Dr Nick Wallwork

Dr Nick Wallwork

About Dr Nick Wallwork

Shoulder, Elbow, Wrist and Hand Surgeon
Dr Nick Wallwork, Shoulder, Elbow, Wrist and Hand Surgeon, specialises in the care, treatment and rehabilitation for a range of shoulder, elbow, wrist and hand tendon injuries, fractures and degenerative conditions. He is a recognised locally and internationally as a leader and teacher in the delivery of advanced surgical care for the treatment of shoulder conditions. Dr Wallwork treats a wide variety of traumatic and sports injuries such as shoulder dislocations, through to hand and wrist fractures. Dr Wallwork has expertise in the management of arthritis, including joint replacements for the shoulder elbow wrist and hand. He is committed to delivering an exceptional level of personalised patient care to those seeking diagnosis, treatment and who have a desire to an effective return to activity. Dr Nick Wallwork has practiced at sportsmed since 2015 and is the current Chairman of the SportsmedSA Hospital and Orthopaedics Board of Directors. He currently consults at our Stepney Healthcare Hub, Morphett Vale, Mt Gambier and Darwin. A GP referral is required to make an appointment with Dr Wallwork.

Special Interests

  • Sports injuries
  • Arthroscopic shoulder surgery for the rotator cuff, labral tears and instability
  • Shoulder joint replacement for arthritis
  • Elbow arthritis surgery with arthroscopy and the treatment of tendinopathies
  • Wrist fractures and soft tissue injury management
  • Finger and thumb arthritis management, acute fractures, soft tissue injuries, tendon repair and surgery for Dupuytren’s contracture
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome and other compressive neuropathies

Service Location

Stepney Healthcare Hub
Morphett Vale
Mt Gambier
Darwin

Qualifications

  • Former visiting medical officer, Flinders Medical Centre, Repatriation General Hospital and Noarlunga Hospital
  • Member, Australian Institute Company of Directors, 2012 – present
  • Senior Lecturer, Flinders University
  • Six month travelling fellowship program in the United States
  • Fellowship Upper Limb Surgery, Wrightington Hospital, 2005
  • Fellowship, Royal Australasian College of Surgeons, 2004
  • Advanced Surgical Training, Australian Orthopaedic Association, 2000–03
  • Basic Surgical Training, Royal Australasian College of Surgeons, 1996–99
  • Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery, 1994

Awards & Achievements

  • Chairman, SPORTSMED·SA Hospital and Orthopaedics Board of Directors, 2015 – present
  • Member, SPORTSMED·SA Hospital and Orthopaedics Board of Directors, present
  • Former President, South Australian Hand Society, 2007–2011

Practitioner Blog

Frozen shoulder is a condition that involves stiffness and moderate to severe pain in the shoulder joint. The pain can range from aching to
Frozen shoulder is a condition that involves stiffness and moderate to severe pain in the shoulder joint. The pain can range from aching to
An elbow arthroscopy is used to examine, diagnose and treat ailments of the elbow joint. A thin fibre-optic telescope (arthroscope) with a tiny camera lens