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 base surgical specialities; and in some countries hand surgery is a completely separate surgical entity in its own right.

Both during and following surgical training, Dr Graham, Dr Butler and Dr Loch-Wilkinson all made efforts to work with Orthopaedic, Plastic and General Surgery trained hand surgeons; both in Australia and abroad.

Mudgeeraba Hand Clinic has welcomed Dr Loch-Wilkinson, a Plastic hand surgeon, – and encourages the collaboration of Orthopaedic and Plastic surgery to facilitate optimal patient outcomes.

The Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS) has implemented a post fellowship training program in Hand Surgery (PFET Hand Surgery) for Orthopaedic or Plastic surgeons who have a special passion for hand surgery. Dr Graham and Dr Butler have completed additional PFET hand surgery training, and were awarded the additional qualification of PFET(Hand Surgery) by the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons in 2017 / 2021 respectively.

Paediatric Hand Surgery

The field of paediatric hand surgery includes both traumatic and congenital surgery. This is an extremely varied field. Just some of the conditions treated include syndactlyly, brachial plexus, limb deficiency syndromes, constriction band sundromes, polydactyly, as well as many other conditions affecting the hand and wrist.

Dr Graham and Dr Butler consult and operate on paediatric patients at Queensland Children’s Hospital (formerly Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital), Pindara Private Hospital, John Flynn Private Hospital. Dr Graham also sees congenital hand patients at the Gold Coast University Hospital.