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Mr Vara Mukundala


Mr Vara Mukundala is a specialist orthopaedic surgeon offering hip, knee and shoulder surgery.

After obtaining his MBBS, he qualified as an Orthopaedic Surgeon in 1996. Soon after he was awarded the Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh and Glasgow. Mr Mukundala also completed his fellowship training overseas in Hip and Knee Joint Replacements (Primary and Revision). In 2006 he moved to Australia where he was awarded the Fellowship of the Royal Australian College of Surgeons in Orthopaedic Surgery. Recently he attended further training in the U.S, Germany, the U.K. and Sydney in Hip arthroscopic procedures.

Since moving to Perth, Mr Mukundala has established his Orthopaedic practice with rooms at both Joondalup Health Campus and the Wexford, Medical Centre in Murdoch.

Sub-Specialty Interests

  • Joint replacement surgery of the hip, knee and shoulder
  • Arthroscopic surgery of the knee and shoulder
  • Rotator cuff repairs, instability and impingement of shoulder
  • ACL reconstruction and meniscal tears of the knee
  • Sports injuries


  • MBBS 1991
  • MS Ortho 1996
  • FRCS (GLASG) 1998
  • FRCS (EDIN) 1998
  • FRACS (ORTHO) 2009

Public and Privately insured patients

Mr Mukundala is able to care for both public and privately insured patients, DVA Card holders, Workers Compensation Claim patients and MVIT patients.

Public patients are booked for surgery at Joondalup Health Campus while privately insured, DVA, W/C, and MVIT patients have the choice of having their surgery done at Joondalup Private Hospital, SJOG Hospital Mt Lawley or SJOG Hospital Murdoch.

Fellowship and Other awards

  • Fellow of Royal Australasian College of Surgeons since 2009
  • Recipient of Service of Excellence certificate for the year 2004 from University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • Fellow of Asia Pacific Arthroplasty Society since 2003
  • Fellowship in Arthroplasty (Hip and Knee) in Wilson Hospital and Rehabilitation Center, under the supervision of Prof.Kim .I.K , Yeosu, South Korea in 2002
  • Fellow of Academy of Medicine Malaysia since 2001
  • 18th AOA Junior travelling fellow representing Malaysian Orthopedic Association in Sept-Oct 2000
  • Fellow of Malaysian Orthopedic Association since 1999
  • Fellow of Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow since 1998
  • Fellow of Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh since 1998

Presentations & Publications

  • Surgical Audit presented on “Tip-Apex Distance revisited”at Royal Perth Hospital on 21-08-07.

  • "Five Year Follow-up of One Stage Bilateral Total Hip Arthroplasty", CC Tai, AA Abbas, M Varaprasad, SK Choon, Malaysian Orthopaedic Journal, 2007 Vol. 1, no. 1, pg. 18-21.

  • “Dislocation after Total Knee Replacement” Wazir.N.N; Shan.Y; Mukundala.V.V; Gunalan.P; Vol 48, Issue 05, Year 2007,Singapore Medical Journal, Singapore.

  • “Early results of Prosthetic Hip Replacement for Fracture Neck Femur in active elderly patients” Naveed Nayyar; Mukundala.V.V; David Choon S.K. Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery, Hongkong 2006; 14 (1): 43-46.

  • Revision Total Hip Arthroplasty Using Impaction Bone Grafting Technique. A Nisar, David S K Choon, Mukundala Varaprasad, A A Abbas. Med J Mal, Vol 61, Suppl A, pg 100-102, Feb 2006.

  • “Early results of Rotating Platform mobile bearing Knees” Medical Journal of Malaysia , Orthopaedic supplement volume 60, supplement C ,July 2005 .Mohd. Arif; Mukundala.V.V; David Choon S.K.

  • A traumatic hip dislocation during pregnancy – a case report T.Kamarul; Mukundala.V.V; Deepak AS; William Y.C.Loh Asean Journal of Orthopaedics,Vol 17,No.1,Pg 71-73 July 2005.

  • Outcome of different autogenous ACL reconstruction in University Malaya Medical Centre.Azura M; Razif A; Chan K.Y; Mukundala.V.V; M.K. Kwan; T.Kamarul. Asean journal of Orthopaedics Vol 17,No.1,Pg 49-53 July 2005.

  • ACL reconstruction outcomes: Is Bone- Patellar – Bone ( BPB ) tendon better or Hamstring autografts? Azura M; Razif A; Chan K.Y; Yong. C.K; Kwan M.K; Mukundala.V.V; T.Kamarul . Accepted by Malaysian Journal of Medicine, Orthopaedic supplement 2005.

  • Intramedullary Nailing of femur using the Distal Targeting Device (S2 Nailing system): A prospective study of 60 cases. Kwan M.K, Deepak Singh, Yong C.K; T.Kamarul; Mukundala.V.V . Oral presentation in Malaysian Orthopedic.

  • Association meeting at Miri in May 2005. Poster presentation in ICHS (International Congress of Health Sciences 2005 held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia in May 2005.

  • Traumatic Posterior Rotatory Fracture Dislocation of Lumbo-Sacral Spine- Singapore Medical Journal- Feb 42(2) 82-84, 2001. Mukundala.V.V; Lim .H.H.

  • “Can Small Proximal Femoral Nail be a choice for the Asian Femora ?” article published in Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery , British edition 83 B supplement IV,414, 2001. Mukundala.V.V; David Choon S.K.

  • Presented a paper on Methods of skin closure using continuous subcuticular technique and interrupted technique and their results at Royal Australasian College of Surgeons, Perth Chapter in March 2006.

  • Presented a paper on “ Early results of Total Hip Replacement in Fracture Neck Femur in Elderly patients” Naveed Nayyar; Mukundala.V.V ;David Choon S.K at Asean Orthopedic Association, Kota Kinabalu and also at APOA meeting at Kuala Lumpur in Sept 2004.

  • Presented a paper on “Early results of Rotating Platform mobile bearing Knees” at Kuantan in May 2002 Malaysian Annual Orthopedic Meeting .Mohd Arif; Mukundala V.V; David Choon S.K.

  • In Oct 2000.Presented a paper “Can Small Proximal Femoral Nail be a choice for the Asian Femora” Mukundala.V.V ; David Choon S.K at 13th Triennial congress conducted by Asia Pacific Orthopedic Association at Adelaide, Australia. April 2001.

  • Presented a paper on Outcome of Bilateral Simultaneous Total Knee Replacement Mukundala.V.V, David Choon S.K; Nachiappan an University Malaya Medical Centre Experience at Pattaya Oct 2000 in 20th Asean Orthopedic Association Congress.

  • Presented a paper on Spinal Infections in Intravenous drug users Mukundala.V.V ; Lim. H.H - University Malaya Medical Centre Experince in Annual Malaysian Orthopedic Association meeting held in Glenmarie resort in April 1999.

  • Thesis on Functional and Radiological assessment of cemented Total Knee Arthroplasty presented in Jan 1995 at P.G.I.M.E.R ,Chandigarh.

Conferences and Workshops Attended

  • Hip and Knee Arthroplasty Medecta Meeting; Medecta, Lugano; April 2016

  • Hip arthroscopy International Meeting; Melbourne, Australia; Jan 2016

  • International Society of Hip Arthroscopy; ISHA,Cambridge UK; Sept 2015

  • Makoplasty UniKnee Workshop; Stryker, Sydney; Aug 2015

  • Hip Arthroscopy Cadaveric workshop; S&N, Sydney; Aug 2015

  • Hip Arthroscopy Cadaveric Workshop; Arthrex, Munich; June 2015

  • Hip Arthroscopy meeting and Workshop; St Louis, USA ; Jan 2015

  • Current Concepts of Joint Replacement; AAOA, USA; May 2014

  • ASM Meeting; AOA; Oct 2013

  • San Diego Shoulder Meeting; AAOS, USA; June 2010

  • Mastering Shared Decision Making Workshop; MDA National,Perth; Aug 2009

  • Mastering Adverse Outcome Workshop; MDA National,Perth; Aug 2009

  • Shoulder Arthroscopy Workshop; POW Hospital, Sydney; Aug 2009

  • KLEOS Arthroplasty Neeting; S&N Gold Coast; Jul 2009

  • Spinal Approaches Cadaveric Workshop; Ctec, Perth; Nov 2008

  • AOA Annual Scientific Meeting; AOA, Hobart; Oct 2008

  • Paediatric Instructional Course; Gold Coast ; Oct 2008

  • Beating the Burnout Workshop; Ctec,Perth; April 2008

  • Vascular Surgery & Anastomosis Workshop; RPH, Perth; May 2007

  • Mastering Difficult Clinical Interactions; RACS, Perth; Apr 2007

  • RACS / AOA Service Registrars Scientific Paper Meeting; RACS,Perth; Apr 2007

  • Cross Cultural Communication Workshop; RACS, Melbourne; Apr 2007

  • Trauma Application in the Treatment of Fractures Forum; Smith & Nephew ; Mar2007 Fractures forum

  • Radiologic Fluoroscopy Safety Course; Royal Perth Hosp; Sept 2006

  • Asia Pacific Orthopedic Association: Hip Section Australia; APOA, Adelaide; May 2006

  • Computer Aided Hip & Knee Surgery; DePuy, Melbourne; Nov 2005

  • Advanced Trauma Life Support; AFMP, Singapore; Aug 2005

  • Malaysian Orthopedic Association Annual Meeting; MOA; May 2005

  • Basic Microsurgery Course; UMMC & MOA ; Sept 2004

  • Asia Pacific Orthopedic Association Triennial Congress at Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; APOA & MOA; Sept 2004

  • International Osteoporosis Congress, International Osteoporosis Society; Rio De Janiero, Brazil; May 2004

  • Osteoporosis Symposium, Kota Kinabalu; ROCHE & MOA; Mar 2004

  • Asean Orthopedic Association Meeting at Kota Kinabalu,Sabah, Malaysia; MOA; Oct 2003

  • Osteoporosis Meeting at Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia ; Eli Lilly; Sept 2003

  • Malaysian Orthopedic Association Annual General Meeting,Kota Baru; MOA; May 2003

  • 5th Asia Pacific Arthroplasty Society Meeting, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; MOA ; Aug 2003

  • 4th Asia Pacific Arthroplasty Society Meeting,Phuket,Thailand; APAS ; Sept 2002

  • Prevention of DVT & Pulmonary Emboli Ritz-Carlton ,Singapore; Sanofi- Synthelabo; Oct 2002

  • Australian Orthopaedic Association Meeting at Melbourne; AOA; Oct 2002

  • Contemporary Challenges in Joint Replacement, Xian, China; Stryker/Howmedica; Nov 2002

  • Malaysian Orthopedic Association Annual General Meeting, Kuantan, Malaysia; MOA; May 2002

  • European Annual Knee Meeting Istanbul, Turkey; Stryker/Howmedica; May 2001

  • Malaysian Orthopedic Association Annual Meeting, Santubong Resort, Kuching,Sarawak,Malaysia; MOA; May 2001

  • 13th APOA Triennial Congress Adelaide, Australia; APOA; Apr 2001

  • Advanced Intramedullary Nailing - AO techniques; Hong Kong; March 2001

  • 20th Asean Orthopedic Association Congress and 22nd Annual Meeting Of Royal College of Orthopedic Surgeons Of Thailand in association with SICOT, Thailand Orthopedic Association; Pattaya, Thailand; Oct 2000

  • Edinburgh International Trauma Symposium, Edinburgh, U.K; EICC; Aug 2000

  • Malaysian Orthopedic Association Annual Meeting, Cameroon Highlands, Malaysia; MOA; Apr 2000

  • Limb Lengthening & Deformity Instructional Course, Singapore; Chapter of Surgeons, Singapore; Nov 1999

  • Third Congress of the WPOA HIP Section, Penang, Malaysia; MOA; Sept 1999

  • Malaysian Orthopedic Association Annual Meeting, Kuala Lumpur; MOA; Apr 1999

  • Basic Arthroscopy Course, Kuala Lumpur; University Malaya Medical Centre; Apr 1999

  • Total Knee Arthroplasty Course Kuala Lumpur; University Malaya Medical Centre; Mar 1999

  • A.O Advanced Course General Hospital, Kuala Lumpur; AO group; Jun 1999

  • Osteoporosis Forum, Kuala Lumpur; Osteoporosis Association of Malaysia; Dec 1998

  • Brachial Plexus Injuries Instructional Course; Singapore G.H; Oct 1998

  • Advanced Trauma Life Support, Kuala Lumpur; University Malaya Medical Centre; Jul 1998

  • A.O Basic Course General Hospital K.L; AO group; Mar 1998

Joondalup Health Campus

Suite 101 / 1st Floor
Joondalup Specialist Centre (West)
60 Shenton Avenue
Joondalup WA 6030

  08 9301 0102

SJOG Hospital Murdoch

Suite 66 / 4th Floor
Wexford Medical Centre
3 Barry Marshall Parade
Murdoch WA 6150

  08 9332 5006

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