Shoulder, elbow, wrist and hand

UPPER LIMB orthopaedic surgeon in launceston

Arthroplasty and reconstructive therapy of the upper limb can improve patient function, range of motion and quality of life.


Due to its large range of motion, the shoulder is subject to a range of orthopaedic conditions such as arthritis, rotator cuff tear, dislocation and instability. These conditions may be treated in the appropriate patient settings with surgery to restore function and relieve pain.


The elbow is a complex joint involving a ligamentous and bony connection between the upper and lower arm. Treatment of arthritis, stiffness and ligamentous injuries can often involve surgery and may be guided by specialist care.

Wrist and Hand

The wrist and hand are subject to a range of surgical conditions involving the bone and/or soft tissues. Restoration of function of the hand is a high priority due to the disability involved with limited function.