Orthopaedic Surgery is currently offered at our Taringa and North Lakes locations and we have a variety of specialists who perform these procedures which include minor arthroscopies, arthroplasty, carpel tunnel & hand traumas. Please see the profiles below for more information.
Dr Cameron Cooke has quite simply always wanted to be an orthopaedic surgeon. He enjoys treating a range of patients with a range of conditions and thoroughly enjoys making a difference in people’s lives. Raised in Brisbane, he completed both his medical degree (1992) and advanced surgical training in Orthopaedic Surgery in Queensland (2001). Cameron went onto further advanced sub-specialty training in joint replacement and orthopaedic trauma in Sydney, Vancouver in Canada and Sheffield in the UK.
Since establishing his private practice in 2005, Dr Cameron Cooke has continued to focus on the management of all hip and knee conditions and sports injuries, undertaking further training in the anterior approach to hip replacement, as well as management of orthopaedic trauma of the lower limb and the provision of objective medicolegal reporting. He enjoys continuing to learn and develop his skills and sharing his knowledge and expertise by both attending and presenting at numerous Australian and International orthopaedic conferences.
Along with his private practice he is the Director of Orthopaedics at the Princess Alexandra Hospital. In his role, he has established a hip fracture service and maintains his interest in high energy trauma and complex hip and knee replacement surgeries. He regularly lectures both in Australia and overseas.
Dr Cooke’s Special interests:
- Robotic Surgery
- Reconstructive Surgery
- Direct Anterior Hip replacement
- Geriatric hip fracture surgery
- Primary and revision hip and knee replacement
- Late trauma reconstructive surgery
- Arthroscopic knee surgery
- Medicolegal assessment
- Acute lower limb trauma
Dr Cooke sees DVA and Workcover patients and is a certified Independent Medical Examiner. Dr Cooke leads our No Gap Joint Replacement Program for eligible Medibank Private members, removing all out-of-pocket costs associated with knee, hip and shoulder joint replacement surgeries at Westside Private Hospital (terms and conditions apply). For more information, click here.
Appointments for Dr Cooke can be made through his main office at Bend Orthopaedics.
Appointments to see
He has been a specialist hand and upper limb surgeon since 2007 and was Director of Orthopaedic Surgery at Ipswich General Hospital from 2008-2012.
Dr Melsom graduated from the University of London in 1990 with a degree in Immunology and went on to finish his medical degree at the University of Bristol, UK. After teaching anatomy at Cambridge University, he started surgical training in Bristol, completing his fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons in 1998.
Dr David Melsom is an Orthopaedic Surgeon who specialises in:
- Hand and upper limb surgery
- Joint replacement
- Trauma reconstruction
Appointments to see
Dr Brett Collins is a Queensland trained Orthopaedic Surgeon practicing in Brisbane. He has a focus on knee surgery, with experience in other lower limb and shoulder surgery. His special interest area is in sports related injuries. This includes knee reconstruction, arthroscopy, joint replacement and osteotomies. Meniscal, cartilage and joint preservation surgery forms a significant part of his practice.
Appointments for Dr Collins can be made through his main office at BOSMC. He consults at Westside Private Hospital and has regular operating lists.
Dr Collin’s special interests:
- ACL reconstruction
- Knee arthroscopy
- Knee replacement
- Cartilage surgery
- Soft tissue shoulder surgery
- Sporting injuries
Appointments to see
Dr Darren Marchant is an Orthopaedic Surgeon specialising exclusively in conditions of the hand and upper limb. This includes all aspects of the assessment and management of issues affecting the shoulder, elbow, wrist and hand- including neurovascular conditions, micro- surgery and reconstructive surgery. Dr Marchant is a partner in The Brisbane Hand and Upper Limb Clinic, based out of Brisbane Private Hospital. He also runs clinics through Brisbane Sports and Exercise Medicine Specialists, at Hawthorne, and Montserrat Day Hospital, at North Lakes.
Dr Marchant is happy to be contacted directly should you need to discuss any aspect of your patient’s care. This includes advice, and urgent appointments, in the case of a traumatic or acute problem. Please do not hesitate to call directly should you require such assistance.