Resources: Knee

Dr. David Colvin, orthopaedic surgeon in Perth. David's specialty is knee and shoulder surgery and sports injuries.

ACL Graft Choices

Once the decision has been made that cruciate ligament reconstruction is required, most people want to talk about the choice of graft. My first advice in this regard is, do not stress too much about the choice in graft...
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Treatment of Patellofemeral Pain

The quadriceps muscles on the front of the thigh connect to the top of the patella. It is then connected to the tibia (shin bone) by the patellar tendon. The point of attachment is a bone prominence called the tibial tuberosity.
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Osteoarthritis

Articular cartilage is the smooth surface lining found in all joints. It is remarkably similar to the layer of teflon on a non stick frying pan. It is approximately 2 to 3mm thick, just like a layer of teflon.
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Knee Cartilage

Cartilage is one of the body’s building blocks. It is a structural component for firm but elastic tissues. Two different structures in the knee are made from cartilage. This leads to a great deal of confusion.
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Ideal Body Weight

When it comes to patellofemoral pain or a sore knee cap, I go so far as to say that no treatment, surgical or non-surgical, will succeed, unless your weight is in a normal zone. The knee joint has a very small surface area...
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Pain Relief after Surgery

Postoperative pain can last for days, weeks or even months. The amount of pain you experience depends on the type of operation and varies widely between patients, even for the same operation.
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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)