Dr L. Andrew Ashton (B.A., B.Med., FRACS (Orth). M.D.)

Born and bred in the Central West of NSW, Dr Ashton returned to his roots in 2006. He has been a consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon based in Orange and servicing the Central West for over a decade. As one of the most experienced Orthopeadic Surgeon’s in the area and with extensive experience in Hip, Knee, Shoulder, Trauma and Sports surgery, both Australia, in the United Kingdom and in the United States of America you can be assured of the best possible care.

Dr Ashton is committed to providing the best service using the latest orthopaedic surgical techniques. Each year Dr Ashton visits centres around the world and attends conferences to hear the latest in different areas of Orthopaedics. In 2019 Dr Ashton returned to the UK and revisited several of the hospitals he worked at during his fellowship years and also visited centres with Smith and Nephew in Berlin, an area renowned for Orthopaedic Excellence.

Medical Registrations

  • AHPRA (Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency)
  • Royal Australasian College of Surgeons
  • NSW Medical Board
  • General Medical Council (United Kingdom)
  • AOA (Australian Orthopaedic Association)
  • AMA (Australian Medical Association)

Medical School
Newcastle University
Bachelor of Medicine 1993

Post Graduate Training
Sydney (Southside) Advanced Orthopaedic Training Scheme 2000-2003

Fellow Royal Australian College of Surgeons (Orth) 2004
Australian Orthopaedic Association Provisional Fellow

Post Fellowship Training 2004-2005
New Royal Infirmary Hospital, Edinburgh, Scotland

  • Joint Replacement (Arthroplasty Hip, Knee, Shoulder)
  • Sports Medicine (Arthroscopic Reconstruction Knee, Shoulder)

Travelling Fellowship USA/UK

  • Joint Replacement (Hip, Knee, Shoulder Primary and Revision Arthroplasty)
  • Sports Medicine (Knee and Shoulder Arthroscopic and Open Reconstruction)
  • Foot and Ankle surgery
  • Trauma surgery


Orthopaedic Centres Dr Ashton has visited
Working and researching extensively overseas developed his skills ensuring he brings the best care and latest techniques back to the Central West.

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Chicago
Arthroscopic Association of North America Chicago
Hospital for Special Surgery New York
Mayo Clinic, Rochester Minnesota
Southern California Orthopaedic Institute Los Angeles
University of California San Francisco
Royal College of Surgeons London
Birmingham Hip Resurfacing Birmingham
Oxford Unicompartmental Knee Replacement Oxford
Louis Barouk Foot and Ankle Centre, Bordeaux France