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Dr David Agolley

Dr David Agolley

Dr David Agolley – Orthopaedic Surgeon

MBBS, FRACS, FAOrthA, BSc (Hons)


Dr Agolley is an Australian trained Orthopaedic Surgeon, with a special interest in sports hip and knee surgery, hip and knee preservation surgery, and hip and knee replacement surgery.

He is a fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons and member of the Australian and British Orthopaedic Associations.

Dr Agolley consults at the John Flynn Private Hospital and the HQ building in Robina.

He operates at John Flynn Private Hospital, The Tweed District Hospital and The Murwillumbah District Hospital.

Dr Agolley Specialises in:


Hip Pathology

  • Primary and revision hip replacement
  • Direct Anterior Hip Replacement
  • Young adult hip disorders (including dysplasia) and sports related hip and groin pain
  • Hip preservation surgery
  • Hip arthroscopy, Femoroacetabular Impingement (FAI) and Labral tears
  • Pre-arthritic and Arthritic hip joints
  • Minimally invasive surgery
  • Proximal Hamstring avulsions

Knee Pathology

  • Primary and Revision Knee replacement
  • Sports knee injuries and arthroscopic surgery
  • ACL reconstruction, and other Knee ligament injuries
  • Patella dislocations
  • Knee preservation surgery including meniscal preservation, osteotomies and cartilage regeneration
  • Pre-arthritic and Arthritic Knee Joints


  • Upper and lower limb fractures/dislocations
  • Acute sports injuries to the hip and knee

Dr Agolley was born to Ghanean and Chinese parents in London UK, and migrated to Melbourne in the 1980’s. He completed a Bachelor of Science degree with first class research honours from Monash University, and completed his medical degree at The University of Newcastle in 2002. Dr Agolley then completed his Orthopaedic Specialist training through the Australian Orthopaedic Association Advanced Training Scheme in Sydney. His training has allowed him to learn advanced elective and trauma surgical techniques from leading orthopaedic surgeons in Sydney, Melbourne and regional NSW/VIC.

Dr Agolley completed two fellowships in London UK. His fellowships were at the prestigious University College Hospital, Princess Grace Hospital, and the Institute of Sport and Exercise Health, all internationally renowned centres for excellence in the field of orthopaedic surgery. He treated amateur and professional athletes as well as the general public.

Dr Agolley’s fellowship focused on established and emerging techniques in the management of hip and knee sports injuries in amateur and elite athletes, young adult hip dysplasia, hip impingement, hip arthroscopy, periacetabular osteotomy and complex hip replacement including direct anterior hip replacement, with Mr Johan Witt (Consultant hip surgeon). Further fellowship training allowed continuation of advanced surgical techniques in complex hip and knee primary and revision joint replacement, total and partial knee replacement, hip and knee sports surgery in amateur and elite athletes (including dance, football, athletics, rugby, boxing and martial arts), hip and knee arthroscopy, Femoroacetabular impingement (FAI), labral tears, ACL reconstruction, knee ligament reconstruction, knee cartilage treatment and knee osteotomy with Professor Fares Haddad (Director of Surgery UCLH, Director of the Institute of Sport and Exercise Health, Chief editor of the Bone and Joint Journal). Dr Agolley has been acknowledged for his efforts in teaching medical students from Griffith and Bond universities in Queensland, and University College London Hospitals in London UK. He also teaches training orthopaedic surgeons in Australia and UK, physiotherapists and nurses. Dr Agolley is known for his excellent rapport with patients, and care for patient safety and outcomes. He performs thorough assessments of patient’s symptoms, and will guide you through non-surgical, surgical, and rehabilitation treatment. Dr Agolley has played competitively in Basketball, AFL, Field Hockey, Inline Hockey and Ice Hockey. He now enjoys time with his family at the beach, kite boarding, gym, squash and golf.

About the practice

Dr Agolley consults at the John Flynn Private Hospital and the HQ building in Robina. He operates at John Flynn Private Hospital, The Tweed District Hospital and The Murwillumbah District Hospital. The practice is dedicated to premium care of orthopaedic conditions. Dr Agolley’s staff will strive to accommodate your needs.

Please feel free to Contact us for more information or to book an appointment with Dr Agolley.