL EDITION Vol 4, No.4: 1, Jul/Aug 302-4, 1996.
  8. Neil MJ, Popoff I. The “Eggcup” Method of harvesting femoral head bone graft. J. ARTHROPLASTY 12: 711-2, 1997.
  9. Yu Y, Walsh WR, Sonnabend DH, Yang JL, Bonar F, Markovic B, Bruce WJM, Kohan L, Neil MJ. Cytokines and Matrix Metalloproteinases mRNA Expression in Archival Human Tissues from Failed Total hip Arthroplasty Using in Situ Hybridization and Color Video Image Analysis. BULLETIN HOSPITAL FOR JOINT DISEASES Vol 57 Number 1, 23-9, 1998.
  10. Bachmeier CJM, March LM, Cross MJ, Lapsley HM, Tribe KL, Courtenay BG, Brooks PM, Neil MJ and Outcome Project group. A comparison of outcomes in osteoarthritis patients undergoing total hip and knee replacement surgery. OSTEOARTHRITIS AND CARTILAGE 9, 137-146. 2001.
  11. Joseph JE, Low J, Courtenay BG, Neil MJ, McGrath MM, Ma DDF. “A single-center prospective study of clinical and haemostatic risk factors for venous thromboembolism following lower limb arthroplasty”. BRITISH JOURNAL OF HAEMATOLOGY. 05/2005; 129(1):87-92.
  12. Joseph JE, Courtenay BG, Neil MJ, McGrath MA, Ma DDF. The homozygous thermolabile variant of methylene-tetrahydrofolate reductase (MTHFR C677T) is an independent risk factor for “early” postoperative deep venous thrombosis in patients undergoing lower limb arthroplasty. JOURNAL OF HAEMOSTASIS AND THROMBOSIS .2006 (Article in press).
  13. Hermann S, Datta B, Matfulli N, Neil MJ, Walsh WR. Mechanical properties of reconstructed Achilles tendon with the transfer of peroneus brevis or flexor hallucis longus. AMERICAN JOURNAL OF FOOT AND ANKLE SURGERY 2007 (Article in press).
  14. O’Donnell TMP, Neil MJ. The Repicci II Unicondylar Knee Arthroplasty: 9-year Survivorship and Function. CLIN ORTHOP RELAT RES. 2010; 468: 3094.
  15. O’Donnell TMP, Chung WK, Neil MJ. Periprosthetic Stress Fractures at the Sleeve/Stem Junction of the Sivash-Range of Motion Modular Femoral Stem. J.ARTHROPLASTY 2011; 26:633-8.
  16. O’Donnell TMP, Neil MJ. Revision of Minimal Resection Resurfacing Unicondylar Knee Arthroplasty to Total Knee Arthroplasty - Results compared with primary total knee arthroplasty. J.ARTHROPLASTY 2013; 28:33-39

CATEGORY 2 (Full-length articles in non-refereed journals)

  1. Neil MJ, Bates EH. Foot and ankle disorders in children. PATIENT MANAGEMENT. Nov 1987.
  2. Neil MJ. Surgical treatment of Osteoarthritis of the Knee. PROCEEDINGS ST. VINCENT’S CLINIC. Vol.2, No. 2:7-9. Dec 1994.
  3. Neil MJ. Minimally invasive Unicompartmental knee replacement performed as an outpatient procedure: 6 years experience. PROCEEDINGS ST. VINCENT’S CLINIC. 2004.
  4. Tan SD and Neil MJ. Modern treatment options for cartilage defects in the knee PROCEEDINGS ST. VINCENTS CLINIC. 2007.


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