Shoulder, Elbow, Wrist & Hand Surgeon
Dr James McLean is an Australian Orthopaedic Surgeon specialising in shoulder and upper limb surgery. He manages upper limb patient conditions associated with arthritis, trauma, nerve problems and sports injuries.
Dr McLean performs minimally-invasive, arthroscopic (key-hole) surgery of the shoulder, elbow, wrist and hand; as well as shoulder & elbow joint replacement surgery (arthroplasty surgery). Dr McLean has a special interest in carpal tunnel syndrome minimally-invasive (key-hole) surgery; and arthroscopic (key-hole) shoulder surgery.
Dr McLean complements his private practice with appointments at the Queen Elizabeth and Royal Adelaide Hospitals; where he holds clinical and academic appointments through the University of Adelaide. An important part of Dr McLean’s 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.
Dr McLean has extensive international surgical training and has completed two competitive, world-renown clinical fellowships at the University of Cambridge (United Kingdom) and the University of British
Columbia (Canada). Dr McLean is actively involved in teaching surgeons in upper limb surgical techniques.
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.