Dr Daniel Franks
Dr Franks is fellowship trained in knee and hip arthroplasty. He has interest in refining current concepts in primary hip and knee replacement surgery including surgical solutions that are patient specific.
As a part of the Orthopaedic Unit at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital Dr Franks is heavily involved in complex trauma and post traumatic reconstruction surgery and is proud to be part of the renowned RPAH Sarcoma Unit, and to contribute to the multidisciplinary approach to bone and soft tissue tumour management.
Dr Franks was educated in Sydney and gained BE Biomed (Hons) and then MBBS (Hons) from the University of Sydney. He undertook Orthopaedic Training in Sydney and gained admission to the Royal Australian College of Surgeons and Australian Orthopaedic Association in 2018. He has also undertaken fellowships in robotic knee and hip replacement surgery, and sarcoma and tumour surgery.
Dr Franks has worked with the medical device industry as a design engineer and consultant surgeon. He is actively engaged in training and supervision of orthopaedic surgeons, regularly speaks at national and international level conferences and undertakes teaching at the University of Sydney for the Faculty of Engineering and Faculty of Medicine.
Good orthopaedic management begins with thorough assessment and consideration of non-operative interventions where appropriate. The formation of a long-term treatment relationship between patient and surgeon ensures that where surgery is required it is appropriate and well considered. Approaching each patient with an individualised management plan has long been a pillar of good orthopaedic practice and Dr Franks is committed to this principle. With increasing accessibility to newer technologies, individualised management plans can be complemented by individualised surgical solutions.