Dr David Colvin | Orthopaedic knee surgeon Perth

Hi, I am a Perth based orthopaedic surgeon with a subspeciality in knee surgery.
I help patients who have been sidelined by a knee injury, so they experience a service of excellence. ACL injuries and ACL reconstruction, knee cap dislocation, meniscus tears,...my practice helps you with excellent care as well as assistance for any workers compensation related procedure surrounding your surgery.

Knee Surgeries

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Knee Arthroscopy

A knee arthroscopy is a keyhole operation that orthopaedic surgeons use to treat structural problems inside the knee joint. Your knee surgeon willl insert a fibre optic telescope into the knee joint through very small cuts at the front of the knee. A camera is attached to the arthroscope, and a clear view of the inside of the knee joint can be seen on a video monitor.
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ACL Reconstruction

The aim of ACL reconstruction surgery is to stabilise your knee joint. A torn Anterior Cruciate Ligament can’t heal by itself and causes knee joint instability and a feeling of giving way or insecurity. Longstanding knee joint instability causes further damage to the knee cartilage and may cause a torn meniscus.
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Tibial Tubercle Transfer

Tibial Tubercle Transfer (TTT) is what orthopaedic surgeons call a realignment procedure. Think about how we straighten the knee. The quadriceps muscles on the front of the thigh contract. They pull on the patella, which is connected to the tibia (shin bone) by the patellar tendon, and the knee straightens.
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MPFL Reconstruction

The ligament attaching to the inner half of the knee cap is the medial patellofemoral ligament. It is one of the major structures which keeps the knee cap centralised in its groove. Patella dislocation tears the MPFL and sprains the VMO muscle. Reconstructing this ligament will restore patella tracking.
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Surgery For Knee Cap Pain

If your knee cap pain hasn’t been resolved with rehabilitation, your orthopaedic surgeon may recommend an operation called arthroscopic lateral release. This is keyhole surgery that cuts or ‘releases’ the tissues attached to the outer side of the patella (knee cap) called the lateral retinaculum.
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Suite 213/25 McCourt St,
Subiaco WA 6008


Monday to Friday 8:30am to 5.00pm AWST

Consulting Rooms

Dr David Colvin consults at:
Western Orthopaedic Clinic

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


Dr David Colvin operates at:
St John of God Subiaco Hospital
12 Salvado Rd,
Subiaco WA 6008