Metropolitan orthopaedic surgical practice in a rural location

A Brief Resume

Chris is originally from the north of England and having attended medical school in Nottingham he returned there to commence his general surgical training. He moved to New Zealand in 2000 where he recommenced training as a specialist orthopaedic surgeon. He has completed the standard training for Australia and New Zealand, sitting the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons exam in Sydney in September 2012, moving to Australia less than a year later. His experience of 20 years in orthopaedics, in three countries, three healthcare systems and 30 hospitals and with many, many surgical colleagues has afforded him the knowledge, skills and experience required to work well in regional practice.

Chris has now been living with his family and working in Australia for three years with a thriving practice in Tamworth prior to moving to Mackay.

If you'd like to know why Chris became a doctor and orthopaedic surgeon, this video from the Australian Orthopaedic Association goes some way to explaining the reasons why we do what it is that we do.


What kind of work do you specialize in?

Chris' particular areas of interest include joint replacement of shoulder, hip and knee (including revision, or "redo" surgery of the hip and knee), hand-and-wrist, trauma, and open "soft tissue" shoulder surgery. Chris also has a special interest in inflammatory conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis and gout.

This is reflected in his actual practice as shown below. These figures represent the percentage of work/operations performed over the last two years, combining public and private practice, including trauma.




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