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David Mitchell

Orthopedist

Dr. David Mitchell is an orthopaedic surgeon practicing in Ballarat, VIC. Dr. Mitchell specializes in the diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of injuries, diseases and disorders of the body's musculoskeletal system. As an orthopaedic surgeon, Dr. Mitchell tends to bones, ligaments, muscles, joints, nerves and tendons. Orthopaedic surgeons can specialize in certain areas like the hand, spine, hip, foot and ankle, shoulder and elbow, or the knee.
David Mitchell
Specializes in:
  • Bone Fractures
  • Bone Diseases
  • Injuries
  • Ballarat, VIC
  • MBBS at the University of Melbourne
  • Not accepting new patients

My mother is diagnosed with osteonecrosis. Is there a treatment for this condition?

The treatment of osteonecrosis depends on where it is, how progressed, and how symptomatic it is. For painful but normal shape areas of osteonecrosis, sometimes a minor drilling READ MORE
The treatment of osteonecrosis depends on where it is, how progressed, and how symptomatic it is. For painful but normal shape areas of osteonecrosis, sometimes a minor drilling procedure can stop the pain and help the bone spring back to life. In a 78 year old, it might well be part of arthritis, and a joint replacement might be the best option. How painful and how disabled the patient is are the key questions.