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MBBS (QLD), FRACS, FAOrthAOrthopaedic Surgeon/ Knee & Sports Injury

Speciality: Orthopaedic Surgeon/ Knee & Sports Injury

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.

Brett completed his medical degree at The University of Queensland in 1999 before joining the Orthopaedic Training Program. He gained his Fellowship in Orthopaedics from the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons in 2009. Subspeciality fellowship training was undertaken in Canada in 2010-11.

He spent 12 months at the Fowler Kennedy Sport Medicine Clinic in London, Ontario focusing solely on Sports Orthopaedics with exposure to professional and university athletes. He also completed a Lower Limb Arthroplasty Fellowship at St Michaels Hospital in Toronto, Ontario.

Orthopaedic research activity currently includes investigations in to ACL graft strength and reconstruction techniques, meniscal root repair and the association between ACL ruptures and osteoarthritis. Teaching includes Registrar and Medical Student training.

Special Interests :

  • ACL reconstruction
  • Knee arthroscopy
  • Knee replacement
  • Cartilage surgery
  • Soft tissue shoulder surgery
  • Sporting injuries

Appointments for Dr Collins can be made through his main office at BOSMC. He consults at Westside Private Hospital and has regular operating lists. Please contact Dr Collins office as per the details below.

Westside Private Hospital
Level 3
32 Morrow Street
Taringa QLD 4068

Phone: (07) 3834 6789
Fax: (07) 3832 4306

BSc MBChB (Hons, FRCS (Tr & Orth), FRACSOrthopedic Surgeon

Speciality: Orthopedic Surgeon

Special Interests:

  • Hand and upper limb surgery
  • Microsurgery
  • Joint replacement
  • Trauma reconstruction

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.

Specialising in Orthopaedics whilst on rotations in Oxford and Bristol, Dr Melsom completed his FRCS (Tr & Orth) in 2004. His interest in hand and upper limb surgery led him to take on fellowships to the Pulvertaft Hand Centre in Derby where the approach to hand and upper limb surgery included plastic surgery techniques, including flaps, soft-tissue cover, re-implantation, and nerve and tendon transfers. Dr Melsom completed the prestigious microsurgical course at Northwick Park Hospital in London and the hand fellowship in Nottingham, UK. Dr Melsom arrived in Australia in 2006 for the upper limb fellowship at the Princess Alexandra Hospital, Brisbane. He was awarded his Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons in 2010.

Dr David Melsom currently practices at the Westside Private Hospital in Taringa. For appointments please refer to contact details below.

Westside Private Hospital
32 Morrow Street
Taringa QLD 4068

Phone: (07) 3870 0116
Fax: (07) 3870 1582

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