State-of-the-Art Shoulder
Specialist Surgeon in Sydney: Professor George Murrell

Shoulder Info

Explore the essentials of shoulder health, from the anatomy and common issues like frozen shoulder and rotator cuff injuries to advanced diagnostics and treatments. Our Sydney-based orthopaedic specialists focus on shoulder surgery and rehabilitation.

Rehab Protocols

Professor George Murrell routinely performs the following procedures: rotator cuff repair, capsular release, acromioplasty, shoulder stabilisation, total shoulder replacement and reverse total shoulder replacement. For further information please visit the below link.


Learn more about our Sydney-based orthopaedic and shoulder surgery clinic, and our Director - Professor George Murrell. Our practice is located in Kogarah, Sydney. Visit the below link to view our educational videos to assist patients with making informed decisions.

Trusted Orthopaedic surgeon, Sydney wide


As shoulder surgeon Sydney specialists, George Murrell Shoulders treats and manages conditions such as shoulder instability, frozen shoulder and rotator cuff damage.

Utilising advanced shoulder surgery techniques, we have established a reputation as the orthopedic specialist Sydney trusts to provide high quality surgery and rehabilitation services.

Professor George Murrell Director of the Orthopaedic Research Institute at St George Hospital and Professor at the UNSW

Welcome to
George Murrell Shoulders

George Murrell is Director of the Orthopaedic Research Institute at St George Hospital and Professor at the UNSW. He was the 1984 South Australian Rhodes Scholar and is a St Mark’s College Distinguished Collegian.


Professor Murrell specialises in shoulder surgery and has a special interest in arthroscopic methods to repair and restore damaged ligaments and tendons. He is very happy to manage patients who live locally, from other parts of Sydney, the country, interstate and from overseas.


Professor Murrell and his team are world leaders in techniques to diagnose and manage shoulder disorders. These diagnostic techniques include detailed clinical baseline examination, ultrasound (both grey scale ultrasound and elastography), strength test and specific tests for the rotator cuff, for stiffness, instability and acromioclavicular (AC) joint disorders. An accurate diagnosis is key to managing shoulder conditions either with rehab or minimally invasive arthroscopic surgery or surgical reconstruction.  

Current Positions:

Shoulder Surgeon

Director, Orthopaedic Research Institute

Conjoint Professor, University of New South Wales

Senior Staff Specialist, The St George Hospital Campus, Sydney, NSW, Australia

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Videos by our shoulder and elbow surgeons

The shoulder specialists at our Kogarah clinic have produced a range of helpful educational videos about the treatments and surgical procedures we offer.

Our surgeons and physiotherapists explain the process for procedures such as reverse shoulder replacement, with the aim of assisting our patients to make informed decisions.

Sydney shoulder and elbow specialists

Professor George Murrell routinely performs procedures such as rotator cuff repair, capsular release, acromioplasty, stabilisation and reverse total shoulder replacement and anatomic total shoulder replacement.

Our Kogarah team is always happy to discuss any aspect of orthopaedic shoulder and elbow treatment and rehabilitation, so please get in touch to arrange a consultation if you want to find out more.

Our Sydney clinic

George Murrell is a renowned orthopedic surgeon Sydney wide, offering cutting-edge surgical procedures combined with compassionate care.

Appointments with our trauma surgeon team can be made online or by calling (02) 9598 5800.


Our team of Sydney shoulder and elbow surgeons


Our shoulder specialists are committed to treating a range of conditions, including shoulder trauma, reverse shoulder replacement, shoulder reconstruction and treatment for frozen shoulder.


Leading Sydney orthopaedic surgeon


Professor Murrell and his orthopaedic surgeon Sydney team specialises in all forms of shoulder surgery, including minimally invasive or ‘key hole’ techniques for shoulder and elbow surgery.

He combines clinical knowledge and extensive as a shoulder surgeon with a commitment to providing a welcoming environment for patients of all ages.

Internationally renowned shoulder surgeon

Professor George Murrell is regarded as one of the leading shoulder surgeons in Sydney, with a special interest in the use of arthroscopy to repair and restore damaged ligaments and tendons.

Although Professor Murrell’s team are Sydney orthopaedic specialists, patients come from across the state including regional areas of NSW, interstate and from overseas.


Meet Professor Murrell — shoulder surgery specialist


In addition to being a leading trauma surgeon, Professor George Morrell is Director of the Orthopaedic Research Institute, Conjoint Professor at the University of New South Wales, and Senior Staff Specialist at the St George Hospital Campus in Sydney, NSW.


shoulder specialist sydney team


Further to his medical and orthopaedic surgery qualifications, Professor Murrell also serves on the editorial boards of the Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery, Shoulder and Elbow and Techniques in Shoulder and Elbow Surgery.

His team of Sydney shoulder specialists has won over 30 awards for their work, and his fellowship program attracts surgeons from around the world.

Leading Sydney shoulder surgeon

Professor Murrell has established an international reputation as a surgeon with a special interest in tendons, shoulder trauma, rotator cuff tears, frozen shoulder, adhesive capsulitis, shoulder dislocations, and reverse and anatomic shoulder replacement.

After completing surgical training in Adelaide, Oxford, Cambridge and Duke University, Professor Murrell also undertook a two-year fellowship in sports medicine and shoulder research at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York before establishing himself a leading Sydney sports medicine and shoulder surgeon.


His scientific and clinical work covers areas including innovative methods to repair torn rotator cuff tendons, and labral injuries (Bankart tears, SLAP tears, GLEN lesions).


He has published extensively on the excellent results for arthroscopic capsular release for frozen shoulder/adhesive capsulitis, and the now well-established methods to manage arthritic shoulders with reverse total shoulders and anatomic shoulder replacements.

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