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 , Dr Butler and Dr Loch-Wilkinson have all made efforts to work with Plastic, Orthopaedic 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 and Dr Butler have completed additional training in hand surgery, and were awarded the additional qualification of PFET(Hand Surgery) by the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons in 2017, and 2021 respectively.
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 and Dr Butler consult and operate on paediatric hand patients at Queensland Children’s Hospital (formerly Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital), Pindara Private and John Flynn Private Hospitals. Dr Graham also works at the Gold Coast University Hospital.
Dr Graham is a full member of the Australian Hand Surgery Society, Queensland Hand Surgery Society and an International member of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand. Dr Butler is a full member of the Australian and Queensland Hand Surgery Societies.
Hand Therapy provides rehabilitation for any hand or wrist condition. It involves evaluation and testing to assess the injured limb from which a specific treatment program can be designed. A variety of specialised treatment techniques are used to achieve these goals.
- Australian Hand Therapy Association
All hand therapists at The Palms Hand Therapy are associated with The Australian Hand Therapy Association.
The Palms Hand Therapy was started in 2017 by Marin Suzuki (Dr Graham's wife) with the intention of providing excellent continuity of care for all hand patients.
The Palms Hand Therapy sees patients directly without referral, and also takes referrals from General Practitioners, Emergency doctors and other allied health.
Research is crucial for the development and growth of hand surgery and hand therapy, and to ensure that the best available treatment is accessible to you. All practitioners at Mudgeeraba Hand Clinic are up to date with current research and are actively involved in research and we believe that this is our duty for all our patients now and in the future. We have established the Australian Research Collaboration on Hands (ARCH) research group to further hand surgery research and to ultimately improve patient outcomes.
- If you are in quarantine or have any flu-like symptoms we request that you do not attend our rooms.
- Only the patient is permitted into our clinic, unless they are under 18 years, in which one parent/guardian is required.
-Unvaccinated patients will be required to wear a mask at all times whilst in the clinic.