Dr Angela Hatfield

FRACS / FA OrthA / ASOS

I grew up in Gilgandra NSW, and then moved to Canberra to finish High School. I studied Medicine at Newcastle University, graduating in 1996 and completed my junior medical officer training (JMO) in Canberra.  I then completed further junior surgical training in Sydney. I was accepted into the Advanced Orthopaedic Training program based in Sydney, completing this in 2006.

I am a fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (FRACS) and a fellow of the Australian Orthopaedic Association (F AOrthA).  I am also a member of the AMA, the Australian Society of Orthopaedic Surgeons (ASOS) and am a participating member of the Wagga Orthopaedic Department.

I have a strong commitment in providing quality accessible Orthopaedic Care to regional and rural Australia.

I participate in junior doctor (JMO) training and mentor ship.  I believe it is important to support our junior doctors, and encourage them to continue in rural/regional practice.  I am listed within the Orthopaedic on-call roster at the Wagga Wagga Rural Referral Hospital (WWRRH) on a rotational basis. I ensure I am always available for phone advice for General Practitioners within the Riverina, as I realise it is not always possible or practical for patients to travel long distances to Wagga.

I work closely with local Physiotherapists, Hand therapists and Podiatrists to provide the best care before, during and after surgery, injury or illness.  My particular areas of interest are:

  • Hand Surgery

  • Foot and Ankle Surgery &

  • Paediatric Orthopaedics


Paediatric Orthopaedics

I spent 6 months working in the Shriner’s Hospital for Children in Portland, Oregon USA which is a Charity Hospital offering free treatment for children with orthopaedic problems.

I also participated in an Orthopaedic Outreach Service to Vanuatu during my training.

I am in regular contact with Westmead Children’s Hospital’s surgeons and physiotherapists regarding the treatment of babies with Developmental Hip Dysplasia, Talipes Equinus Varus (clubfoot). and other less common conditions such as scoliosis.

In conjunction with local physiotherapists, we aim to provide a combined treatment approach to minimise the need for families to travel to Sydney for review.


Foot & Ankle

I completed a 6 month fellowship in Sydney with surgeons Dr Les Grujic, Dr Andrew Wines and Dr Peter Lam.

This focused on the treatment of all types of foot and ankle problems, ranging from arthritis to bunions, sports injuries and trauma.


Hand Surgery

I spent 6 months working at the Sydney Hand Unit during my Orthopaedic surgical training. Sydney Hand Unit accepts both simple and complex hand injuries from all over NSW, including the Riverina.

Once I had finished my Orthopaedic Training in Australia, I then completed a 6 month Fellowship at the Pulvertaft Hand Centre, Derby, UK.

 

Tracey

Personal Assistant to Dr Hatfield

To make an appointment with Dr Hatfield please contact Tracey on 6925 2070, option 2.

Locations That Dr Angela Hatfield Services

Dr Angela Hatfield Can Help With

Cubital Tunnel Syndrome

Cubital Tunnel Syndrome Cubital tunnel syndrome is a condition that occurs when the ulnar or “funny bone” nerve, which runs through a narrow passage in…

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Trigger Finger

All flexor tendons of the hand run through a series of pulleys/tunnels to help them glide smoothly and stay in the right place A trigger…

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Ganglions

Ganglions are a benign bulging out of a fluid filled sac.  Usually they come from a joint or tendon Sometimes they disappear spontaneously, but they…

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Dupuytren’s Disease

Dupuytren’s disease is a benign thickening of the fascia/fibrous tissue under the skin of the palm No-one knows what causes it, and there is no…

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Hand and Wrist Arthritis

There are many small joints in the hand and wrist that can develop arthritis, and surgery is not always the best choice Xrays are essential…

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Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Occurs when the ligament across the wrist becomes thickened and pinches/compresses the main (median) nerve running underneath it This causes pain / tingling / burning…

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Plantar Fasciitis

The plantar fascia runs along the length of the sole of the foot and along with various ligaments and muscles of the foot, functions to…

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Hallux Valgus (Bunion)

Bunions are a common deformity in the community. They are thought to occur due to a muscle imbalance that is often inherited. Inappropriate footwear may…

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Hallux Rigidus (Big toe arthritis)

Hallux rigidus (HR) refers to stiffness (rigidus) of the joint at the base of the great toe (hallux). This joint is called the great toe…

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Foot and Ankle Surgery

Foot and ankle surgery is a specialised area of orthopaedic surgery. The surgery can be quite challenging and every patient is different with unique needs…

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Ankle Instability

Ankle sprains are one of the most common sporting injuries. Usually the injury recovers with suitable rest and physiotherapy. Ankle instability occurs when the ankle…

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Ankle Arthritis

Ankle arthritis is loss of the ankle joint’s cartilage lining and usually occurs over a period of years. The most common cause is previous trauma,…

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Achilles’ Tendon Dysfunction

There are many pathologic changes that may occur in the Achilles’ tendon. Tendonitis, which may be insertional (where the tendon attaches to the heel bone)…

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