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Sydney Shoulder Specialist

Sydney Shoulder Specialist

Show Phone NumberSuite 201, Level 2, 156 Pacific Highway, St Leonards, NSW, 2065Australia
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Orthopaedist Consultation
Rotator Cuff Repair
Shoulder Replacement
Arthroscopy
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Accreditations

  • FRACS - Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (Australia) 
  • MBBS - Bachelor of Medical and Bachelor of Surgery (Australia) 

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Orthopaedics

Orthopaedics

 
Arthroscopy
 
Orthopaedist Consultation
 
Rotator Cuff Repair
 
Shoulder Replacement

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Dr Allan Young

Biography:
Dr Allan Young is a shoulder surgeon with a special interest in: shoulder arthritis and replacement rotator cuff tears and repair shoulder reconstruction for instability and dislocations biceps and AC joint pathology shoulder trauma Dr Young is an experienced and highly qualified orthopaedic surgeon specializing in all aspects of shoulder surgery. After completing surgical training in Sydney, for which he was awarded the Gordon-Taylor medal by the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons for achieving the highest marks in the across all surgical disciplines, Dr Young completed post-fellowship training in shoulder surgery under the tuition of Professor David Sonnabend at Royal North Shore Hospital. In addition, he spent one year learning advanced shoulder surgery techniques with Dr Gilles Walch, an internationally renowned shoulder surgeon in Lyon, France. In addition to his medical and orthopaedic surgery qualifications, Dr Young has completed a Masters in Sports Medicine (MSpMed) at the University of New South Wales and a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) at the University of Sydney. His doctoral thesis was entitled "Biomechanical, Molecular and Dynamic Biomechanical Properties of Articular Cartilage: Investigations into the Pathophysiology of Osteoarthritis". Dr Young has numerous publications in international peer reviewed journals stemming from his scientific and clinical work, including articles on rotator cuff repair, osteoarthritis, total shoulder replacement, reverse shoulder replacement, management of shoulder trauma and shoulder reconstruction for instability. He combines clinical knowledge and experience with scientific evidence to provide the best advice and management possible as a shoulder surgeon to patients from Sydney and regional areas. He has presented at numerous national and international meetings, including the International Congress of Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Meeting, American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons Open Meeting, Orthopaedic Research Society Meeting, Combined Orthopaedic Meeting, Australian Orthopaedic Association Meeting, and the Australian Shoulder and Elbow Society Meeting. He has been a regular invited speaker and member of the faculty for the Nice Shoulder Course in Nice, France.

Dr Benjamin Cass

Biography:
Dr Benjamin Cass is a shoulder and elbow surgeon with his practice based on the lower north shore of Sydney. Dr Cass trained originally through Sydney University and Royal Prince Alfred Hospitals. He was appointed to Sydney University as the Senior Lecturer in Orthopaedic Surgery and as Consultant Surgeon to The Royal North Shore Hospital in 2006. He was appointed as a Visiting Medical Officer at The Royal North Shore Hospital and Ryde Hospital in 2010. Dr Cass passed the Australian Orthopaedic Association and The Royal Australasian College of Surgeons Fellowship exams in 2004. He then completed two post-fellowship training posts one at The Mayo clinic in the United States working with Prof Bernard Morrey and one at Royal North Shore Hospital working with Prof. David Sonnabend. Dr Cass specialises in shoulder reconstruction and replacement for tendon or labral tears, instability or arthritis via arthroscopic and when needed open surgery. Dr Cass also specialises in reconstructive procedures for the elbow including ligament reconstruction, arthroscopy, releases and replacement. Dr Cass operates at major private hospitals including The Mater Misericordiae in North Sydney, North Shore Private Hospital and Castlecrag Private Hospital. His public appointments are at Royal North Shore Hospital, Ryde Hospital and Dubbo Base Hospital. Through Royal North Shore Hospital Dr Cass (along with Dr Young and Prof. Sonnabend) provide the major service for treating fractures and trauma of the upper limb for this level 1 trauma centre that serves over 350,000 people - many whom are sent in for specialised care from smaller hospitals. Dr Cass visits Dubbo each 6 weeks to consult and operate, thus providing a service for country patients and continuing a link started by his grandfather as a rural NSW GP.

Prof David Sonnabend

Biography:
David Sonnabend is Professor of Orthopaedic and Traumatic Surgery at the University of Sydney, from where he graduated with Honours degrees in Biochemistry (1968) and Medicine (1972). His clinical interests relate to shoulder surgery and arthritis, and he has published 14 book chapters, 60 refereed articles and 26 abstracts. He has given 43 international and 70 national invited presentations and over 110 presentations at other meetings in this field. His doctoral thesis was on the pathology, repair and comparative anatomy of the rotator cuff. He was a founding member of the Australian and New Zealand Orthopaedic Research Society, and the inaugural president of the Shoulder and Elbow Society of Australia, of which he is an honorary life member. He was, for nine years, "Editor in Australasia" of the Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery. In 1998 he was chairman of the 7th International Congress on Surgery of the Shoulder. He is a corresponding member of the American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons, and an external reviewer for the Cochrane Collaboration (musculoskeletal injuries group) and various journals (including the Journal of Orthopaedic Science and the American Journal of Sports Medicine). He is a member of the International Board of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery and of the Court of Examiners of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons. He has been a visiting Professor at various overseas universities, including George Washington University (Washington, DC), the Hebrew University (Jerusalem) and the University of Calgary (Alberta, Canada). He has been an invited guest lecturer at numerous overseas meetings, including the Japanese, New Zealand, Indonesian and South African Orthopaedic Associations and the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. In 2004 he was the keynote lecturer at the 9th International Conference on Surgery of the Shoulder, in Washington, DC. In 2007 he was given the Australian Orthopaedic Association award for contributions to Orthopaedic Research. He conducts a post specialization Fellowship programme in Shoulder and Elbow Surgery at the Royal North Shore Hospital in Sydney where he also convenes an annual national Shoulder Symposium. Over 50 Australian and overseas orthopaedic surgeons have completed post-specialization Fellowships in Shoulder Surgery under his supervision since 1989. He is involved in ongoing research into osteoarthritis and tendon healing in the Raymond Purves Research Laboratories (Royal North Shore Hospital), as well as various other clinical research projects. He has, in collaboration with colleagues, been the recipient of many NHMRC and other research grants. He has been Director of the Bone and Joint Research Foundation since 2003.
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