The Clinic

The Hip and Knee Clinic @ Harbour City Orthopaedics is a boutique orthopaedic practice focused at providing personalized orthopaedic care and services of the highest standard, with a holistic attitude to health and wellbeing. Our mantra is “Treat the man, not the scan” and our objective, to create an environment where excellence in healthcare flourishes.

Our services include management of common conditions affecting the adult Hip and Knee joint with specialisation in Hip and Knee Replacement and Sports Knee Reconstruction Surgery. Our approach keeps in mind the expectations and aspirations of the young athlete, as well as the active ageing Australian population.

What We Do

The most common procedures performed at our clinic are:

Meet The Team

staff-1-Narelle-bMs Narelle Swain

Practice Manager

Narelle is the practice manager and the face of The Hip and Knee Clinic. With extensive experience in administrative practice management in both the clinic and hospital environments, Nel brings a wealth of knowledge combined with her extremely friendly and approachable mannerism. She is an invaluable resource to our patients and their first port of call.

staff-2-AlanDr Alan Nazha

Specialist Anaesthetist and Pain Management

Dr Alan Nazha is the senior Specialist Anaesthetist affiliated with our clinic. He is also a Specialist Consulting in Pain Medicine. His medical training was through the University of Newcastle followed by post graduate years at Royal North Shore Hospital in Sydney.

After qualifying as a FANZCA Specialist Anaesthetist, Dr Nazha undertook further sub specialist training in Pain Management and has attained Fellowship in Interventional Pain Practice accredited by the World Institute of Pain. Dr Nazha is the current serving Deputy Head of Department of Anaesthesia at Norwest Private Hospital, Chairman of the Medical Staff Council (Hornsby Hospital) as well as being appointed to the Medical & Dental Appointments Advisory Committee for Northern Sydney Local Health District.

He is also appointed as an Instructor and examiner on the EMST (Emergency Management of Severe Trauma) faculty by the Royal Australian College of Surgeons and has an academic appointment at the Sydney University. Dr Nazha has consultant appointments at multiple private and public hospitals in Sydney.

Dr Bill B. Bestic

Specialist Anaesthetist

Dr Bestic is a specialist anaesthetist and the former Deputy Director of Trauma for the busiest trauma hospital in New South Wales. He has a special interest in the anaesthetic management of orthopaedic surgery. Dr Bestic is a retrieval specialist with CareFlight and Defence Force doctor with over twenty years of experience including numerous overseas deployments driving a particular interest in the management of anaesthetic crises.

Dr Bestic undertook his anaesthetic specialist training at Royal North Shore Hospital and is a fellow of the Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists, as well as a member of the Academy of Surgical Educators of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons. He is a graduate of the University of Sydney, the University of New South Wales, the Australian Defence Force Academy and the Royal Military College, Duntroon.

Dr Bestic is an active researcher and educator including Early Management of Severe Trauma Instructor with the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons and Emergency Management of Anaesthetic Crises Instructor with the Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists. He has published in peer reviewed medical journals on advanced airway management and is a member of the Northern Sydney Anaesthetic Research Institute. He has been invited to speak at conferences in Belgium, France, the United Kingdom, Australia and New Zealand.

staff-4-AnnDr Ann Marie McCallum

Specialist Anaesthetist

Dr Ann Marie McCallum obtained her medical and Specialist Anaesthetist training in Sydney. She then completed a sub-specialisation Fellowship in Edinburgh, UK. She has significant experience in Orthopaedic Anaesthesia including the management of patients with complex medical comorbidities. Apart from her clinical duties she has a keen interest in medical education/simulation and is active in the supervision and teaching of specialist trainees in anaesthesia.

She is a regular volunteer with the humanitarian charity “Mercy Ships”, providing anaesthetic care to developing countries in West Africa. Dr McCallum is currently appointed to several public and private hospitals across Sydney

staff-5-CarolineDr. Caroline Jackson

Specialist Anaesthetist

Dr Caroline Jackson is a Specialist Anaesthetist based in Sydney. She completed her medical degree at the University of Manchester in 2003 before moving to Australia, where she had been working as a doctor for over 12 years.

She completed her specialist anaesthetic training at Royal North Shore Hospital and also worked as a retrieval doctor for Careflight NSW. Her regular anaesthetic practice varies widely and includes general, orthopaedic, vascular, obstetrics and ENT surgery at several public and private hospitals across Sydney

Dr Sol Qurashi

Hip & Knee Surgeon

Dr Qurashi is a Sydney trained and based Hip & Knee Surgeon with expertise in SuperPATH Hip, Knee Replacement and Reconstructive surgery.

He is the pioneer and first surgeon to introduce the micro invasive SuperPATH Hip Replacements in Australia and report on functional outcomes. His other areas of expertise include Knee Replacement and Realignment surgery, Arthroscopic and Ligament Reconstructive surgery.

Dr Qurashi holds appointments at multiple public and private hospitals in Sydney. He has academic affiliations with the Universities of Sydney and Notre Dame and is at the forefront of research and development in his field.

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Dr Qurashi’s Profile

Dr. Qurashi went to Randwick Boys High and attended the Universities of NSW and Newcastle. He qualified as a doctor in the year 2000. After starting clinical practice in 2001 he spent the next 9 years specializing in Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery through the Australian Orthopaedic Association (Sydney Southside Training Program) and the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons to qualify as a specialist Orthopaedic Surgeon (FRACS).

He then spent another year in Europe, including the prestigious Charite Klinik in Germany, learning advanced techniques in Hip Arthroscopy, Primary and Revision Hip and Knee Replacement Surgery and Knee Ligament Reconstruction.

Dr Qurashi founded The Hip and Knee Clinic @ Harbourcity Orthopaedics in 2010.

He consults at Potts Point, Homebush, Norwest, Penrith, Windsor and Leura.

He operates at St Luke’s Hospital Potts Point, Canterbury, Norwest, Nepean and Hawkesbury Hospitals.

Career Objectivee

To Establish the highest standard of Orthopaedic surgical care in the public and private sectors, with active teaching at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels at its helm and a continuing contribution to education, research and development to achieve a healthier, happier community.
Sub specialty interest:

  • Hip and Knee Replacement surgery
  • Minimally/Micro invasive Joint Replacement
  • Knee Ligament Reconstruction and Arthroscopic (Key Hole) Surgery for Sports Injuries
  • Knee Realignment surgery for management of Arthritis