Hand, Elbow and Shoulder

Date of Birth:
11th February 1969

Place of birth:
Maidstone, Kent, England

Citizenship:
Australian and British

Schooling:
Cranbrook School 1974-1976
Sydney Grammar School 1977-1986

Medical school
University of Sydney, graduated 1993

QUALIFICATIONS

  1. University:
    MB BS Hons II (Sydney)

  2. Post graduate:
    Fellow Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (Orthopaedics)
    Fellow Australian Orthopaedic Association

  3. Post fellowship training:
    Smith and Nephew Ilizarov and Research Fellowship, New Children's Hospital, Westmead
    Shoulder and elbow fellowship, Dr David Duckworth, Sydney
    International Pediatric Orthopedic Fellowship, Texas Scottish Rite Hospital, Dallas Texas, USA.
    International Hand and Upper Extremity Fellowship, Texas Scottish Rite Hospital, Dallas, Texas, USA.

Medical Registration:

AHPRA current

Specialist in:

Surgery of the hand and upper extremity (including the elbow and shoulder)

Professional memberships:

NSW hand surgery association - secretary January 2014-2016
Australian hand surgery society
Shoulder and elbow society of Australia
Australian Orthopaedic Association - Chairman of Sydney Northside Board of Studies, AOA, 2009 -2012
Royal Australian College of Surgeons
Australian Society of Orthopaedic Surgeons
Australian Medical Association

Dupuytrens society

Public Hospital Visiting rights:

Children's Hospital Westmead (hand and orthopaedic VMO)

Private Hospital Visiting rights:

Norwest Private Hospital, Bella Vista, Sydney.
Macquarie University Hospital
Southern Highlands Private Hospital
North Shore Private Hospital

Consults at:

Bowral Clinic
Norwest Clinic
Macquarie University Clinic

Presentations and invited lectures:

  1. "Bizarre parosteal osteochondromatous proliferation, the NSW experience" N.C. Smith, A.Ellis, S. McCarthey, pre-sented at Australian Orthopaedic Association (AOA) scientific meeting Melbourne, 1995.
  2. "Kaneda fixation device in thoracolumbar burst fractures" J.Evison, N.Smith, M. Ryan, S. Ruff, TKF Taylor, pre-sented at New Zealand Orthopaedic Association, Christchurch, 1996.
  3. "C1/2 fusion using transarticular screw fixation" I Farey, J Green, N.Smith, presented at the AOA Spine Society Meeting, Port Douglas, 1996.
  4. "Clubfoot: intrinsic compartment pressure measurement related to outcome" N.Smith, M.Hanlon, M. Barnes, G. Lamb, R. Nicol, presented at Paediatric Orthopaedic Society of New Zealand meeting (prequel to world english speak-ing meeting) Queenstown, N.Z.
  5. "Supracondylar femoral fractures in children" N Smith, D Parker, D.McNicol, presented at AOA scientific meeting, Brisbane 1999.
  6. "The Effect of Zoledronate on a Rabbit Model of Distraction Osteogenesis" D.G. Little, N.Smith, C. Cowell. Pre-sented at AOA AGM Hobart, 2000.
  7. "The Effect of Zoledronate on a Rabbit Model of Distraction Osteogenesis" Smith EJ, Smith NC, Briody J, C. Cow-ell, Gardiner EM, Little DG. Australia and New Zealand Bone and Mineral Society; Hamilton Island, Queensland Aus-tralia November 2000.
  8. "Zoledronic Acid Improves the Amount and Strength of New Bone Formation During Distraction Osteogenesis in Immature Rabbits". NC. Smith, TMcEvoy, J Broidy, L Bilston, EJ Smith, P Williams, C Cowell, DG Little. Winner of best poster presentation, Australian and New Zealand Orthopaedic Research Society meeting October 2001.
  9. "Pseudorotation of the fifth metacarpal" N.Smith, N Hartnell, N Moncrief, J Ashwell. Presented at the AOA AGM Hobart, 2000. Winner of prize for best scientific paper at NSW Hand Surgery Society meeting, Bowral,NSW 2000
  10. "Apical Oblique View in Unilateral Traumatic Shoulder Instability" M Howard, N Hartnell, P Lucas, N Smith, D Duckworth. Presented at the AOA AGM Queenstown, New Zealand, October 2001.
  11. "Displaced midshaft clavicle fractures – a retrospective study comparing plating with intramedullary fixation" D.Duckworth, C.Vasili, N.Smith, D.Bokor. Scientific Exhibit, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Annual Meeting, Dallas, February 2002.
  12. "Paediatric distal humerus fractures" invited lecture at AOA COE May 2002
  13. Error in Radiographic Measurement of Shortening of Femur Fractures Treated in Spica Casts. NC Smith, J Birch. Combined Orthopaedic Associations Meeting, Darling Harbour, Oct 2004.
  14. " Neonatal Brachial Plexus Palsy: Long-term follow-up of patients with absent biceps function at three months." Combined Orthopaedic Associations Meeting, Darling Harbour, Oct 2004.
  15. "Intraoperative Stability Testing of Lateral-Entry Pin Fixation of Pediatric Supracondylar Humeral Fractures" Shoulder and Elbow Society of Australia Meeting, Victor Harbour November 2006
  16. "Short term outcome following shoulder rebalancing surgery for sequelae of neonatal brachial plexus palsy" Shoul-der and Elbow Society of Australia meeting, Victor Harbour November 2006
  17. "Keloid formation after syndactyly release- case reports and review of literature" with Michael Tonkin. 7th World Symposium on Congenital Malformations of the Hand and Upper Limb, Sydney March 2007
  18. "CMC instability after pollicisation" with Michael Tonkin 7th World Symposium on Congenital Malformations of the Hand and Upper Limb, Sydney March 2007
  19. "Epiphyseodesis of the distal ulna" NSW Hand Surgery Society AGM Woollongong November 2007
  20. "Pyrodisc for thumb CMCJ arthritis" NSW Hand Surgery Society AGM Woollongong November 2007
  21. "Limited incision plating for clavicle fractures" co-author with David Duckworth, Sheoulder and Elbow Society of Australia, Nov 2008, Perth
  22. "Phalangeal microgeodic syndrome" with P Markham, M Tonkin, J Chaitow NSWHSA, Windsor, Nov 2008
  23. "Tension band fixation of mallet fractures" NSWHSA, Windsor, Nov 2008
  24. "Volar dynamic instability of the distal radioulnar joint" NSWHSA, Windsor, Nov 2008
  25. "Phalangeal microgeodic syndrome" with P Markham, M Tonkin, J Chaitow. Australian Hand Surgery Society Mornington Peninsula, March 2009.
  26. "Inter and intra observer error in joint measurement of the hand and wrist" with K. Arogundade and N. Vigna. NSWHSA meeting Port Macquarie, Nov 2009.
  27. Mallet finger symosium. NSWHSA meeting Port Macquarie, Nov 2009.
  28. "Results from surgical treatment of forearm supination contracture following neonatal brachial plexus palsy" with F. Rannard and Michael Tonkin, NSWHSA meeting Port Macquarie, Nov 2009.
  29. "Intraobserver and interobserver error in clinical measurement of PIP, MCP and wrist angles." Kunle Arogundade, Nadia Vigna and Nicholas Smith. NSWHSA meeting Port Macquarie, Nov 2009, and Australian Hand Surgery Society meeting Canberra, March 2010.
  30. "Short term results of "pyrodisc" arthroplasty for trapezio-metacarpal joint arthrosis." Nicholas Smith, Michael Ward. NSWHSA, Hamliton Island Nov 2010.
  31. "Interosseous ligament reconstruction using FDS, an anatomical study in the cadaver" Nicholas Smith NSWHSA, Hamilton Island Nov 2010.
  32. "Neonatal brachial plexopathy" ASPS registrar symposium, invited lecture, Sydney, March 2011.
  33. "Basic principles of internal fixation" Medartis hand and wrist course, Sydney Hospital, September 2011
  34. "Bilateral Artelon aseptic inflammatory reaction" Tom Quick, Richard Lawson and Nicholas Smith. NSWHSA, Wyong, Nov 2011
  35. "The Development of a Congenital Classification - interobserver reliabilty. Tom Quick, Nick Smith, Richard Law-son, Michael Tonkin NSWHSA Wyong, Nov 2011.
  36. "The Moberg flap" RNSH flap course, February 2012
  37. "Pathophysiology of compressive neuropathy" AHSS registrar program Manly, March 2012
  38. "Tendinitis of the wrist and hand" AHSS registrar program Manly, March 2012
  39. "Tendon transfers for shoulder function after nerve injury" invited lecture AOA AGM hand symposium, Sydney, October 2012.
  40. "Timing of spontaneous recovery of active external rotation in neonatal brachial plexus palsy" Nicholas Smith, Alex Nicholls and Michael Tonkin. NSWHSA Leura, Nov 2012
  41. "Arthroscopic TFCC repair Korean style" Nick Smith, NSWHSA Leura, Nov 2012
  42. "Neonatal brachial plexus palsy and congenital hand differences" invited lecture APOS registar symposium, Noosa , November 2012.
  43. " NSW hand surgeons' preferences regarding suspensionplasty after trapeziectomy" NSWHSA ASM Canberra Nov 2013
  44. "Timing of spontaneous recovery of active external rotation in neonatal brachial plexus palsy" Nicholas Smith, Alex Nicholls, Michael Tonkin, David McCombe, Mitch Seruya, Bruce Johnstone. AHSS ASM Gold Coast March 2014

    Winner best scientific paper Australian Hand Surgery Society, 2014.

  45. "Early experience and results with spinal accessory to suprascapular nerve transfer through a posterior approach in NBPP." Nicholas Smith and Michael Tonkin. AHSS ASM Gold Coast, March 2014
  46. "Training in hand surgery- the ideal" - invited perspective, AHSS ASM Gold Coast, March 2014
  47. "Interosseous ligament reconstruction" Jonathan Bellity, Richard Lawson, Nick Smith. NSWHSA ASM Kiama No-vember 2014.
  48. "Symposium - Thumb CMCJ OA - Pyrodisc" NSWHSA ASM Queenstown August 2015
  49. "How I do it : Open TFCC repair" NSWHSA ASM Queenstown August 2015
  50. "Paco's dream - the end of CRPS" with Michael Ward. NSWHSA ASM Queenstown August 2015
  51. "Mini-symposium. Wound care" NSWHSA ASM Queenstown August 2015

Publications:

  1. "Bizarre Parosteal Osteochondromatous Proliferation – the N.S.W. experience" N. Smith, A. Ellis, P. McNaught, S McCarthey. Austr NZ J Surg, September 1996.
  2. "Transarticular screw fixation versus the Magerl technique for C1/2 fusion" I. Farey, S. Nadkarni, N. Smith. Clin Or-thop and Related Research, February 1999.
  3. "Supracondylar fractures of the femur in children" N.Smith, D Parker, D McNicol, J Pediatric Orthop 2001, 21:600-603
  4. "Bisphosphonates and Nephrocalcinosis in a rabbit leg lengthening model: A Histological and Therapeutic Compari-son" P Williams, N Smith, C Cooke-Yardborough and D Little. Pharmacology and Toxicology 2001, 89, 149-152
  5. "Zoledronic acid prevents osteopenia and increases bone strength in a rabbit model of distraction osteogenesis."
    Little DG; Smith NC; Williams PR; Briody JN; Bilston LE; Smith EJ; Gardiner EM; Cowell CT. J Bone Miner Res 2003 Jul;18(7):1300-7
  6. "Zoledronic acid improves the mechanical properties of normal and healing bone."
    Clin Biomech (Bristol, Avon) 2002 Nov-Dec;17(9-10):716-8
    Bilston LE; Little DG; Smith NC; Williams P; Briody
  7. "Pseudorotation of the fifth metacarpal" NC Smith, N Moncrieff, N Hartnell, J Ashwell. Journal of Hand Surgery (Br), June 2003.
  8. "Focal Fibrocartilaginous Dysplasia in the Upper Extremity". NC Smith, P Carter, M Ezaki. J Pediatric Orthopaedics Nov –Dec 2004, 24(6) 700
  9. "Neonatal Brachial Plexus Palsy: Long-term follow-up of patients with absent biceps function at three months." J Bone Joint Surg (Am) Oct 2004, 86-A p2163
  10. "Transient Disturbance in Physeal Morphology Is Associated With Long-Term Effects of Nitrogen-Containing Bisphosphonates in Growing Rabbits"
    Smith EJ; Little DG; Briody JN; McEvoy A; Smith NC; Eisman JA; Gardiner EM. J Bone Miner Res 2005 Oct;20(10):1731-1741
  11. "IntraoperativeStabilityTesting of Lateral-Entry Pin Fixation of Pediatric Supracondylar Humeral Fractures"
    Michalis Zenios, FRCS(Orth), Manoj Ramachandran, FRCS(Orth), BenMilne, MBBS, DavidLittle, FRACS(Orth), PhD, and NicholasSmith, FRACS J Pediatr Orthop 27(6) Sept 2007
  12. "Early combined neurosurgery and orthopaedic surgery in neonatal brachial plexus palsy." Ram Palti, Max Hor-witz, Nicholas Smith, Michael Tonkin. Hand Surg 16(2):155-9 Jan 2011
  13. "An Olecranon chondral flap and Osteochondral coronoid fracture in a spontaneously reduced elbow dislocation in a child." Tom Quick, Paul Gibbons Nicholas Smith, J Paed Orthop (Br) Sept 2013: 22(5) 481-485
  14. "Classification of congenital anomolies of the hand and upper limb: development of a new system" Tonkin MA, Tolerton SK, Quick TJ, Harvery I, Lawson RD, Smith NC, Oberg KC. J Hand Surg (Am) 38:9 2103 Sept 1845-53
  15. "Case report of an ulcerated infantile digital fibromatosis in an older child. The lump to spot in the child's hand (a spot not to lump in with the others)". Tom Quick and Nicholas Smith. J Hand Surg (Eur) Vol April 11, 2013

Other academic awards and endeavours

"Pseudorotation of the fifth metacarpal" N.Smith, N Hartnell, N Moncrief, J Ashwell. Presented at the AOA AGM Hobart, 2000. Winner of prize for best scientific paper at NSW Hand Surgery Society meeting, Bowral,NSW 2000

"Zoledronic Acid Improves the Amount and Strength of New Bone Formation During Distraction Osteogenesis in Immature Rabbits". NC. Smith, TMcEvoy, J Broidy, L Bilston, EJ Smith, P Wil-liams, C Cowell, DG Little. Winner of best poster presentation, Australian and New Zealand Or-thopaedic Research Society meeting October 2001

Co-convener of 7th World Symposium on Congenital Malformations of the Hand and Upper Limb, Sydney March 2007

"Timing of spontaneous recovery of active external rotation in neonatal brachial plexus palsy" Nicholas Smith, Alex Nicholls, Michael Tonkin, David McCombe, Mitch Seruya, Bruce Johnstone. AHSS ASM Gold Coast March 2014
Winner best scientific paper Australian Hand Surgery Society, 2014.

The Australian Hand Surgery Society Traveling Fellow for 2015

Secretary New South Wales Hand Surgery Society 2014-2015

Convenor of the New South Wales Hand Surgery Association Annual Scientific Meeting ,Kiama 2014.

Convenor of the New South Wales Hand Surgery Association Annual Scientific Meeting, Queens-town NZ, 2015.

Reviewer for Journal of Hand Surgery (American) 2014 till current.

Reviewer for Journal of Hand Surgery (European) 2015 till current.

Member of hand surgery outreach team to Phnom Pehn, Cambodia 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015.

Convenor of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons ASM hand section, Sydney 2018.