Dr. Rodney Gordon - Orthopaedic Surgeon
Dr. Rodney Gordon - Orthopaedic Surgeon
Dr. Rodney Gordon - Orthopaedic Surgeon
 
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Dr. Rodney Gordon

Dr. Rodney Gordon
Dr. Rodney Gordon

Education

Primary Education

  • 1960 – 1968
    South Makirikiri School
    Rangitikei Province, New Zealand

High School Education:

  • 1969 – 1973
    Wanganui Collegiate School
    Wanganui, New Zealand

Academic Qualifications:

School Certificate
University Entrance
"A" Bursary

Other Attainments:

School Prefect
School Colours in Athletics

University Education:

  • 1974 – 1979
    The University of Otago Medical School
    Otago, New Zealand

  • Degree: MB.ChB.
    (Bachelor of Medicine: Bachelor of Surgery)

Post-Graduate Training

  • 1980
    House Surgeon
    Orthopaedics/Medicine/Surgery/Accident and Emergency
    Auckand Hospital Board
    Middlemore, Greenlane and Auckland Hospitals

  • 1981
    House Surgeon
    Surgery/Accident and Emergency/Urology/Orthopaedics
    Auckland Hospital Board
    Middlemore, Greenlane and Auckland Hospitals

  • 1982
    Surgical Registrar
    Greenlane Hospital
    6 months – Surgical Pathology
    6 months – General Surgery

  • 1983
    Surgical Registrar
    6 months – Orthopaedic Surgery, Middlemore Hospital
    6 months – General Surgery, Auckland Hospital

  • 1984
    Advanced Orthopaedic Trainee
    Palmerston North Hospital

  • 1985
    Advanced Orthopaedic Trainee
    6 months – Auckland Hospital
    6 months – Middlemore Hospital (Spine)

  • 1986
    Advanced Orthopaedic Trainee
    Auckland Hospital

  • 1987
    Advanced Orthopaedic Trainee
    6 months – Auckland Hospital (Pediatric Orthopaedics)
    6 months – Middlemore Hospital

Advanced in training in Orthopaedic Surgery involved an active role in the teaching of nurses, medical students, house surgeons, and junior registrars on a range of orthopaedic topics.

Post-Fellowship Experience

  • 1988
    Senior Orthopaedic Resident
    3 months – VA Hospital, Nashville, Tennessee
    3 months – Vanderbilt University Hospital, Nashville, Tennessee

    (The major emphasis during my time in Nashville was in the management of spine trauma and other spinal disorders under the direction of Dr. D.M. Spengler)

  • 1988
    Senior Medical Officer in Orthopaedics
    Newmarket General Hospital, England

    (Arthroscopy and reconstructive knee surgery under Mr. D.J. Dandy and shoulder reconstruction under Mr. C.R. Constant)

  • 1989
    Fellow in Adult Reconstruction
    University of Pittsburgh and The Medical College of Pennsylvania under the direction of Dr. Dana C. Mears.

    (Major emphasis on pelvic and acetabular fracture reconstruction after trauma, total joint reconstructions, trauma management)

  • 1990
    Fellow in Adult Reconstruction
    Shadyside Hospital, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

    (Pelvic and acetabular reconstruction, orthopaedic trauma, and total joint reconstruction including complex revisions with allografts under Dr. Dana C. Mears)

Membership in Professional and Scientific Societies

  • 1978 – Present
    New Zealand Medical Association

  • 1980 – 1993
    Auckland Post-Graduate Medical Society

  • 1987 – Present
    New Zealand Orthopaedic Association

  • 1987 – Present
    Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons

  • 1991 – 1993
    Auckland Medico-legal Society

  • 1993 – 2002
    American Medical Association

  • 1993 – 2002
    Allegheny County Medical Society

  • 1993 – 2002
    Pennsylvania Orthopaedic Society

  • 1993 – 2002
    Pennsylvania Medical Association

  • 2001 – Present
    Auckland Orthopaedic Society

Honours and Awards

  • 1978 William Ledingham Christie Prize in Applied Anatomy

Medical Degree

  • 1979 University of Otago – MB.ChB
    (Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery)

Post-Graduate Qualifications

  • July, 1982
    FRACS, Part I
    (Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons)

  • November, 1982
    V.Q.E.
    (Visa Qualifying Exam)

  • November, 1987
    FRACS, Part II
    (Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons)

  • February, 1988
    A.C.L.S.
    (Advanced Cardiac Life Support)

  • February, 1990
    F.L.E.X.
    (Federal Licensing Exam – U.S.A.)

  • May, 2003
    Early Management of Severe Trauma (EMST)
    Course PC001

Speciality Certification

  • 1988 Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Certifying Board – The Royal Australasian College of Surgeons

Licensure

  • 1979 – 1980
    Temporary Licensure – New Zealand Medical Council

  • 1980 – Present
    Full Unrestricted Licensure – New Zealand Medical Council

  • 1988 – 1989
    Licensure – British Medical Council

  • 1988 – 1990
    Licensure – South Africa Medical Council

  • 1990 – 2002
    Commonwealth of Pennsylvania: Medicine and Surgery

Appointments and Positions

  • Visiting Orthopaedic Surgical Consultant
    Middlemore Hospital, Auckland, New Zealand
    January 1991 – May 1993

  • Private Orthopaedic Consultant
    Mercy Specialist Centre, Auckland, New Zealand
    January 1991 – May 1993

  • Attending Orthopaedic Surgeon
    UPMC Shadyside Hospital, Pittsburgh, PA
    May 1993 – 2002

  • Attending Orthopaedic Surgeon
    Jeannette District Memorial Hospital, Jeannette, PA
    July 1993 - 2002

  • Attending Orthopaedic Surgeon
    Monsour Medical Center, Jeannette, PA
    November, 1994 – 2002

  • Attending Orthopaedic Surgeon
    The Western Pennsylvania Hospital, Pittsburgh, PA
    June, 1996 – 2002

  • Visiting Orthopaedic Surgical Consultant
    Middlemore Hospital, Auckland, New Zealand
    July 2001 – Present

  • Private Orthopaedic Consultant
    Level 2C, 95 Ascot Avenue, Greenlane, Auckland 1543
    July 2001 – Present

  • Chairman, Auckland Orthopaedic Society, 2004-2006

  • Head of Department, Orthopaedics, Middlemore Hospital, CMDHB 2005 - 2008

Committees

UPMC Shadyside Hospital

Pittsburgh, PA

  • Medical Records Committee (1993 – Present)
  • Infection Control Committee (1998 – Present)

Jeannette District Memorial Hospital

Jeannette, PA

  • Infectious Disease Committee (1993 – 1995)
  • Quality Assurance Committee (1995)
  • Patient Liason Committee (1996 – 1997)
  • Surgical Evaluation Committee (1996 – Present)
    (Chairman 1997 – Present)

Middlemore Hospital

  • Chairman Auckland Orthopaedic Society (2004 - 2006)
  • Member of Middlemore Orthopaedic Department (2003 – Present)

Publications

Gordon, R.G., Nicol, R.O.: "Anomalous Extensor Tendon Transfer for Rupture of the Extensor Pollices Longus Tendon",: J.B.J.S., (Br), 68B:647, 1986

Mears, D.C., Gordon, R.G., "Internal Fixation of Acetabular Fractures", Techniques Orthop, 4(4):36-51, 1990.

Kirkpatrick, W.H., Mears, D.C., Gordon, R.G., "The Problem: Sprengel’s Deformity", Orthopaedic Consultant, 12(5): 9-12 May, 1991.

Gordon, R.G., Mears, D.C., Kann, J., Kann, S, "Ankle Arthrodesis with an Anterior Tension Band Plate", "Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research". In press C.O.R.R. 1991.

Gordon, R.G., Mears, D.C., "Lateral Compression Injury of the Pelvis: A Case Report. J.B.J.S., 73(A): 1399-1401, 1991.

Gordon, R.G., Mears, D.C., Kirkpatrick, W.H., "Osteotomy and Partial Resection of the Scapula for the Management of Sprengel’s Deformity". Submitted to J.B.J.S. 1991.

Vrahas, M., Gordon, R.G., Mears, D.C., Krieger, D., Scalabassi, R.J., "Intraoperative Somatosensory Evoked Potential Monitoring of Pelvic and Acetabular Fractures". Journal of Othopaedic Trauma, Volume 6, No. 1(1):50:58, 1992.

Dandy, D.J., Gordon, R.G., "Patella Height Following High Tibia Osteotomy; Evidence of An Anterior Ligament Of The Knee", J.B.J.S., 74-B, Orthopaedic Proceedings Supplement III, Pg. 327, 1992.

Gordon, R.G., Karpik, K., Hardy, S., Mears, D., "Techniques of Operative Reduction And Fixation Of Pediatric And Adolescent Pelvic Fractures", Operative Techniques in Orthopaedics, pgs. 95-114, April, 1995.

Presentations

Current Advances in CT, MRI and 3-Dimensional Imaging for Diagnostic Purposes in Medicine and Reconstructive Procedures, "Applications in Orthopaedic Surgery: Fractures of the Pelvis and Major Joints", Humana Hospital – Bennett, Plantation, Florida, September, 1989.

3-D Imaging in Medicine, "3D CT Analysis of Calcaneal Fractures" and "3D Evaluation of the Pelvis and Acetabulum for Fractures and Protrusio Acetabulae", Coronado, California, November, 1989.

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Annual Meeting, "Pre-Operative Planning of Acetabular and Pelvic Disruptions with Three Dimensional Computerised Tomography", New Orleans, Louisiana, February, 1990.

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Annual Meeting, "Intra-Operative Somatosensory Evoked Potentials Monitoring of Pelvic and Acetabular Fractures", New Orleans, Louisiana, February, 1990.

2nd Conference of the International Society for Fracture Repair, Poster Exhibits:

  1. "Fixation of Proximal Femoral Fractures with a Titanium Hip Bolt", R.G. Gordon, D.C. Mears
  2. "Three Dimensional Analysis of the Calcaneus", R.G. Gordon, D.C. Mears, G.G. Winzelberg. Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota, September, 1990.

British Orthopaedic Association Autumn Meeting, "Patellar Height Following High Tibial Osteotomy: Evidence of an Annular Ligament at the Knee". Dandy, D.J., Gordon, R.G., Cambridge, England, September, 1991.

Australian and New Zealand Orthopaedic Association’s Seventh Combined Meeting. "Pre-Operative Planning of Acetabular and Pelvic Disruptions with 3-Dimensional Computerised Tomography". Gordon, R.G., Mears, D.C., Christchurch, New Zealand, August, 1991.

Orthopaedic Trauma Association Meeting. "Intra-Operative Somatosensory Evoked Potential Monitoring of Pelvic and Acetabular Fractures", Gordon, R.G., Mears, D.C., Vrahas, M., 1990.

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons 58th Annual Meeting. Mears, D.C., Gordon, R.G., Skura, D.: "Acute Limb Lengthening Under Somatosensory Evoked Potential Control", 1991.

Orthopaedic Seminar. Revision techniques of the hip and knee. "Allografts for Acetabular Deficiency", Gordon, R.G., Auckland, New Zealand, 1991.

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons 58th Annual Meeting. Mears, D.C., Gordon, R.G., Joly, J.M., Weiss, M.W., "Total Hip Replacement for Acute Management of Acetabular Fractures".

"A New System For Trauma Management", National Registrars’ Meeting, Melbourne, Australia, 1992.

Orthopaedic Trauma Association Meeting: "The Application of Braided Cables for Posterior Pelvic Fixation", Gordon, R.G., Mears, D.C., October, 1992.

Orthopaedic Trauma Association Meeting: "The Results of Two Hundred Pelvic Malunions/Nonunions", Mears, D.C., Gordon, R.G., October, 1992.

Surgery of the Pelvis and Acetabulum: An International Consenus: (1) Classification of Pelvic Ring Disruptions, (2) Management of Blood Loss (Nurse Practitioner Program), October, 1992.

Surgery of the Pelvis and Acetabulum: An International Consensus: An Othopaedic Surgeon’s Perspective on the Issues in Intra-Operative SSEP Monitoring: October 1992.

"The Management Of Spinal Disorders", (Physician’s Assistants Program) Shadyside Hospital, Pittsburgh, PA, 1996.

"Acute Total Hip Replacement For Acetabular Fractures", Pennsylvania Orthopaedic Society, Pittsburgh, PA, 1996.

"Basic Interpretation Of Orthopaedic X-rays And Orthopaedic Dianostics", University of Pittsburgh Medical Centre, Pittsburgh, PA, Nurse Practitioner Students, June, 1997.

"Initial Evaluation and Treament of Complex Pelvic Fractures", Ohio Valley Medical Centre, Wheeling, WV, November, 1997.

"Spondylolisthesis Of The Lumbar Spine", Pennsylvania Orthopaedic Society Meeting, Delaware, November 1997.

"The Management Of Complex Distal Femoral Fractures In Osteoporotic Individuals", Biomet Meeting, November, 1997.

"Interpretation of Bone Radiographs", University of Pittsburgh Medical Centre, Pittsburgh, PA, Nurse Practitioner Students, June, 1998.

"Interpretation of Bone Radiographs", University of Pittsburgh Medical Centre, Pittsburgh, PA, Nurse Practitioner Students, June, 1999.

Trauma Symposium, Pelvic Fractues, Tibia Fractures, Shoulder Fractures.
Rotorua, NZOA Meeting, October 2003.

Television Appearances

  • 1994 WQED Health Talk
    Pittsburgh, PA
    "Back Pain"

  • 1994 WQED Health Talk
    Pittsburgh, PA
    "Total Knee Replacement Surgery"

Research in Progress

  • A Lateral Subvastus Approach For Total Knee Arthroplasty
  • Total Hip Arthroplasty For High Congenial Dislocation Of The Hip
  • Indications For, And Results Of, Bilateral Simultaneous Total Knee Arthroplasty

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