MBBS, FRACS (Orth)
Dr. David Lunz has subspeciality interest in disorders of the foot and ankle and has been at the forefront of this field for the last ten or so years. He has expertise in all aspects of reconstructive surgery of the adult foot and ankle including arthroscopic ankle surgery and ankle sports injuries. As a participant on the orthopaedic trauma roster, he also treats all types of adult fractures.
He trained in orthopaedic surgery in Sydney where he obtained his Fellowship of the Royal Australian College of Surgeons - FRACS. He then undertook further subspecialty training in foot and ankle surgery, including a six month fellowship in foot and ankle surgery at North Shore Private Hospital.
Thereafter, he completed a twelve month fellowship at the renowned Texas Medical Centre in Houston in foot and ankle surgery, where he was involved in the treatment of elite athletes from college sports, the NBA, and the WNBA. He then returned to Australia where he was appointed at Prince of Wales Hospital and later went on to join Sydney Orthopaedic Specialists as one of its founding members. Here, he has treated athletes from all the major sporting codes including rugby league, rugby union, soccer, and ballet.
He founded the Foot and Ankle Institute at Sydney Orthopaedic Specialists with Dr. Jeff Ling, and has been heavily involved in the Australian Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society (AOFAS), holding the office of Treasurer for the last four years.
He is committed to the education and training of medical students, junior doctors, and orthopaedic trainees, and is the Director of Training at Prince of Wales Hospital, overseeing the programme dedicated to the training of rotating orthopaedic registrars. He has published significant articles on disorders of the foot and ankle, and is frequently invited to speak at national and international orthopaedic meetings.
Hughes A, Kingswell T, Parr W, Lunz DT, Ling JS. Comparative study of three different subtalar arthroereisis implants on subtalar joint kinematics, subtalar joint contact pressures and xray parameters in a 3D articulated model
Mora D, Alfred TD, Ling JS, Lunz D. Return to Sports and Physical Activity after Open Reduction Internal Fixation of Lisfranc injuries in Young Patients.
Bui D, Pym AJ, Lunz D, Ling JS. Non-union in a Neck of Fifth Metatarsal Fracture: A Case Report. The Foot. (submitted for publication Jan 2016)
Mora DA, Kao M, Alfred T, Shein G, Ling JS, Lunz D. Return to Sports and Physical Activities After Open Reduction and Internal Fixation of Lisfranc Injuries in Recreational Athletes. Foot Ankle Int. Article first published online: April 2, 2018