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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

I love stories

Christine told me an endearing story this week that I want to share. I fixed Christine’s fractured shoulder nine months ago, Thursday was her last visit.  When I told Christine, it was her final visit to see me she mentioned she wished she had brought her granddaughter with her like for the previous appointment.  When…

Advanced Shoulder Symposium

Thank you to Zimmer Biomet for inviting me to chair their Advanced Shoulder Symposium in Sydney with Prof John Sperling from the Mayo Clinic. It was a terrific meeting with a host of national faculty. It was a real pleasure to have John Sperling and David Schneider as our international guest speakers. As always my…

Damian McClelland

I enjoyed meeting up for coffee with Damian McClelland after the Royal North Shore Shoulder meeting last week. Damian is from the University Hospitals of North Midlands in the UK and was in Australia as an international guest speaker at the meeting last week.

Postop Pain Relief

Congratulations Ashish and Matthew on your paper in the Journal of Shoulder & Elbow Surgery looking at suprascapular nerve blocks for patients undergoing shoulder surgery. It’s such an important topic making sure our patients have good pain control after shoulder surgery. Suprascapular nerve blocks are a great addition to postop rotator cuff surgery pain relief….

Rotator Cuff Repairs Retear

Speaking about rotator cuff repairs and how to increase the success rates for repairs at the Royal North Shore Hospital Symposium on Friday.   Several large international studies have reported retear rates of 30 to 40% following rotator cuff repair surgery. It is important to find better ways to repair these tears. I donā€™t think…

Dr Farmer Qld Shoulder Society

Dr Farmer presenting on shoulder instability It was terrific to have my friend Kevin Farmer from the University of Florida present at the Queensland Shoulder Society on Tuesday night as our guest speaker. Kevin is the team doctor for the Florida Gaitors. College American Football is massive in the states and Kevin shared his experience…

Kristine Italia and Jashint Maharaj received awards from the Asia Pacific Orthopaedic Association Sports (APOA)

APOA Awards 2019

I am very proud of Kristine Italia and Jashint Maharaj for receiving awards from the Asia Pacific Orthopaedic Association Sports (APOA). Tin, our fellow, won the Young Orthopaedic Surgeon (YOS) Grant and Jashint the Young Orthopaedic Researcher (YOR) grant. They will both travel to the APOA Sports meeting in Kuala Lumpur later this year. Well…


Queensland Orthopaedic Registrars Association Conference QORA.

Simpliciti Bone Preserving Total Shoulder Replacement

SimplicitiĀ anatomical total shoulder replacement.