Perth Knee and Shoulder Surgeon

Are you sidelined by
injury?

Let's get you back in the game of life.

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WELCOME TO SHOULDER & KNEE SURGERY PERTH

Dr David Colvin - Shoulder and Knee Surgeon

Hi, I am a Perth based orthopaedic surgeon that specialises in knee and shoulder surgery and sports injuries.

I help patients who have been sidelined by knee or shoulder pain, so they experience a service of excellence. From shoulder bursitis to rotator cuff repair, from knee arthroscopy to ACL reconstruction, my practice can help you with the treatment you need to get back into the game.

If your injury is work related I can help you navigate the challenges of the workers' compensation scheme.

About Dr Colvin

Shoulder Conditions

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Bursitis Shoulder

The shoulder joint has an incredible range of motion, more than any other joint in our body. The shoulder joint is also one of the most complex joints in your body. It’s made up of three bones and a multitude of muscles, tendons, and ligaments. What does it mean when you start to experience pain or stiffness in your shoulder? You could be suffering from shoulder bursitis.
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Rotator Cuff Tear

Shoulder pain is a common complaint in our community. For younger people, shoulder pain is usually the result of an accident or injury. In older patients, it can be a natural wear and tear process. A rotator cuff injury is a common cause of shoulder pain, and is due to a strain or tear in the muscles or tendons of your shoulder.
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Dislocated Shoulder

A dislocated shoulder occurs when the ball of the shoulder joint is forced out of its socket. This dislocation may tear the shoulder capsule, known as a labral tear. The shoulder can dislocate both forwards (anterior dislocation) and backwards (posterior dislocation). Generally speaking, most shoulder dislocations are anterior dislocations.
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AC Joint Dislocation

Acromioclavicular (AC) Joint Dislocation is usually caused by a direct fall onto the point of the shoulder. The shoulder blade (scapula) is forced downwards, and the collarbone (clavicle) pops up. It is a particularly common injury in contact sports and cycling. It can cause a visible bump on top of the shoulder.
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Bursitis Shoulder

The shoulder joint has an incredible range of motion, more than any other joint in our body. The shoulder joint is also one of the most complex joints in your body. It’s made up of three bones and a multitude of muscles, tendons, and ligaments. What does it mean when you start to experience pain or stiffness in your shoulder? You could be suffering from shoulder bursitis.

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Rotator Cuff Tear

Shoulder pain is a common complaint in our community. For younger people, shoulder pain is usually the result of an accident or injury. In older patients, it can be a natural wear and tear process. A rotator cuff injury is a common cause of shoulder pain, and is due to a strain or tear in the muscles or tendons of your shoulder.
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Dislocated Shoulder

A dislocated shoulder occurs when the ball of the shoulder joint is forced out of its socket. This dislocation may tear the shoulder capsule, known as a labral tear. The shoulder can dislocate both forwards (anterior dislocation) and backwards (posterior dislocation). Generally speaking, most shoulder dislocations are anterior dislocations.
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AC Joint Dislocation

Acromioclavicular (AC) Joint Dislocation is usually caused by a direct fall onto the point of the shoulder. The shoulder blade (scapula) is forced downwards, and the collarbone (clavicle) pops up. It is a particularly common injury in contact sports and cycling. It can cause a visible bump on top of the shoulder.
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Knee Conditions

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Meniscus Tear

A meniscus tear is one of the most common knee injuries. When people talk about a torn cartilage or cartilage damage in the knee, they are usually referring to a torn meniscus. The meniscus is a piece of rubber cartilage that provides cushioning in the knee. There are two in each knee, one on the inner half and one on the outer half. They are shaped like the letter ‘C’.
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ACL Injury

An ACL injury is one of the most common serious knee injuries and involves a complete tear or rupture to the Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL). The human knee is vulnerable to injury because it connects two very long bones, the femur (thigh bone) and the tibia (shin bone). These two long levers can exert incredible force at the knee joint.
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Knee Cap Dislocation

Knee cap dislocation, also known as patella dislocation, occurs  when the knee cap is completely displaced out of its normal position. The knee cap runs in a groove  on the front of the femur, called  the trochlea. When the knee cap is knocked out of this groove, a dislocated patella always goes to the outer (lateral) side of the knee.

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Sore Knee Cap

A sore knee cap is a very common complaint in all age groups. One in three people experience knee cap pain at some stage. Typically this pain is experienced at the front of the knee. The knee cap, also known as the patella, with doctors referring to the type of pain as runners knee or “patellofemoral pain”. You may experience a grating sensation from the kneecap.
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Meniscus Tear

A meniscus tear is one of the most common knee injuries. When people talk about a torn cartilage or cartilage damage in the knee, they are usually referring to a torn meniscus. The meniscus is a piece of rubber cartilage that provides cushioning in the knee. There are two in each knee, one on the inner half and one on the outer half. They are shaped like the letter ‘C’.
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ACL Injury

An ACL injury is one of the most common serious knee injuries and involves a complete tear or rupture to the Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL). The human knee is vulnerable to injury because it connects two very long bones, the femur (thigh bone) and the tibia (shin bone). These two long levers can exert incredible force at the knee joint.
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Knee Cap Dislocation

Knee cap dislocation, also known as patella dislocation, occurs  when the knee cap is completely displaced out of its normal position. The knee cap runs in a groove  on the front of the femur, called  the trochlea. When the knee cap is knocked out of this groove, a dislocated patella always goes to the outer (lateral) side of the knee.

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Sore Knee Cap

A sore knee cap is a very common complaint in all age groups. One in three people experience knee cap pain at some stage. Typically this pain is experienced at the front of the knee. The knee cap, also known as the patella, with doctors referring to the type of pain as runners knee or “patellofemoral pain”. You may experience a grating sensation from the kneecap.
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Workers' Compensation:
The beginner's guide and survival guide

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ACL Injury?

An ACL injury is a common injury and often occurs during sports. Twisting or pivoting maneuvers in other situations can also cause ACL injuries.

Below you'll find a list of useful links to learn more about ACL tears and ACL reconstruction surgery.

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CONTACT DETAILS

David Colvin

OPENING HOURS

Monday to Friday 8:30am to 5.00pm AWST

Consulting Rooms

Dr David Colvin consults at:
Western Orthopaedic Clinic
Suite 213, 25 McCourt Street,
Subiaco WA 6008 (Perth)

  • These rooms are part of St John of God Subiaco Hospital.
  • Parking is available on site.

OPERATING

Dr David Colvin operates at:

St John of God Subiaco Hospital Salvado Road, Subiaco WA 6008 (Perth)