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injuryupdate
29-08-2005, 09:54 PM
Check out our clinics listings at:

http://www.injuryupdate.com.au/clinics.php

Hopefully you can find a good professional in Australia for treating your shoulder injuries.

Unregistered
11-10-2005, 10:51 AM
Thanks, good starting point.
I am in Brisbane and in need of a reconstruction.
So anyone know who does the shoulder reconstructions for either the Brisbane Broncos or Brisbane Lions, I figure that these organisations use some of the best surgeons available so saves me doing all the ground work.

injuryupdate
11-10-2005, 12:43 PM
Jim Fardoulys does the shoulder recos for the Brisbane Lions, as far as I am aware.

Unregistered
11-10-2005, 02:25 PM
Jim Fardoulys does the shoulder recos for the Brisbane Lions, as far as I am aware.
Thanks for that. Got the results of the scan and to quote the report "there is a complete tear of the supraspinatus tendon, no tendon fibres are seen" so I guess that wont mean a reconstruction as such.

SPK
09-11-2005, 02:15 PM
Peter Myers does alot of work with the Broncos and the Reds.

Nicholas
11-09-2006, 02:59 PM
For Sydney people, there is a great clinic I know of which is in Bondi Junction. It is The Eastern Suberbs Sports Medical Centre. (I've heard that the wallabies doctor works there). I'd also reccomend Des Bokor. He did Benji Mashall's shoulder reconstructions.

Moni
01-11-2006, 09:31 AM
I have been to this man twice in the last 13 years. First time he said there was not much wrong with my shoulder at all and I would make a complete recovery. Of course he was writing to a Dr that was pushing to find nothing wrong with me in a Car accident claim.

I saw him again this week 13 years later, and I have not changed my opinion of him. I had Xray results and Ultrasounds should a tear in the supraspinatus tendon and tendonosis and for $250 I saw him for 5 minutes, got $84 back from Medicare and all he did was give me and injection which has not worked to date. I had to travel 3 hours down and 3 hours back for 5 minutes.

Maybe he is great with sports stars but he has no time for the ordinary person. He suggested another MRI which will make me $343 out of pocket plus physio but I have had all these before and nothing was done.

He put the tear down to age and did nothing about it.

kjwilkin
01-11-2006, 09:10 PM
Hi there,

In Melbourne John Salmon is a great shoulder surgeon. About 3 years ago I had my left shoulder stabilised by him and have had no problems since. Next year in late February I'm having the other shoulder done. He's got a great bedside manner and doesn't mind you asking questions.

He's treated some of the AFL players and other elite sports people too.

I think the fact that he's got a large family helps.

Nicholas
03-12-2006, 08:15 PM
I have been to this man twice in the last 13 years. First time he said there was not much wrong with my shoulder at all and I would make a complete recovery. Of course he was writing to a Dr that was pushing to find nothing wrong with me in a Car accident claim.

I saw him again this week 13 years later, and I have not changed my opinion of him. I had Xray results and Ultrasounds should a tear in the supraspinatus tendon and tendonosis and for $250 I saw him for 5 minutes, got $84 back from Medicare and all he did was give me and injection which has not worked to date. I had to travel 3 hours down and 3 hours back for 5 minutes.

Maybe he is great with sports stars but he has no time for the ordinary person. He suggested another MRI which will make me $343 out of pocket plus physio but I have had all these before and nothing was done.

He put the tear down to age and did nothing about it.

There's another one in Randwick called Jerome Goldberg. Have you been to him?

xonicjan
12-12-2006, 03:04 AM
I have been to this man twice in the last 13 years. First time he said there was not much wrong with my shoulder at all and I would make a complete recovery. Of course he was writing to a Dr that was pushing to find nothing wrong with me in a Car accident claim.

I saw him again this week 13 years later, and I have not changed my opinion of him. I had Xray results and Ultrasounds should a tear in the supraspinatus tendon and tendonosis and for $250 I saw him for 5 minutes, got $84 back from Medicare and all he did was give me and injection which has not worked to date. I had to travel 3 hours down and 3 hours back for 5 minutes.

Maybe he is great with sports stars but he has no time for the ordinary person. He suggested another MRI which will make me $343 out of pocket plus physio but I have had all these before and nothing was done.

He put the tear down to age and did nothing about it.

I saw Des Bokor due to a workers comp claim.

He said there was nothing wrong with me either even though I have a slap tear showing on an MRI and lots of other goodies

I found him to be quite rude and dismissive of my problems and pain.

Would not recommend him to my worst enemy.

Jerome Goldberg was far better and actually listened and explained this properly and didnt make you feel you were a friggin idiot.

Recommend the Eastern Suburbs Sports Clinic. The receptionists are very nice :)
Saw Dr Burns who I believe is now back at Olympic Park.

phnud
10-01-2007, 07:10 AM
I'm told that the 3 top shoulder surgeons are Boker, Goldberg and Sonnabend (who works out of Royal North Shore). Jerome Goldberg was informative and helpful, but he only operates through the private system - no good unless you have full private health cover or a lot of spare cash (I was looking at $11,500). David Sonnabend (who I have only just made an appointment with) works in the public system. I can't comment on his manner yet.

nikitha
03-05-2007, 09:16 PM
I can see good list of surgeons in Australia providing orthopaedic services in Australia here http://www.yourpracticeonline.com.au/showcase.html. Hope you can find most of orthopaedic surgeons here

debbie clarke
13-05-2007, 03:47 AM
Who And Where Is The Best Surgeon In Tasmania? I Am Prepared To Go To Melbourne If Need Be. Its For Sus...... Tear And Nerve Damage.

angieliu
13-05-2007, 11:21 AM
Deb I hear that Greg Hoy in Melbourne is the best. So he might be an option if u can't find anyone in tas.

kjwilkin
13-05-2007, 11:38 AM
Hi Deb,

I've just had surgery with Greg Hoy for multi directional instability and is fantastic.

He picked something up that my previous surgeon didn't.

I find Greg very thorough, explains things well, is very done to earth and has a good sense of humour.

Let me know if you want his contact details.

Levi
07-06-2007, 05:20 PM
Greg Hoy had a go at fixing my unstable shoulder but the surgery was unsuccessful.Apparantly he only does shoulders of celebs now and is specializing in hands.

kjwilkin
07-06-2007, 08:27 PM
Hi there,

I'm no celebrity and has done wonders for my shoulder so far. I think it probably depends who you are referred by. I was referred by a sports physician that works with one of Melbourne's top AFL clubs.

John Salmon is also another top shoulder surgeon. You may want to give him a go. A lot of the AFL clubs use him too.

Good luck !

Levi
08-06-2007, 05:19 AM
I am not running Greg Hoy down.He was fantastic with me and he tried very hard to find a solution to my complex shoulder problem.He even asked me to come in to the Melbourne Ortho Clinic on a weekend and I was seen by every Doc who practices there.They all had a look and a feel.I was not charged for this.Apparantly they do it once a month,very early in the morning to look at different situations one of their members may have.

Buzz
02-07-2007, 07:04 PM
I am just after some advice if anyone has some, I have had both my shoulders reconstructed because of repeat dislocations, the left has been done twice, and so far 3yrs after the last op, it is still going ok, I would never feel comfortable making a tackle again, and I still get a little nervous above my head, but compared to how loose it was it's been very good. The problem is my right, it never became as loose as my left, but has been far more painful, bareable in general though, till about 6 weeks ago. I had played baseball, did not notice anything out of the usual during the game, but that night, after cooling down, I could hardly raise my arm, my shoulder was very tender in the front, and get a severe pain down the back and side of my arm , I had physio for a couple of weeks, but I did not really have confidence in what she was saying, and it still has not improved. It's a hard thing to explain, I know my shoulder, and I know somthing is pretty wrong, it's not loose, it's low on strength, I can't throw, I wake up in agony, I am very frustrated. I am in newcastle and I don't know of any sports doctors specialising in shoulders, so I imagine it will be a trip to sydney, can anyone recommend a good person to see?

angieliu
02-07-2007, 07:25 PM
Hi there,

Sorry to hear about your shoulder. I have very weak shoulder muscles especially on my right shoulder after having two injuries. About 6 months ago I started an exercise rehab program with a physio who has given me pilates based exercises and have found great improvement. I haven't however been able to move on to weights because of the concern of shoulder instability. When I first injured my shoulder I had the same problems as you are experiencing, I couldn't raise my arms up or to the side and could feel them shake too. Sleeping was also difficult and I have only now been brave enough to sleep on my rigt side (18 months later).

So here is my suggestion. I live in Canberra and have the relatively same problem in finding a sports doc who specialises in shoulders and so I travelled to see a sports doc in Sydney. I'll send you his details if you like. His name is Dr Seamus Dalton and works out of the north sydney orthopaedic and sports medicine centre. I went to see him after having frustrating experiences with people in canberra and he found alot of things which no one could find out. He should be able to direct you towards a good physio too who specialises in shoulders. I believe that there are quite a few in Sydney who are very good.
Let me know and I will send you the details in a private message.

Buzz
02-07-2007, 07:44 PM
Yeah that would be great, thanks. Do you know if it's usually much of a wait? I could book in to see my surgeon again, and even though I am private, would be about 10 weeks, he is very popular here, then theres the hassle of referals, more than once I have just lived with pain because of the hoops it feels like I have to jump through trying to get answers.

angieliu
02-07-2007, 08:58 PM
The waiting is not long. But you do need a referral from your GP to see Dr Dalton because he is recognised as a rehabilitation medicine specialist/ sports physician. I didn't have to wait long to see him. He also works in two different clinics. Will send you the detail in a private message now.

reahza
25-08-2007, 03:02 PM
Peter Myers does alot of work with the Broncos and the Reds.


Yeah a dude I know had his done by peter myers with no problems at all but Id imagine the wait to see him would be a fair while.

Fishoon
31-10-2007, 09:04 PM
Buzz, I made an appointment with a sports physician at North Sydney Orth. & Sports Medicine, her name is Sharron Flahive, and I was able to see her within the week. I read on their website that she specialises in Sports Medicine and assists the NSW Waratahs. Dr Flahive ordered an MRI and CT Arthrogram and from these results referred me to Dr Des Bokar whom she rated as the best shoulder surgeon, and she was able to get me an appointment the following week (and a half). The costs are mounting up, but I haven't had to wait a long time, whereas I understand Royal North Shore (Dr David H Sonnabend) has a waiting time of 3-6 months or longer.

I have been advised I need an arthroscopic reconstructions/SLAP repair as well as an anticipated mini rotator cuff repair while the surgeon is in there. I was diagnosed with a SLAP tear (11 - 5 'O Clock), and tear/delamination of mini rotator cuff. This was my first shoulder injury with no previous dislocations etc.

I understand the open surgery is more suited to returning to contact and high risk sports, but I guess due to the severity of the SLAP tear and my age (34) the doc has advised me to tone down the sports and have the arthroscopic repair.

I was interested to hear from anyone who has had similar arthroscopic surgery and could advise me of their results. How is the shoulder compared to before and have you been able to resume any contact or higher-risk sports after your recovery?

Any info would be greatly appreciated.

Ramirez
12-11-2007, 01:41 PM
I went to see on ortho who told me to see some physios on Macquarie street.
I felt sure I'd need an op but they did this digital motion analysis stuff and after 8 weeks of spcific exercises to stabilise my shoulder blade I am back in the gym again
If you want non operative rehab I wouldn't go past this place. Check out www.ssop.com.au
I'd go back (not that I ever want to go back!!)

rlh
17-11-2007, 10:28 AM
I was hoping some one may be able to recommend a good shoulder physiotherapist in the northern suburbs of melbourne.

I have recently had a hydrodilation for a frozen shoulder ( boy that was fun!) and then 2 weeks later a cortisone shot for tendonitis but neither have really helped very much, if in fact at all.

Been trying to increase my range of movement from exercises i have found on the web but i think i should try a little specialised phsio.

I also have a grade 1 slap, synovitis and a large chonroid lesion in the top of my humerus which they say is not causing my pain and is best to leave alone.

I have been to a sports medicine doctor, an orthopedic surgeon and a tumor specialist. I have had an x-ray, ultrasound, mri (without dye) & a ct scan plus other nueclear scans as well.

I work in childcare so i ned to lift and constanly use my arm. I am female & 47 yo and first noticed my pain last may/june.
The only positive i have, luckily it is my non dominant arm!

Any help much appreciated.

Hipster
18-11-2007, 12:35 AM
Alphington sports medicine 9481 5744 and Reservoir sports medicine 9471 9486 centres have good physios who should be able to help. Otherwise check out "find a physio" at www.physiotherapy.asn.au and look for sports physiotherapists. Let us know how you go.

6tee7
18-11-2007, 06:25 AM
I started going to Warringal Physiotherapy in Heidelberg 9455 1177 first with my shoulder problem and was seeing Bryce. He is excellent, but in the end said my shoulder was beyond what he could do and I should see the shoulder guru. Lyn Watson. She is absolutely brilliant. She works at the Prahran Sports Medicine clinic. I know its not in the Northern suburbs but I found it more than worth the effort to travel to see Lyn.
9529 8899
Good luck

Osteoman
01-03-2009, 11:28 AM
For Sydney people, there is a great clinic I know of which is in Bondi Junction. It is The Eastern Suberbs Sports Medical Centre. (I've heard that the wallabies doctor works there). I'd also reccomend Des Bokor. He did Benji Mashall's shoulder reconstructions.

I have had my AC joint arthritis treated there by Dr Andrew McDonald, he was really good.

6tee7
04-07-2009, 08:45 AM
I have just had my second RC and supra repair done by Shane Barwood.He is a fantastic sugeon.If the outcome on my left is anywhere near what he did for my right I will be over the moon.

grich
18-08-2009, 05:59 PM
Anyone know an Adelaide Specialist? Only one I've found is a Dr. Michael Hayes who only works one day a week and isn't available for an appointment for 4months. There are a couple that are listed as shoulder specialists in 'SportsMed' but I havn't heard anything about those.

kjwilkin
18-08-2009, 10:19 PM
I would come to Melbourne to see Greg Hoy or John Salmon if you don't have any luck there. They both specialise in shoudlers and are amongst the best in their field.

bella
30-12-2009, 01:55 PM
I need to see someone in Melbourne for my shoulder. I believe I have a labral tear and would like to see someone who is going to do a proper assessment and refer for an mri? I dont want to have surgery so believe a sport physician who specialise in shoulders would be the best option. Any recommendations?

Does anyone know wheter its usual practise to have a contrast agent injected into the shoulder prior to mri for a labral tear? Anyone had this done?

Thanks

kjwilkin
30-12-2009, 10:10 PM
Hi there,

I would recommend Dr Andrew Jowett or Dr Paul Blackman at Olympic Park Sports Medicine Centre. I have seen them both and are great. They can refer you on if necessary.

They should be able to point you in the right direction. The number for Olympic Park is 9427 0366.