Dr Geoffrey CS Smith

Dr Smith is a consultant orthopaedic surgeon specialising in shoulder, elbow and upper limb surgery.

Dr Smith obtained his medical degree at the University of Leeds and began surgical training in Edinburgh receiving membership of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh in 2001. He migrated to Australia in 2002 and completed Advanced Orthopaedic Training in Queensland and was awarded Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons in 2010. In 2011 he was the Shoulder and Elbow Fellow at the Royal North Shore Hospital before returning to the UK for the Shoulder and Elbow Fellowship at the Avon Orthopaedic Centre and subsequently the Elbow, Wrist and Hand Fellowship at the Bristol Royal Infirmary. These fellowships enhanced his experience in all aspects of upper limb surgery including joint replacement, arthroscopic surgery and trauma.
Dr Geoffrey Smith
Dr Smith operates at St George Private Hospital. He also works publicly at St George Hospital and Sutherland Hospital where he performs upper and lower limb trauma surgery.

Dr Smith has an active research interest including stemless shoulder arthroplasty, shoulder resurfacing and shoulder instability. He has published on a number of subjects in the peer reviewed literature and has presented at both national and international meetings.


Smith GCS, Bouwmeester TM, Lam PH. Knotless double-row SutureBridge rotator cuff repairs have improved self-reinforcement compared with double-row SutureBridge repairs with tied medial knots: a biomechanical study using an ovine model. J Shoulder Elbow Surg. 2017 Sep 18. S1058-2746(17)30394-4.s

Smith GC, Bateman E, Cass B, Damiani M, Harper W, Jones H, Lieu D, Petchell J, Petrelis M, Piper K, Sher D, Smithers CJ, Trantalis J, Vrancic, Harris IA. Reverse Shoulder Arthroplasty for the treatment of Proximal humeral fractures in the Elderly (ReShAPE trial) : study protocol for a multicentre combined randomised controlled and observational trial. Trials. 2017 Feb 28;18(1):91.

S Hughes, GCS Smith and TM Falconer. Elbow Arthroplasty for Fractures. Chapman’s Comprehensive Orthopaedic Surgery, Chapter 124, 4th Edition. Jaypee Medical Publishers; In Press 2016. J

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, Bayne G, Page R, Hughes JS. The clinical outcome and activity levels of patients under 55 years treated with distal humeral hemiarthroplasty for distal humeral fractures: minimum 2-year follow-up. Shoulder & Elbow. First published on July 18, 2016

Graham DJ, Smith GCS. Persistent Pain After Surgery for Enthesopathy of the Extensor Carpi Radialis Brevis Origin. YJHSU. 2015 May;40(5):1012–5.

Smith GCS, McCann PS, Simpson D, Blewitt N, Amirfeyz R. The effect of using a cement gun with a narrow nozzle on cement penetration for total elbow arthroplasty: a cadaveric study. YJHSU. 2015 Feb;40(2):276–80.

P McCann, GCS Smith, D Clark, R Amirfeyz. The tricipital aponeurosis – a reliable soft tissue landmark for humeral plating. Hand Surgery. 2015 20 (1) 1-6

S Lancaster, GCS Smith, O Ogunleye, I Packham. Proximity of the Axillary Nerve During Bicortical Drilling for Biceps Tenodesis Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc. Aug 2014. PMID 25108370

GCS Smith, P McCann, D Clark, R Amirfeyz. A simple safe and reliable surgical landmark for medial epicondylectomy in cubital tunnel syndrome. Shoulder and Elbow. April 2014; 6(2): 124-128. [FULL TEXT AVAILABLE]

GCS Smith, B Cass, AA Young. Treatment of Proximal Humeral Nonunions With a Locked Plate and an Intramedullary Strut Autograft. Techniques in Orthopaedics. 2014: 29 (1) 39-42. [FULL TEXT AVAILABLE]

S Lancaster, GCS Smith, E Oluwafunto, D Clarke, I Packham. Proximity of the axillary nerve during cortical button repair of a pectoralis tendon rupture. Shoulder & Elbow. 2013 Epub 2013 Sep 19.

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, Hughes JS. Unreconstructable acute distal humeral fractures and their sequelae treated with distal humeral hemiarthroplasty: a two-year to eleven-year follow-up. J Shoulder Elbow Surg. 2013 Dec;22(12):1710-23. Epub 2013 Sep 20.

GCS Smith, T Mendes Da Costa, P Sarangi. The modified union jack technique for repair of a lesser tuberosity osteotomy. Shoulder and Elbow Oct 2013; 5 (4) 271-5

Smith GC, Amirfeyz R. The Flexible Swan Neck Deformity in Rheumatoid Arthritis. J Hand Surg Am. 2013 Feb 27. [Epub ahead of print]

Smith GC, Chesser TJ, Packham IN, Crowther MA. First time traumatic anterior shoulder dislocation: A review of current management. Injury. 2013 Apr;44(4):406-8. Epub 2013 Feb 4.

Smith G, Vindenes F, Keijzers G, Rando A. Potential for infection in orthopaedic practice due to individually packaged screws. Injury. 2009 Feb;40(2):163-5 Epub 2008 Dec 17.
GCS Smith, D Clark, S Lancaster, N Blewitt, R Amirfeyz. Cement penetration of the humerus during total elbow replacement with a new ‘gun’. Under submission: Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery

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