Dr Steve Lawrie – Orthopaedic Surgeon – Sunshine Coast

Here at the Sunshine Coast Orthopaedic Clinic we specialize in the management of complex orthopaedic conditions particularly of the hip and knee. Sports injury management is a major focus with equal focus on rapid assessment, state of the art surgery and expert rehabilitation until you have returned to the sporting field.

Dr Lawrie has particular expertise in complex ACL and PCL reconstructions, advanced knee arthroscopy with meniscal repair and joint preserving techniques. Management of patella dislocation, meniscal tears and cruciate ligament injuries are major goals. The Acute Knee Clinic operates Mondays and Tuesdays for rapid assessment of these injuries.

Dr Lawrie has extensive training and experience in complex reconstructive procedures of the hip and knee, having completed two Fellowships in reconstructive surgery of the hip and knee.

With over 15 years experience with computer navigated knee replacement and a special interest with revision knee replacement surgery, minimal incision, rapid recovery for both total and partial knee replacement surgery, femoral and tibial osteotomy, cartilage preservation, all aspects of knee surgery are covered.

Management of complex hip pathology is also a special interest of Dr Lawrie’s. There are a number of different options when considering hip replacement surgery. Our philosophy is to use the best technique for your situation. This may be with a cemented or uncemented hip replacement, alternative bearings, minimally invasive or small incision techniques depending on the clinical situation.

Dr Lawrie is trained in all aspects of reconstructive hip surgery including anterior approach to the hip.

Revision hip replacement is one of the most difficult aspects of orthopaedic surgery for which Dr Lawrie has extensive experience.


Dr Steve Lawrie Sunshine Coast Orthopaedic ClinicDr Lawrie is a member of the following associations:


    • Fellow of the Royal Australian College of Surgeons
    • Fellow of the Australian Orthopaedic Association
    • Member of the Australian Medical Association
    • Member of ISAKOS International Society of Arthroscopy, Knee Surgery and Orthopaedic Sports Medicine
    • Member of the AO Alumni Association (AOAA)
    • Chairman Orthopaedic Craft Group Sunshine Coast Private Hospital
    • Preferred NRL Medical Officer
    • Preferred Medical Officer for Melbourne Storm
    • Associate member Australian Knee Society


When it comes time for your joint replacement achieving the best outcome is the goal. At Sunshine Coast Orthopaedic Clinic we believe it is vitally important to have a team approach to achieve the best outcomes. So this means your physiotherapist, occupational therapist, anaesthetist, physician all work together with Dr Lawrie to achieve the best outcomes.