Dr Jeffery Hughes is an orthopaedic surgeon who specialises in shoulder and elbow reconstructive, trauma, arthroscopy and joint arthroplasty.
Dr Hughes has developed a tertiary shoulder and elbow practice undertaking arthroscopic shoulder stabilisation, capsular release, rotator cuff repair and tendon transfer for a rotator cuff deficiency. In addition he undertakes both primary and revision shoulder reconstruction arthroplasty.
He has been a course facilitator for training surgeons in shoulder arthroplasty, both advanced and revision procedures.
In addition Dr Hughes has developed a referral elbow practice in managing difficult elbow reconstruction for both acute and chronic elbow trauma, surgical release of post-traumatic and inflammatory joint contractures. This includes both arthroscopic and open surgery, along with ligament stabilisation.
Dr Hughes is one of the most experienced total elbow arthroplasty surgeons in Australia and is in fact on the design team for the Nexel total elbow arthroplasty designed in the Mayo Clinic in Rochester Minnesota USA. He has published numerous research articles and book chapters in sub-specialty shoulder and elbow text books.