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Research Biography

Greg Bain is Professor of Upper Limb and Research in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery. He provides Upper limb orthopaedic services to Flinders Medical Centre and the Repatriation General Hospital.

Greg's practice is exclusively upper limb orthopaedic surgery. He has presented and published research papers locally and overseas on hand and upper limb topics as well as editing text books on upper limb disorders. He is actively involved in pursuing an anatomically based approach to research and surgery.

He has a special interest in surgical education, arthroscopy and minimally invasive surgery.

President of International Wrist Arthroscopic Association 2021 -2

President of Asia Pacific Wrist Association 2017 - 9

International Federation for Societies for Surgey of the Hand

         Delegate for the Australian Hand Surgery Society 2019 - 22

         Executive Committee - Mamber at Large - Asia 2022 - 25

Deputy Editor Journal of Wrist Surgery 2012 - 

International Sports and Knee and Orthopaedic Surgery (ISAKOS)

            Chairman of Elbow Wrist and Hand Committee,  2015 - 9

            Executive 2017 - 19, Godfather

President of Shoulder and Elbow Society of Australia 2004 -6

Terry Whipple Prize for contribution to Wrist Arthroscopy, EWAS, 2008


Research Interests

Reconstructive surgery of the upper limb.

Clinical anatomy and biomechanics.

Shoulder anatomy, Shoulder crane, Rototor cuff tears, Shoulder instability

Distal biceps tendon injuries

Distal radius fractures, Scaphoid fractures, Carpal instability, Osteoligamentous injuries of the wrist

Research Expertise

  • Upper limb disorders
  • Upper limb reconstructive surgery

Completed Supervisions

Principal Supervisions:
  • Orthopaedic surgery (2)
Associate Supervisions:
  • Anatomy and surgery (Univ of Adelaide) (9)
  • Anatomy and surgery (Univ of South Australia) (2)


  • Registered

Supervisory Interests

  • Upper limb orthopaedic surgery
  • Sports
  • Trauma
  • Arthroscopy
  • Orthopaedic surgery clinical trials
  • Orthopaedics
  • Orthopaedic surgery


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