Dr Frank Malara

Dr Frank Malara

About Dr Frank Malara

Frank is a musculoskeletal radiologist based at Victoria House, Cabrini Hospital and Austin Health. He has completed fellowship training in neuroimaging, breast imaging and musculoskeletal imaging. As part of the team of radiologists at Victoria House, Frank has provided both an in hours and after hours reporting service to many professional athletes including Melbourne based AFL clubs, rugby and soccer teams as well as local and international cricketers and imaging for the Australian Tennis Open. He has expertise in image guided spinal and joint injections and has presented papers at local and international meetings.

Radiological Skills & Interests

  • Image guided spinal and joint injections


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Do magnetic resonance imaging abnormalities of the non-dominant wrist correlate with ulnar-sided wrist pain in elite tennis players?

Levy SM, Reid M, Montgomery AM, Botterill E, Kovalchik SA, Omizzolo M, Malara F, Wood TO, Hoy GA, Rotstein AH.

Skeletal Radiol. 2020 Mar

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MRI findings of femoroacetabular impingement.

James SL, Ali K, Malara F, Young D, O'Donnell J, Connell DA.

AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2006 Dec; 187(6):1412-9. DOI:10.2214/AJR.05.1415

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MRI of stress reaction of the distal humerus in elite tennis players.

Lee JC, Malara FA, Wood T, Hoy G, Saifuddin A, Connell DA.

AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2006 Oct; 187(4):901-4.

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Longitudinal study comparing sonographic and MRI assessments of acute and healing hamstring injuries.

Connell DA, Schneider-Kolsky ME, Hoving JL, Malara F, Buchbinder R, Koulouris G, Burke F, Bass C.

AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2004 Oct; 183(4):975-84.

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Use of the one-legged hyperextension test and magnetic resonance imaging in the diagnosis of active spondylolysis.

Masci L, Pike J, Malara F, Phillips B, Bennell K, Brukner P.

Br J Sports Med. 2006 Nov;40(11):940-6; discussion 946. Epub 2006 Sep 15. DOI:10.2214/AJR.05.1058

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MR imaging findings of acetabular dysplasia in adults.

James S, Miocevic M, Malara F, Pike J, Young D, Connell D.

Skeletal Radiol. 2006 Jun;35(6):378-84. Epub 2006 Mar 29.