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.  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.

James Visits Prominent Shoulder & Reconstructive Surgeon

This month, James visited Dr Edward Bateman, a prominent shoulder & reconstructive surgeon on the Central Coast, NSW. James spent 2 days operating with Dr Bateman and took the opportunity to discuss Dr Bateman’s research database and current research projects. Dr Bateman has recently published an innovative paper on reconstruction of massive glenoid defects in total …

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James receives ethics approval to begin a SmartPhone application study for measuring upper limb range of motion

This month, James received ethics approval to start a new study looking at iPhone applications that are available for the assessment of range of motion (ROM). The practicality of their use in the clinical setting has not been established. This study aims to compare several methods of ROM testing that are commonly used in clinical …

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New Biomaterial Trialled by Dr McLean

This month, James joined other Orthopaedic Surgeons from London and East Anglia at the Evelyn Cambridge Surgical Training Centre. Here, they met to discuss and trial a new product that is available for the management of massive, irreparable rotator cuff tears. The GRAFTJACKET® Matrix is a biological augment that can be used to bridge massive rotator cuff tears. …

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James Visits the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital (Stanmore, United Kingdom)

The Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital receives tertiary referrals for complex orthopaedic problems from all around the United Kingdom. This month, James attended the Sedden Society Annual Meeting held at The Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital. He also took the opportunity to meet with orthopaedic doctors at Stanmore to discuss their research and practices; and gain an …

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James Operates with Dr Tomas Smith in Hannover, Germany

This month, James took the opportunity to visit Dr Tomas Smith, a prominent Shoulder Surgeon practicing in Hannover, Germany. Dr Smith is the Head of the Schulter-, Knie- und Sportorthopädie Unit Medizinische Hochschule – Hannover. This Clinic is a part of the Specialist Orthopaedic Clinic of Annastift and contributes to the excellent national reputation of the institution …

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State-of-the-Art Arthroscopic Surgery Training Facility at the University of Cambridge

This month, James helped with demonstrating surgical approaches and techniques at a surgical workshop held at the Evelyn Cambridge Surgical Training Centre. Training days like this are rare and valuable opportunities for training orthopaedic surgeons to be taught new surgical skills in a supervised, controlled environment. The East Anglia Orthopaedic Training Programme conducts a few of …

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“Tips & Tricks” Upper Limb Course at Wrightington Upper Limb Unit

Wrightington Hospital’s status as a Centre of Excellence in the treatment of musculo-skeletal disease has its origins in the seminal work of Professor Sir John Charnley, who pioneered joint replacement surgery and performed the very first hip replacement in the early 1960s. Wrightington’s reputation for excellence continues to attract highly-talented Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeons from all over …

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New Opportunity at Cambridge University NHS Trust Hospital

James is excited to be starting work at Addenbrookes Hospital, a Cambridge University NHS Trust Hospital. The Unit specialises in shoulder and elbow surgery and is a tertiary referral centre for complex orthopaedic problems. The team is regularly involved in teaching of orthopaedic surgical trainees and University of Cambridge medical students. Their research is regularly …

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