Australian Physiotherapy Association Education Evening

July 2016 This month, James presented to the Australian Physiotherapy Association on the importance of targeted and timely physiotherapy. Therapy plays an integral part of achieving optimal post-operative outcomes; and forming a trusting relationship with a local therapist is important in achieving these goals.

James Lectures Physiotherapy Students on Optimising Surgical Outcomes

May 2016 This month, James was pleased to be invited to lecture to Physiotherapy Students at Flinders University. Targeted post-operative physiotherapy forms an integral part of successful surgical outcomes. James covered important rehabilitation principles that are aimed at achieving optimal outcomes for patients having undergone shoulder, elbow, wrist and hand surgery.

Royal North Shore Symposium

November 2016 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.

City to Bay Fun Run

September 2016 This month, James was please to support the City to Bay Fun Run as a representative of Orthopaedics SA’s corporate team. The day was a tremendous success, with over 25,000 registered participants. For more information, click here.

Radiology SA GP Education Evening

August 2016 This month, James was pleased to co-host an education evening on wrist problems at Radiology SA. The evening was a tremendous success. The evening forms part of an education program that Orthopaedics SA hosts for regular GP continued education. To learn more about Orthopaedics SA’s education calendar and events, click here.

Physiotherapy Education Evening

September 2016 This month, James was pleased to present a lecture to local physiotherapists on Upper Limb Sports Injuries. The lecture was attended by over 30 physiotherapists and was a great opportunity to discuss important trends in post-operative therapy. Orthopaedics SA regularly hosts education evenings for therapists of all levels of experience and training. If …

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Nurse Practitioner Education Evening

March 2016 This month, James was pleased to be invited to present at an education meeting for Nurse Practitioners hosted by Orthopaedics SA. James presented on common traumatic wrist conditions and their emergency management.

Dr Steve Coleman Discusses Current Trends in Dupuytren’s Hand Contracture Treatment

October 2015 This month, James joined other surgeons to discuss the latest developments in the treatment of Dupuytren’s contracture of the hand. Dr Steve Coleman presented his experience with a new collagenase enzyme treatment (xiaflex), that has recently become available for the treatment of Dupuytren’s patients. Dr Coleman is a Brisbane-based surgeon who was involved …

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Minimally-Invasive Surgery Article Published in Surgical Techniques Journal

August 2015 This month, James published an article on a muscle-sparing surgical technique that he developed and has been using for several years. The technique preserves important forearm muscles and can be used by other surgeons when managing radius bone fractures. The novel technique has been published in “Techniques in Hand & Upper Extremity Surgery” …

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Research Paper Presented at the Canadian Orthopaedic Association Annual Scientific Meeting

June 2015 The Canadian Orthopaedic Association (COA) represents Orthopaedic Surgeons accross Canada. In addition to it’s representative role, the COA undertakes major activities that include: Continuing Medical Education; the organization of orthopaedic training across Canada; and collaborating with the Royal College on issues involving orthopaedic surgeons. This month, the COA Annual Scientific Meeting was held …

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University of Adelaide Medical Students start Research Elective with Dr McLean & Dr Mandziak

March, 2015 This month, two University of Adelaide Medical Students began their 6-week research electives under the supervision of Dr McLean and Dr Mandziak. The aim of this study is to assess whether Clinical Hip Scores are equivalent in normal, healthy, pathology-free individuals of different ethnicity, nationality, sex and age. The purpose of this study …

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James gives Clinical Update Presentation on Tennis Elbow

February, 2015 Tennis elbow (also known as lateral epicondylitis) is an extremely common elbow disorder that can cause significant pain and dysfunction for patients. The treatment of the disorder remains controversial. Several papers have been written recently discussing the many and varied treatment options and their reported success rates. Surgery is one option that has …

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

February, 2015 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 …

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James Presents at the Annual UBC Orthopaedic Update

May, 2015 This month, James presented his preliminary findings from his international, multi-center cohort study comparing Patient-Reported Outcomes Measures (PROMs) in normal, pathology-free individuals. A Preliminary report of an International, Multi-Center Cohort Study Comparing Patient-Reported Outcomes Measures in a Normal, Pathology-Free Population Using an Electronic Data-Collection System Objectives The aim is to assess whether commonly used Patient-Reported Outcomes Measures …

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Second Group of Medical Students start Research Elective with Dr McLean & Dr Mandziak

April, 2015  This month, a second group of two University of Adelaide Medical Students began their 6-week research electives under the supervision of Dr McLean and Dr Mandziak. The aim of this study is to assess whether Clinical Knee Scores are equivalent in normal, healthy, pathology-free individuals of different ethnicity, nationality, sex and age. The purpose of this study is …

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Arthritis Australia

December 2014 This month James was awarded an Arthritis Australia / Zimmer Orthopaedic Fellowship Scholarship. The funding is awarded to Australian orthopaedic surgeons who seek additional, non-compulsory, sub-specialty Fellowship training, either locally or abroad. Sub-specialty Fellowship training is an excellent opportunity for surgeons to travel abroad and train with internationally-renowned colleagues in world-class institutions. Often, …

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James starts international, multi-centre cohort study

November, 2014 This month, James started the first stage of his international, multicenter cohort study. The study involves several Universities from the United States, Canada and Australia. The study uses an “Outcomes-based electronic research database” (OBERD: http://oberd.com/) to measure patient satisfaction and clinical scores on an iPad or tablet equivalent In an effort to improve …

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Interesting cases published in The Bone & Joint Journal

June, 2014 To become a fully-qualified Orthopaedic Surgeon, surgeons-in-training must pass a final examination that is administered by the Royal (Australasian) College of Surgeons. Prior to presenting for examination, most trainee surgeons have completed 6 years of medical school; a 1-year internship; 3-6 years of Basic Surgical Training (or unaccredited surgical training); and 5-6 years …

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