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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 !
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.
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?
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.