Could somebody please help with the name/s of any decent shoulder surgeon/s in Brisbane please? I have had a bit of a run around and just need my excruciating pain fixed.
I've done my homework on different shoulder surgeons in Brisbane & even Sydney (I live in Brisbane) & the best surgeon that I've found is Dr Philip Duke at St Andrews. All he operates on is upper limps (shoulders, elbows etc). I've found there are alot of orthopedic surgeons around, but they can certaily stuff your body up if you don't get ones that specialise. He is as honest as they come!
i agree with mary i just had mine done with Dr duke and he didnt stuff me around and answered all the questions i had to ask, i highly recommend him although of course their wll b a wait to see him i think around 3-4 months.
excuse my typing im doin it with 1 hand lol
See the physios in the hand & upper limb clinic = they can advise which surgeon deals with your particular injury as they look after all the surgeons and the different results of the operations.
i would see dr Cutbush he is one of the best, i've had one recon from him on my right shoulder and he's going to do another on my left. I know a lot of people who have see him in the part & speak highy of him. My father inlaw say Dr duke and told him to see Dr Cutbush, for duke to say that ,it speaks alot for Dr Cutbush. You can find him at the Brisbane Hand & upper limb Clinic at the Brisbane private.
i am seeing dr duke atm aswell, just got booked in for shoulder reconstruction next month. lots of people have told me he is the best around, good luck with yrs i have my fingers crossed for mine lol
shazzaaust was just wondering did u find a good surgeon ?? or has anyone had stuff ups with their surgeon ?? as i have had another mri done and shows more tears but my surgeon is flicking me off and saying something else is wrong with it and doesnt wanna know about it :?( i dont care that his surgery didnt work i just want this problem fixed once and for all and get rid of my excruciating pain .... anyone help me to find another good surgeon ???
Hello I am new to the website and its my first time on a public forum so I don't really know what I am doing, but I do wish I had done it a long time ago.
Turned to the internet in desperation after yet another let down and being left in a quandry as to who to turn to and what to do now!
My shoulder horror story started in 1999. Had a fall and then a MV accident within the space of 3 months. Repair of the supraspinatus right shoulder did not occur until 2001 (sports medicine doctor and surgeon diagnozed frozen shoulder and I trusted and believed them. Post surgery in 2003, when the left shoulder became more problematic, I still had pain to the right shoulder but my concerns were dismissed. Repair to the left in 2004. From around 2005 I was being told there was no reason for my pain and that I simply suffered from chronic pain - referred to a chronic pain clinic - finally finished there end of last year. Following this decided I wanted to know what was going on, ultrasound one showed nothing, ultrasound two frozen shoulder, sports medicine doctor wanted me to have a further hydrodilatation (I'd had 2 in 1999 and 2000)! This February found out, only after I insisted on an MRI that I have re-tears in both shoulders. In fact an MRI in 2007 had shown a re-tear of the right but despite being under regular treatment, no-one told me I should have a repair. I have now been told the chances of a successful repair are pretty poor!! Reading the posts on this site have deepend my dispair - is there anyone out there who has had a positive experience with a late second repair! I cannot accept that modern medicine is not able to do for me what it does for elite sports people.