Dr. David Graham is a globally trained orthopaedic surgeon, who specializes in wrist, hand and micro-surgery for children and adults. He serves various hospitals like the John Flynn hospital Gold Coast.
The experience and training of Dr. Graham includes reconstructive and acute surgery for the wrist and the hand; such as fracture management, trauma, tendon surgery (tendon transfers), free flap and microvascular surgery, nerve surgery and elective surgeries to manage conditions like Dupuytren’s disease, de Quervains, trigger finger, carpal tunnel syndrome, arthritis, etc.
Dr. Graham mainly operates out of the Gold Coast Centre for Bone and Joint surgery and also serves as a VMO in Gold Coast University Hospital and Queensland Children’s hospital. He operates privately at John Flynn hospital Gold Coast and Pindara Private Hospital, Benowa located in the Gold Coast.
Dr. Graham graduated from the University Of Queensland (UQ) with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Honours) and proceeded to complete a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery in UQ. Subsequently, he completed advanced training in Orthopaedic surgery in NSW. After this training in Orthopaedics, Dr. Graham completed a Fellowship in Hand, Wrist and Microsurgery at the Royal North Shore Hospital in Sydney.
The doctor has also been trained in international locations. He completed further training as a visiting Hand, Wrist and Microsurgery fellow at the Ganga Hospital, Coimbatore, India. He also served in Children’s Hospital of Orange County, University of California, Irvine and Shriner’s Hospital Los Angeles.
He has also travelled widely to work with hand surgery professors in Madrid (Spain) and Niigata (Japan). He worked as a consultant hand and wrist specialist at Sydney Hospital – Hand Unit and also in Fairfield Hospital – South Western Sydney Hand Centre, before returning to Queensland.
The doctor has a strong interest in research and teaching. He holds academic titles with Bond University, Griffiths University and University of Queensland medical schools. He has many peer-reviewed and published research papers in Orthopaedic and Hand surgery, drawn from his experience as a hand and wrist specialist. The doctor also presents at local, national, and international conferences in hand surgery.
He also travels overseas regularly on Orthopaedic outreach trips, with the objective of offering high-quality healthcare to all. He also provides training to surgical trainees and local surgeons. Places he visits regularly include Cambodia, Fiji and Nepal.
For the consultation, patients are advised to bring along a referral letter from their GP or emergency doctor. They must carry along all X-rays/ CT/ MRI scan reports or other relevant images of the affected region. Also, bring along previous operation reports, work cover claim number (if applicable), Medicare card and private health insurance card.
The doctor recommends that for hand or wrist surgery, the patient must stop smoking, stop taking some medications (blood thinning/ immune suppressive medication) as well as diabetic medication. He must also arrange for some other person to drive him home after the procedure. More information will be provided by Gold Coast Centre for Bone and Joint Surgery.