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Posted 05 October 2015 - 03:43 PM

Has anyone had any experience with...
Clayton Brown Auckland
Adam Durrant Auckland
I am not sure if either of these are on the ACC contracted list or not, opinion on them or who is the best Orthopaedic surgeon on the ACC list to see please?
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Posted 05 October 2015 - 04:06 PM

if either of them are Hospital Based Surgeons


and NOT acc assessors...

all should be ok.....
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Posted 05 October 2015 - 04:38 PM

My knowledge of Clayton Brown is that he is an excellent specialist hand surgeon who expressed significant independence from the ACC when he first arrived in New Zealand while spending an extended time overseas working at a high-end level. In my case however he expressed a desire not to be involved in any work that would be connected with the ACC and rather than arranged for ACC funding he arranged for it to be done through the North shore hospital. The North shore hospital sent ACC a pro forma invoice which resulted in the surgery being cancelled based on the "lay of the land". Neither my doctor nor myself could ascertain what this meant. Sadly I had to wait more than another 10 years to receive my reconstructive surgery after already waiting 10 years after review hearings awarding me the prescribed surgery. I am currently enjoying the benefits provided to me by the specialist hand surgeon Michael Boland who I understand only works on the private hospital's. In my case the North shore hospital arranged my surgery to be conducted out of that hospital and to be done privately by Michael Boland, possibly something to do with the "lay of the land".

I have no direct knowledge of Adam Durant.

It is difficult to advise you recommend any difference between Clayton Brown and Adam Durant as you have not particularised the nature of the work you are expecting to have done. Different surgeons have different specialties and even within those specialties may be better at one type of activity of another.
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Posted 05 October 2015 - 08:40 PM

View Postnot their victim, on 05 October 2015 - 04:06 PM, said:

if either of them are Hospital Based Surgeons


and NOT acc assessors...

all should be ok.....



Thanks, I'm not clear on this...if they are hospital based for at least one day a week are they not ACC contracted assessors?
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Posted 06 October 2015 - 11:59 AM

View Postaerial, on 05 October 2015 - 08:40 PM, said:

Thanks, I'm not clear on this...if they are hospital based for at least one day a week are they not ACC contracted assessors?


In general the ACC like to have their contracted medical assessors to themselves in as much as they cite a conflict of interest if they form contracts with those who provide treatment to ACC claimants. The results is that more often than not the ACC rely upon treatment providers that have become retired. Having said that there is no actual legislation describing any particular requirement except the issue of fairness.
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Posted 08 October 2015 - 09:18 AM

can you supply the list of names of who you have been asked to see.....

this may help clarify what it is acc are seeking


is it referral for surgery? to fix you

or an acc assessment

you do realise, you have the choice of ANY QUALIFIED DOCTOR you choose, not just any off the list acc provide...

neck injury should NOT be under orthopaedic, it should be under a neurosurgeon
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Posted 10 July 2017 - 03:49 PM

View Postaerial, on 05 October 2015 - 03:43 PM, said:

Has anyone had any experience with...
Clayton Brown Auckland
Adam Durrant Auckland
I am not sure if either of these are on the ACC contracted list or not, opinion on them or who is the best Orthopaedic surgeon on the ACC list to see please?



Hi Aerial,
I am currently in the process of getting a rotator cuff(shoulder) surgery done by Adam Durrant. I was wondering how your surgery went and who you ended up going with? Any feedback would be appreciated. Thanks.
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Posted 27 August 2017 - 10:28 PM

Hi sorry for not getting back to you I have been really unwell for a long time. I understand now that the day they do at the hospital is public appointments, the other days are spent at their private practices. I have severe OOS which started in the neck & wrist and that over time included the neck shoulder elbow arm and wrist all being affected bilaterally. I have chronic pain as well as pain from actual injury, ACC are making out that their specialist has said that nothing can be done. He after a digression by ACC changed his decision in a second appointment. However, I know that they can fix it by surgery as I have been told by Auckland hospital who did the pin prick and electric shock tests that it can be fixed. I have been to both Craig Ball and Clayton Brown, Craig Ball sent me to Clayton Brown for a second opinion. ACC on a previous occasion had sent me to the pain clinic who were narrow minded and offensive to me, so I wouldn't go back there which seems to have resulted somehow in him sending my file back to my doctor. He has also put me onto some drugs that are meant to stop the chronic pain as he has said that I need to get rid of the chronic pain before he can operate. But I think he has sent my file back to the doctors on the grounds that I didn't go back to the pain clinic. I didn't go as it is well recorded that they are not at all effective particularly for my type of injury. I particularly need an operation on my neck and possibly my wrists & maybe my elbows due to the loss of blood flow I have. I have no strength in my arms, i have no grip strength either I drop things. I have numbness in my hands and shoulders with extreme pain when the blood tries to come back into my hands mainly...this is separate from the tendon damage off the joints that he can also fix by surgery. I contacted him through the public system. If Clayton Brown is no good at necks? Who is the best to see about my neck? I had thought that between Craig Ball and Clayton Brown that they actually look after the whole local area of my injury...Clayton Brown has said that both would operate. Can anyone help with this?


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In general the ACC like to have their contracted medical assessors to themselves in as much as they cite a conflict of interest if they form contracts with those who provide treatment to ACC claimants. The results is that more often than not the ACC rely upon treatment providers that have become retired. Having said that there is no actual legislation describing any particular requirement except the issue of fairness.

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Posted 27 August 2017 - 10:30 PM

Sorry I didn't get back to you but I'm not sure yet what's going on...I haven't had the surgery I need. Have you had any luck with Adam Durrant?

View Postmoyes, on 10 July 2017 - 03:49 PM, said:

Hi Aerial,
I am currently in the process of getting a rotator cuff(shoulder) surgery done by Adam Durrant. I was wondering how your surgery went and who you ended up going with? Any feedback would be appreciated. Thanks.

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Posted 28 August 2017 - 12:45 PM

View Postmoyes, on 10 July 2017 - 03:49 PM, said:

Hi Aerial,
I am currently in the process of getting a rotator cuff(shoulder) surgery done by Adam Durrant. I was wondering how your surgery went and who you ended up going with? Any feedback would be appreciated. Thanks.



Hi

Rotor cuff surgery is usually very helpful. Both my L & R shoulders were given an acromioplasty RC operation and both had more Range of Motion after and the pain subsided considerabley. Don't be in a hurry to use them again too early. Little step each day for repatriation and the pool exercises is best way to heal. Some heal completely and some don't, but the operation is worth it just for the extra ROM and the lessoning of pain.

I had a Wellington private surgeon. So sorry cannot tell you about the Auckland Fellows.

Good luck and go easy,

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