Our Team

Our Surgeons

Dr Will Bryceson

MBBS FRACS (Orth) Orthopaedic Surgeon

Dr Will Bryceson is an internationally trained surgeon who specialises in surgery of the Shoulder, Knee and Foot & Ankle.

After completing a medical degree through the University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, UK in 1996, Dr Bryceson left for Australia and spent the early part of his medical training in country Queensland where he gained an affinity for all things Australian and developed his interest in Orthopaedic surgery. He completed Orthopaedic training in Western Australia and moved to Victoria in 2008 to undertake a fellowship in foot and ankle surgery focussing on sports and arthroscopic surgery of the hindfoot and modern techniques in forefoot surgery. Will then spent further time both in Australia and Europe, gaining experience in arthroscopic and reconstructive Shoulder and Knee surgery.

He returned to Queensland in 2009 and holds a Consultant position at Cairns Hospital where he is actively involved in teaching Registrars and Medical Students.

Dr Bryceson is a member of the following associations:

  • Australian Orthopaedic Association
  • Australian Medical Association
  • International Society of Arthroscopy, Knee Surgery and Orthopaedic Sports Medicine
  • Australian Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society

Referrals via: Healthlink - bryceson

Dr Sam McKewin

B.Sc(Med) MBBS FRACS (Orth) Orthopaedic Surgeon

Dr Sam McKewin is an Australian fellowship trained orthopaedic surgeon. He graduated from the University of New South Wales in 1999 after which he began work at The Canberra Hospital as an Intern and Resident. He subsequently moved to Queensland in 2003 to commence work as an orthopaedic house officer at the Princess Alexandra Hospital in Brisbane.

Dr McKewin commenced specialist training in Orthopaedic Surgery in 2005. He spent his first year of training at the Cairns Base Hospital. After successfully completing his orthopaedic training and obtaining membership of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons in 2008 he moved to Cairns to commence working as a staff specialist in orthopaedic surgery in 2009. Dr Mckewin commenced private practice the same year and in 2010 joined with Dr William Bryceson to form the Reef Orthopaedic Clinic.

Dr McKewin’s interests are in Shoulder, Hip and Knee surgery. Dr Mckewin is proficient in arthroscopic (keyhole) surgery and arthroplasty (Joint replacement including revision) surgery of the hip, knee and shoulder.

Procedures commonly performed by Dr Mckewin are

  • Shoulder arthroscopy
  • repair of rotator cuff tears
  • repair of labrum tears (stabilisation)
  • arthroscopic treatment of biceps disorders
  • treatment of recalcitrant adhesive capsulitis
  • bursitis, calcific tendonitis , ACJ osteoarthritis, acromioplasty, coracoplasty

Hip arthroscopy

  • removal of cam and pincer lesions ( femoroacetbular impingement)
  • repair of labrum tears
  • treatment of ligamentum teres tears
  • removal of loose bodies
  • treatment of painful snapping hip
  • repair of gluteal tendon tears
  • treatment of trochanteric bursitis

Knee arthroscopy

  • treatment of meniscus tears
  • removal of loose bodies
  • ACL reconstruction
  • patella stabilisation
  • synovectomy 

Arthroplasty ( replacement) surgery

  • shoulder 
  • conventional, reverse, resurfacing
  • knee 
  • total arthroplasty (whole)
  • unicompartmental (half knee)
  • patellofemoral (kneecap)
  • hip 
  • total arthroplasty

Referrals via: Healthlink - smckewin

Dr Arvind Puri

MBBS FRCS(Ireland) FRACS (Orth) Orthopaedic Surgeon

Dr Arvind Puri has taken up a Orthopaedic Staff Specialist post at the Cairns Hospital since January 2014.

His surgical training commenced in Ireland where, having completed the Basic Surgical Scheme, became a Fellow or the Royal College of Surgeons. He then went on to New Zealand with family, where he was selected into the Advanced Orthopaedic Training Scheme and upon completion successfully became a Fellow of the Royal Australian College of Surgeons.

Melbourne was the next stop, with a year spent undergoing Foot and Ankle Arthoplasty fellowships.

It was Dr Puri's work as a Staff Specialist in Orthopaedics at the Cairns Hospital in 2012 that made him realise that Cairns was the place to be. He moved to Cairns along with his family in 2014.

Dr Puri has interests in lower limb reconstruction, general trauma to the upper and lower limbs and especially foot and ankle problems.

Referrals via: Medical Objects - Dr Puri - 439629NL