Welcome to Glenelg Orthopaedics
Dr Gavin Nimon, owner and operator of Glenelg Orthopaedics, is an Adelaide orthopaedic surgeon with over 21 years’ experience in shoulder, elbow, wrist, hand and knee surgery.
Dr Nimon specialises in keyhole surgery to reconstruct and stabilise your shoulder including rotator cuff repairs, SLAP repairs, treatment of bursitis and AC joint arthritis.
We aim to provide high-quality orthopaedic care for every patient, starting with a personalised assessment and your goals for care.
Hand, Wrist & Elbow Surgery
Your hands, wrists and elbows are in near-constant use. Dr Nimon routinely performs surgeries for a range of hand and wrist conditions, including carpal tunnel, trigger finger or thumb and arthritis. He also performs surgery for tennis and golfer’s elbow if it is deemed necessary.
Your knee is one of the largest and most complex joints in your body, comprising bones, cartilage, tendons and ligaments. It bears your weight when you stand and absorbs shock when you step down.
Your knee is vulnerable to injury and can be prone to developing a number of ongoing conditions that limit your movements.
As an Adelaide orthopaedic surgeon, Dr Nimon is experienced in all facets of knee surgery, including knee replacements and arthroscopy. The most common conditions treated with knee surgery include arthritis, sports injuries and trauma from various causes including falls.
About Dr Nimon
Dr Nimon has extensive experience in minimally invasive, totally arthroscopic shoulder procedures. He has performed over 2000 shoulder arthroscopic procedures and 1000 hand procedures including carpal tunnel surgeries. He has also undertaken further training in knee replacements at the Princess Margaret Rose Orthopaedic Hospital in Edinburgh.
As well as performing surgeries, Dr Nimon is Head of Shoulder and Upper Limb Surgery at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital. He is a fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons, the Royal College of Surgeons in Edinburgh, a member of the Australian Orthopaedic Association, the Shoulder and Elbow Society of Australia and The Australian Hand Surgery Society.
As a senior lecturer at the University of Adelaide and Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Dr Nimon teaches medical students and young orthopaedic trainee surgeons, and is Director of Orthopaedic Surgical Training at Queen Elizabeth Hospital.
Dr Nimon sees patients at his consulting rooms in Glenelg, Mawson Lakes, Seaford Day Surgery and Middleton (Fleurieu Peninsula). He performs operations at Ashford and Glenelg community hospitals, Flinders Private Hospital and Seaford Day Surgery.
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