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A MELBOURNE-BASED ORTHOPAEDIC SURGEON

Dr David Slattery is an internationally fellowship trained and recognised surgeon specialising in paediatric, adolescent and adult pelvic, hip and knee surgery.
About us

ORTHOPAEDIC SURGEON –

SPECIALIST PELVIC, HIP & KNEE SURGEON 

DAVID SLATTERY

FRACS MBBS (Hons) LLB FAOrthoA

David Slattery is an orthopedic surgeon based in Melbourne and specialises in anterior minimally invasive hip replacement, periacetabular osteotomy, and hip arthroscopy, as well as the latest in hip and knee replacement surgical techniques. Practicing for more than 10 years, he undertook fellowship training with leading British, European and Australian orthopaedic specialists, giving him a broad practice area and the capabilities to assist patients with a wide variety of conditions. 

Being a well renowned hip surgeon in Melbourne, David has written extensively on a range of orthopaedic topics, and strives to further develop his knowledge of hip and knee disorders. With a patient-centric approach to practice, David aims to help each individual make the most informed decisions about their health, supporting them towards achieving optimal health outcomes. David understands that choosing the right hip or knee fracture surgeon in the Melbourne area, is of the utmost importance to your long term wellbeing.

“Striving to get you back on your feet”

Hip

David Slattery is an internationally trained pelvic and hip surgeon with experience in advanced surgical techniques covering a broad spectrum of issues from simple to complex hip problems, including arthritis, developmental dysplasia, painful and problematic hip replacements, Perthes’ disease, labral tears and femoracetabular impingement.

Knee

An orthopaedic surgeon treating a wide variety of paediatric, adolescent and adult knee conditions including arthritis, ligament ruptures (ACL), meniscal tears, fractures and dislocations, Dr Slattery uses the latest in cutting edge technology such as computer assisted 3D navigation and robotic knee joint replacement.

Trauma

David Slattery has extensive expertise and sub-specialist international training in fracture surgery. A surgeon treating shoulder, wrist and elbow fractures, as well as lower limb trauma and broken bones in children, adolescents and adults, he is available at short notice and aims to see all fractures within 24 hours to get you on the path to recovery.

DR SLATTERY’S AREAS OF FOCUS

PREVENTION OF FURTHER INJURY

Dr Slattery’s goal is always to help his patients achieve the best quality of life possible. Early consultation when symptoms first present allows more opportunity for non-operative treatment options that can limit the progression of disease or injury, helping you return to the activities you love without surgery. Experienced in a range of conversative treatment options, Dr Slattery invites patients with joint concerns of any severity to start a discussion.

TAILORED TREATMENT FOR EACH PATIENT

Each body is different, and the way in which a disease or injury presents similarly unique to each patient. Dr Slattery prides himself on working with his patients closely, developing a personalised treatment plan inclusive of their circumstances and goals. Regular review ensures close alignment between your needs and your treatment, allowing you and Dr Slattery to work collaboratively toward a better health outcome for you.

 

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REHABILITATION THAT ENABLES YOUR LIFESTYLE

Dr Slattery utilises an Early Recovery After Surgery Protocol with all operative patients, leveraging a series of techniques inclusive of anaesthesia, physiotherapy and rehabilitation to help patients achieve the greatest possible increase in mobility in the shortest period of time. This protocol will be developed as part of your treatment plan, helping you return to the physical activities you love in a sensible and careful manner.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What type of patients does an orthopaedic surgeon treat?

In his role as an orthopaedic surgeon, Dr Slattery provides treatment for patients with a wide variety of bone and joint conditions with a focus primarily in the hips and knees. He is available for consultation on issues arising from a range of diseases such as arthritis as well as injuries arising from sports and workplace accidents.

How do I make an appointment with Dr Slattery?

Please submit an enquiry via our contact form or contact Dr Slattery’s rooms at numbers listed below to make an appointment.

Do I need a referral?

All patients are required to have an up to date referral from their GP prior to having an initial consultation with Dr Slattery.

How long will the session take?

Initial consultations can take up to 30 minutes as Dr Slattery will want to discuss your concern and your medical history with you prior to making any recommendations.

Will I get a rebate?

Patients can claim a Medicare rebate for consultations when they have a valid medical referral.

Can an orthopaedic surgeon refer me for a rebateable MRI scan?

Dr Slattery will be able to refer you for a Medicare rebateable MRI scan.

British Orthopaedic Association
FRACS - Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons
AMA - Australian Medical Association
AOA - Australian Orthopaedic Association
AO Foundation
Orthopaedic Trauma Association (OTA)
ISHA - The Hip Preservation Society
For all after hours referrals fractures/broken bones CALL
1300 266 356 mobile
We aim to see all fractures within 24hrs