Research & Presentation

  • Total Elbow Arthroplasty
    Presented at NZ Hand Surgery Meeting Rarotonga 2010
    Presented at Combined NZ and Australia Orthopaedic Meeting Rotorua 2011
  • A Prospective Evaluation of Carpal Tunnel Decompression Surgery in Dunedin Authors: Foster, M; Gwynne-Jones, DP; Taylor
    Presented as poster at NZOA Christchurch 2005
    Presented as paper at Dunedin Paper Day 2005
    Presented as paper at New Zealand Registrar paper day Tauranga 2006
    Presented as paper at Combined Scientific meeting Canberra, Australia 2006
    Presented as paper at Auckland Advanced Trainee Paper Day 2006
  • Harris-Galante 1. The Taranaki Experience. 13-15 year follow-up
    Supervisor: T. Lynskey
    Presented at New Zealand Registrar Paper Day February 2003
    Presented at NZOA Rotorua 2003
  • A case of musculoskeletal sepsis. The swollen arm.
    Supervisor: S. Hadlow
    Presented at NZ Paediatric Orthopaedic Society Meeting March 2003
  • Osteosarcoma About the Knee: Functional Outcome and Gait Analysis Comparing Five Limb Salvage Procedures
    Supervisors: M. Hanlon, S. Stott
    Presented at New Zealand Registrar Paper Day 28 February 2002
    Presented at NZOA Palmerston North October 2002
  • Fracture of the Distal Radius: Efficacy of Percutaneous K-wire and Plaster Fixation
    Supervisor: A. Campbell
    Presented at New Zealand Registrar Paper Day 28 February 2002

Academic Qualifications

Degrees/Diplomas University Field Year conferred
Bachelor of Human Biology University of Auckland Medicine 1992
Bachelor of Medicine,
Bachelor of Surgery
University of Auckland Medicine 1995
FRACS, Part 2 Orthopaedics 2007
Honour / Prize / Scholarship Year awarded
Combined Australia / New Zealand Orthopaedic Association ASM – Best New Zealand Registrar Paper 2006
Auckland Advanced Trainee Paper Day- Prize for Best Paper 2006
Jeffery Cup, Best Otago Orthopaedic Registrar Paper, Dunedin 2005
NZOA Registrar Paper Day – Prize for Best Paper 2003
University Junior Scholarship 1988
First in Auckland – School Certificate Woodwork 1986

Post-Graduate Courses Completed and Meetings Attended

Course Location Year
Queensland Hand Society Annual Meeting Noosa 2009
Combined BSSH and ASSH London 2009
Australasian Hand Meeting Noosa, Queensland 2008
Smith and Nephew Annual Winter Meeting Denarau, Fiji 2007
Combined Scientific Meeting Canberra, Australia 2006
Smith and Nephew advanced fracture management Auckland 2006
NZ Oxford Uni Knee advanced instructional course Auckland 2006
AO Principles of operative fracture treatment for hand and wrist surgery Queenstown, NZ 2005
AO advances in fracture management Queenstown, NZ 2005
Smith and Nephew Annual Winter Meeting – Arthroplasty and skeletal trauma Palm Cove, Australia 2005
Orthopaedic Update – MIS surgery series Gold Coast, Australia 2005
Combined Orthopaedic Association Scientific Meeting Sydney, Australia 2004
NZOA – Annual Scientific Meeting Rotorua 2003
NZOA – Annual Scientific Meeting Palmerston North 2002
AO course – Principles of Operative Fracture Treatment Wellington 2001
Arthroscopy Course University of Auckland Surgical Skills Training Centre 2000
Early Management of Severe Trauma (EMST) Auckland 2000
Advanced Resuscitation Skills St Mary’s Hospital, London, England 1997

Employment Record

2010 + Hand, Wrist and Elbow Consultant
Middlemore Hospital
Locum Consultant
Darwin Base Hospital(2 weeks) Aug 2010
Bundaberg Hospital (1 week) Mar 2011
Wagga Wagga Base Hospital (2 weeks) Jul/Aug 2011
2009/2010 Upper Limb Fellow
Princess Alexandra Hospital, Brisbane
M Ross, P Duke, M Robinson, S Andrews, K Cutbush, A Jhamb
Wrightington Hospital, Wigan, Leigh, UK
M Hayton, J Haines, JF Stanley
2008 Hand Fellow
Toronto Western Hospital, Toronto, Canada
B Graham, H Von Shroeder, D Anastakis, L Dvali
Hand Fellow
Middlemore Hospital, Hand Unit, Auckland
Mr Taylor, Mr Tasman Jones, Ms Smith
2007 Orthopaedic Advanced Trainee
Middlemore Hospital, Auckland
Mr Karpik, Mr Eaton, Mr Taylor, Mr Tasman Jones, Ms Smith
2006 Orthopaedic Advanced Trainee
North Shore Hospital, Auckland
Mr Chinchanwala, Mr Ball, Mr Astley, Mr Poon, Mr Walker, Mr Danesh-Clough
2004 / 2005 Orthopaedic Advanced Trainee
Dunedin Public Hospital, Dunedin
Mr Matheson, Mr Dunbar, Mr Chin, Mr Mc Mahon, Mr Hodgson,
Mr Gwynne-Jones, Prof Theiss
2003 Orthopaedic Registrar
Hawkes Bay Hospital, Hawkes Bay
Mr Atkinson, Mr Elliott, Mr Bentall, Mr Rao, Mr Lawson
2002 Orthopaedic Registrar
Taranaki Base Hospital, New Plymouth
Mr Lynskey, Mr Hadlow, Mr Watson, Mr Glenny
2001 Orthopaedic Registrar
Starship and Auckland Hospitals, Auckland
Mr Nicol, Mr Hanlon, Miss Stott, Mr Barnes, Mr Walsh, Mr Crawford,
Mr Campbell, Mr Blackley
2000 Orthopaedic Registrar
Auckland and Middlemore Hospitals, Auckland
Mr Twaddle, Mr Wright, Mr Street, Mr Geddes
1999 Surgical Registrar
Starship Hospital and North Shore Hospitals, Auckland
1997 / 1998 RMO for 9 months
BUPA Hospital, Clare Park, Farnham, UK
1996 House Surgeon
Middlemore Hospital and North Shore Hospitals, Auckland
1995 House Surgeon
Hastings Memorial Hospital, Hawkes Bay

Roles in Medical Teaching Positions

2011 Coordinater of Hand Teaching Program
Middlemore Hospital, Auckland, NZ
2009 Faculty
Hand Surgery Course for FRCS(orth)
Wrightington Hospital, Wigan, UK
Orthoteers Musculoskeletal Examination Course
Wrightington Hospital, Wigan, UK
2007 Demonstrator Accident and Medical Practitioner’s Association study day, Knee And Ankle Examination
2006 Medical Student teaching North Shore Hospital,
Brachial plexus
2005 House Surgeon Teaching – Dunedin Hospital
2004 House Surgeon Teaching – Dunedin Hospital
2003 Paediatric Nurse Tutorial – Hawkes Bay Hospital
Management of femoral fractures
2002 House surgeon Teaching – Taranaki Hospital
Upper limb
2001 Orthopaedic Staff Nurse Study Day – Auckland Hospital
Shoulder Injuries
2001 Basic Surgical Skills Plastering Course for House Surgeons – Greenlane Hospital – Demonstrator
2000 Registrar Presenter for House Surgeon Teaching Middlemore Hospital
Femoral Neck Fractures
Thoracolumbar Fractures


Auckland Bone and Joint Surgery GP Education Session
Date: Wednesday 19 September 2012
Time:   6.15 pm refreshments, 6.45 pm education commences

Novotel Auckland Ellerslie, 72-112 Greenlane East Ellerslie.

Auckland Bone and Joint Surgery supported by MercyAscot and the Goodfellow Unit present an interactive discussion on the treatment and management of joint conditions and sports injuries.

Topic 1: Presented by Mike Foster
Latest treatment options for common hand conditions.
  • Diagnosis and treatment options for carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Is endoscopic carpal tunnel release better than open?
  • Diagnosis and when to refer for Dupuytrens
  • What is the role of collagenase in the treatment of Dupuytrens?
Topic 2: Presented by Mark Clatworthy
Treatment options for early OA of the knee.

Knee Arthroplasty update

  • How well do they work?
  • How long do they last?
  • What can you do with a TKA?
Topic 3: Presented by Haemish Crawford
The hip from cradle to grave: latest tips on treating hip disorders from congenital dislocation of the hip through adolescent hip pain to total hip revision.
  • 4 year old child – is it septic arthritis or irritable hip?
  • The adolescent hip. What are the treatment options?
  • Different diagnosis of hip pain in adults
  • What are the causes of the painful hip replacement?
  • Who qualifies for a total hip replacement and what is the selection criteria?
Topic 4: Presented by John Ferguson
Investigation of the patient with axial spine and limb pain with updated evidence-based recommendation from recent literature.
  • Neck and upper limb pain
  • Low back and lower limb pain
  • Lower limb pain.
Topic 5: Presented by Wesley Bevan
What should be your initial investigations be when your patient presents with foot and ankle pain.

Acquired adult flat foot:

  • How to classify
  • What are the causes?
  • How should you manage your patient’s treatment?
Topic 6: Presented by Craig Ball
Diagnosis and treatment of the painful shoulder.
  • Assessment of the patient with a painful shoulder
  • Common conditions that cause a painful shoulder
  • How to investigate
  • Treatment options.
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