• Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Hip surgery, Knee surgery, Sports orthopaedic surgery, Trauma

Areas of interest


Mr Dirk van Bavel is an Orthopaedic Surgeon with a special interest in all aspects of hip and knee surgery including arthroscopy, replacement and revision. He was trained in Melbourne, but following this spent another 2 and a half years completing fellowships under world renowned surgeons in Belgium, England and Canada. Here he learnt the latest advances in sports knee surgery, primary and revision hip and knee replacement surgery as well as all areas of patellofemoral surgery. He is actively involved in research, training and education. With professor Ross Crawford he has been running the Australian Exeter training workshops annually since 2012. In recent years Mr van Bavel has become one of the leading surgeons in Robotic joint replacement surgery performing the first Robotic knee replacement in Victoria. He is a faculty member for the teaching of Robotic Total knee, Total hip and partial knee replacement surgery. He was also part of the LMR team for Functional hip replacement surgery using the MAKO robot. Mr van Bavel is currently completing a Masters in Clinical Research through the University of Melbourne.

Consulting locations

Consulting Location

Melbourne Hip and Knee

607 Riversdale Road
Camberwell VIC 3124

Consulting Location

Bounce Health

195 Whitehorse Road
Blackburn VIC 3130

Consulting Location

Epworth Specialist Centre Lilydale

Suite 4
355 Main Street
Lilydale VIC 3140

Epworth locations


Epworth Richmond


Epworth Specialist Centre - Lilydale


Epworth Eastern


  • MBBS
  • FRACS (Ortho)
  • PGCME Cardiff 2009
  • FAOrthA

Education and training

  • MBBS University of Melbourne 1995
  • FRACS (Ortho) 2004
  • Certificate in Clinical Research - University of Melbourne
  • Currently completing Masters in Clinical Research University of Melbourne


  • Factors that influence the choice of hip replacement
  • The sterile stockinette in orthopaedic surgery
  • Local anaesthetic infiltration in knee replacement
  • Polished Cemented Femoral Stems Have a Lower Rate of Revision Than Matt Finished Cemented Stems in Total Hip Arthroplasty: An Analysis of 96,315 Cemented Femoral Stems.

Professional Associations

  • AMA
  • RACS
  • Australian Orthopaedic Association
  • AAOS
  • Council member of the Victorian AMA

Public Appointments

  • St Vincents Public Hospital