Dr Richard Pennington


Mr Richard Pennington is an Orthopaedic surgeon specialising in upper limb conditions from the shoulder to the hand as well as general Orthopaedic conditions and trauma.

Richard completed his medical degree at the Imperial College School of Medicine in London, and his Orthopaedic training was completed at the prestigious Guy’s and St Thomas’ Orthopaedic training program in the UK before gained his fellowship from the Royal College of Surgeons.

Richard and his family moved to Australia in 2012 where he completed two AOA accredited subspecialty fellowships. The first in shoulder, elbow and upper limb surgery at Monash Medical Centre in Melbourne, and the second in knee and sports reconstruction at North Sydney Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine Centre at The Mater Hospital in Sydney. His commitment and expertise in Orthopaedic trauma was awarded with an AO Trauma Fellowship at the Rocky Mountain Trauma Centre in Denver, USA. He also undertook a trauma fellowship at Nepean Hospital in Sydney. He qualified with FRACS and is a Fellow of the Australian Orthopaedic Association.

Richard operates publicly at The Northern Hospital and at Eastern Health. He performs trauma and elective surgery and is also actively involved in training Orthopaedic registrars and teaching medical students. He is involved in ongoing research projects.

Richard strongly believes that all treatment, both operative and non-operative, should be focused on evidence based medicine. He works closely and collaboratively with allied health professionals to optimise patient outcomes from initial consultation to full recovery.

Mr Pennington specialises in the management of:

• Rotator cuff problems
• Shoulder arthritis
• Carpal tunnel and nerve compression syndromes

• Shoulder instability
• Elbow and wrist arthritis 
• Orthopaedic trauma

• Sports injuries, knee and hamstring problems

Orthopaedic Surgery
Areas of Practice
  • Medico Legal
  • Trauma
  • Hand
  • Sports
  • Elbow
  • Knee
  • Shoulder
Professional Associations
  • RACS
  • AOA
  • RCSEd
  • Victorian Shoulder and Elbow Society
  • British Elbow and Shoulder Society
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Consulting Rooms & Hospitals
Level 1, 124 Grey StreetEpworth Freemasons Consulting Suites , East Melbourne, VIC, 3002, AustraliaP: 1300 125 218F: (03) 8414 4031E: [email protected]W: www.rporthopaedics.com.au