Dr Mulford is an orthopaedic surgeon. He has particular expertise in hip and knee surgery.
He provides individual treatment advice for arthritis. He manages sports knee injuries. These include meniscal injuries, knee ligament injury (ACL, PCL, Collateral Ligaments), patellofemoral problems (knee cap) and cartilage lesions (Trauma and OCD).
He performs computer-assisted hip and knee replacement. He performs all approaches to the hip including anterior approach. He performs partial or uni-compartmental knee replacement and revision hip and knee replacement surgery. He performs joint preserving procedures around the knee (osteotomy), knee arthroscopic (key-hole) surgery, ligament reconstructions (anterior cruciate, posterior cruciate, lateral collateral, posterolateral corner), meniscal repair and patellar stabilisations (MPFL reconstruction, tibial tubercle osteotomy). He has experience in minimally invasive techniques and computer-assisted surgery.
He has experience in all types of ligament graft types for reconstructive surgery. This includes hamstring tendons, patella tendon, quadriceps tendon, allograft and LARS ligament (artificial ligament).
He also has a strong interest in general orthopaedic trauma and wrist surgery. He manages all types of orthopaedic trauma. This includes surgical fixation of all types of fractures. He performs all types of wrist surgery including wrist arthroscopy, fixation of wrist fractures (distal radius and scaphoid), scapho-lunate reconstruction, ganglion excision, trigger finger release and carpal tunnel release.
Dr Mulford has a strong interest in clinical research. He combines his clinical interests with clinical research. He completed a Masters Program at the University of London and was fortunate to have access to the Prince of Wales Orthopaedic Research Laboratory during his time in Sydney.
Dr Mulford has a strong involvement in teaching. He is a conjoint lecturer at the University of Tasmania and previously with the University of New South Wales. He was previously responsible for the junior medical doctors working for the Prince of Wales Orthopaedic Department. He is responsible for the advanced orthopaedic trainees at the LGH. He is regularly involved in giving orthopaedic lecture programs. He has previously travelled to the Solomon Islands and Papua New Guinea to be educated and to educate the local surgeons, physiotherapists and nursing staff on the principles of orthopaedics.
- Fellow of the Royal Australasian College Surgeons
- Australian Orthopaedic Association
- Australian Knee Society
- Australian Arthroplasty Society
- Member of Rural Surgery Section Committee RACS
Dr Mulford completed his medical degree with honours at the University of Tasmania in 1995. He was an Intern at the Royal Hobart Hospital in 1996 and then completed his basic surgical training between the Launceston General Hospital and Royal Hobart Hospital over the next two years. He had an unaccredited Orthopaedic post at the Royal Berkshire Hospital in 1999 as well as spending time in Honiara Solomon Islands.
In 2000 he moved to Sydney and completed orthopaedic training in 2005. Following this, he worked at Prince of Wales and Concord Hospitals.
He travelled internationally to North America and Europe to work with internationally recognised leaders in the fields of hip, knee, wrist and trauma surgery for 2 years. He gained a Diploma of Clinical Research from the University of London.
From 2008 to 2013 he was a specialist orthopaedic surgeon at Sydney Orthopaedic Specialists, Balmain Sports Medicine, Sydney University Sports Medicine, Sydney Sports Medicine Centre. He was appointed at Prince of Wales Public and Private Hospitals.
In 2013 he relocated to back to his home state of Tasmania. He opened Tamar Valley Orthopaedics and began working at the Launceston General Hospital and Calvary St Lukes Hospital.
In 2016 he was appointed the Orthopaedic Department Head of Unit and Director of Training at the Launceston General Hospital.
In 2018 he commenced the Launceston Arthroplasty and Trauma fellowship. This is an AOA accredited fellowship that involves all the surgeons at the Launceston General Hospital.
Dr Mulford is very active in clinical research. He has regularly published and presented. He has been fortunate to receive research funding from sources such as Clifford Craig Research Trust. He aims to improve the outcomes of his patients and enjoys collaborating with colleagues.
Completed Research can be viewed on:
Degrees and Specialist Training
- 2008 Diploma in Clinical Trials University of London.
- 2005 Fellow in Orthopaedics. Royal Australasian College of Surgeons
- 1998 Completed Primary FRACS
- 1995 MBBS (Honours) University of Tasmania
- 1992 Bachelor Medical Science University of Tasmania
- 2018 Arranged orthopaedic fellowship position at the LGH
- 2017 Member of Rural Surgery Section Committee RACS
- 2016 Appointed Head of Unit LGH and Director of Training
- 2013 Appointment Launceston General Hospital and St Lukes Private
- 2013 Completion of first lead clinician randomized controlled trial
- 2012 Commencement of my first randomized control trial
- 2012 Invited to attend young leaders’ forum for AOA
- 2012 Appointment Conjoint Lecturer UNSW
- 2008 Appointment POW hospital.
- 2008 Awarded Diploma in Clinical Trials at the University of London.
- 2005 Orthopaedic Outreach Trip To Solomon Islands with Dr Stephen Quain.
- 2005 Stryker Traveling Fellowship for Orthopaedic Outreach Program.
- 2005 Involved in the editing of Handbook on Radiation Safety for the AOA.
- 2003 Awarded Best Registrar paper NSW AOA meeting – “Effect of worker’s compensation on outcome in Surgery – A meta-analysis.” Harris I. Mulford JS.
- 2001 Selection onto the Advanced Orthopaedic Training Scheme.
- 1999 Working in the Solomon Islands under Dr Herman Oberli.
- 1998 Completed Primary FRACS
- 1995 University Honours for MBBS.