Dr Matthew Hutchinson

Hip, Knee and Ankle Surgeon, Adult and Growing Athlete Specialist


Dr Matthew Hutchinson is an Australian-trained orthopaedic surgeon who treats both Adults and Growing Athletes with hip, knee and ankle conditions.
Dr Hutchinson is a consultant orthopaedic surgeon to a number of professional sporting teams within the AFL, AFLW, SANFL, NBL and Super Netball League. He provides the same very high standard of care to ‘weekend warriors’ and emerging junior athletes as he does to those currently competing at the highest level.

Dr Hutchinson has a special interest in;

For further education and insight please visit Dr Hutchinson’s website.

Dr Hutchinson completed his medical degree at The University of Adelaide, and his orthopaedic surgery training at various hospitals in South Australia. He has also worked and trained at some of the most prestigious hospitals and universities in the world, during his clinical fellowships and advanced training in North America and Europe.

He is one of the few orthopaedic surgeons in Australia with genuine, sub-specialist training in treating both adults and children, and enjoys providing holistic care for the entire family.

Matthew is married with four children and his hobbies include long-distance triathlon and woodwork. He has competed at a number of state and national triathlons, including completing the Busselton Ironman (3.8km swim, 180km cycle, 42km run)

He has a genuine passion for his community and has received numerous local and national awards in recognition of this. In 2004 and 2005 he was named Young Australian of the year for South Australia, and recently received a Pride of Australia Medal.

Dr Matthew Hutchinson is an Adelaide Orthopaedic Surgeon.


Dr Hutchinson is available for consultation at the below locations. To make an appointment, contact 08 8362 7788 or email ortho@sportsmed.com.au.


  • Associate Clinical Lecturer, Flinders University, 2008 – present
  • Associate Clinical Lecturer, The University of Adelaide, 2009 – present
  • South Australian Director of Orthopaedic Training, 2017
  • Director of Orthopaedic Surgery Training, Women’s & Children’s Hospital, 2016 – 2017
  • Women’s & Children’s Hospital, Visiting Medical Specialist, 2014 – 2017
  • sportsmed, Joint Replacement & Sports Fellowship, 2015
  • Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Canada, Paediatric Orthopaedic Fellowship, 2014
  • College Hospital, Toronto, Canada, Adult and Adolescent Orthopaedic Sports Fellowship, 2014
  • Fellowship of Royal Australasian College of Surgeons, 2013
  • Flinders Medical Centre, Staff Specialist, 2013
  • Women’s & Children’s Hospital, Staff Specialist, Orthopaedic Surgeon, 2013
  • Fellow, Royal Australasian College of Surgeons, 2012
  • Shriner’s Hospital for Children, Portland USA, Orthopaedic Clinical Fellowship, 2010
  • Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery, The University of Adelaide, 2005

Member Of

  • Australian Orthopaedic Association

Awards & Achievements

  • Pride of Australia Medal, 2019
  • Busselton Ironman, 2014
  • Toronto Triathlon, 2013
  • South Australian long-distance triathlon championships, 2014, 2015
  • The University of Adelaide, Citation for Excellence in Teaching in the School of Medicine, 2012
  • The University of Adelaide, Citation for Excellence in Teaching in the School of Medicine, 2011
  • The University of Adelaide Sir Howard Florey Medal, 2006
  • Young Australian of the Year for South Australia, 2004
  • Young Australian of the Year for South Australia, 2005
  • Australian Medical Association AMA(SA) Medical Elective Grant, Papua New Guinea, 2003
  • Golden Key International Honour Society, The University of Adelaide, 2003
  • Australia New Zealand Association for Medical Education (ANZAME) Research prize, 2003
  • Royal Adelaide Hospital Research Prize, Finalist, 2003
  • Fifteenth Honorary Life Member of the Adelaide Medical Students’ Society, 2003
  • Adelaide Medical Students’ Society President’s Award for Service, 2003
  • President, Adelaide University Medical Student’s Society, 2002
  • Australian Government Rural Australian Medical Undergraduate Scholarship (RAMUS), 2000
  • Australian Government John Flynn Scholarship for Rural Medicine, 1999

Personal Interests

  • AFL
  • Cycling
  • Triathlon/Ironman
  • Woodwork


sportsmed is committed to the health and safety of our patients, our team and our community.
Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, we've put in place measures that exceed the requirements of the Government of South Australia. We have enhanced protocols in place, protecting our patients, staff and practitioners. 
Visit our COVID-19 update page for full information on our services and patient requirements.
Please remember to:
* Bring a mask
* Check-in with the QR codes
* Observe social distancing measures of 1 person per 2sqm where possible
For patients and visitors to our facilities please adhere to COVID-19 SA directions and DO NOT ENTER a sportsmed facility if you have COVID-19 symptoms or have visited a SA Health listed exposure site
Please note: Gym is subject to 1 person per 4sqm density requirements.