Bruce K. Foster, MBBS, MD, FRACS

Contact Information

  • Name: Bruce K. Foster
  • Degree: MBBS, MD, FRACS
  • Title / Position: Staff Specialist, Deputy Head of Unit / IHDI Medical Advisory Board Member
  • Place of Employment / Office Name: Women's and Children's Hospital Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Street Address: 72 King William Road
  • City: North Adelaide
  • State/Province: South Australia
  • Zip/Postal code: 5006
  • Country: Australia
  • Office phone number: 61 8 8161 7217
  • Office fax number: 61 8 8161 7057
  • Medical or Surgical Specialty: Orthopaedic Surgery, Pediatric Orthopaedics

Professional Education and Memberships

  • Medical School: Adelaide University
  • Residency: Adelaide University
  • Fellowship training:

    Alfred I duPont Institute

  • Certifications:

    FRACS

  • Society Memberships (list up to four only):
    • Australian Paediatric Orhtopaedic Society
    • Orthopaedic Research Society of North America
    • Paediatric Ortrhopaedic Society of North America
    • Royal Australasian College of surgeons
  • Academic contributions for DDH research or education including publications:
    • Pool RD, Foster BK and Paterson DC. Avascular necrosis in congenital hip dislocation. The significance of splintage.Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery 68B: 3 1986, pp 427-430.
    • Sundberg SB, Savage JP and Foster BK. Technetium phosphate bone scan in the diagnosis of septic arthritis in childhood Journal of Paediatric Orthopaedics, 9: 1989, pp 579-585. 
    • Saies AD, Foster BK and Lequesne GW. The value of a new ultrasound stress test in assessment and treatment of clinically detected hip instability. Journal of Paediatric Orthopaedics, 8: 4 1988, pp. 436-441. 
    • Foster BK. Paediatric hip and pelvis disorders. In: Current Opinion in Paediatrics. Current Science, 1993, 5: 3.
    • Foster BK. Initial Screening and Diagnosis of and Referral for Developmental dysplasia of the Hip. Orthopaedics 1995; pp 80-82. 
    • Chan A, Cundy PJ, Foster BK, Keane RJ, Byron-Scott R. (1999). Late diagnosis of congenital dislocation of the hip and presence of a screening programme: South Australian population-based study. Lancet 354, 1514-1517. 
    • Chan A, Cundy PJ, Foster BK, Keane R, Byron-Scott R. “Screening for congenital dislocation of the hip”. Lancet, Vol 355, Jan 15 2000; pp232-233. 
    • Chan A, Foster BK, Cundy PJ. Problems in the diagnosis of neonatal hip instability. ACTA Paediatrica 2001; 90:836-839.

Practice Information

  • Age groups you are accepting new hip dysplasia patients: Infants and children, Adolescents, Adults
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