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A/Prof Paul StalleyOrthopaedic Sarcoma Surgeon

    Associate Professor Paul Stalley

    Orthopaedic Sarcoma Surgeon

    MBBS (Hons) FRACS FA Orth A


    Phone: (02) 9960 4791
    Fax: (02) 9968 2409 


    • Sarcoma
    • Surgery

    Areas of interest

    • Complex revision hip and knee replacement surgery
    • Limb salvage surgery
    • Orthopaedics

    A/Prof Paul Stalley graduated with honours at the University of NSW. For the last 30 years, he has been an orthopaedic surgeon at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital and The Children’s Hospital in Westmead. Prior to appointment at Royal Prince Alfred, he trained as a lecturer in orthopaedics at The University of London and Stanmore in the United Kingdom. He has extensive experience in joint replacement surgery for osteoarthritis and has provided spinal surgical services to Royal Prince Alfred Hospital.

    For the last 20 years he has been head of the bone and soft tissue sarcoma unit at Royal Prince Alfred dealing with some 95% of primary bone sarcomas in the NSW population. He is currently the program director of surgery for the Sydney Local Health District and remains active with multiple publications for limb salvage surgery and complex revision hip and knee replacement surgery.

    • Chairman, New South Wales bone Tumour Registry – 1998 – present
    • Head of bone and Soft Tissue Surgical Department, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital – 1998 to present
    • Co- Chair ACI Musculo-Skeletal Network – 2009 – 2011
    • Anaesthetic challenges for pelvic reconstruction with custom three-dimensional-printed titanium implants: A retrospective cohort study.Chua AW, Chua MJ, Kam PC, Broekhuis D, Karunaratne S, Stalley PD.Anaesth Intensive Care. 2019 Aug 20:310057X19864599. doi: 10.1177/0310057X19864599. [Epub ahead of print] No abstract available. PMID: 31430173
    • The effectiveness of robotic hip and knee arthroplasty on patient-reported outcomes: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Karunaratne S, Duan M, Pappas E, Fritsch B, Boyle R, Gupta S, Stalley P, Horsley M, Steffens D. Int Orthop. 2018 Sep 15. doi: 10.1007/s00264-018-4140-3. PMID: 30219968
    • FISH analysis of selected soft tissue tumours: Diagnostic experience in a tertiary centre. Vargas AC, Selinger C, Satgunaseelan L, Cooper WA, Gupta R, Stalley P, Brown W, Soper J, Schatz J, Boyle R, Thomas DM, Tattersall MHN, Bhadri V, Maclean F, Bonar SF, Scolyer RA, Karim RZ, McCarthy SW, Mahar A, O’Toole SA.Asia Pac J Clin Oncol. 2018 May 28. doi: 10.1111/ajco.12980.
    • Radiation Therapy as an Alternative Treatment for Desmoid Fibromatosis: Hong AM, Jones D, Boyle R, Stalley P. Clin Oncol (R Coll Radiol). 2018 May 23. pii: S0936-6555(18)30243-7. doi: 10.1016/j.clon.2018.05.002.
    • Clinical, functional and radiological outcomes of extracorporeal irradiation in limb salvage surgery for bone tumours. Jones CW, Shatrov J, Jagiello JM, Millington S, Hong A, Boyle R, Stalley PD.Bone Joint J. 2017 Dec;99-B(12):1681-1688. doi: 10.1302/0301-620X.99B12.BJJ-2016-0462.R2.
    • Clinical, cellular, microscopic, and ultrastructural studies of a case of fibrogenesis imperfecta ossium.Barron ML, Rybchyn MS, Ramesh S, Mason RS, Fiona Bonar S,Stalley P, Khosla S, Hudson B, Arthur C, Kim E, Clifton-Bligh RJ, Clifton-Bligh PB.Bone Res. 2017 Mar 14;5:16057. doi: 10.1038/boneres.2016.57. eCollection 2017.
    • Atypical Ewing sarcoma breakpoint region 1 fluorescence in-situ hybridization signal patterns in bone and soft tissue tumours: diagnostic experience with 135 cases. Vargas AC, Selinger CI, Satgunaseelan L, Cooper WA, Gupta R, Stalley P, Brown W, Soper J, Schatz J, Boyle R, Thomas DM, Tattersall MH, Bhadri VA, Maclean F, Bonar SF, Scolyer RA, Karim RZ, McCarthy SW, Mahar A, O’Toole SA. Histopathology. 2016 Dec;69(6):1000-1011. doi: 10.1111/his.13031.
    • Patterns of care for patients with advanced soft tissue sarcoma: experience from Australian sarcoma services. Bae S, Crowe P, Gowda R, Joubert W, Carey-Smith R, Stalley P, Desai J. Clin Sarcoma Res. 2016 Jul 11;6:11. doi: 10.1186/s13569-016-0052-4.
    • Programmed cell death – 1 blockade in recurrent disseminated Ewing sarcoma McCaughan GJ, Fulham MJ, Mahar A, Soper J, Hong AM, Stalley PD< Tattersall MH, Bhadri VA. J Hematol Oncol. 2016 Jun 3;9(1):48. Doi: 10.1186/s13045-016-0278-x
    • Posterior high sacral segmental disconnection prior to anterior en bloc exenteration for recurrent rectal cancer. Brown KGM, Solomon MJ, Austin KK, Lee PJ, Stalley P. Techniques in Coloproctology 2016 (Published online 21 March 2016] doi: 10.1007/s10151-016-1456-0
    • Chest wall desmoids tumours treated with definitive radiotherapy: a plan comparison of 3D conformal radiotherapy, intensity-modulated radiotherapy and volumetric-modulated arc radiotherapy. Liu J, Ng D, Lee J, Stalley P, Hong A Radiat Oncol. 2016 Mar 2;11:34. Doi: 10.1186/s13014-016-0611-0.
    • Surgical downstaging in an open-label phase II trial of Denosumab in patients with giant cell tumor of bone. Rutkowski P, Ferrari S, Grimer RJ, Stalley PD, Dijkstra SP, Pienkowski A, Vaz G, Wunder JS, Seeger LL, Feng A, Roberts ZJ, Bach BA. Ann Surg Oncol. 2015 Sep;22(9):2860-8. doi: 10.1245/s10434-015-4634-9. Epub 2015 Jun 2.
    • The Contemporary Role of Major Amputation in the Management of Advance Limb Melanoma. Read RL, Stalley P, Thompson JF. Ann Surg Oncol. 2015 Nov;22(12):4067-72. doi: 10.1245/s10434-015-4416-4. Epub 2015 Feb 25.
    • Paget’s sarcoma of the patella. Skeletal Radiology.  Journal of the International Skeletal Society A Journal of Radiology, Pathology and Orthopaedics. 2015; ISSN 0364-2348: Skeletal Radiol: DOI 10.1007/s00256-015-2144-2. Salman Ansari, Fiona Bonar, Paul Stalley & Wendy Brown
    • Sacral resection with pelvic exenteration for advanced primary and recurrent pelvic cancer: a single institution experience of 100 sacrectomies. Diseases of the Colon & Rectum 2014; 57: 153–1161. Milne T, Solomon MJ, Lee P, Young JM, Stalley P, Harrison JD, Austin KKS.
    • Limb preservation surgery with extracorporeal irradiation in the management of malignant bone tumour: the oncological outcomes of 101 patients. Hong AM, Millington S, Ahern V, McCowage G, Boyle R, Tattersall M, Haydu L, Stalley PD.  Ann Oncol. 2013 Oct; 24(10): 2676-80. Doi: 10.1093/annonc/mdt252. Epub 2013 Jul 12. PMID: 23852310
    • MRI “row of dots sign” in gossypiboma: an enlarging mass 8 months after sarcoma resection. Skeletal Radiology.  Journal of the International Skeletal Society.  A Journal of Radiology, Pathology and Orthopedics. , © Springer. 2013 Jul;42(7):1017-9 DOI 10.1007/s00256-013-1596-5. Timothy Shiraev, S. Fiona Bonar, Paul Stalley & Suzanne E. Anderson.
    • Assessing the impact of a sacral resection on morbidity and survival after extended radical surgery for locally recurrent rectal cancer. Ann Surg. 2013 Dec;258(6):1007-13. Milne T, Solomon MJ, Lee P, Young JM, Stalley P, Harrison JD.
    • The Modern Surgical and Non-Surgical Management of Appendicular Skeletal Metastases. Orthopaedics and Trauma, © 2012 Elsevier Ltd UK.  Volume 26(3): 184-199, June 2012. Ashford RU, Benjamin L, Pendlebury S, Stalley P.
    • Pulmonary Metastasectomy for Bone and Soft Tissue Sarcoma in Australia: 114 patients from 1978 to 2008. Asia-Pacific Journal of Clinical Oncology. 2012 April 25  [Epub ahead of print] Dear RF, Kelly PJ, Wright GM, Stalley P, Mccaughan BC, Tattersall, HN.
    • Does Chemotherapy Shorten the Latency Interval of Radiation-induced Sarcomas? Clinical Oncology (Royal College of Radiologists) Great Britain. 2011 Oct 19. [Epub ahead of print] Suttie CF, Hong A, Stalley P, Veillard AS, Tattersall MH.
    • Parametric Images in Assessing Bone Grafts Using Dynamic F-Fluoride PET. International Journal of Molecular Imaging. 2011;2011:189830. Epub 2011 May 22.  Wen L, Eberl S, Feng DD, Stalley P, Huang G, Fulham MJ.
    • Reconstruction of the proximal humerus with a composite of extracorporeally irradiated bone and endoprosthesis following excision of high grade primary bone sarcomas. Arch Orthop Trauma Surg. 2009 Oct;129(10):1339-45. Moran M, Stalley PD.
    • Bilateral Total Hip Arthroplasty in Severe Hereditary Multiple Exostosis: A Report of Two Cases. Hip International:  The Journal of Clinical and Experiment Research on Hip Pathology and Therapy. 2009 Jul-Sep;19(3):279-82.  Moran M, Krieg AH, Boyle RA, Stalley PD.
    • Determinants of Heterotopic Ossification after Total Hip Replacement Surgery. . Hip International:  The Journal of Clinical and Experiment Research on Hip Pathology and Therapy. 2009 Jan-Mar;19(1):41-6.  Fransen M, Neal B, Cameron ID, Crawford R, Tregonning G, Winstanley J, Norton R; HIPAID Collaborative Group.
    • Extracorporeal Irradiation for Pelvic Reconstruction in Ewing’s Sarcoma. The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery – British Volume. 91(3): 395-400, March 2009. Kreig AH, Mani M, Speth BM, Stalley, PD.
    • The Role of Intra-operative Pathological Evaluation in the Management of Musculoskeletal Tumours. Recent Results in Cancer Research. 179:11-24, 2009. Ashford RU, Scolyer RA, McCarthy SW, Bonar SF, Karim RZ, Stalley PD.
    • Isolated Limb Infusion for Advanced Soft Tissue Sarcoma of the Extremity. Annals of Surgical Oncology. 15(10): 2749-56, October 2008. Moncrieff MD, Kroon HM, Kam PC, Stalley PD, Scolyer RA, Thompson JF.
    • Correlative imaging in an atypical case of Mazabraud syndrome. McLaughlin A, AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2007 Dec;189(6):W353-6. Stalley P, Magee M, Soper J, Van der Wall H.
    • Epithelioid and Spindle Cell Haemangioma of Bone. Skeletal Radiology. 36 Suppl 1:S50-7, June 2007. Maclean FM, Schatz J, McCarthy SW Scolyer RA, Stalley PD, Bonar SF.
    • Intercalary Femoral Reconstruction with Extracorporeal Irradiated Autogenous Bone Graft in Limb-salvage Surgery. The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery – British Volume. 89 (3): 366-71, March 2007. Kreig AH, Davidson AW, Stalley PD.
    • Surgical Biopsy with Intra-Operative Frozen Section. An Accurate and Cost-Effective Method for Diagnosis of Musculoskeletal Sarcomas.  The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery (British) Vol. 88-B, No. 9 September 2006). Ashford R,  McCarthy SW, Scolyer RA, Bonar SF, Karim RZ, Stalley PD.
    • Tumours: Management of Metastatic Disease of the Appendicular Skeleton. Current Orthopaedics  – Science Direct (British) © 2006 Elsevier Ltd. Vol: 20, 299-315.  Ashford R, Pendlebury S, Stalley, Paul D.
    • Free Vascularised Fibula Grafts In Limb Salvage Surgery. Journal of Reconstructive Microsurgery 21(2):79-84, Feb. 2005. Pollock R, Stalley P, Lee K, Pennington D.
    • Pelvic Ewing’s Sarcoma. Abstract accepted for Publication in JBJS Supplement.
    • Myopericytoma: A Unifying term for a Spectrum of Tumours that show Overlapping Features with Myofibroma. A review of 14 cases.   (Published in: Journal of Clinical Pathology cp28704, Module 1)  Accepted for publication 4 May 2005.  Dray MS, McCarthy SW, Palmer AA, Bonar SF, Stalley PD, Marjoniemi V, Miller E, Scolyer RA.
    • En Bloc Resection and Extracorporeal Irradiation of Bony Malignancies with Re-implantation for Limb Salvage Reconstruction. Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery (British). Vol 87(6):851-7, Published in June 2005.  Davidson AW, Hong A, McCarthy SW, Stalley PD.
    • A Robust Assay for Alternative Lengthening of Telomeres in Tumors Shows the Significance of Alternative Lengthening of Telomeres in Sarcomas and Astrocytomas. Clinical Cancer Research.  11:  217-225, January 2005. Henson JD, Hannay JA, McCarthy SW, Royds JA, Yeager TR, Robinson RA, Wharton SB, Jellinek DA, Arbuckle SM, Yoo J, Robinson BG, Learoyd DL, Stalley PD, Bonar SF, Yu Dihua, Pollock RE, Reddel RR.
    • Parachordoma is Not Distinguishable from Axial Chordoma Using Immunohistochemistry. Pathology International54(5):  364-370, May 2004. Scolyer RA, Bonar SF, Palmer A, Barr EM, Wills EJ, Stalley P, Schatz J, Soper J, Li L-XL, McCarthy SW.
    • Biopsy of Musculoskeletal Tumours-Beware.  ANZ Journal of Surgery.  74(7):516-519, July 2004. Pollock RC, Stalley PD
    • Thoracic Spinal Cord Compression by a Rheumatoid Nodule. [Case Reports.  Letter] Internal Medicine Journal34(3):137-8, Mar 2004.  Levy Y, Stalley P, Bleasel J.
    • Epiphyseal Osteoblastoma-like Osteosarcoma. Skeletal Radiology. 33(1):46-50, Jan 2004. Bonar SF, McCarthy S, Stalley P, Schatz J, Soper J, Scolyer R, Barret I.
    • Clinical case seminar: Fibroblast Growth Factor 23: A New Clinical Marker for Oncogenic Osteomalacia.  [Case Reports. Journal Article].  Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism88(9): 4088-94, Sep 2003. Nelson AE, Bligh RC, Mirams M, Gill A, Au A, Clarkson A, Juppner H, Ruff S, Stalley P, Scolyer RA, Robinson BG, Mason RS, Bligh PC.
    • Extracorporeal Irradiation for Malignant Bone Tumors. [Case Reports.  Clinical Trial.  Journal Article.  Multicentre Study].  International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics. 50(2):441-7, Jun 1, 2001. Hong A, Stevens G, Stalley P, Pendlebury S, Ahern V, Ralston A. Estoesta E, Barrett I.
    • Osteosarcoma and Pulmonary Metastases: 15 Year Experience from a Single Institution. Australian & New Zealand Journal of Surgery67(9): 625-9, 1997 Sep. Ellis PM, Tattersall MH, McCaughan B, Stalley P.
    • Competency Based Learning in Traumatology. [Clinical Trial. Controlled Clinical Trial. Journal Article] American Journal of Surgery 173(2):136-40, Feb 1997. Hill D, Stalley P, Pennington D, Besser M, McCarthy W.
    • Nonunion of a Pathologic Juvenile Scaphoid Fracture after Osteomyelitis. [Case Reports. Journal Article] Journal of Hand Surgery – American Volume.  16(3):493-4, May 1991. Smith KL, Harvey FJ, Stalley PD.
    • Leiomyosarcoma following therapeutic irradiation for ankylosing spondylitis. British Journal of Radiology.  63(753):730-2, Sep 1990. Stevens GN, Tattersall MH, Stalley P.
    • Intraluminal Allograft Restoration of the Upper Femur in Total Hip Arthroplasty.  Clinical Orthopaedics and Relations Research.  (224):26-32, Nov 1987. Tyer HD, Huckstep RL, Stalley PD.
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