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Main Location 31 Normanby ST, Brighton 3186
Main Location 31 Normanby ST, Brighton 3186
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Mr Brendan Soo

Orthopaedic Surgeon

Specialising in: Orthopaedic Surgery of Shoulder and Elbow

(03) 9592 9559

Shoulder Elbow

Orthopaedic Surgeon

MBBS, FRACS (Orth), FAOrthA

Mr Brendan Soo is an Australian trained Orthopaedic Surgeon, who has undertaken international sub-specialty training in all aspects of reconstructive and joint replacement surgery of the shoulder and elbow. 

He has a particular focus on arthroscopic techniques for shoulder reconstruction and modern techniques for joint replacement surgery. 

Mr Brendan Soo attended school locally at Scotch College and completed his medical degree  at The University of Melbourne. He undertook a research fellowship at the Royal Children’s Hospital in Melbourne and then underwent Orthopaedic training to obtain his Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons in Victoria.

Mr Brendan Soo completed subspecialty fellowship training at the Royal Derby Hospital in the United Kingdom in 2011 where he obtained extensive experience in the management of traumatic, degenerative and sports related conditions of the shoulder and elbow.

This training has been reinforced by undertaking a travelling fellowship working with leading shoulder surgeons in New York, London and France.

Beyond surgery, he has a keen interest in teaching and research. He supervises an AOA accredited shoulder and elbow fellowship. His research has been published in peer reviewed literature and presented both nationally and internationally. He has been an invited faculty member on national and international courses for Orthopaedic surgeons.

Mr Brendan Soo is a former president of the Victorian Shoulder and Elbow Society (VSES).

About Me

I pursued Orthopaedics because of the great satisfaction of seeing patients healed and returned to their lifestyle’s as a result of excellent Orthopaedic care.

My core values of Compassion, Professionalism and Excellence are the focus of my surgical practice. My aim is to achieve outstanding results for my patients.

I am an Orthopaedic surgeon based in the Bayside area of Melbourne and I have extensive experience and specialise exclusively in all aspects of shoulder and elbow surgery.

I have a patient orientated approach which establishes the trust and confidence necessary to achieve best possible outcomes. I provide a comfortable and caring private practice setting, focused on improving and restoring patient’s quality of life. Each patient has a unique story and has unique goals. My ability to recognise and identify each patient’s circumstances and then apply my expertise, is what makes me successful. I am dedicated to a shared decision-making process, where the patient, their family and I thoroughly discuss their diagnosis and treatment options so we can make a treatment plan based on clinical urgency and personal priorities.

Please feel free to contact my rooms at 03 9592 9559 or email [email protected]  if you have any questions/queries or wish to make an appointment.

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Contact Brendan Soo

Phone: (03) 9592 9559

Email: [email protected]

Fax: (03) 8678 1121

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Our rooms are open from 9 am – 5 pm, Monday to Friday.

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    Practice Locations

    Consulting Site

    Shoulder Elbow

    Address:
    31 Normanby Street, Brighton 3186

    (03) 9592 9559
    Fax: (03) 8678 1121

    Parking

    There is a car park at the rear of the building that offers limited patient and visitor parking. All day parking is available along the south side of Normanby Street. Parking restrictions apply to the north side of Normanby Street.

    Public Transport

    The practice is accessible by:

    • Bus route numbers: 216, 600, 922, 923, 703, 811-812
    • Train station: Middle Brighton (Sandringham line) + 10 minute walk

    Operating Site

    Shoulder Elbow

    Address:
    243 New St, Brighton VIC 3186

    Parking

    • Cabrini’s visitor park can be accessed from New St or Normanby St from 7.00 am to 7.00 pm.
    • The first 20 minutes of parking is free. After this time charges apply. Maximum daily fee is $15.
    • Disabled car parking is available on both levels of the car park.
    • On-street parking is also available. Please refer to street signage for restrictions and parking fees.

    Public Transport

    • Bus – Routes: 216, 600/922/923, 703 811-812
    • Train Line – Sandringham
      Station: Middle Brighton

    Operating Site

    Shoulder Elbow

    Address:
    12 Linacre Road, Hampton 3188

    Parking

    Limited onsite parking is available. Signed 2 hours and 4-hour parking is available in Linacre Road. All-day parking is available on Hampton St and on the other side of the train line in Linacre Rd.

    Public Transport

    • Bus routes: 828 stops nearby in Highett Road
    • Trainline: Sandringham
    • Train station: Hampton

    Consulting and Operating Site

    Shoulder Elbow

    Address:
    525 McClelland Dr, Frankston 3199

    Parking

    There is a car park available at the hospital for a fee. Please take a ticket from the car park entrance and take it with you. There are parking stations to pay the fee prior to you returning to your vehicle.

    For admissions: enter the car park from McClelland Drive. Enter Building 1 at the Main Entrance and report to the front desk.

    Operating Site

    Shoulder Elbow

    Address:
    133-145 Lily St, Bendigo 3550

    Parking

     Access to the hospital by car is via Chum St or Lily St (from High St)

     A large free car park is available next door to the hospital. Allocated parking is also available for patients outside Francis House. Free 3 hour parking is available along Thistle St and Rowan Street.

    Public Transport

    • Bus – public buses to the hospital leave from various locations including Hargreaves Street. See timetables for the bus line.
    • Train – trains run into Bendigo from Melbourne and various regional centres. See V/Line timetables.
    • Taxis – a taxi telephone is available next to front reception.

    Consulting Site

    Shoulder Elbow

    Address:
    176 Barnard St Bendigo, 3550

    Parking

    There is parking at the rear of the building. Entrance off Bancroft St. There is also parking along Barnard St and Bancroft St. Please refer to signage for restrictions.

    Public Transport

    • Bus: Route 52 and 63 stops near the clinic. Bus service originates from Bendigo train station and transits through Mitchell St. Please contact Christian Bus Company for the current timetable.
    • Train: Trains run into Bendigo from Melbourne and various regional centres.
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    Resources for Providers

    Mr Brendan Soo specialises exclusively in orthopaedic surgery of the shoulder and elbow. He has undertaken international sub-speciality training in shoulder and elbow surgery and uses advanced arthroscopic (key-hole) techniques. The majority of surgeries are performed arthroscopically, including rotator cuff tendon injuries and shoulder reconstructions.

    Shoulder

    • Anatomical shoulder replacement
    • Reverse shoulder replacement
    • Arthroscopic rotator cuff repair
    • Arthroscopic subacromial decompression for shoulder impingement
    • Arthroscopic capsular (frozen shoulder) release
    • Arthroscopic acromioclavicular (AC) joint resection
    • Arthroscopic acromioclavicular (AC) joint repair and reconstruction
    • Arthroscopic shoulder stabilisation / reconstruction (anterior / posterior)
    • Bone graft procedures (Latarjet)

     

    Elbow

    • Elbow replacement
    • Arthroscopic debridement for arthritis
    • Arthroscopic tennis elbow release
    • Golfer’s elbow release
    • Elbow ligament repair and reconstruction
    • Distal biceps tendon repair and reconstruction
    • Nerve release and transposition

     

    Trauma

    • Upper limb fractures and dislocations of the shoulder and elbow

    Australian Hand Therapy Association National Conference (Keynote Speaker) – 6 August 2013, Lorne, Australia

    • Elbow – Biomechanics and Anatomy.
    • Shoulder – Biomechanics and Anatomy.
    • Elbow Masterclass.
    • Shoulder Masterclass.

     

    Australian Orthopaedic Association Continuing Orthopaedic Education – 15-16 March 2018, Hobart, Australia

    • How I Do It – An Update for the Generalist. Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair. 

     

    Royal North Shore Shoulder Symposium Advanced Shoulder Techniques – 8-9 February 2019, Sydney, Australia

    • Arthroscopic Acromioclavicular Joint Repair and Reconstruction.

     

    Royal North Shore Shoulder Symposium Advanced Shoulder Techniques – 7-8 February 2020, Sydney, Australia

    • Arthroscopic Biceps Tenodesis – Why I Like to Stay in the Groove.

    Central Victorian Physiotherapy Group – 24 July 2012, Bendigo, Australia

    • “Shoulder Arthroscopy”

    Brendan Soo

     

    14th Triennial Asia Pacific Orthopaedic Association CongressOctober 2004, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

    • APOA Young Ambassador Fellowship  (Australia)

    “Hip Displacement in Cerebral Palsy: The Influence of Motor Type and Functional Level“

    Brendan Soo, Jason J Howard, Roslyn N Boyd, Susan M Reid, Anna Lanigan,  Rory Wolfe, Dinah Reddihough, H Kerr Graham

     

    12th Triennial International Congress of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery (ICSES) – 10-12 April 2013, Nagoya, Japan

    • “Arthroscopic subacromial decompression and mini-open rotator cuff repair: An average 16 year follow-up study of clinical outcome and ultrasound examination”

    Brendan Soo, Yi-Jia Lim, Jennifer Coghlan, John Troupis, Simon Bell

     

    Australian Orthopaedic Association Victorian Branch Annual Scientific Meeting – 28 February – 2 March 2014, Lorne, Australia

    • “Subscapularis tears: don’t leave the front door open!”

    Brendan Soo

     

    Asia Pacific Total Shoulder Solutions Course – 19-21 July 2014, Singapore, General Hospital Singapore

    • Speaker and Cadaver Surgery Demonstrator
    • “Medium to Large Cuff Tears: How Do I Repair?”
    • “Biceps Pathology: Tenotomy vs Tenodesis”
    • “Clavicle Fractures”
    • Demonstration: Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair

    Linacre Private Hospital/RACGP Education Symposium – 24 October 2014, Brighton, Melbourne, Australia

    • “Quest for Gold: Making the Diagnosis in Shoulder Injury”

    Brendan Soo

     

    Australian Orthopaedic Association Victorian Branch Annual Scientific Meeting – 20-22 February 2015, Lorne, Australia

    • “Shoulder Arthroscopy: What’s Hot and What’s Not”

    Brendan Soo

     

    High Street X-ray/RACGP Education Symposium – 25 May 2015, Bendigo, Australia

    • “Shoulder Surgery and Imaging”

    Brendan Soo

     

    Linacre Private Hospital/RACGP Education Symposium – 12 May 2016, Sandringham, Melbourne, Australia

    • “Take a Look Over Your Shoulder: Diagnosis and Management of Shoulder Conditions”

    Brendan Soo

     

    Victorian Shoulder and Elbow Society (VSES) Meeting – 8 April 2016, Cabrini Hospital Melbourne, Australia

    • Shoulder and Elbow Infection.
    • Convenor and scientific secretary.

    Victorian Shoulder and Elbow Society (VSES) Meeting – 3 June 2016, Cabrini Hospital Melbourne, Australia.

    • Rotator Cuff Replacement Options (Irreparable Cuff in a Young Patient)
    • Convenor and scientific secretary.

    Shoulder and Elbow Society of Australia (SESA) Biennial Closed Conference – 10 – 14 August 2016, Darwin, Australia

    • Workshop – Possibilities in Reconstructive Shoulder Surgery
    • “Arthroscopic AC Joint Reconstruction”

    Brendan Soo, Jeff Hughes, Graeme MacDougal, John Trantalis

     

    Victorian Shoulder and Elbow Society (VSES) Meeting 22 September 2016, Melbourne, Australia

    • Elbow Arthroplasty.
    • Convenor and scientific secretary.

    Linacre Private Hospital/RACGP Education Symposium – 27 September 2016, Hampton, Melbourne, Australia

    • “Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair”

    Brendan Soo

     

    Linacre Private Hospital/RACGP Education Symposium – 21 February 2017, Brighton, Melbourne, Australia

    • “Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair”

    Brendan Soo

     

    Australian Orthopaedic Association Victorian Branch Annual Scientific Meeting – 24-26 February 2017, Lorne, Australia

    • “Acute AC Joint Reconstructions: Who? Why? How?”

    Brendan Soo

     

    Victorian Shoulder and Elbow Society (VSES) Meeting – 10 March 2017, Cabrini Hospital, Melbourne, Australia

    • Treatment of Nerve Injuries in the Upper Limb.
    • Convenor and scientific secretary.

    Victorian Shoulder and Elbow Society (VSES) Meeting – 19 May 2017, Monash Medical Centre, Melbourne, Australia

    • Imaging of the Shoulder.
    • Convenor and scientific secretary.

    Cabrini Brighton Imaging Department Education – 4 July  2017, Brighton, Melbourne, Australia

    • “Imaging of the Shoulder and Elbow”

    Brendan Soo

     

    Victorian Shoulder and Elbow Society (VSES) Meeting – 16 August 2017, Melbourne, Australia

    • Blueprint 3D Planning Software + PSI Update.
    • Convenor and scientific secretary.

    Victorian Shoulder and Elbow Society (VSES) Annual Meeting – 17-18 November 2017, Flinders, Australia

    • Patient Specific Instrumentation/Computer Assisted Surgery in Shoulder Arthroplasty.
    • Convenor and scientific secretary.

    Shoulder Arthroplasty – 16 June 2018, University of Melbourne Melbourne, Australia

    • Anatomy Workshop Shoulder Arthroplasty Demonstrator (Mathys)

    Brendan Soo, Simon Bell, Manish Gupta

     

    Linacre Private Hospital/RACGP Education Symposium – 27 June 2018, Sandringham, Melbourne, Australia

    • “The Upper Limb: Managing Shoulder and Elbow problems”
    • “Common Shoulder Conditions – What’s New with Arthroscopic Management”

    Brendan Soo, Simon Bell, Harry Clitherow

     

    Shoulder – 2- Shoulder Roadshow – 5 September 2018, Melbourne, Australia

    • Chair Person 
    • “Glenohumeral Bone Loss”
    • “Superior Capsular Reconstruction Symposium” (Arthrex)

    Cabrini Hospital/RACGP Education Symposium – 21 September 2018, St Kilda, Melbourne, Australia

    • “Arthroscopic Management of Common Shoulder and Elbow Conditions”

    Cabrini Hospital/RACGP Education Symposium – 11 October 2018, Mordialloc, Melbourne, Australia

    • “Arthroscopic Management of Common Shoulder and Elbow Conditions”

    Brendan Soo, Simon Bell, Harry Clitherow

     

    Shoulder and Elbow Society of Australia (SESA) Biennial Closed Conference – 31 October – 4 November 2018, Perth, Australia

    • “Single versus double dogbone technique: arthroscopically assisted anatomical reconstruction in acute acromioclavicular joint injuries”

    Brendan Soo, Nathan Kirzner

     

    Victorian Shoulder and Elbow Society (VSES) Annual Meeting – 23-24 November 2018, Flinders, Australia

    • President and scientific committee.

    Cabrini Hospital/RACGP Education Symposium – 28 May 2019, Black Rock, Melbourne, Australia.

    • “Arthroscopic Management of Common Shoulder and Elbow Conditions”

    Brendan Soo,  Harry Clitherow

     

    Linacre Private Hospital/RACGP + Physiotherapy Education Symposium – 27 June 2019, Sandringham, Melbourne, Australia

    • “The Upper Limb: Q & A”

    Brendan Soo, Simon Bell, Harry Clitherow

     

    Victorian Shoulder and Elbow Society (VSES) Annual Meeting – 22-23 November 2019, Flinders, Australia

    • President and scientific committee.

    Australian Orthopaedic Association Victorian Branch Annual Scientific Meeting – 21-23 February 2020, Mornington Peninsula, Australia

    • “Failed Rotator Cuff Repair and Management Options”

    Brendan Soo

     

    LMT Nurse Education Day – 29 February 2020, Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne, Australia

    • “Arthroscopic Management of Common Shoulder and Elbow Conditions” 

    Brendan Soo,  Jason Harvey, Kemble Wang, Siva Chandresekaran

     

    Smith & Nephew Medical Education Webinar – 2 June 2020

    • Treating the Massive Rotator Cuff Tear.
    • “ Repair of the Massive Rotator Cuff Tear: Tips & Tricks”

    Brendan Soo, Shane Barwood

     

    Pureplay/DJO Medical Education Webinar – 3 September 2020

    • “Reverse Shoulder Arthroplasty: A Soft Tissue Procedure”

    Brendan Soo

     

    Cabrini Brighton Perioperative Nurse Education – 11 September 2020, Brighton, Melbourne, Australia

    • “The Biceps”

    Supervisor

    • AOA Accredited Clinical Fellowship in Shoulder and Elbow Surgery

    Past Secretary

    • Victorian Shoulder and Elbow Society 2016-2017

    Past President

    • Victorian Shoulder and Elbow Society 2018-2019

    Teaching

    • Australian Orthopaedic Assocation (Royal Australian College of Surgeons) Trainees
    • Undergraduate medical students
    • Post graduate non-accredited Orthopaedic Trainees
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    Publications

    • University of Melbourne
      • Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery

    Mr Brendan Soo completed his medical training in 1996 at the University of Melbourne and underwent Orthopaedic training to obtain his Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons in 2008.

    Mr Brendan Soo’s training has been reinforced by undertaking a travelling fellowship working with leading shoulder surgeons in New York, London and France. He completed his fellowship at the Royal Derby Hospital in the United Kingdom in 2011 where he obtained extensive experience in the management of traumatic, degenerative and sports related conditions.

    • JJ Howard, B Soo, HK Graham, R Boyd, S Reid, A Lanigan, R Wolfe, D Reddihough. Cerebral palsy in Victoria: Motor types, topography and gross motor function. J. Paediatr. Child Health. 41: 479–483, 2005.
    • B Soo, JJ Howard, R Boyd, S Reid, A Lanigan, R Wolfe, D Reddihough, HK Graham. Hip displacement in cerebral palsy. J. Bone Joint Surg Am. 88:121-129, 2006.
    • F. Canavese, BCL Soo, SKK Chia, JI Krajbich. Surgical outcome in patients treated for hemangioma during infancy, childhood, and adolescence: a retrospective review of 44 consecutive patients. J Pediatr Orthop. 28:381-386, 2008.
    • S. Rathi, NF Taylor, B Soo, RA Green. Glenohumeral joint translation and muscle activity in patients with symptomatic rotator cuff pathology: An ultrasonographic and electromyographic study with age-matched controls. JSAMS. Published online 23 Feb 2018.

    Membership

    • Australian Medical Association (AMA)
    • Australian Orthopaedic Association (AOA)
    • Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS)
    • Royal Society of Medicine (RSM)
    • Victorian Shoulder and Elbow Society (VSES) (Past President)