Dr Richard Freihaut

BSc(Med), MBBS, FRACS(Orth), FAOrthA


Dr Freihaut is an Australian trained specialist orthopaedic surgeon.

He completed his medical degree BSc(Med)MBBS in 1995 graduating from the University of New South Wales. Dr Freihaut completed his orthopaedic training in 2004, with an emphasis on primary and revision hip and knee replacement, attaining FRACS(Orth) from the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons and subsequent Fellowship of the Australian Orthopaedic Association.

Dr Freihaut completed subspecialty fellowship training in foot and ankle surgery at Cappagh National Orthopaedic Hospital, Dublin, Ireland in 2005 before settling on the North Coast of New South Wales.

Dr Freihaut served as a Director of Training for the Australian Orthopaedic Association for 5 years and has been actively involved in the selection and training of orthopaedic trainees for the Australian Orthopaedic Association and Royal Australasian College of Surgeons. Dr Freihaut is a published author in peer reviewed journals on joint replacement and foot and ankle surgery and has presented at both national and international meetings.

Dr Freihaut specialises in conditions of the hip and knee including primary and revision joint replacement surgery. Dr Freihaut, along with his anaesthetic team, pioneered the use of rapid recovery joint replacement in Northern New South Wales, a technique now used in various forms throughout the country.

Dr Freihaut is experienced in the use of the latest surgical technology. Technology itself is no guarantee of success, however when applied where appropriate, can help to optimise results.

Dr Freihaut performs surgery of the foot and ankle, including bunion surgery, utilising advanced reconstructive and arthroscopic techniques.