Dr Geoffrey CS Smith

Geoff is a Specialist Shoulder, Elbow and Upper Limb Orthopaedic Surgeon at St George and Sutherland Hospitals and St George Private Hospital, Sydney.

He specialises in arthroscopic and endoscopic surgery, joint replacement and trauma reconstruction surgery.
He trained in Leeds and Edinburgh before migrating to Australia and pursuing specialist orthopaedic training in Queensland. He then underwent further fellowship training in shoulder and elbow surgery in Sydney and Bristol.  His research areas include shoulder and elbow replacement, rotator cuff repair, superior capsular reconstruction and computer modelling of the shoulder.  He has published extensively on orthopaedic surgery, contributed to numerous book chapters and presented at national and international scientific meetings.  Geoff is a conjoint lecturer at UNSW where his ongoing research on scapula morphology and its biomechanical effects on the shoulder will lead to the award of a PhD.
Dr Geoffrey Smith


S Boyle, GCS Smith. Calcific Tendinitis. Textbook of shoulder surgery. Ed: Trail IA, Funk L, Rangan A, Nixon J. Springer International Publishing, Switzerland 2019 ISBN 978-3-319-70099-1 DOI 10.1007/978-3-319-70099-1

Ward TR, Schwartz B, Le BTN, Smith GCS, Molnar RB, Smith PN. Image intensifier distortion influences a surgeon's ability to aim guidewires during orthopaedic procedures Skeletal Radiol. 2019 Feb 21. doi: 10.1007/s00256-019-03171-7.

Smith GCS, Lam P. Shoulder abduction diminishes self-reinforcement in transosseous-equivalent rotator cuff repair in both knotted and knotless techniques. Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc 2018 Dec;26(12):3818-3825. doi: 10.1007/s00167-018-4999-y. Epub 2018 Jun 20.

Harris IA, Naylor JM, Lawson A, Buchbinder R, Ivers R, Balogh Z, Smith P, Mittal R, Xuan W, Howard K, Vafa A, Yates P, Rieger B, Smith G, Elkinson I, Kim W, Chehade M, Sungaran J, Latendresse K, Wong J, Viswanathan S, Richardson M, Shrestha K, Drobetz H, Tran P, Loveridge J, Page R, Hau R, Bingham R, Mulford J, Incoll I. A Combined Randomised and Observational Study of Surgery for Fractures In the distal Radius in the Elderly (CROSSFIRE) – A Study Protocol. BMJ Open. 2017 Jun 23;7(6):e016100. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2017-016100.

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.

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