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 also completed fellowships in Belgium, England and Canada. He is actively involved in research, training and education.

Epworth hospital locations


Epworth Eastern


Epworth Richmond


Epworth Specialist Centre - Lilydale

Consulting locations

Consulting Location

Melbourne Hip and Knee

607 Riversdale Road
Camberwell VIC 3124

Consulting Location

Epworth Specialist Centre Lilydale

Suite 4 355 Main Street
Lilydale VIC 3140

Special interests

  • Hip and knee replacement surgery and revision procedures
  • Knee sports surgery, arthroscopy and reconstruction
  • Sports knee injuries
  • Patellofemoral disorders (instability, maltracking and osteoarthritis)
  • Orthopaedic trauma

Education and training

  • Convenor of 2010 AOA orthopaedic undergraduate workshop
  • Convenor of 2012 exeter cemented hip arthroplasty workshop


  • Factors that influence the choice of hip replacement
  • The sterile stockinette in orthopaedic surgery
  • Local anaesthetic infiltration in knee replacement


  • MBBS University of Melbourne 1995
  • FRACS (Ortho) 2004
  • PGCME Cardiff 2009
  • FAOrthA

Professional Associations

  • AMA
  • RACS
  • Australian Orthopaedic Association
  • AAOS
The Institute encompasses orthopaedics, sports and exercise medicine and rheumatology.