Dr Angelo Rando (MBBS FRACS Orth)

Dr Angelo Rando (MBBS FRACS Orth)
Dr Angelo Rando

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

He performs arthroscopicand open , reconstructive and traumatic shoulder, wrist and hand surgery

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

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

I have been in practice on the Gold Coast as a specialized Orthopaedic surgeon since 2006 and have an Active Practice Specialising in :

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

I have developed my skills and interests in these areas and practice exclusively in these areas.

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 Position

  • 2006 -2010 -Staff Specialist –Trauma and Upper Limb Surgeon -Gold Coast Hospital, Southport Qld
  • 2006 -2013 -Gold Coast Hand and Upper Limb Clinic –Director
    1. Suite 7, 103 Nerang Street
    2. Southport Qld 4215
    3. Specialising in disorders of the hand and upper limb

Current Appointments

  • 2006 –2013 -Gold Coast Hand and Upper Limb Clinic -Private Practice
  • Senior Visiting Specialist Orthopaedic Surgeon, allamanda hospital
  • Associate Clinical Professor, Department of Orthopaedics, Griffith University
  • Associate Clinical Professor, 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. 5year 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.

Professional Memberships

Dr Angelo Rando’s detailed Curriculum Vitae

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