The outcome of your treatment is critically important to me. I do my utmost to understand and communicate with my patients – to help them understand their conditions and their treatment options, along with the benefits and risks of those options. An important part of my job is to keep abreast of the latest technologies and treatment, and to incorporate into my practice those which offer safe and reliable prospects of improvement for my patients.
I have been in practice as a specialist orthopaedic surgeon since 1991. I grew up in Rockhampton then gained my medical qualifications at the University of Queensland.
Dr David Wheatley is an orthopaedic surgeon who provides orthopaedic treatment throughout Rockhampton and the surrounding areas.
Total knee replacement, also called total knee arthroplasty, is a surgical procedure in which the worn out or damaged surfaces of the knee joint are removed and replaced with artificial parts.
Total hip replacement is a surgical procedure in which the damaged cartilage and bone is removed from the hip joint and replaced with artificial components.
The anterior cruciate ligament is one of the major stabilizing ligaments in the knee. It is a strong rope like structure located in the centre of the knee running from the femur to the tibia.