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




In the best interest of all patients, visitors and staff, we are taking cautious preventative measures to ensure the health and safety of all, minimising the risk to our sportsmed community.

Whilst things look a little different in the current environment, we are continuing to provide our services, and are here to help you through this challenging time.

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