Dr James Mclean - Orthopaedic Surgeon
Dr James Mclean - Ortopaedic Surgeon
Dr James Mclean - Ortopaedic Surgeon

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Royal North Shore Shoulder Symposium
November 2016
This month, James met with other shoulder surgeons from around Australasia at the Royal North Shore Shoulder Symposium on Advanced Shoulder Arthroscopy. This biannual event is an excellent opportunity…
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MIGA workshop on improving doctor-patient interactions
November 2016
This month, James attended a MIGA-sponsored event on improving patient outcomes. The event was aimed…
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Physiotherapy Education Evening
September 2016
This month, James was pleased to present a lecture to local physiotherapists on Upper Limb Sports Injuries. The lecture was attended by over 30 physiotherapists and was a great opportunity to discuss important…
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City to Bay Fun Run
August 2016
This month, James was pleased to support the City to Bay Fun Run as a representative of Orthopaedics SA’s corporate team. The day was a tremendous success, with over 25,000 registered participants…
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Joint Consideration: Rehabilitation considerations when managing post-operative orthopaedic patients
August 2016
This month, James was pleased to publish an article on rehabilitation considerations when managing post-operative orthopaedic patients. The article was published in the Australian Physiotherapy Association’s…
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Radiology SA GP Education Evening
August 2016
This month, James was pleased to co-host an education evening on wrist problems at Radiology SA. The evening was a tremendous success. The evening forms part of an education programme that Orthopaedics SA…
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Australian Physiotherapy Association Education Evening
July 2016
This month, James presented to the Australian Physiotherapy Association on the importance of targeted and timely physiotherapy. Therapy plays an integral part of achieving optimal post-operative outcomes; and…
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James Lectures Physiotherapy Students on Optimising Surgical Outcomes
May 2016
This month, James was pleased to be invited to lecture to Physiotherapy Students at Flinders University. Targeted post-operative physiotherapy forms an integral part of successful surgical outcomes. James covered…
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Kienboch’s Registrar Education Meeting
April 2016
This month, James was pleased to be invited to a teaching session for Orthopaedic Registrars, covering the fundamentals of Kienboch’s disease of the wrist. This condition is relatively rare and has a variety of…
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Nurse Practitioner Education Evening
March 2016
This month, James was pleased to be invited to present at an education meeting for Nurse Practitioners hosted by Orthopaedics SA. James presented on common traumatic wrist conditions and their emergency…
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James Publishes Book Chapter for Elbow Surgeons
Febuary 2016
This month, James co-authored a book chapter of an international textbook on elbow surgery. Essential Techniques in Elbow Surgery was released for publication this month and is a valuable resource for…
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James Visits Prominent Shoulder & Reconstructive Surgeon
January 2016
This month, James visited Dr Edward Bateman, a prominent shoulder & reconstructive surgeon on The Sunshine Coast, NSW. James spent 2 days operating with Dr Bateman and took the opportunity to discuss…
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South Australian Hand Surgery Society (SAHSS) Annual Meeting
December 2015
This month, James attended the SAHSS Annual Meeting. This was an excellent opportunity for local Hand Therapists and Hand Surgeons to meet and discuss current trends in hand and wrist surgery. The group…
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Article Published in Journal of Wrist Surgery
November 2015
This month, James published an article on complex wrist injuries. The article presents novel ways to manage traumatic wrist injuries using state-of-the-art equipment and techniques…
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Dr Steve Coleman Discusses Current Trends in Dupuytren’s Hand Contracture Treatment
October 2015
This month, James joined other surgeons to discuss the latest developments in the treatment of Dupuytren’s contracture of the hand. Dr Steve Coleman presented his experience with a new collagenase enzyme…
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Minimally-Invasive Surgery Article Published in Surgical Techniques Journal
August 2015
This month, James published an article on a muscle-sparing surgical technique that he developed and has been using for several years. The technique preserves important forearm muscles and can be used by other…
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James updates other surgeons on shoulder SLAP lesions
June 2015
Superior labral tear from anterior to posterior (SLAP) are a common cause of recurrent shoulder pain in young, active individuals. These lesions have come into public awareness…
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Research Paper Presented at the Canadian Orthopaedic Association Annual Scientific Meeting
June 2015
The Canadian Orthopaedic Association (COA) represents Orthopaedic Surgeons accross Canada. In addition to it’s representative role, the COA undertakes major activities that include…
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James Presents at the Annual UBC Orthopaedic Update
May, 2015
This month, James presented his preliminary findings from his international, multi-center cohort study comparing Patient-Reported Outcomes Measures (PROMs) in normal, pathology-free individuals…
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Second Group of Medical Students start Research Elective with Dr McLean & Dr Mandziak
April, 2015
his month, a second group of two University of Adelaide Medical Students began their 6-week research electives under the supervision of Dr McLean and Dr Mandziak
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James gives presentation on Distal Biceps Reconstrution
March, 2015
A tear of the biceps tendon at the elbow can occur as the result of lifting a heavy object or from a traumatic accident. A biceps tear can cause significant pain and dysfunction for patients…
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University of Adelaide Medical Students start Research Elective with Dr McLean & Dr Mandziak
March, 2015
This month, two University of Adelaide Medical Students began their 6-week research electives under the supervision of Dr McLean and Dr Mandziak
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James receives ethics approval to begin a SmartPhone application study for measuring upper limb range of motion
February, 2015
This month, James received ethics approval to start a new study looking at iPhone applications that are available for the assessment of range of motion (ROM)…
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James gives Clinical Update Presentation on Tennis Elbow
February, 2015
Tennis elbow (also known as lateral epicondylitis) is an extremely common elbow disorder that can cause significant pain and dysfunction for patients. The treatment of the disorder remains controversial…
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Arthritis Australia
December, 2014
This month James was awarded an Arthritis Australia / Zimmer Orthopaedic Fellowship Scholarship. The funding is awarded to Australian orthopaedic surgeons who seek additional…
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James starts international, multi-centre cohort study
November, 2014
This month, James started the first stage of his international, multicenter cohort study. The study involves several Universities from the United States, Canada and Australia…
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Cases Presented in the Bone & Joint Journal
October, 2014
This month, James helped the international Editorial Board of the Bone & Joint Journal prepare cases for the Bone & Joint Journal – Exam Corner… To read more – Click here
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James Visits team physicians for the Chicago White Sox & Chicago Bulls
October, 2014
This month, James visited Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush (MOR) in Chicago, USA. The MOR Physicians are among…
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International Shoulder Surgeons Meet for Arthroscopy Association of North America Shoulder Course
October, 2014
This month, James attended an advanced shoulder course held by the Arthroscopy Association of North America (AANA).
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Interesting cases published in The Bone & Joint Journal
September, 2014
To become a fully-qualified Orthopaedic Surgeon, surgeons-in-training must pass a final examination that is administered by the Royal (Australasian) College of Surgeons.
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Cases published in “The Bone & Joint Journal”
August, 2014
This month, James helped the international Editorial Board of the Bone & Joint Journal prepare cases for the Bone & Joint Journal – Exam Corner.
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New Opportunity at the University of British Columbia, Canada
August, 2014
James is excited to be starting work at St Paul’s Hospital, a University of British Columbia (UBC) Training Hospital.
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James Trials New Equipment With A Prominent Shoulder Surgeon in Munich, Germany
July, 2014
This month James joined other international surgeons to trial specialized surgical equipment at the Arthrex Laboratory in Munich, Germany.
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Review for “The Bone & Joint Journal”
July, 2014
This month James attended the Bone & Joint Journal Reviewers Course in London, United Kingdom.
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Advisory Board to the Exam Corner of “The Bone & Joint Journal”
July, 2014
This month, James helped the international Editorial Board of the Bone & Joint Journal prepare cases…
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The British Elbow & Shoulder Society Annual Scientific Meeting
June, 2014
This month, James joined other sub-specialised orthopaedic shoulder surgeons from all over the United Kingdom…
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International Surgeons Discuss Current Trends in Paris, France
June, 2014
This month, James joined other sub-specialised orthopaedic shoulder surgeons from all over the world…
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Interesting cases published in “The Bone & Joint Journal”
June, 2014
To become a fully-qualified Orthopaedic Surgeon, surgeons-in-training must pass a final examination that is administered…
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New Biomaterial Trialled by Dr McLean
June, 2014
This month, James joined other Orthopaedic Surgeons from London and East Anglia…
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International Shoulder Surgeons Meet in Nice, France
June, 2014
This month, James joined other sub-specialised orthopaedic shoulder surgeons from all over the world…
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A New Surgical Technique Published in “Techniques in Hand & Upper Extremity Journal”
June, 2014
A Modified Ulna Translocation Reconstruction Technique for Campanacci Grade 3 Giant Cell Tumours…
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James Visits the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital (Stanmore, United Kingdom)
May, 2014
The Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital receives tertiary referrals for complex orthopaedic problems from…
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James Operates with Dr Tomas Smith in Hannover, Germany
May, 2014
This month, James took the opportunity to visit Dr Tomas Smith, a prominent Shoulder Surgeon practicing in Hannover, Germany…
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State-of-the-Art Arthroscopic Surgery Training Facility at the University of Cambridge
May, 2014
This month, James helped with demonstrating surgical approaches and techniques at a surgical workshop…
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“Tips & Tricks” Upper Limb Course at Wrightington Upper Limb Unit
April, 2014
Wrightington Hospital’s status as a Centre of Excellence in the treatment of musculo-skeletal disease has its origins in the seminal work of Professor Sir John Charnley who pioneered…
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James Helps Demonstrate Live Shoulder Surgery in Birmingham, United Kingdom
March, 2014
Live surgical seminars are one way that surgeons keep up-to-date and learn new skills. Surgeries are performed in a normal operating theatre, where audiovisual equipment is used to project the live operation to a lecture theatre full of interested surgeons…
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New Opportunity at Cambridge University NHS Trust Hospital
February, 2014
James is excited to be starting work at Addenbrookes Hospital, a Cambridge University. The Unit specialises in shoulder and elbow surgery and is a tertiary referral centre for complex orthopaedic…
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