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Dr James McLean

MS, MBBS, FRACS (Ortho), FAOrthA
Orthopaedic Surgeon

Dr James McLean
 
Dr James McLean

Dr James McLean is an orthopaedic surgeon specialising in shoulder and upper limb surgery, with a particular interest in joint replacement and minimallyinvasive arthroscopic (key-hole) surgery of the shoulder, elbow, wrist and hand. He manages patient conditions associated with arthritis, trauma and sports injuries; and has a special interest in shoulder arthritis and rotator cuff disease.

In addition to consulting from four of Orthopaedics SA’s metropolitan locations, Dr McLean complements his private practice with clinics at the Queen Elizabeth and Royal Adelaide Hospitals; where he holds clinical and academic appointments through the University of Adelaide. He is also an active Australian Defence Force Reservist. Through these commitments, Dr McLean maintains a high standard of personal and professional fulfilment, as well as being a devoted husband and father of two young boys.

Dr McLean has trained locally and internationally, including two clinical fellowships at the University of Cambridge (United Kingdom) and University of British Columbia (Canada). An important part of his practice is committed to the development of new methods of diagnosis and treatment, as well as research into improving patient outcomes following surgery. His ongoing contributions to orthopaedic literature have seen him co-author several book chapters on upper limb conditions, publish numerous research papers in peer-reviewed journals, and accept several accolades, including ‘best paper’ awards, research grants and research scholarships.

Specialising in

  • shoulder, elbow, wrist & hand disorders
  • Arthritis, trauma & sports injuries
  • Arthroscopic & minimally-invasive surgery
  • Joint replacement surgery
  • TelTel: (08) 8267 8292
  • EmailEmail: [javascript protected email address]

Consulting / operating locations

North Adelaide Bedford Park
The Memorial Hospital
Sir Edwin Smith Ave.
North Adelaide SA 5006
Flinders Private Hospital
1 Flinders Drive
Bedford Park SA 5042
Ashford Calvary Central Districts Hospital
Level 4, 57
Anzac Highway
Ashford SA 5035
25-37
Jarvis Road
Elizabeth Vale 5112

Qualifications

  • Master of Surgery (MS)
    Thesis: An Anatomical Basis for the Management of Complex Wrist Injuries
    University of Adelaide, Adelaide, Australia
  • Bachelor of Medicine & Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS)
    University of Adelaide, Adelaide, Australia
  • Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (FRACS)
    Royal Australasian College of Surgeons, Melbourne, Australia
  • Fellow of the Australian Orthopaedic Association (FAOrthA)
    Australian Orthopaedic Association, Sydney, Australia
  • Queen’s Commission 2nd Lieutenant
    Royal Military College of Australia, Duntroon, Australia
  • Diploma of Personnel and Operations Management
    Royal Military College of Australia, Duntroon, Australia
  • Diploma of Government (Management)
    Royal Military College of Australia, Duntroon, Australia
  • Certificate IV in Business (Frontline Management)
    Royal Military College of Australia, Duntroon, Australia

Education and medical training

  • Clinical Fellowship – shoulder & Elbow Surgery
    University of Cambridge NHS Foundation Trust – Addenbrooke’s Hospital
    Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • Clinical Fellowship – Hand & Upper Extremity Surgery
    University of British Columbia – St Paul’s Hospital & Vancouver Upper Limb Centre
    British Columbia, Canada
  • Research Fellowship – RACS Foundation W. G. Norman Research Fellowship
    University of Adelaide – Royal Adelaide Hospital
    Adelaide, Australia
  • Surgical Education Training (SET) Programme – Orthopaedic Surgery
    Royal Australasian College of Surgeons / Australian Orthopaedic Association
  • Basic Surgical Training (BST) Programme
    Royal Australasian College of Surgeons
  • Early Management of Severe Burns
  • Early Management of Severe Trauma course
  • RACS Australian Surgical Skills Education and Training course
  • RACS Basic Surgical Examination
  • RACS Care of the Critically Ill Surgical Patient course
  • RACS Clinical Surgery Examination
  • RACS Critical Literature Evaluation & Research course
  • RACS Mastering Professional Interactions Workshop
  • RACS Orthopaedic Principles & Basic Science examination
  • RACS Professional Development for Registrars
  • RACS Risk Minimisation & Stress Management for Surgeons
  • RACS Statistics for Surgeons Workshop
  • Radiation Safety Course
  • University of Adelaide – Anatomy Course for Surgical Trainees
  • University of Otago – Dunedin Basic Medical Sciences Course
  • Internship
    Royal Adelaide Hospital, Adelaide, Australia
  • Medical School
    University of Adelaide, Adelaide, Australia

Appointments

Current positions

  • Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon
    Orthopaedics SA, Adelaide, Australia
  • Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon
    Royal Adelaide Hospital, Adelaide, Australia
  • Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon
    The Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Adelaide, Australia

Teaching appointments

  • Clinical Lecturer
    University of Adelaide, Adelaide, Australia

Prizes and awards

  • RACS Foundation W G Norman Research Fellowship – $60,000
    Royal Australasian College of Surgeons
  • Arthritis Australia/Zimmer Orthopaedic Fellowship Scholarship – $55,000
    Arthritis Foundation of Australia
  • Modbury Hospital Research Grant – $40,000
    Industry Research Grant
  • Faculty of Health Sciences Divisional Scholarship – $20,000
    University of Adelaide, Adelaide, Australia
  • Modbury Hospital Research Grant – $12,000
    Modbury Public Hospital Foundation
  • Keith Doddridge Prize – Best paper – $500
    Lunate Type as a Predictor For Cable Augmented Modified Brunelli Procedure
    South Australian Hand Surgery Society
  • Keith Doddridge Prize – Best paper – $500
    Influence of Lunate Type on Row and Column Scaphoid Kinematics
    South Australian Hand Surgery Society

Research and publications

Book chapters

  • Scaphoid Anatomy
    Adam C Watts, James M McLean, Quentin Fogg, Gregory I Bain
    In: The Scaphoid. Editor Slutsky DJ & Slade JF III, New York: Thieme; 2011:3-10
  • Reconstruction techniques for fractures of the proximal ulna and radial head
    James M. McLean , George S. Athwal, Parham Daneshvar
    In: Essential Techniques in Elbow Surgery. Editors: Samuel Antuña & Raul Barco.
    Cham, Germany: Springer International Publishing AG. 2016: 59-86.

Publications

Associations and memberships

  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS)
  • Australasian Orthopaedic Trauma Society (AOTS)
  • Australian Medical Association (AMA)
  • Australian Military Medicine Association (AMMA)
  • Australian Orthopaedic Association (AOA)
  • Australian Society of Orthopaedic Surgeons (ASOS)
  • International Society of Arthroscopy, Knee Surgery & Orthopaedic Sports Medicine (ISAKOS)
  • Medical Insurance Group Australia (MIGA)
  • Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS)
  • South Australian Hand Surgery Society (SAHSS)
  • University of Adelaide Alumni (UAA)

Medical representation

  • President
    South Australian Orthopaedic Registrars Association (2013)
  • South Australian Orthopaedic Trainee Representative
    South Australian SA Training Committee (2011-12)
  • South Australian Trainee Representative
    Australian Orthopaedic Registrar’s Association (2011-12)
  • Treasurer
    South Australian Orthopaedic Registrar’s Association (2010-11)
  • Committee Member
    Royal Adelaide Hospital RMO Society (2006-7)
  • Intern Representative
    Royal Adelaide Hospital RMO Working Committee (2005)