Dr Andrew Saies

Shoulder, Hand and Upper Limb Extremity Surgeon


  • Sports injuries
  • Arthroscopy and open surgery of the shoulder, elbow, wrist and hand
  • Nerve injuries and disease
  • Arthritis surgery
  • Shoulder replacement


Dr Saies is available for consultation at the below locations. To make an appointment, contact 08 8362 7788 or email ortho@sportsmed.com.au.


  • Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery, University of Adelaide, 1980
  • Fellowship of Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (Ortho), 1988
  • Clinical Lecturer, Adelaide University since 1989
  • Fellowship of Hand and Upper Limb, Duke Medical Centre, North Carolina
  • Former Visiting Medical Specialist, Women’s and Children’s Hospital, 1990–93
  • Former Visiting Medical Specialist, Royal Adelaide Hospital, 1990–96
  • Chairman, SPORTSMED·SA Hospital and Orthopaedics Board of Directors, 2009-2015
  • Chair, Statewide Orthopaedic Clinical Network, 2010-12
  • Deputy Chairman, SPORTSMED·SA Hospital and Orthopaedics Board of Directors, 2015 – present

Member Of

  • Australian Hand Surgery Society
  • Australian Medical Association
  • Australian Orthopaedic Association
  • Australian Society of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • Duke Hand Club
  • F.I.M.S (International Sports Medicine)
  • Piedmont Orthopaedic Society
  • Western Pacific Orthopaedic Association
  • Former Member, Young Presidents Organisation
  • Royal Australasian College of Surgeons
  • Shoulder Elbow Society of Australia

Awards & Achievements

  • Education Council for Foreign Medical Graduates, 1988
  • Zimmer Orthopaedic Traveling Fellowship, 1989
  • Secretary, Adelaide Bone and Joint Research Foundation, 1990–97
  • State Chairman, Australian Society of Orthopaedic Surgeons (ASOS), 1993–95
  • Secretary of the Australian Shoulder Elbow Society, 1994–96
  • Chairman of the Association of Advancement of Private Health, 1995
  • Managing Director SPORTSMED•SA Hospital and Orthopaedics Division, 1995–2010
  • Chairman Scotch College Council of Governors, 2002–08
  • Board Member, Cruising Yacht Club of South Australia (CYCSA), 2005–2017
  • Winner, Rolex Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race, 2009
  • President, Cruising Yacht Club of South Australia (CYCSA), 2011–17
  • Member, Cruising Yacht Club of South Australia (CYCSA)

Personal Interests

  • Family and friends
  • Yacht racing
  • Snow skiing
  • Theatre and music
  • Politics


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