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Dr Angelo Rando
Orthopaedic Surgeon

Dr Angelo Rando (MBBS FRACS Orth)
Dr Angelo Rando

Dr Angelo Rando is an Orthopaedic Surgeon who exclusively specialises in disorders of the shoulder, wrist and hand.

He performs arthroscopic and open, reconstructive and traumatic shoulder, wrist and hand surgery.

Arthroscopic surgery for shoulder instability and rotator cuff repairs are key interests of his.

He has a passion for the treatment of challenging ligamentous wrist disorders and corrective reconstructive work. This is reflected in his ongoing commitment to research and further education of himself and his peers.

He has been in practice on the Gold Coast as a Specialised Orthopaedic Surgeon since 2006 and has an Active Practice Specialising in:

Arthroscopic and reconstructive surgery of the Shoulder, Wrist, Elbow and Hand including Microsurgery.

Academic Record

Undergraduate – University of Queensland

  • Bachelor of Medicine
  • Bachelor of Surgery


  • Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (FRACS) awarded 2006

Academic Position

  • 2005-2013    Clinical Associate Lecturer
    • Griffith University – Physiotherapy Department
  • 1995-2010   Clinical Associate Lecturer
    • University of Queensland – Orthopaedic Department
  • 2004             Registrar Training Program Coordinator
    • Queensland Training Program
  • 2006             Registrar Training Coordinator

Orthopaedic Service

  • 2006 - 2010      Staff Specialist - Trauma and Upper Limb Surgeon
    • Gold Coast Hospital, Southport Qld
  • 2006 - 2018      Gold Coast Hand and Upper Limb Clinic - Director
    • Level 2 - Building G,Southport Central
    • 27 Garden Street (carpark entrance via Lawson St) Southport
    • Specialising in disorders of the hand and upper limb

Current Appointments

  • 2006 - 2018 Gold Coast Hand and Upper Limb Clinic - Private Practice
  • Senior Visiting Specialist Orthopaedic Surgeon, Gold Coast Private Hospital
  • Senior Visiting Specialist Orthopaedic Surgeon, Pindara Day Procedure Centre
  • Associate Clinical Lecturer, Department of Orthopaedics, Griffith University
  • Associate Clinical Lecturer, Physiotherapy, Griffith University


  • Member of Australian Medical Association
  • Australian Orthopaedic Association – Application under Review
  • Fellow Royal Australasian College of Surgeons
  • Member of Queensland Hand Society
  • Member of Queensland Shoulder and Elbow Society
  • Member of Australian Shoulder and Elbow Society
  • Member of Australian Hand Society – Application under Review
  • Member of European Wrist Arthroscopy Society
  • Medical Defense Association of Queensland

Current Research / Interests

  • Acute shoulder dislocations – 6 weeks splinting in 30o external rotation vs internal rotation – 2 year results 2010. 5 year results being collated
  • Re-dislocation rate, MRI confirmation of reduction of Bankart lesion and repeat MRI to show healing of lesion
  • Lt ligament injuries association and TFCC tears
  • Ulna Carpal instability – as cause of ongoing ulna sided pain following TFCC
  • Reconstruction of ulna carpal ligaments – An investigation of new techniques to reconstruct the carpus
  • Wrist Aiming Jig Design & prototype testing
  • Lunate Replacement – Cadaver Study – Design Concept of circle or anatomical replacement. Effect on carpal mechanics and range of motion
  • Outcomes of Biceps tenodesis in shoulders compared to superior labral reconstruction in Minor Shoulder Instability (AIOS) secondary to dysfunctional MGHL and superior labral injuries
  • Peelback SLAP lesions association with posterior superior shoulder instability and internal impingement – arthroscopic findings and associated anatomical variants of middle glenohumeralligament
  • Motion preserving wrist surgery for arthritis when total wrist fusion indicated – development of new techniques and outcome analysis