Dr Douglas Maclean

Dr Douglas Maclean


Dr Douglas Maclean is a Queensland trained Orthopaedic Surgeon specialising in all surgical procedures of the hip, knee and shoulder. His practice focuses on sports injuries, joint replacement surgery and reconstructive surgery of all three joints with extensive experience in these fields.

He obtained his medical degree from the University of Queensland in 1996 and went on to complete Advanced Training in Orthopaedic Surgery through the Queensland Training Program, obtaining his Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (FRACS) in 2006.

Subsequently he travelled to both Europe and America to participate in further advanced post fellowship training. This has enabled him to be able to offer the latest advances in surgical techniques in managing arthritic and soft tissue disorders of the hip, knee and shoulder. This includes the highly specialised field of hip arthroscopy.

Dr Maclean has had broad training in the range of conditions affecting bones and joints. He has also maintained his skill base and interest in trauma. He does not perform any spinal surgery.

Dr Maclean also has an ongoing active involvement in medical education including the teaching of medical students from the University of Queensland and is involved in the training of advanced trainees in Orthopaedic Surgery through the Queensland training program.

Dr Maclean was the Director of Orthopaedics for the Sunshine Coast Hospital and Health District for five years until July 2013. He commenced private practice at Caloundra Private Hospital in November 2012 and relocated his practice to Sunshine Coast University Private Hospital in December 2013, forming “Complete Orthopaedics” with Dr Luke McDermott.

Dr Maclean has lived locally on the Sunshine Coast for the last six years, and is a keen surfer, swimmer, cyclist and triathlete. He is a member of the Caloundra Triathlon Club and regularly competes in both the Olympic distance and endurance disciplines.

In addition to the below, I would like you to be aware that I quarantine time slots each consulting day for urgent referrals to provide rapid assessment and appropriate initial management when it is time critical. This includes acute hip, knee and shoulder injuries, as well as general trauma.

Specific areas of interest include:


  • Sports Injuries
  • Arthroscopy
    • non-arthritic conditions of the hip
    • labral repairs
    • femoro-acetubular impingement (CAM and Pincer lesions)
    • Joint Replacement
    • Revision Joint Replacement
    • Minimally Invasive Direct Anterior Approach (appropriate patients in joint replacement)


  • Sports Injuries
  • Arthroscopy
  • ACL reconstruction
  • Patellofemoral Disorders
  • High Tibial Osteotomy
  • Joint Replacement including Navigation and Patient Specific Jigs
  • Revision Joint Replacement


  • Sports Injuries
  • Arthroscopic Subacromial Decompression/ Rotator Cuff Repair
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Stabilisation/ SLAP Repairs
  • Arthroscopic Release Frozen Shoulder (Adhesive Capsulitis)
  • Acromioclavicular Joint Arthritis
  • Shoulder Replacement- Anatomical and Reverse

I hope this is of assistance.