“Achieving the best possible outcomes for my patient is my passion and I have sought out advanced training fellowships with the most well-regarded people in their respective fields so I could learn their surgical techniques and apply them in my own practice.”

Dr Jason Hockings is an experienced, Victorian trained Orthopaedic Surgeon based in Melbourne. He specialises in conditions affecting the bodies major bones and joints with subspecialist advanced training in elective hip, knee and shoulder surgery as well as general orthopaedic trauma surgery.

Having been awarded a public appointment as an Orthopaedic Surgeon at Eastern Health, Jason will be operating at both Box Hill and Maroondah hospitals. He operates privately at several hospitals including St Vincent’s and Epworth, and consults out of his rooms at Richmond. He is actively involved in ongoing research and development and in teaching and training junior surgeons.

Jason graduated from medical school at the University of Queensland in 2011 and went on to work as a hospital doctor for two years and a non-training orthopaedic doctor for three years before beginning his orthopaedic training. He completed the Victorian Orthopaedic Training Program in 2021.

After accepting a position as a consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon at Eastern Health in 2022, Jason then completed a post-training fellowship in the direct anterior approach for total hip arthroplasty and hip arthroscopy with Professor John O’Donnell in Melbourne, widely considered the pioneer of anterior hip replacement surgery in Australia and one of the most senior hip arthroscopists not just in Australia but internationally. He also travelled overseas to attend several observerships with specialist anterior hip surgeons including Dr Frederic Laude and Dr Pascal Vie in France, where the anterior approach was developed.

“I have several areas of interest including the direct anterior approach for hip arthroplasty, tendon transfer procedures for irreparable rotator cuff tears, robotic assisted joint replacement and total knee replacement via muscle-sparing subvastus approach.”

Jason has also completed an advanced training fellowship at the high-volume arthroplasty centre in Edinburgh in the United Kingdom, gaining experience with complex primary and revision hip and knee replacement surgery in addition to robotic assisted joint replacement surgery.

In 2023, Jason then returned to Australia to undertake a further advanced training fellowship in shoulder and hip elective surgery and trauma operating with Dr Ed Bateman, one of the nation’s most senior shoulder surgeons, on the NSW central coast. Here he gained experience with shoulder replacement, arthroscopic rotator cuff repair, shoulder stabilisation and tendon transfers for irreparable rotator cuff repairs.

In addition, he also gained advanced training in other upper limb elective procedures including neural decompressive surgery such as minimally invasive endoscopic carpal tunnel release and radial tunnel decompression.

If you have a bone or joint problem, Dr Hockings would be very pleased to review you and work with you to formulate the best possible treatment plan.



Fellow Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (FRACS)
Fellow Australian Orthopaedic Association (AOA)
MBBS (Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery), University of Queensland
BSc (Bachelor of Science – Anatomy, Physiology), University of Queensland
Graduate Certificate Clinical Epidemiology, University of Newcastle 

Post-training Fellowships:

Hip arthroplasty (Direct Anterior Approach) and hip arthroscopy. Professor John O’Donnell. Melbourne, VIC.
Primary (complex primary and robotic assisted) and Revision Hip and Knee Arthroplasty. Royal Infirmary Edinburgh, Scotland, UK.
Shoulder and knee arthroscopy/sports surgery and arthroplasty. Trauma surgery. Dr Ed Bateman. Gosford, NSW.



  1. Loh A, Onggo J, Hockings J, Damasena I. Comparison of dynamic versus static fixation of intramedullary nailing in tibial diaphyseal fractures: A systematic review and meta-analysis. 2022. Journal of Clinical Orthopaedics and Trauma. 
  2. Sewell MD, Vachhani K, Hockings J, Chan J, Alrawi A, Williams R. A haemodynamic safety checklist can improve blood pressure monitoring in patients with acute spinal cord injury.  2019. World Neurosurgery. 128; 225-230.
  3. Seabrok AJ, Harris JE, Velosa SB, Kim E, McInerney-Leo AM, Dwight T, Hockings J, Hockings NG, Kirk J, Leo PJ, Love AJ, Luxford C, Marshall M, Mete O, Pennisi DJ, Brown MA, Gill AJ, Hockings GI, Clifton-Bligh RJ, Duncan EL. Multiple Endocrine Tumours Associated with Germline MAX Mutations: Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia Type 5? 2021. The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism. Vol. 106, No. 4, 1163–1182


  1. Hockings J, Mohamed K, Mulford J. The effect of pre-operative BMI on patient expectations and outcomes following total hip and knee arthroplasty. AOA Tasmania branch meeting, Hobart, Tasmania 2018.
  2. Hockings J, Mason T, Babazadeh S, Goyal C. Comparison of Intra-Operative Methods for Determining Leg Length and Offset in Total Hip Arthroplasty. Geelong Orthopaedic Society Annual Meeting 2017.
  3. Hockings J, Cooke C. A Comparison of the Clinical Outcomes of Neck of Femur Fracture Patients Based on Their Respective ASA Grades – Verbal Presentation – Orthopaedic Surgery Section of the RACS Annual Scientific Conference, Brisbane 2016.
  4. Hockings J, Phegan M, McDougall C. Audit of prosthetic joint infection and causative factors in TKR patients at The Prince Charles Hospital –Unit meeting Prince Charles Hospital 2016
  5. Hockings J. Corticosteroid-responsive hypercalcaemia due to a PTHrP-secreting adamantanoma in a patient with severe Grave’s disease. 55th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Endocrine Society of Australia, Gold Coast, 27th August 2012 (poster).
  6. Hockings J. Initial medical management of a giant prolactinoma in a 54-year-old man presenting with sleep apnoea and severe hypogonadism.  56th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Endocrine Society of Australia, Sydney, August 2013 (poster).

Conference Abstracts

  1. Maclean SM, Rowland CH, Hockings JI, Hockings GI.  Annual zoledronic acid as anti-resorptive therapy for osteoporosis in clinical practice.   Proceedings Endocrine Society Australia 2007; 50: abstract #46 
  1. Hockings JI, Hockings NG, Rowland CH, Sommerville S, Hockings GI.  Corticosteroid-responsive hypercalcemia due to a PTHRP-secreting adamantinoma in a patient with severe Graves’ disease.  Proceedings Endocrine Society Australia 2012; 55: abstract #246
  2. Hockings NG, Hockings JI, Min A, Strakosch CR, Rowland CH, Hockings GI.  Reversal of rapid bone loss in iatrogenic hyperthyroidism by bisphosphonate treatment and withdrawal of tri-iodothyronine.  Proceedings Endocrine Society Australia 2012; 55: abstract #247 
  3. Hockings JI, Hockings NG, Patel N, Slater G, Finnimore A, Price L, Hall B, Hockings GI.  Initial medical management of a giant prolactinoma in a 54-year-old man presenting with sleep apnoea and severe hypogonadism.  Proceedings Endocrine Society Australia 2013; 56: abstract #326 (epub)  
  4. Hockings NG, Hockings JI, Patel N, Seedat S, Strakosch CR, Rowland CH, Daunt N, Hockings GI.  Prolonged survival following late diagnosis and conservative management of pituitary apoplexy with severe hypopituitarism.  Proceedings Endocrine Society Australia 2013; 56: abstract #327 (epub)
  5. Hockings GI, McInerney-Leo A, Hockings NG, Hockings JI, Harris J, Velosa S, Gill A, Clifton-Bligh R, Duncan EL. A new pheochromocytoma syndrome: extending the phenotype associated with MAX mutations. Proceedings Endocrine Society Australia 2014; 57: abstract #47 (epub)
  6. Hockings NG, Hockings JI, Velosa S, Strakosch CR, Rowland CH, Daunt N, Hockings GI.  Evolution of a pheochromocytoma in an elderly woman: clinical, biochemical and radiological features. Proceedings Endocrine Society Australia 2014; 57: abstract #252 (epub) 
  7. Velosa S, Hockings NG, Hockings JI, Seedat S, Slater G, Nye EJ, Hockings GI. A hybrid pheochromocytoma-ganglioneuroma in a symptomatic elderly man. Proceedings Endocrine Society Australia 2014; 57: abstract #292 (epub)