Westmead Knee Clinic is a joint service offered by Dr Quang Dao and Dr Alex Nicholls. We are Sydney orthopaedic surgeons who specialise in all conditions of the knee. We are passionate about achieving excellent results for patients. Our goals are to return individuals to the highest levels of sporting endeavour, recreational activities, demanding employment and generally improve quality of life. We would be very happy to meet you and assess your situation and offer an opinion on the best care. 

SURGEONS

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Dr Alex Nicholls

Dr Nicholls is a dedicated specialist knee surgeon, treating all paediatric and adult knee conditions. He has particular interests in sports knee injuries, arthroscopic ligament reconstructions and management of arthritis in younger more active patients. He also performs partial and total joint replacement surgery utilising computer-assisted navigation techniques. 

In addition to his Australian specialty training, he has also worked and trained in the United States of America (Shriners Hospital for Children, Portland Oregon) and the United Kingdom (Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre, Oxford) where he undertook higher levels of operative training in Paediatric Orthopaedics, Arthroplasty, & Sports Knee Surgery.

Throughout his career, he has worked regularly with athletes across a wide variety of sports. This has involved working as club doctor in several major rugby teams, including the Australian Womens’ Rugby Sevens team. 

In 2008, Dr Nicholls received The Lord Nuffield Scholarship and travelled to the UK for research in the field of Orthopaedic Surgery. His subsequent clinical research in the field of osteoarthritis led to him being awarded a Masters of Science from the University of Oxford, UK.

For appointments with Dr Nicholls please
02 8045 5640 or click the link below.

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Dr Quang Dao

Dr Quang Dao is an an experienced orthopaedic knee surgeon.

He completed his training through the Australian Orthopaedic Association in 2005 and was awarded fellowship at the world renowned Harvard Medical School in 2006. He manages all adult and paediatric knee conditions.

He has a special interest in anterior cruciate ligament reconstructions in children and young adults. He is a knee surgeon for The Children’s Hospital at Westmead and Nepean Hospital. He is a senior lecturer at Sydney University Nepean Clinical School. 

For appointments with Dr Dao please
02 8105 9888 or click the link below.

KNEE CONDITIONS

Adult Knee Conditions

Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injury

One of the most common knee injuries is an anterior cruciate ligament sprain or tear.

Posterior Cruciate Ligament Injury

The posterior cruciate ligament is located in the back of the knee.

Meniscal Injuries

Cartilage which acts as "shock absorbers" between your thighbone and shinbone.

Hamstring Injuries

Hamstring muscle injuries — such as a "pulled hamstring" — occur frequently in athletes.

Quadriceps Tendon Tear

The posterior cruciate ligament is located in the back of the knee.

Tibial Plateau Fracture

Cartilage which acts as "shock absorbers" between your thighbone and shinbone.

Knee Osteoarthritis

The posterior cruciate ligament is located in the back of the knee.

Problematic Existing Knee Replacements

Hamstring muscle injuries — such as a "pulled hamstring" — occur frequently in athletes.

Adult Knee Conditions

Kids Knee Conditions

Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injury

One of the most common knee injuries is an anterior cruciate ligament sprain or tear.

Patellar Dislocations

The posterior cruciate ligament is located in the back of the knee.

Meniscal Injuries

Cartilage which acts as "shock absorbers" between your thighbone and shinbone.

Osteochondritis Dissecans

Hamstring muscle injuries — such as a "pulled hamstring" — occur frequently in athletes.

Discoid Meniscus

The posterior cruciate ligament is located in the back of the knee.

Knee Deformity

Cartilage which acts as "shock absorbers" between your thighbone and shinbone.

CONTACT

Westmead Knee Clinic
Suite 10, Ground Floor,
Westmead Private Hospital,
Cnr Mons & Darcy Roads,
Westmead NSW 2145.

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LOCATIONS

The Childrens Hospital, Westmead

Sydney Children's Hospital Network

170 Hawkesbury Road

Westmead

NSW 2145

Westmead Private Hospital

Suite 10, Ground Floor,

Corner Mons & Darcy Roads

Westmead

NSW 2145

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