Dr. Robert H. Hawkins
Dr. Robert H. Hawkins is a Clinical Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of British Columbia. He currently practices orthopaedic surgery in Vancouver with privileges at Vancouver General Hospital, and he is actively involved in undergraduate and postgraduate orthopaedic education.
In 1983, Dr. Hawkins did a Clinical Scholarship in Shoulder with Dr. R.J. Hawkins in London, Ontario, and thereafter developed a special interest in shoulder and upper extremity disorders. In 1995, he was elected associate membership in the American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons, and in 2004 he was elected to active membership.
Topic: Management of Shoulder Injuries: A Surgeonís Perspective
The learning objectives are:
- Become familiar with the most common causes of shoulder pain in injured workers
- Identify shoulder injuries which require immediate surgical attention
- Describe when shoulder injuries should and should not be referred for surgery
- Learn why reconstructive surgery is usually postponed in patients diagnosed with frozen shoulder
- Understand the dilemma of elective shoulder surgery in the setting of excessive chronic pain
- Describe the four most common shoulder injuries and their post-operative rehabilitation