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Patient Reviews

5

General score
25 reviews

  • Punctuality
  • Attention
  • Facilities
A
Location: Melbourne Hip And Knee ACL reconstruction

Great Surgeon!


A
Location: Melbourne Hip And Knee Parcial Knee Replacement

The whole experience was very professional


A
Location: Private practice total knee replacement.

My surgeon was very informative with a friendly and relaxed manner.My surgery went well, without any complications, and I have made a good recovery.
Also, I was particularly impressed with the Epworth Physio Home Visiting program.
Could be improved: Nothing springs to mind.


A
Location: Epworth Eastern Hospital Total hip replacement

Confidence and good explanations. 2.5 weeks after surgery and recovering well so far.


A
Location: Melbourne Hip And Knee Advice on hip replacement

Information clearly explained


A
Location: Epworth Richmond Hospital Total knee replacement

dr Van Baval was kind ,thoughtful ,understanding and a wonderful surgeon .


A
Location: Melbourne Hip And Knee Follow up from revision hip replacement

Dirk is a fabulous orthopaedic surgeon. My operation was a long, difficult procedure and I have had an amazing result. He explained everything very clearly regarding the surgery and what would occur. I would recommend him to anyone.
Could be improved: Nothing.


A
Location: Melbourne Hip And Knee ACL reconstruction

Professionalism, informative approach and personable approach made the process as enjoyable as possible and instilled trust and confidence in his ability and staff.


A
Location: Melbourne Hip And Knee Total hip replacement

The detail provided of the procedure
Could be improved: The cost


A
Location: Bellbird Private Hospital Knee arthroscopy

Skill
Professionalism
Expertise


Services & pricing

Partial knee replacement


Melbourne Hip and Knee 399 Riversdale rd, Melbourne, Hawthorn East

No price information

Private practice


Bellbird Private hospital consulting suites 200 Canterbury road, Blackburn

No price information

Private practice


Epworth Lilydale, Suite 4, level 1, 355 Main rd, Lilydale

No price information

Private practice


198 Canterbury Road, Blackburn

No price information

Bellbird Private Hospital


1 Arnold Street, Box Hill

No price information

Colorectal Surgeons Melbourne


399 Riversdale Rd, Hawthorn East

No price information

Melbourne Hip And Knee


89 Bridge Road, Richmond

No price information

Consulting Rooms Dr I M Williams - Richmond


Epworth Health Specialist Centre Berwick 48 kangan drive, Berwick

No price information

Epworth consulting Suites


399 Riversdale Rd, Hawthorn East

No price information

Melbourne Hip And Knee


Patellar debridement


Melbourne Hip and Knee 399 Riversdale rd, Melbourne, Hawthorn East

No price information

Private practice


Bellbird Private hospital consulting suites 200 Canterbury road, Blackburn

No price information

Private practice


Epworth Lilydale, Suite 4, level 1, 355 Main rd, Lilydale

No price information

Private practice


198 Canterbury Road, Blackburn

No price information

Bellbird Private Hospital


1 Arnold Street, Box Hill

No price information

Colorectal Surgeons Melbourne


399 Riversdale Rd, Hawthorn East

No price information

Melbourne Hip And Knee


89 Bridge Road, Richmond

No price information

Consulting Rooms Dr I M Williams - Richmond


Epworth Health Specialist Centre Berwick 48 kangan drive, Berwick

No price information

Epworth consulting Suites


399 Riversdale Rd, Hawthorn East

No price information

Melbourne Hip And Knee


Patient Matched Knee Replacement


Melbourne Hip and Knee 399 Riversdale rd, Melbourne, Hawthorn East

No price information

Private practice


Bellbird Private hospital consulting suites 200 Canterbury road, Blackburn

No price information

Private practice


Epworth Lilydale, Suite 4, level 1, 355 Main rd, Lilydale

No price information

Private practice


198 Canterbury Road, Blackburn

No price information

Bellbird Private Hospital


1 Arnold Street, Box Hill

No price information

Colorectal Surgeons Melbourne


399 Riversdale Rd, Hawthorn East

No price information

Melbourne Hip And Knee


89 Bridge Road, Richmond

No price information

Consulting Rooms Dr I M Williams - Richmond


Epworth Health Specialist Centre Berwick 48 kangan drive, Berwick

No price information

Epworth consulting Suites


399 Riversdale Rd, Hawthorn East

No price information

Melbourne Hip And Knee


Subsequent visits Orthopaedic Surgery


Melbourne Hip and Knee 399 Riversdale rd, Melbourne, Hawthorn East

No price information

Private practice


Bellbird Private hospital consulting suites 200 Canterbury road, Blackburn

No price information

Private practice


Epworth Lilydale, Suite 4, level 1, 355 Main rd, Lilydale

No price information

Private practice


198 Canterbury Road, Blackburn

No price information

Bellbird Private Hospital


1 Arnold Street, Box Hill

No price information

Colorectal Surgeons Melbourne


399 Riversdale Rd, Hawthorn East

No price information

Melbourne Hip And Knee


89 Bridge Road, Richmond

No price information

Consulting Rooms Dr I M Williams - Richmond


Epworth Health Specialist Centre Berwick 48 kangan drive, Berwick

No price information

Epworth consulting Suites


399 Riversdale Rd, Hawthorn East

No price information

Melbourne Hip And Knee


ACL reconstruction


Melbourne Hip and Knee 399 Riversdale rd, Melbourne, Hawthorn East

No price information

Private practice


Bellbird Private hospital consulting suites 200 Canterbury road, Blackburn

No price information

Private practice


Epworth Lilydale, Suite 4, level 1, 355 Main rd, Lilydale

No price information

Private practice


198 Canterbury Road, Blackburn

No price information

Bellbird Private Hospital


1 Arnold Street, Box Hill

No price information

Colorectal Surgeons Melbourne


399 Riversdale Rd, Hawthorn East

No price information

Melbourne Hip And Knee


89 Bridge Road, Richmond

No price information

Consulting Rooms Dr I M Williams - Richmond


Epworth Health Specialist Centre Berwick 48 kangan drive, Berwick

No price information

Epworth consulting Suites


399 Riversdale Rd, Hawthorn East

No price information

Melbourne Hip And Knee


Total hip replacement


Melbourne Hip and Knee 399 Riversdale rd, Melbourne, Hawthorn East

No price information

Private practice


Bellbird Private hospital consulting suites 200 Canterbury road, Blackburn

No price information

Private practice


Epworth Lilydale, Suite 4, level 1, 355 Main rd, Lilydale

No price information

Private practice


198 Canterbury Road, Blackburn

No price information

Bellbird Private Hospital


1 Arnold Street, Box Hill

No price information

Colorectal Surgeons Melbourne


399 Riversdale Rd, Hawthorn East

No price information

Melbourne Hip And Knee


89 Bridge Road, Richmond

No price information

Consulting Rooms Dr I M Williams - Richmond


Epworth Health Specialist Centre Berwick 48 kangan drive, Berwick

No price information

Epworth consulting Suites


399 Riversdale Rd, Hawthorn East

No price information

Melbourne Hip And Knee


Arthroscopy


Melbourne Hip and Knee 399 Riversdale rd, Melbourne, Hawthorn East

No price information

Private practice


Bellbird Private hospital consulting suites 200 Canterbury road, Blackburn

No price information

Private practice


Epworth Lilydale, Suite 4, level 1, 355 Main rd, Lilydale

No price information

Private practice


198 Canterbury Road, Blackburn

No price information

Bellbird Private Hospital


1 Arnold Street, Box Hill

No price information

Colorectal Surgeons Melbourne


399 Riversdale Rd, Hawthorn East

No price information

Melbourne Hip And Knee


89 Bridge Road, Richmond

No price information

Consulting Rooms Dr I M Williams - Richmond


Epworth Health Specialist Centre Berwick 48 kangan drive, Berwick

No price information

Epworth consulting Suites


399 Riversdale Rd, Hawthorn East

No price information

Melbourne Hip And Knee


Total knee replacement


Melbourne Hip and Knee 399 Riversdale rd, Melbourne, Hawthorn East

No price information

Private practice


Bellbird Private hospital consulting suites 200 Canterbury road, Blackburn

No price information

Private practice


Epworth Lilydale, Suite 4, level 1, 355 Main rd, Lilydale

No price information

Private practice


198 Canterbury Road, Blackburn

No price information

Bellbird Private Hospital


1 Arnold Street, Box Hill

No price information

Colorectal Surgeons Melbourne


399 Riversdale Rd, Hawthorn East

No price information

Melbourne Hip And Knee


89 Bridge Road, Richmond

No price information

Consulting Rooms Dr I M Williams - Richmond


Epworth Health Specialist Centre Berwick 48 kangan drive, Berwick

No price information

Epworth consulting Suites


399 Riversdale Rd, Hawthorn East

No price information

Melbourne Hip And Knee


Cartilage regeneration - knee


Melbourne Hip and Knee 399 Riversdale rd, Melbourne, Hawthorn East

No price information

Private practice


Bellbird Private hospital consulting suites 200 Canterbury road, Blackburn

No price information

Private practice


Epworth Lilydale, Suite 4, level 1, 355 Main rd, Lilydale

No price information

Private practice


198 Canterbury Road, Blackburn

No price information

Bellbird Private Hospital


1 Arnold Street, Box Hill

No price information

Colorectal Surgeons Melbourne


399 Riversdale Rd, Hawthorn East

No price information

Melbourne Hip And Knee


89 Bridge Road, Richmond

No price information

Consulting Rooms Dr I M Williams - Richmond


Epworth Health Specialist Centre Berwick 48 kangan drive, Berwick

No price information

Epworth consulting Suites


399 Riversdale Rd, Hawthorn East

No price information

Melbourne Hip And Knee


UKA


Melbourne Hip and Knee 399 Riversdale rd, Melbourne, Hawthorn East

No price information

Private practice


Bellbird Private hospital consulting suites 200 Canterbury road, Blackburn

No price information

Private practice


Epworth Lilydale, Suite 4, level 1, 355 Main rd, Lilydale

No price information

Private practice


198 Canterbury Road, Blackburn

No price information

Bellbird Private Hospital


1 Arnold Street, Box Hill

No price information

Colorectal Surgeons Melbourne


399 Riversdale Rd, Hawthorn East

No price information

Melbourne Hip And Knee


89 Bridge Road, Richmond

No price information

Consulting Rooms Dr I M Williams - Richmond


Epworth Health Specialist Centre Berwick 48 kangan drive, Berwick

No price information

Epworth consulting Suites


399 Riversdale Rd, Hawthorn East

No price information

Melbourne Hip And Knee


First visit Orthopaedic Surgery


Melbourne Hip and Knee 399 Riversdale rd, Melbourne, Hawthorn East

No price information

Private practice


Bellbird Private hospital consulting suites 200 Canterbury road, Blackburn

No price information

Private practice


Epworth Lilydale, Suite 4, level 1, 355 Main rd, Lilydale

No price information

Private practice


198 Canterbury Road, Blackburn

No price information

Bellbird Private Hospital


1 Arnold Street, Box Hill

No price information

Colorectal Surgeons Melbourne


399 Riversdale Rd, Hawthorn East

No price information

Melbourne Hip And Knee


89 Bridge Road, Richmond

No price information

Consulting Rooms Dr I M Williams - Richmond


Epworth Health Specialist Centre Berwick 48 kangan drive, Berwick

No price information

Epworth consulting Suites


399 Riversdale Rd, Hawthorn East

No price information

Melbourne Hip And Knee


Unicompartmental knee arthroplasty


Melbourne Hip and Knee 399 Riversdale rd, Melbourne, Hawthorn East

No price information

Private practice


Bellbird Private hospital consulting suites 200 Canterbury road, Blackburn

No price information

Private practice


Epworth Lilydale, Suite 4, level 1, 355 Main rd, Lilydale

No price information

Private practice


198 Canterbury Road, Blackburn

No price information

Bellbird Private Hospital


1 Arnold Street, Box Hill

No price information

Colorectal Surgeons Melbourne


399 Riversdale Rd, Hawthorn East

No price information

Melbourne Hip And Knee


89 Bridge Road, Richmond

No price information

Consulting Rooms Dr I M Williams - Richmond


Epworth Health Specialist Centre Berwick 48 kangan drive, Berwick

No price information

Epworth consulting Suites


399 Riversdale Rd, Hawthorn East

No price information

Melbourne Hip And Knee


Hip arthroplasty


Melbourne Hip and Knee 399 Riversdale rd, Melbourne, Hawthorn East

No price information

Private practice


Bellbird Private hospital consulting suites 200 Canterbury road, Blackburn

No price information

Private practice


Epworth Lilydale, Suite 4, level 1, 355 Main rd, Lilydale

No price information

Private practice


198 Canterbury Road, Blackburn

No price information

Bellbird Private Hospital


1 Arnold Street, Box Hill

No price information

Colorectal Surgeons Melbourne


399 Riversdale Rd, Hawthorn East

No price information

Melbourne Hip And Knee


89 Bridge Road, Richmond

No price information

Consulting Rooms Dr I M Williams - Richmond


Epworth Health Specialist Centre Berwick 48 kangan drive, Berwick

No price information

Epworth consulting Suites


399 Riversdale Rd, Hawthorn East

No price information

Melbourne Hip And Knee


Unicondylar knee replacement


Melbourne Hip and Knee 399 Riversdale rd, Melbourne, Hawthorn East

No price information

Private practice


Bellbird Private hospital consulting suites 200 Canterbury road, Blackburn

No price information

Private practice


Epworth Lilydale, Suite 4, level 1, 355 Main rd, Lilydale

No price information

Private practice


198 Canterbury Road, Blackburn

No price information

Bellbird Private Hospital


1 Arnold Street, Box Hill

No price information

Colorectal Surgeons Melbourne


399 Riversdale Rd, Hawthorn East

No price information

Melbourne Hip And Knee


89 Bridge Road, Richmond

No price information

Consulting Rooms Dr I M Williams - Richmond


Epworth Health Specialist Centre Berwick 48 kangan drive, Berwick

No price information

Epworth consulting Suites


399 Riversdale Rd, Hawthorn East

No price information

Melbourne Hip And Knee


Hip joint replacement


Melbourne Hip and Knee 399 Riversdale rd, Melbourne, Hawthorn East

No price information

Private practice


Bellbird Private hospital consulting suites 200 Canterbury road, Blackburn

No price information

Private practice


Epworth Lilydale, Suite 4, level 1, 355 Main rd, Lilydale

No price information

Private practice


198 Canterbury Road, Blackburn

No price information

Bellbird Private Hospital


1 Arnold Street, Box Hill

No price information

Colorectal Surgeons Melbourne


399 Riversdale Rd, Hawthorn East

No price information

Melbourne Hip And Knee


89 Bridge Road, Richmond

No price information

Consulting Rooms Dr I M Williams - Richmond


Epworth Health Specialist Centre Berwick 48 kangan drive, Berwick

No price information

Epworth consulting Suites


399 Riversdale Rd, Hawthorn East

No price information

Melbourne Hip And Knee


Home visit Orthopaedic Surgery


Melbourne Hip and Knee 399 Riversdale rd, Melbourne, Hawthorn East

No price information

Private practice


Bellbird Private hospital consulting suites 200 Canterbury road, Blackburn

No price information

Private practice


Epworth Lilydale, Suite 4, level 1, 355 Main rd, Lilydale

No price information

Private practice


198 Canterbury Road, Blackburn

No price information

Bellbird Private Hospital


1 Arnold Street, Box Hill

No price information

Colorectal Surgeons Melbourne


399 Riversdale Rd, Hawthorn East

No price information

Melbourne Hip And Knee


89 Bridge Road, Richmond

No price information

Consulting Rooms Dr I M Williams - Richmond


Epworth Health Specialist Centre Berwick 48 kangan drive, Berwick

No price information

Epworth consulting Suites


399 Riversdale Rd, Hawthorn East

No price information

Melbourne Hip And Knee


Knee arthroplasty


Melbourne Hip and Knee 399 Riversdale rd, Melbourne, Hawthorn East

No price information

Private practice


Bellbird Private hospital consulting suites 200 Canterbury road, Blackburn

No price information

Private practice


Epworth Lilydale, Suite 4, level 1, 355 Main rd, Lilydale

No price information

Private practice


198 Canterbury Road, Blackburn

No price information

Bellbird Private Hospital


1 Arnold Street, Box Hill

No price information

Colorectal Surgeons Melbourne


399 Riversdale Rd, Hawthorn East

No price information

Melbourne Hip And Knee


89 Bridge Road, Richmond

No price information

Consulting Rooms Dr I M Williams - Richmond


Epworth Health Specialist Centre Berwick 48 kangan drive, Berwick

No price information

Epworth consulting Suites


399 Riversdale Rd, Hawthorn East

No price information

Melbourne Hip And Knee


Knee arthroscopy


Melbourne Hip and Knee 399 Riversdale rd, Melbourne, Hawthorn East

No price information

Private practice


Bellbird Private hospital consulting suites 200 Canterbury road, Blackburn

No price information

Private practice


Epworth Lilydale, Suite 4, level 1, 355 Main rd, Lilydale

No price information

Private practice


198 Canterbury Road, Blackburn

No price information

Bellbird Private Hospital


1 Arnold Street, Box Hill

No price information

Colorectal Surgeons Melbourne


399 Riversdale Rd, Hawthorn East

No price information

Melbourne Hip And Knee


89 Bridge Road, Richmond

No price information

Consulting Rooms Dr I M Williams - Richmond


Epworth Health Specialist Centre Berwick 48 kangan drive, Berwick

No price information

Epworth consulting Suites


399 Riversdale Rd, Hawthorn East

No price information

Melbourne Hip And Knee


Knee joint replacement


Melbourne Hip and Knee 399 Riversdale rd, Melbourne, Hawthorn East

No price information

Private practice


Bellbird Private hospital consulting suites 200 Canterbury road, Blackburn

No price information

Private practice


Epworth Lilydale, Suite 4, level 1, 355 Main rd, Lilydale

No price information

Private practice


198 Canterbury Road, Blackburn

No price information

Bellbird Private Hospital


1 Arnold Street, Box Hill

No price information

Colorectal Surgeons Melbourne


399 Riversdale Rd, Hawthorn East

No price information

Melbourne Hip And Knee


89 Bridge Road, Richmond

No price information

Consulting Rooms Dr I M Williams - Richmond


Epworth Health Specialist Centre Berwick 48 kangan drive, Berwick

No price information

Epworth consulting Suites


399 Riversdale Rd, Hawthorn East

No price information

Melbourne Hip And Knee


Knee microfracture surgery


Melbourne Hip and Knee 399 Riversdale rd, Melbourne, Hawthorn East

No price information

Private practice


Bellbird Private hospital consulting suites 200 Canterbury road, Blackburn

No price information

Private practice


Epworth Lilydale, Suite 4, level 1, 355 Main rd, Lilydale

No price information

Private practice


198 Canterbury Road, Blackburn

No price information

Bellbird Private Hospital


1 Arnold Street, Box Hill

No price information

Colorectal Surgeons Melbourne


399 Riversdale Rd, Hawthorn East

No price information

Melbourne Hip And Knee


89 Bridge Road, Richmond

No price information

Consulting Rooms Dr I M Williams - Richmond


Epworth Health Specialist Centre Berwick 48 kangan drive, Berwick

No price information

Epworth consulting Suites


399 Riversdale Rd, Hawthorn East

No price information

Melbourne Hip And Knee


Knee scope - arthroscopic lateral retinacular release


Melbourne Hip and Knee 399 Riversdale rd, Melbourne, Hawthorn East

No price information

Private practice


Bellbird Private hospital consulting suites 200 Canterbury road, Blackburn

No price information

Private practice


Epworth Lilydale, Suite 4, level 1, 355 Main rd, Lilydale

No price information

Private practice


198 Canterbury Road, Blackburn

No price information

Bellbird Private Hospital


1 Arnold Street, Box Hill

No price information

Colorectal Surgeons Melbourne


399 Riversdale Rd, Hawthorn East

No price information

Melbourne Hip And Knee


89 Bridge Road, Richmond

No price information

Consulting Rooms Dr I M Williams - Richmond


Epworth Health Specialist Centre Berwick 48 kangan drive, Berwick

No price information

Epworth consulting Suites


399 Riversdale Rd, Hawthorn East

No price information

Melbourne Hip And Knee


Anterior Hip Replacement


399 Riversdale Rd, Hawthorn East

No price information

Melbourne Hip And Knee

Patient Reviews

5

General score
25 reviews

  • Punctuality
  • Attention
  • Facilities
A
Location: Melbourne Hip And Knee ACL reconstruction

Great Surgeon!


A
Location: Melbourne Hip And Knee Parcial Knee Replacement

The whole experience was very professional


A
Location: Private practice total knee replacement.

My surgeon was very informative with a friendly and relaxed manner.My surgery went well, without any complications, and I have made a good recovery.
Also, I was particularly impressed with the Epworth Physio Home Visiting program.
Could be improved: Nothing springs to mind.


A
Location: Epworth Eastern Hospital Total hip replacement

Confidence and good explanations. 2.5 weeks after surgery and recovering well so far.


A
Location: Melbourne Hip And Knee Advice on hip replacement

Information clearly explained


A
Location: Epworth Richmond Hospital Total knee replacement

dr Van Baval was kind ,thoughtful ,understanding and a wonderful surgeon .


A
Location: Melbourne Hip And Knee Follow up from revision hip replacement

Dirk is a fabulous orthopaedic surgeon. My operation was a long, difficult procedure and I have had an amazing result. He explained everything very clearly regarding the surgery and what would occur. I would recommend him to anyone.
Could be improved: Nothing.


A
Location: Melbourne Hip And Knee ACL reconstruction

Professionalism, informative approach and personable approach made the process as enjoyable as possible and instilled trust and confidence in his ability and staff.


A
Location: Melbourne Hip And Knee Total hip replacement

The detail provided of the procedure
Could be improved: The cost


A
Location: Bellbird Private Hospital Knee arthroscopy

Skill
Professionalism
Expertise


A
Location: Melbourne Hip And Knee Total knee replacement

Professionalism, manner, efficiency, good explanations of process and procedure


A
Location: Melbourne Hip And Knee Total knee replacement

Clearly the result was excellent and post operative recovery quick. The care given to preventing clotting - clexane and compression stockings.
Could be improved: It would be an improvement if surgeons could more detailed descriptions of exactly what has been done during the operation.
The onus seems to be on the patient to research independently and apply generalised information to his or her particular case.


A
Location: Private practice Total Hip Replacement

Very professional. Outcome from this operation has been a total success. Highly recommended.
Could be improved: nothing


A
Location: Melbourne Hip And Knee Hip Assessment

Careful matter of fact approach to the problem
Could be improved: Nothing I can think of


A
Location: Melbourne Hip And Knee Total hip replacement

He was an absolute professional whose work is fantastic
Could be improved: none


A
Location: Melbourne Hip And Knee Total hip replacement

I found the surgeon approachable, pleasant, a great listener and very genuinely interested in you. Mr Van Bavel made me feel comfortable and I was in a relationship with him. I felt that I was in competent hands and that he had a full understanding of my needs.


A
Location: Melbourne Hip And Knee THR post op appointment

Since engaging with Dirk 3 years ago I have always found him professional, approachable and with time to explain and answer my many questions. Thanks to Dirk's experience and skill my recovery has been much easier and less painful than I expected. The team at Epworth Richmond were fabulous.
Could be improved: I have no improvements to suggest.


A
Location: Private practice Hip joint replacement

The very friendly staff and excellent service.
Could be improved: There's nothing I would improve


A
Location: Melbourne Hip And Knee Right and left hip replacement

Personable and professional care pre operatively. Post operative recover was smooth and pain free. Unbelievably easy
Could be improved: I can't think of anything that could have been improved


A
Location: Melbourne Hip And Knee ACL reconstruction

Outstanding care provided by a world class surgeon. Post operative pain and recovery both positively exceeded expectations.


A
Location: Bellbird Private Hospital Left hip replacement

The surgery was a success thanks to Dr Dirk Van Bavel to whom I know have a whole new life ahead of me without the pain and frustration of not being able to do anything physical. Surgery was at Epworth in Richmond and the nursing and physio staff are second to none I can't thank everyone enough.
Could be improved: In my case nothing recovery is coming along nicely.


A
Location: Private practice Total hip replacement

Good parking, convenient location, very comfortable facilities.


A
Location: Melbourne Hip And Knee

I have nothing but positive comments to make. My surgeon is outstanding in his field and this is obvious from my painless and quick recovery. I have no hesitation in recommending Dr Dirk Van Bavel to anyone. I fact, I already have. Thank you.


A
Location: Melbourne Hip And Knee

Professional and caring staff and surgeon. 4th arthroscope, first time at MH&K. Best experience, fastest healing.


A
Location: Melbourne Hip And Knee

True professionalism, old fashioned bedside manner, skill and expertise and warm experience from Mr Van Bavel's support staff in clinic


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Questions solved

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  • Question about ACL reconstruction

    what is ACL reconstruction?

    The Anterior Cruciate ligament is one of the major ligament in the knee which keeps the knee stable and allows you to change direction when running. It is commonly injured in sports such as AFL, netball and soccer. While you can live without the ACL and many people can return to activities such as running, swimming and cycling , if you want to return to sports when you run, stop and change direction (pivoting sports) an ACL reconstruction would normally be recommended.
    In the operation the turn ligament needs to be replaced pst commonly with the hamstring tendons or some of the Patella tendon from the same leg, this is performed through a couple of small cuts and keyhole (arthroscopic surgery) of the knee
    At the time of the operation the rest of the knee is examined to look for other injuries especially to the meniscus and lining cartilage.
    While the operation is relatively quick the recovery is a slow process involving a lot os physiotherapy and rehabilitation.

    Dr. Dirk van Bavel

  • Question about Total hip replacement

    What is the best component (and what is it made of) for a hip joint prothesis replacement and what is the average expected lifespan of the replacement joint?

    Hip replacements are composed of a femoral component (or stem) with a head (ball) on the end and an acetabular component (socket).The selection of each of these will depend on your age, bone quality and condition, and what you activity level you would like to return to. When you see your surgeon you should ask them what prosthesis they intend to use and why.
    Our recent research that was presented at the Austrian Orthopaedic Association annual Scientific meeting and to be presented at The American Academy of Orthopaedic surgeons meeting shows the Excellent long term results in all age groups of a Smooth polished tapered stem such as the EXETER stem which I use.
    The most important part of your surgery is making sure the components are appropriately sized and placed in the correct position. Some techniques make this harder and can increase the risk of complications especially for the inexperienced surgeon.

    Dr. Dirk van Bavel

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Experience

Expert in:

  • Arthroscopic surgery
  • Hip and knee surgery
  • Hip
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Specializations

  • Hip and knee surgery
  • Knee
  • Arthroscopic surgery
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