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Shoulder Surgery

Dr Stephen Kemp

Dr Benjamin East


Both our surgeons have gained fellowship in the Australian Orthopaedic Association and then gone on to extended sub-speciality training in their areas of interest.  They bring years of experience to what can be complex problems.  They are abreast of current technology and contribute to research.  Their surgical expertise has been honed to a high level and their results reflect this.  Some of the common procedures in the shoulder are listed below:

Rotator Cuff Repair

Wear and tear of the rotator cuff causes severe pain and loss of shoulder function.  Surgical repair leads to dramatic benefit.

Arthroscopic (Keyhole) Surgery
  • Stabilisation for instability and recurrent dislocation

  • Acromioplasty or subacromial decompression for impingement syndrome

  • Resection of the distal clavicle for AC joint pain

  • Capsular release for late frozen shoulder

  • Scapulothoracic endoscopy for snapping scapula

Shoulder Reconstruction

For shoulder instability and recurrent dislocation.  Surgery may be performed as an arthroscopic or open procedure.  Occasionally, bony blocks, as in a Latarjet procedure, are appropriate.

Shoulder Replacement
  • Pyrocarbon hemiarthroplasty may be indicated for younger patients with shoulder arthritis

  • Anatomic shoulder replacement for arthritis with an intact rotator cuff

  • Reverse shoulder replacement where the rotator cuff is deficient or for complex fractures in the elderly

Trauma Surgery

Complex reconstruction surgery for shoulder fracture and soft tissue injuries.

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