About Us

A dedicated KNEE ONLY orthopaedic surgery practice specialising in ACL Reconstruction & Total Knee Replacement.

Queensland Knee Surgery Clinic is a dedicated KNEE ONLY orthopaedic surgery practice specialising in ACL Reconstruction and Total Knee Replacement. Our Brisbane based specialist clinic provides comprehensive care for patients with ACL ruptures requiring reconstruction or knee arthritis requiring replacement. Solutions utilised include the most advanced options for reconstruction or replacement of the knee using minimally invasive approaches, precisely sized and positioned implants with soft tissue balancing and – where appropriate – robotic assisted surgery.

Our specialist knee doctor and orthopaedic surgeon Dr John Gallagher and his experienced team work in close collaboration to ensure patients receive the highest level of care. A multidisciplinary philosophy is employed by our doctors, physiotherapists and nurses in order to optimise the function and longevity of every patient’s knee. With a professional and personal approach, Queensland Knee Surgery Clinic is committed to ensuring your knees are getting you where you’d rather be.

Doctor John Gallagher Queensland Knee Surgery Clinic Fortitude Valley

Dr John Gallagher



Dr John Gallagher has more than 20 years experience performing ACL Reconstruction and Total Knee Replacement surgery as a dedicated KNEE ONLY specialist orthopedic surgeon since 2003.


He has substantial experience in all surgeries of the adult and adolescent knee, having undertaken three years advanced sub-specialist training overseas with leading knee surgeons in North America and the UK including the Presidents of the American and British Knee Societies and the American Orthopaedic Society of Sports Medicine. This training included performing reconstructive and arthroscopic surgery on many high demand athletes as well as cartilage transplant and minimally invasive techniques for partial and total knee replacement including revision knee replacement.


During his training in the UK, Dr Gallagher worked with the co-designers of the Oxford Unicompartmental (Partial) Knee Replacement and has a well deserved reputation for successful results with this particular procedure.

Accreditations and Research Projects

Dr Gallagher has an ongoing interest in answering some of the remaining questions about difficult to treat knee conditions and is involved in research projects on cartilage injury and focal arthritis. He has written, published and presented multiple papers on knee surgery and has been a podium speaker at the Australian Orthopaedic Association (AOA), Australian Knee Society (AKS), American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM) and the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS). He is an accredited member of many professional societies both nationally and internationally as follows:

Robert Godbolt Queensland Knee Surgery Clinic physiotherapist

Robert Godbolt



Mr Robert Godbolt graduated from the University of Queensland in 1991 with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy and has over 30 years experience in physiotherapy. He has an extensive understanding of the knee and provides patients with expert pre and post operative physiotherapy treatment. Working closely with Dr John Gallagher, Rob has a detailed knowledge of both acute knee injuries and chronic degenerative conditions and is able to accurately assess and diagnose knee problems and determine the most appropriate treatment pathway.


Should an injury be significant, Rob is able to assist maintaining function and movement of the knee until medical management or surgery takes place. Rob has a particular interest in sports injuries and was full time physiotherapist to the Brisbane Broncos for nearly 10 years. He has also worked with the Reds Rugby College, the Zimbabwe and Queensland Cricket Teams, the Queensland Academy of Sport as well as individual athletes from national netball, athletics and rugby union teams. He is a member of Sports Medicine Australia, the Australian Physiotherapy Association and is a non titled member of the Sports Physiotherapist Association. Robert is also the current physiotherapist for the Queensland State of Origin Rugby League Team.

Jessica Houlcroft Practice Nurse QLD Knee Surgery Clinic

Ms Jessica Houlcroft



Jessica Houlcroft joined the QKSC team in 2015 whilst undertaking a double degree in Nursing and Paramedicine at the Australian Catholic University. Jessica successfully completed her degrees in 2018 and now works alongside our orthopaedic surgeon Dr John Gallagher both in our clinic rooms and in the operating theatre.


Patients will meet Jessica for the first time on a clinic day whereupon she will take a comprehensive history, conduct a thorough assessment from a physical and radiological perspective and provide an overview of the likely pathway prior to them seeing Dr Gallagher. For patients who proceed to surgery, Jessica then provides a reassuring presence in the operating theatre environment.


In the days between being discharged from surgery and the inital post operative appointment, Jessica is available to speak with patients with respect to medications, pain management, how to avoid post operative complications and any concerns patients may have. When patients return to the clinic rooms for their post operative appointment, Jessica will then take down any dressings, remove sutures, skin clips, assess mobility, swelling and range of motion and invites patients to discuss any queries they may have following their surgery.


Jessica has an earnest enthusiasm to assist patients to recovery from their knee surgery safely and swiftly and patients are encouraged to contact Jessica should there be anything they are not sure about – particularly in the initial post operative recovery phase.

Sarah Moloney

Sarah Moloney



Sarah Moloney joined the QKSC team in 2023 and is in a unique position where she sees patients in our clinic rooms before and after surgery and also on the Orthopaedic Ward during their hospital stay. Sarah’s 18 years as a Registered Nurse mean she is able to provide comprehensive care and respond to a wide variety of patient queries.


Following discharge from hospital and prior to the initial post operative appointment, patients receive a telephone call from Sarah when she is able offer advice regarding any concerns about medications, pain control, post operative exercises and wound management. Patients are reassured that they are on the right track and are very appreciative of this check in, taking the an opportunity to ask any questions they may feel don’t warrant contacting Dr Gallagher.


Sarah revels in seeing patients move through their journey from painful knees limiting their lifestyle right through to final discharge whereupon they are able to return to a quality of life may not have experienced for years.

Susan Edis Practice Manager

Ms Susan Edis



Practice Manager Susan Edis graduated from Queensland University of Technology with a Bachelor of Business (Comm) in 2002. Susan commenced her role in 2006 and oversees the management of the practice and is on hand every day to ensure efficient and effective communication with patients on all aspects of their care. She is available either in person, via email or telephone to respond to any patient queries or concerns.


The Queensland Knee Surgery Clinic team understand that undergoing a surgical procedure can be stressful and take pride in providing patients with everything they need for their upcoming surgery. Susan can also provide information on post operative rehabilitation services and hotel accommodation for out of town patients and their relatives.

Andrea Hanlon

Ms Andrea Hanlon



Andrea is the first person patients to the Queensland Knee Surgery Clinic usually speak with or see. As Front Office Manager, Andrea takes appointments over the telephone and greets patients as they arrive for their appointments. She manages the day to day efficiency of the clinic and is able to provide assistance with appointment dates and times, imaging requirements, co-ordinate appointments with other specialists if required, offer operation dates, explain hospital admission procedures and confirm fasting requirements.

Andrea’s extensive experience in practice procedures and policies ensures that all patient queries – whether over the phone, via email or in person – are dealt with in a timely and professional manner.