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Dr Malcom Wicks Retires

After 36 years of orthopaedic practice, Adelaide Orthopaedic surgeon, Dr Wicks is retiring this month.  Dr McLean will continue to support his former patients.

Dr McLean begins consulting at Darwin Private Hospital in the Northern Territory

This month, James was excited to begin consulting at the Darwin Private Hospital for local Northern Territory patients. Having previously worked and trained at the Royal Darwin Hospital, James has been looking forward to visiting old friends and family in Darwin this month. Dr McLean will be consulting and operating in Darwin monthly; and brings …

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Shoulder Surgery Conference – May 2017

Dr James McLean and several colleagues from Orthopaedics SA were in Sydney last weekend to attend the MEGA Shoulder conference in Sydney. This opportunity provided further insights into the management of orthopaedic shoulder conditions. The conference particularly focused on cutting edge shoulder techniques for best possible patient outcomes for common conditions such as Shoulder instability, Shoulder dislocations, …

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Dr McLean publishes his research in esteemed international orthopaedic journal

This month, James was pleased to publish his research work on electronically collected data in a high-ranking, international, peer-reviewed orthopaedic journal. The work forms part of his PhD project and is aimed at improving the monitoring of patient outcomes after joint arthroplasty (joint replacement surgery). Dr McLean performs shoulder, elbow and hand joint replacement surgery …

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Shoulder Dislocation Interview with Tim Bass

James caught up with Physiotherapist Tim Bass from myPhysioSA for a video interview about shoulder dislocations. Shoulder dislocations are frequently associated with high energy sports and activities, and once the shoulder is damaged, subsequent dislocations are highly likely.  Join Tim and James as they talk about when surgery is required and expected recovery times. Shoulder conditions are …

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Queen Elizabeth Hospital Audit

This month, James attended the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Department of Orthopaedic Surgery Bi-Annual Clinical Audit. Regular audits help clinicians monitor their patient outcomes to ensure best practice and maintain an evidence-based approach. Dr McLean has authored several peer-reviewed papers on clinical outcomes and this forms an integral part of his practice. To learn more about …

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Physiotherapy Education Event

This month, James was pleased to present a lecture to local physiotherapists on Upper Limb Shoulder Injuries including shoulder dislocations, rotator cuff tears and impingement syndrome. The presentation was well attended and was a great opportunity to discuss important trends in post-operative therapy. Orthopaedics SA regularly hosts education evenings for therapists at all levels of …

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GP talk at OneCare Medical Centre

This month, James was pleased to visit OneCare Medical Centre giving a presentation to local General Practitioners on common and complex wrist disorders. The presentation covered current trends and best practice for the management of common conditions such as carpal tunnel syndrome; De Quervain’s extensor tenosynovitis; and wrist arthritis. The presentation was well attended and …

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Royal North Shore Shoulder Symposium

This month, James met with other shoulder surgeons from around Australasia at the Royal North Shore Shoulder Symposium on Advanced Shoulder Arthroscopy. To find out more – click here. This biannual event is an excellent opportunity for Surgeons to meet and discuss current trends in shoulder surgery. Shoulder surgeryis one of James’s specialty areas.

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