Stuart Callary

Stuart Callary

Senior Medical Scientist

Adelaide Medical School

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

Eligible to supervise Masters and PhD - email supervisor to discuss availability.

My research uses new musculoskeletal imaging techniques to assess the outcomes of patients who have undergone lower limb surgery at the Royal Adelaide Hospital. I have been the Senior Medical Scientist in the Orthopaedic and Trauma Department since 2009 and currently the Early-Mid Career Research Fellow (2022-2025) funded from The Hospital Research Foundation Group. My research has focused on improving the outcomes of patients undergoing hip replacement surgery. I am an international leader in the use of Radiostereometric Analysis (RSA), a 3D radiographic measurement technique, to accurately monitor implant movement, spinal fusion, tendon lengthening and fracture fixation.
I have developed a broad knowledge and skill set within all aspects of clinical research and have become a passionate advocate for translating research findings into improved clinical outcomes that benefit both the health care system and individual patients. Working alongside clinicians, nurses, allied health, scientists and students, I have been actively involved in all facets of multi-disciplinary projects within the Quality Assurance and Research Program.

We have a number of research projects available for students and clinicians to participate in, please contact me for further details (


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Student Projects 2022
Investigators Project Title Begin PhD/Masters/Honours/Year 3
Callary Validation of implant migration measurements made using a new software technique 2022 PhD; Masters; Honours
Callary, Solomon Can the stability of acetabular constructs used at revision surgery to treat sever defects be improved? 2022 PhD; Masters

Do hip implants have any previous clinical evidence prior to their introduction in Australia?

2022 PhD; Masters
Callary Can measurements of acetabular version be adjusted to correct for the projectional change of pelvic tilt in AP radiographs? 2022 PhD; Masters; Honours
Callary, Sharma Does Vitamin K Deficiency affect Femoral Bone Quality? 2022 Masters; Honours
Callary, Costi Have the cost of Primary and Revision THR surgery changed over time? 2022 Honours; Year 3
Callary, Solomon Improving patient outcomes following Revision THR  2022 Masters; Honours; Year 3
Callary, Costi Identifying pre-operative patient parameters that predict long term outcomes in hip arthroplasty  2022 Masters; Honours; Year 3




  • Current Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

    Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
    2022 Principal Supervisor Improving the surveillance of orthopaedic implants Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Chan Hee Cho
    2022 Principal Supervisor Cost Analysis of Revision Total Hip Replacement Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Aaron Scott Hammat
    2020 Principal Supervisor Improving the assessment of peri-prosthetic bone quality and prosthesis contact after total hip arthroplasty Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Part Time Mr Thomas Stewart Robertson
    2019 Co-Supervisor Assessment of soft tissue damage through posterior approach to total hip artroplasty Master of Philosophy (Surgery) Master Part Time Mr Ross Gregory Hamilton
  • Past Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

    Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
    2017 - 2020 Co-Supervisor Acetabular Component Migration Following Revision Total Hip Replacement Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Part Time Mr John Matthew Abrahams
    2009 - 2015 External Supervisor A Comparison of Wear of 36mm and 28mm Metal-on-Highly Cross-Linked Polyethylene Articulations in Primary Total Hip Replacements Master of Surgery Master Part Time Dr Mario Giuseppe Tedesco Zotti
  • Other Supervision Activities

    Date Role Research Topic Location Program Supervision Type Student Load Student Name
    2021 - ongoing Principal Supervisor Improving the in vivo imaging of hip replacements to assess the implant bone interface The University of Adelaide Honours Full Time Belinda Jenkins
    2021 - ongoing Principal Supervisor Cost analysis of revision arthroplasty surgery in South Australia The University of Adelaide Honours Full Time Aaron Hammat
    2021 - ongoing Principal Supervisor Do patient functional outcomes improve after total hip replacement surgery? The University of Adelaide Honours Full Time Chan Hee Cho
    2021 - ongoing Co-Supervisor Assessing The Bone-Cement Interface From Micro-CT Datasets Of Implanted Femoral Stems Flinders University Honours Full Time Miró Van Rensburg
    2018 - ongoing Principal Supervisor Retrospective review of peri-prosthetic femoral fractures following primary total hip replacement The University of Adelaide Undergraduate Medical Research Project Other Part Time Darcy Noll
    2018 - ongoing Principal Supervisor Measuring acetabular coverage on supine and standing radiographs in dysplastic hips The University of Adelaide Undergraduate Medical Research Project Other Part Time Amey Bahnushali
    2016 - 2018 Principal Supervisor Migration of highly porous acetabular components The University of Adelaide Undergraduate Medical Research Project Other Part Time Thomas Robertson
  • Mentoring

    Date Topic Location Name
    2019 - 2020 Assessing changes in peri-prosthetic bone stiffness over time Royal Adelaide Hospital Zeng (Michael) Yi
    2019 - 2020 Radiostereometric Analysis Allows Assessment of the Stability and Inducible Displacement of Pelvic Ring Disruptions during Healing Royal Adelaide Hospital Andreas Ladurner
    2018 - 2018 The variation in hip stability measurements between supine and standing radiographs of dysplastic hips Royal Adelaide Hospital Martin Beck
    2018 - 2019 Cemented Revision Hip Arthroplasty With Femoral Impaction Bone Grafting Royal Adelaide Hospital Mukai Chimutengwende-Gordon
    2018 - 2018 Acetabular Component Migration Measured Using Radiostereometric Analysis Following Revision Total Hip Arthroplasty Royal Adelaide Hospital Huang Qiang
    2018 - ongoing Radiographic loosening definitions used following revision total hip replacement surgery Royal Adelaide Hospital Sung Won Jang
    2017 - 2019 Accuracy of EBRA‐cup measurements after reconstruction of severe acetabular defects at revision THR Royal Adelaide Hospital Joseph Hewett
    2016 - 2017 The diagnostic performance of radiographic criteria to detect aseptic acetabular component loosening after revision total hip arthroplasty Royal Adelaide Hospital Young Sung Kim
    2016 - 2016 Proximal translation of > 1 mm within the first two years of revision total hip arthroplasty correctly predicts whether or not an acetabular component is loose in 80% of cases: a case-control study with confirmed intra-operative outcomes. Royal Adelaide Hospital Carmine De Iesso
  • Position: Senior Medical Scientist
  • Phone: 7074227
  • Email:
  • Campus: North Terrace
  • Building: Royal Adelaide Hospital, floor 5E
  • Org Unit: Surgical Specialities

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