Dr David Ramsay
BSc(Hons) MBBS FRACS FAOrthA
Dr David Ramsay is an Orthopaedic Surgeon based in Redlands, serving the Redlands and Bayside Brisbane region.
His area of specialty is in Hip and Knee surgery, especially replacement and reconstruction.
He operates from the Mater Redlands, Greenslopes Private Hospital, and Mater Private Hospital South Brisbane.
David completed his Medical Schooling and Orthopaedic training in Queensland, with subspecialty fellowships in Tasmania and Scotland in primary and revision Hip and Knee replacement, anterior approach hip replacement, and sports knee surgery.
While David has a particular interest in hip and knee conditions he also provides general orthopaedic care including:
- Sports conditions of the lower limb such as ACL tears, meniscal tears, knee and ankle dislocations and fractures, and ankle ligmentous instability and tendonitis
- Injuries to the hands and feet, including fractures, dislocations and lacerations to tendons, nerves, or nails.
- Surgical and non-surgical management of upper and lower limb fractures in adults
- Non-surgical management of orthopaedic injuries and fractures in children and adolescents.
Find Out About Dr Ramsay’s Operations
“Hip Replacement”, “Total Hip Replacement”, or “Hip Arthroplasty” are different names for surgery performed to treat a damaged or worn out hip joint. It involves replacing the inner surface of the hip socket and the ball at the top of the thigh bone. Commonly this is done to treat painful arthritis degeneration.
“Knee Replacement”, “Total Knee Replacement”, or “Knee Arthroplasty” are different names for surgery performed to treat a damaged or worn out knee joint. It involves replacing the cartilage surfaces of the top of the shin bone, end of the thigh bone, and undersurface of the knee cap. Commonly this is done to treat painful arthritis degeneration. Sometime patients are better suited to partial knee replacements, or operations that don’t replace bone surfaces, and David will assess and discuss those options.
“Keyhole”, or “Arthroscopic” surgery is a common, minimally invasive method to treat conditions inside the knee. It is most commonly used to treat injuries or degeneration to the meniscus – cartilage structures within the knee that act as shock absorbers, and can tear during sport or work, or wear out with age.
The ACL is an important stabilising ligament of the knee. It normally works to prevent the shin bone moving forward too far, and plays an important role in controlling stability of the knee during rotation or pivoting movements. ACL injuries can occur in sports, or even from fairly simple twisting episodes in normal life. They can be be associated with injuries to the meniscus cartilages, the bone cartilage, or both. Some ACL injuries can be managed without an operations, while others do better with surgical reconstruction.