Three of WA’s most respected orthopaedic surgeons, Drs Peter Campbell, David Colvin, and Hari Goonatillake have enhanced their Subiaco practice, to include advanced research and development alongside their trusted excellence in clinical care.
West Coast Orthopaedic Centre, as the practice is now known, welcomes Drs Will Blakeney and David Graham to their ranks. Both come with exceptional CVs.
Dr Blakeney is a local graduate who completed fellowship training in shoulder and sports knee surgery in France, followed by a year in Canada on a fellowship in hip and knee replacement.
He is an Associate Professor at UWA and head of orthopaedic research at Royal Perth Hospital. Research is a passion of his.
“With improvements in precision technology such as robotics and three-dimensional planning software, we are now able to match an implant to the patient’s individualised anatomy and alignment,” he says. “The ultimate aim is to give the patient a ‘forgotten joint’, where they can’t tell the difference between a prosthetic joint and a healthy native joint.”
Dr Graham is also a UWA graduate who completed his orthopaedic surgery training in WA before fellowships at the Fortius Clinic in London and the Melbourne Shoulder and Elbow Centre, with particular focus on arthroscopic techniques for shoulder reconstruction and modern techniques for joint replacement surgery.
The addition of Drs Blakeney and Graham complements the existing team, with Dr Campbell’s expertise in shoulder surgery, Dr Colvin’s interest in ACL reconstruction, rotator cuff repair, and shoulder and knee surgery for sports injuries, and Dr Goonatillake’s focus on knee and shoulder surgery and limb reconstruction.
As fitting the new direction that acknowledges the skill and innovation of its local team, West Coast Orthopaedic Centre has looked to some ancient wisdom, commissioning Noongar elder Peter Farmer to design a new logo
for the group.
Dr Campbell says the logo combines the iconic red and green kangaroo paw, endemic to Perth and the South-West, with the Noongar representation of the sacred Wagyl that created the local waterways.
It is important for the West Coast Orthopaedic Centre team to acknowledge the traditional custodians of the land on which they live and work.
“We want to extend that recognition of country to continue that tradition of caring, through our own work with patients who need our help,” he says.
The team is based centrally at the St John of God Clinic Subiaco and offers a range of orthopaedic treatments undertaken with signature care and precision.
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