Sydney Shoulder and Elbow

About Us

At Sydney Shoulder and Elbow we offer a comprehensive Sports Injury and Upper limb orthopaedic service including state of the art surgery.

14 Years

of experience in orthopaedic surgery

9 Years

Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons

7 Years

specialising in shoulder, elbow and trauma surgery

4 Hospitals

operating at across Sydney

Our vision is to maintain

Excellence in Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine

Sydney Shoulder and Elbow was first established in 2016 and is a trusted provider of specialist shoulder and elbow care.

Owned and operated by Dr Matthew Yalizis – an Australian qualified and overseas experienced Orthopaedic Surgeon, Sydney Shoulder and Elbow offers the most advanced techniques for the management of upper limb conditions utilising modern technologies.

Sydney Shoulder and Elbow aims to tailor both non surgical and surgical therapies to each patient based on their individual characteristics and the latest available medical evidence.

We specialise in both

non operative and operative measures

Our services include:

  • Joint replacement: shoulder (partial, total and reverse), and elbow (partial and total)
  • Shoulder instability: acute, recurrent and chronic
  • Rotator cuff repairs: acute and chronic with latest key hole techniques
  • Fracture, dislocations and tendon tears: shoulder and elbow with the latest trauma surgery techniques
  • Elbow pain and stiffness: using non operative and operative measures

We deeply understand

Trauma and Sports Injuries

Injuries are common in sport, no matter the type or level of sport you may be playing. Sport injuries can be acute, chronic or repetitive, from mild to severely disabling in severity.

Pain in the upper extremity, to shoulder and elbow are common in throwing sports, racquet sports and swimming. Elbow injuries are common in athletes with over the head and arm motions.

24% (second largest) of hospitalised sporting injuries were to the shoulder and upper limbs.

Hospitalised sports injury in Australia, 2016–17 – Published February 2020

Common acute, chronic and repetitive

shoulder problems

In younger people, shoulder pain is more likely to be due to an accident or injury. However, as you get older, natural wear and tear occurs in the shoulder joint and the rotator cuff tendon. Over time, this may become persistent pain.

The good news is that with appropriate treatment your shoulder pain will improve and you can get back to doing the things you enjoy.

Common acute, chronic and repetitive

shoulder problems

In younger people, shoulder pain is more likely to be due to an accident or injury. However, as you get older, natural wear and tear occurs in the shoulder joint and the rotator cuff tendon. Over time, this may become persistent pain.

The good news is that with appropriate treatment your shoulder pain will improve and you can get back to doing the things you enjoy.

Common acute, chronic and repetitive

elbow problems

Overuse or repeated pressure on the tendons near the elbow joint can overload these tissues. If overload occurs, it can cause pain around the elbow, particularly when using the wrist and hand.

The most common type of elbow pain is known as ‘tennis elbow’. Despite the name, these types of injuries can occur as a result of a range of physical activities, including repetitive work tasks undertaken in a variety of occupations.