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Sydney Adventist Hospital

Specialist Details

Dr David Duckworth

SpecialtyShoulder & Elbow Surgery
Orthopaedic Surgery
QualificationMBBS, FRACS, FAOrthA
Practice 1San Clinic
Suite 601B, 185 Fox Valley Road
Phone: (02) 9806-3333
Fax: (02) 9806-3395
Practice 2Specialty Orthopaedics, Norwest Hospital
G18, 11 Norbrik Drive
Phone: (02) 9806-3333
Fax: (02) 9806-3395

Dr Duckworth is an orthopaedic surgeon who specialises in shoulder and elbow surgery. He studied medicine at the University of New South Wales in Sydney from 1982-86 and graduated in 1986. Dr Duckworth undertook orthopaedic training on the Sydney orthopaedic training program and obtained his surgical fellowship, FRACS (Orth) in 1996. Following this, he completed a fellowship in Shoulder and Elbow surgery with Professor F. A. Matsen III at the University of Washington in Seattle, USA in 1996-97. Professor Matsen is a leading pioneer in shoulder replacement surgery. (www.orthop.washington.edu/faculty/Matsen). Dr Duckworth commenced his practice in 1998 and has current appointments at Sydney Adventist Hospital in Wahroonga, Norwest Private Hospital and Hornsby Kuring-gai Hospital. He is in private practice with rooms in Norwest, Parramatta and Wahroonga.


Dr Duckworth has a particular interest in shoulder and elbow arthroplasty (replacement) surgery, the treatment of clavicle fractures, shoulder and elbow trauma including fractures, the treatment of radial head fractures, and arthroscopic surgery. As a Workcover accredited practitioner, Dr Duckworth is available for medicolegal assessments and reports.

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