Shoulder and knee surgeon Perth
Shoulder and knee surgeon | Dr David Colvin
How can I help?
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. 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.
Knee surgeon Perth | Dr David Colvin
Knee cap dislocation
Sore knee cap
Shoulder surgeon Perth | Dr David Colvin
Rotator cuff tear
AC joint dislocation
Becoming a patient
Plan your care
We are located at Suite 213, 25 McCourt Street Subiaco (inside St John of God Subiaco Hospital). Paid parking is available at the hospital at the McCourt Street entrance, at the main hospital car park at Salvado Road, and there is street parking around the hospital.
You will be asked to complete a patient information form prior to your appointment or attend 15 minutes early to complete in the rooms. We will be in contact about what investigations you have had done and if necessary, a pre-appointment MRI scan might be advised.
Please bring a list of all your medications and any significant medical history. Preparing a list of questions can be a good way to make sure all of your concerns are addressed on the day.
Ideally a referral from your GP is preferred as the GP coordinates your health care and is aware of your medical conditions. We do accept referrals from allied health specialists including physiotherapists, osteopaths and chiropractors.
If you do not have a referral, you cannot access Medicare rebates for your treatment.
Dr Colvin participates with all health funds on the known gap scheme which means your out of pocket expense for surgery is capped. Unfortunately, some funds do not have a known gap scheme but you can change funds before surgery with substantial savings. Health funds are constantly changing their agreements with surgeons. Feel free to contact the office in advance to discuss.
Rotator cuff shoulder surgeon Perth
Rotator cuff repair
A rotator cuff tear is a very common injury causing shoulder pain and disturbed sleep.
When it comes to rotator cuff repair, surgery is only half the battle. The success of shoulder surgery depends on getting the rehabilitation right.
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If you have been injured at work, I can help you navigate the complexity of the workers’ compensation scheme while you recover from your injury.
Much of the stress and anxiety related to a workers’ compensation claim is relieved once you have had successful treatment and made a good recovery. I have many resources that you can access to help you with the challenges posed by your workers’ compensation claim.