Dr. Benjamin East is an Australian trained Orthopaedic Surgeon who sub-specialises in Shoulder and Elbow conditions and treatment. Dr. East also works as a General Orthopaedic Trauma Surgeon in Newcastle at John Hunter Hospital - a level 1 Trauma Centre and routinely treats all types of complex orthopaedic trauma. Dr. East regularly takes complex trauma referrals from all over the Hunter New England Health district and works routinely with high level sporting teams, including the NRL Newcastle Knights.
Dr. East’s practice is located at the Hunter Hand and Upper Limb centre in Broadmeadow. He operates at Lingard Hospital, Lake Macquarie Hospital, Warners Bay, John Hunter and Belmont Hospitals.
As a Shoulder and Elbow Specialist Orthopaedic Surgeon Dr. East commonly carries out shoulder replacement, using the most advanced prostheses - anatomic and reverse, performs key hole surgery for rotator cuff repairs and unstable shoulders and conducts Latarjet procedures.
Dr East also performs elbow arthroscopy, stiff elbow release and mobilisation, reconstruction for instability, and nerve decompressions and transposition surgery. Dr East routinely treats shoulder and elbow fractures & dislocations, AC joint and clavicle fractures & dislocations as well as all types of general orthopaedic trauma.