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Frozen Shoulder What is it?

What is Frozen Shoulder?     For more information about Frozen Shoulder For more information regarding surgery for Frozen Shoulder Arthroscopic Release   Do you have frozen shoulder or has someone in your family or one of your friends been told they have frozen shoulder and you want to know what it is? In this…

SCR (Superior Capsular Reconstruction) Panel

On the international SCR panel last weekend in San Diego with Matt Provencher and Chris Adams asking the questions. SCR (Superior Capsular Reconstruction) is a surgical procedure pioneered by my friend Teru Mihata for the patient with an irreparable rotator cuff tear. Teru first published his technique and initial results in 2013. Since then it…

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

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.