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Dr. David G. Campbell

Dr. David G. CampbellLower Limb Orthopaedic Surgeon
Ph. D., B.M.B.S., F.R.A.C.S., F.A.Oth.A.

A. Prof David Campbell specialises in complex hip and knee replacements, his special interests are revision surgery (re-do surgery) of failed hip and knee replacements. He is a design surgeon for several hip and knee revision systems. He was an original developer of mini-knee surgery. He uses mini-invasive hip and knee surgery and patients with worn out joints are most welcome.

Dr Campbell remains an active researcher with interests in surgical safety such as infection prevention, clot prevention, bleeding management and implant improvement. He has held senior positions in orthopaedics including Australian Arthroplasty Society chair, SA Orthopaedic Association chair, head revision surgery QEH.

Dr Campbell sees patients in the Wakefield Orthopaedic Clinic in the Adelaide CBD, as well as satellite clinics in Glenelg and Clare.

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Orthopaedic Speciality

  • Hip Conditions
  • Knee Conditions


Consulting at

  • Wakefield Orthopaedic Clinic
  • Glenelg Community Hospital
  • Clare Medical Centre

Operating at

  • Calvary Adelaide Hospital
  • Clare Hospital
  • Glenelg Community Hospital

Visiting Orthopaedic Specialist at

  • The Queen Elizabeth Hospital
  • Clare Medical Centre

Post Surgery Guidelines

Knee Arthroscopy

Other Appointments

  • Arthroplasty Society of Australia, Chairman 2016
  • AOA (SA) – Chairman
  • Medical Advisory Committee, Glenelg Community Hospital, Chairman

Postgraduate Speciality Training

  • PhD research thesis, Adelaide, 1991-1997
  • Vancouver Hospital and Health Sciences, Canada 1997 – Adult reconstructive surgery
  • St George and SW Thames Orthopaedic Program, London, England, 1989 – General Orthopaedics


  • Minimally invasive joint replacement
  • Design Surgeon – Uni compartment knee replacement system
  • Design Surgeon – Total and revision knee replacement system
  • Hip bearing surface wear and fixation
  • Infected arthroplasty salvage
  • Design Surgeon – Acetabular defect reconstruction
  • Design Surgeon – Acetabular revision
  • Design Surgeon – Hip Replacement
  • Arthroplasty safety, analgesia, blood management


  • 2005 Evelyn Hamilton Award – Best Paper, Australian Orthopaedic Association
  • 1995 American Orthopaedic Residents Awards, runner up Memphis, United States of America
  • 1995 Richards Medical Award, Australian Orthopaedic Association annual prize for best paper
  • 1994 Allan Frederick Dwyer Prize, runner up
  • 1994 Nimmo Research Prize, Royal Adelaide Hospital
  • 1994 Surgical Research Society Travel Grant (prize for best clinical paper at society)
  • 1994 & 1992 Best Fellowship Trainee paper, QEH Research
  • 1993 & 1991 R J Bauze Prize for Best Paper, Australian Orthopaedic Association (SA Branch)
  • 1993 Surgical Research Society Inaugural Prize (Orthopaedic Registrars conference)
  • 1992 Royal Australian College of Surgeons, Foundation Cockburn Research Scholarship
  • 1992 Prize for Best Paper, Adelaide Medical Graduates for Further Education
  • 1986 Chancellor’s Letter of Commendation (BMBS)

Medical Association Memberships

  • Royal Australasian College of Surgeons
  • Australian Orthopaedic Association
  • Australian Medical Association
  • Arthroplasty Society of Australia
  • AOA Bone & Tissue Bank (Director SA Bone Bank)
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