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Angus Keogh


BSc (Hons), MBBS, FRACS, FAOrthA
Hand, Wrist, Elbow and Shoulder Surgery

Angus trained in orthopaedic surgery in Perth, Western Australia before completing fellowships in hand surgery with the Victorian Hand Surgery Associates and St Vincent's Hospital in Melbourne and hand and upper limb surgery at the Royal Adelaide and Modbury Hospitals in Adelaide.

Angus specialises in hand, wrist, elbow and shoulder surgery. He has interests in all aspects of upper limb surgery. Angus has lectured internationally on elbow instability, elbow joint replacement, and wrist anatomy. He has lectured nationally on many topics including distal radius malunion, forearm reconstruction with pedicled flaps and elbow instability. He has particular interests in elbow instability, hand injuries, and scaphoid fractures / non-union.

Angus is the Western Australian Hand Module convener for the registrar’s bone school. He is convener of the annual cadaveric laboratory for the WA Hand Surgery Society. He managed the Registrar conference for the Australian Hand Surgery Society in Perth 2018.

Angus speaks regularly to West Australian hand therapists and the West Australian Orthopaedic Registrar group. He enjoys talking to small and large groups and is available upon request.




St John of God Medical Clinic
Suite 213
25 McCourt St, Subiaco 6008
Phone 08 9489 8784
Fax 08 9489 8720



St John of God Hospital
12 Salvado Rd, Subiaco WA 6008
Phone 08 9382 6111


South Perth Hospital
76 South Terrace, South Perth WA 6151
Phone 08 9367 0222


Bethesda Hospital
25 Queenslea Dr, Claremont WA 6010
Phone 08 9340 6300


Return to Work

After surgery, you may not be able to return to work straight away. Please take into consideration getting to and from work, the activities required for your work and whether you are going to be able to perform those duties with your arm in a sling, a splint or with bandages or a wound on your arm. If you have any questions please ask Angus. If you need a work certificate please mention it to the secretaries and they will try to accommodate your request.

Return to Driving

This is a somewhat contentious issue. It essentially comes down to your self assessment as to whether you are fit to drive. Every time we hop in the car, we are making a self-assessment of whether we are competent to drive. After surgery, this remains the case. There are some absolutes. If you have a ligament or bone injury then you cannot drive for at least six weeks (you cannot comfortably drive a vehicle with both hands on the steering wheel). For more minor injuries (i.e. a finger sprain), it is essential that you self assess: Am I competent to control this vehicle in an emergency situation with both hands on the steering wheel? In a court of law, it is what a reasonable person would expect you to do. So if a reasonable person would think that “I have this injury, I don’t think I should be driving” then this is the standard. More information can be obtained from the Department of Transport website.


Post Operative Rehabilitation

Rehabilitation guidelines are just that: Guidelines. Not everyone will rehabilitate in the same way. Indeed, there are people who take a lot longer to rehabilitate following surgery, while other people take far less time to rehabilitate following surgery. Guidelines are a rough estimate for all patients as to how long they should expect to be immobilised or stiff and sore.
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“Rheumatoid Arthritis and the Elbow and the Shoulder” Book Chapter. Keogh A. Rheumatoid Arthritis. Published 2017.

“Wrist Arthroscopy” Book Chapter. Keogh A, Bain G. Disorders of the Hand; Diagnosis and Treatment. Ed. Mr I. A. Trail and A. Fleming. Springer. Published 2015.

“Proximal ulnar fracture, loose prosthesis”  Book chapter.
Keogh A, Bain G.  Periprosthetic Fracture Management 2013

“Repair of the acutely unstable elbow: use of tensionable anchors.”
Lee YC, Eng K, Keogh A, McLean JM, Bain GI.
Techniques in Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery. 2012 Dec;16(4):225-9.

“Shoulder and Elbow Paper of Interest April 2011: Prospective Randomized Clinical Trial of Single- Versus Double-Row Suture Anchor Repair in 2- to 4-cm Rotator Cuff Tears: Clinical and Magnetic Resonance Imaging Results ”.
European Society of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery Newsletter, April 2011.

“Axillary artery pseudoaneurysm after plate osteosynthesis for a clavicle nonunion: A case report and literature review.” Bain GI, Galley IJ, Keogh ARE, Durrant AW. International Journal of Shoulder Surgery 2010, Vol 4(3), 79-82

“Anterior cervical fusion using the IntExt combined cage/plate.” Keogh A, Hardcastle P, Ali SF. Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery Hong Kong 2008, Apr 16(1):3-8


Distal Radius Osteotomy: Distraction Lengthening and Computer Guidance
August 2018: Australian Orthopaedic Association (WA Branch), Bunker Bay.

Acute Triangular Fibrocartilage Complex Tears
June 2018: Hand and Upper Limb Centre, Perth, Western Australia.

Distal Radius Osteotomy
February 2018: Australian Hand Surgery Society Annual Meeting, Perth, Western Australia.

Posterior Interosseous Artery Pedicle Flap
August 2016: Australian Orthopaedic Association Meeting, Bunker Bay, Western Australia.
July 2016: WA Hand Surgery Society Meeting, Perth, Western Australia.
May 2016: Departmental Meeting, Fremantle Hospital, Perth, Western Australia.

Radioulnar Synostosis
August 2016: Shoulder and Elbow Society of Australia Meeting, Darwin, Northern Territory.

Posterior Interosseous Artery Flap: An Anatomical Study (Angus Keogh and Bryan Tan)
March 2016: Australian Hand Surgery Society, Sydney, New South Wales.

Total Wrist Fusion
July 2015: Western Australian Hand Surgery Society Meeting, Anatomy Lab, Perth, Western Australia.

Upper Limb Injuries
June 2015: Trauma Grand Round, Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital, Perth, Western Australia.

Upper Limb Injuries
November 2014: Orthopaedic Nurses Association SJOG Hospital, Mt Lawley, Western Australia.

Hand Injuries
April 2014: University of Western Australia – Hand and Upper Limb Centre/Sonic Health.

Wrist Instability & Surgical Options
September 2013: SportsMed Subiaco, Clinical Evening.

Hand Anatomy
August 2011 - 2014: University of Western Australia - CTEC Anatomy Course.

Elbow Instability
May 2013: Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital - Australian Hand Therapy Association.

Acute Elbow Instability
August 2012: Australian New Zealand Society of Occupational Medicine, Annual Scientific Meeting.

Wrist Instability
January 2011 - 2015: Orthopaedic Bone School.

Scaphoid Fractures
August 2012: Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital - Trauma Grand Round.

Upper Limb Functional Anatomy & Introduction to Recognising Signs of Musculoskeletal Disease
October 2011: Notre Dame University, Fremantle, Western Australia.

Distal Radius Microanatomy (Angus Keogh, Greg Bain and Matthew Masterson)
March 2011: Australian Hand Surgery Society Annual Meeting, Bunker Bay, Dunsborough, Western Australia.
2011: Hand and Upper Limb in the Top End Down Under, Darwin, Northern Territory.
2011: 3rd International Trauma Conference, Queenstown, New Zealand. For publication in “The Distal Radius”. Ed. J Gruenert. Springer.

Posterolateral Rotatory Instability of the Elbow: An Anatomical and Biomechanics Study (Angus Keogh, Stuart Callary, Dominic Thewlis and Greg Bain)
March 2011: Australian Hand Surgery Society Annual Meeting, Bunker Bay, Dunsborough, Western Australia.
2011: Hand and Upper Limb in the Top End Down Under, Darwin, Northern Territory.
2011: 3rd International Trauma Conference, Queenstown, New Zealand.

Dorsal Percutaneous Fixation of the Scaphoid Induces a Reversible Humpback Deformity
2008: AOA WA Branch Scientific Meeting.

Dorsal Percutaneous Fixation of the Scaphoid Induces a Reversible Humpback Deformity
Early Results with the PFNA
(Angus Keogh, Karl Stoffel and Piers Yates)
2007: AOA WA Branch Scientific Meeting.

Confocal Arthroscopy For Histological Assessment (Angus Keogh, Chris Jones, Ming Hao Zheng and Brett Kirk)
October 2004: The 11th Meeting Of The Combined Orthopaedic Associations, Sydney, New South Wales.
April 2004: AOA Service Registrar’s Day, Perth, Western Australia.