Hand Surgery is a specialised area of surgery which has skill sets derived from Orthopaedic, Plastic and General Surgery. Hand Surgeons originate from each of these three surgical specialities; and in some countries Hand Surgery is a separate surgical entity in its own right.
Both during and following Orthopaedic training, Dr Graham has made efforts to work with Plastic and General Surgery trained Hand Surgeons; both in Australia and abroad.
The Royal Australasian College of Surgeons has recently implemented a post fellowship training program in Hand Surgery (PFET Hand Surgery) for Orthopaedic or Plastic hand surgeons who have a special passion for hand surgery. Dr Graham has completed PFET additional training, and was awarded the additional qualification of PFET(Hand Surgery) by the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons in 2017.
Paediatric Hand Surgery
The field of paediatric hand surgery includes both traumatic and congenital surgery. This is an extremely varied area. Just some of the conditions treated include syndactlyly, brachial plexus, limb deficiency syndromes, as well as other syndromes affecting the hand and wrist.
Dr Graham consults and operates on paediatric patients at Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital (South Brisbane), and John Flynn Private Hospital as well as at the Gold Coast University Hospital.