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First Shoulder Dislocation

The management of patients who experience their first shoulder dislocation has changed in recent years..

Frozen Shoulder Treatment

Frozen Shoulder affects 2% of the population at some time in their life.  In people with diabetes..

Latarjet Stabilisation

With Paul Favorito from Cincinnati and David Weinstein from New York. (Richard Page in the background) We had some..

Frozen Shoulder What is it?

What is Frozen Shoulder? Do you have frozen shoulder or has someone in your family or one of your friends been told..

SCR (Superior Capsular Reconstruction) Panel

On the international SCR panel last weekend in San Diego with Matt Provencher and Chris Adams asking..

APOA Young Orthopaedic Surgeons Grant

I was proud to watch Kristine Italia our fellow present on arthroscopic acromioclavicular joint (ACJ) reconstruction at the Asia Pacific Orthopaedic Association (APOA) in Kuala Lumpur today.  Kristine was awarded the Young Orthopaedic Surgeon (YOS) Grant to attend the APOA conference to present her scientific paper. It is really terrific to see Kristine becoming a…

Shoulder Fracture Course

It is a pleasure to be involved with Medartis in organising a course for Australian orthopaedic surgeons to look at the treatment of proximal humeral fractures. The course will include discussion regarding decision making in the management of shoulder fractures as well as laboratory surgical sessions fixing pre-fractured specimens which will undergo CT examination before…

Complications are higher for surgeons who receive more complaints

More complaints equals more complications

I read a really interesting scientific paper this morning. Today I completed the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons Operating With Respect course. The faculty leading the course quoted scientific data showing that surgeons who have higher levels of complaints made against them have significantly higher complication rates from their operations. The most interesting of the…

Cairns Brachial Plexus Teaching Session

Last Friday the Orthopaedic Department at Cairns Base Hospital had examination of the Brachial Plexus as the topic for their Friday morning teaching session. The Orthopaedic trainees did a terrific job demonstrating how to examine the patient with a brachial plexus injury. It is a difficult examination to master and they did really well.

Queensland Shoulder Society

With Kelly Macgroarty and Allan Wang at the Queensland Shoulder Society (QSS) Scientific Meeting last week. Allan Wang attended as our guest speaker. Allan is an Orthopaedic surgeon from Perth and is the immediate past president of the Australian Shoulder Society (SESA). Allan gave a couple of fascinating talks on surgery for rotator cuff tears…

Shoulder Clinic walkthrough

We have produced a short video walkthrough of the Shoulder Clinic office to help patients orient themselves when they are coming in for their first consultation. The Shoulder Clinic is located at the Brisbane Private Hospital in Spring Hill, Brisbane. The walkthrough gives a brief look at the office front reception, physiotherapy room, research office…

Matthias Walker, Medartis, Switzerland

I enjoyed meeting with Matthias Walker from Medartis, Switzerland a few weeks back. It was exciting hearing from Matthias about the new products coming out from Medartis. I get inspired by seeing companies pushing what’s possible with medical technology. @Medartis #shouldersurgery