Hand and wrist specialist
BE (Mech Eng) (UTS), MBBS (Univ. of Sydney), FRACS, FAOrthA
After completing a degree in Mechanical Engineering in 1984 with first class honours, Dr Hile undertook the combined medicine and surgery degree at The University of Sydney. His internship, resident medical officer posting and basic surgical training was at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital. Advanced training in Orthopaedic Surgery was with the Australian Orthopaedic Association Sydney Northside training scheme, completed in 2000. During 2001 Dr Hile was the Lincoln Centre Fellow at Royal North Shore Hospital Hand Surgery Department with Professor Michael Tonkin, and an Honorary Research Fellow at The Children’s Hospital at Westmead with Professor David Little.
Dr Hile has researched and published articles on fracture healing and tendon repair. He is a director of the Peninsula Orthopaedics Research Institute.
Dr Hile is a specialist Hand and Wrist Surgeon with expertise in microsurgery, peripheral nerve surgery, arthroscopic procedures of the wrist, and all bone and soft tissue problems involving the hand, wrist and upper extremity. They include joint replacement and other procedures for arthritis, treatment of fractures, and tendon and ligament injuries.
Common procedures include carpal tunnel release (open and endoscopic/ keyhole), trigger finger release, Dupuytrens contracture surgery, joint replacement, wrist arthroscopy, ganglion excision, treatment of sports injuries including skiers thumb, fixation of distal radius/ Colles fractures, and microsurgical repair of nerve and artery lacerations.
Dr Hile serves the needs of the lower North Shore and Northern Beaches communities by being on the staff of the Royal North Shore and Mona Vale Hospitals, taking part in the Emergency and Trauma on call rosters at both hospitals.
Dr Hile is married with three growing children. He is often on the sporting sidelines or poolside on weekends providing enthusiastic support. He enjoys a hit of tennis, or paddling an Epic V10 sport ski on Middle Harbour. When possible he also undertakes relatively controlled mountain descents while skiing.
Dr Hile has offices at Dee Why, North Sydney (The Mater Clinic), and St Leonards (North Shore Private).
The Mater North Sydney, North Sydney
Castlecrag Private Hospital, Castlecrag
Delmar Private Hospital, Dee Why
North Shore Private Hospital, St Leonards
Royal North Shore Hospital, St Leonards
Mona Vale Hospital
Australian Hand Surgery Society
NSW Hand Surgery Association
Fellow, Royal College of Surgeons
Fellow, Australian Orthopaedic Association
Australian Medical Association
Warringah District Medical Association
Phone: 02 9971 6348
Fax: 02 9982 4217