• John Buntine
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John Buntine is a specialist plastic surgeon and hand surgeon who assesses, with respect to the upper extremity and scarring, third party liability and provides AMA 4 assessments of permanent impairment for Victorian workers’ compensation insurers and the Victorian TAC and for solicitors acting for plaintiffs and defendants. He reports concerning nerve and tendon injuries at and below the level of the elbow including carpal tunnel syndrome, ulnar neuritis, de Quervain’s tendinitis, tennis elbow, golfer's elbow and trigger finger and thumb. He assesses fractures, ligamentous and soft tissue injuries affecting the hand, wrist and forearm (excluding the elbow joint). He assesses scarring of all parts of the body including tight or hypertrophic scars and keloids. He also advises appropriate treatment relating to hand injuries and scarring. See Profile for more information. 

 

Mr Buntine served as a tutor in neurophysiology at the Royal College of Surgeons of England, he is a past President of the Australian Hand Surgery Society and he has been in charge of the plastic surgery and hand surgery units of two Melbourne teaching hospitals (the Austin Hospital and later the Box Hill Hospital of Eastern Health). He was an active member of Victorian Medical Panels for over ten years, he was the President of the Australian Association of Surgeons, a councillor of AMA Victoria, a surgeons’ representative at national conferences of the Federal AMA and until recently his busy surgical public and private practice involved chiefly surgery of the hand and skin cancer and, in particular, surgery for Mycobacterium ulcerans infection.  Mr Buntine’s formative years involved the extraordinary experience of working closely with Sir Edward (Weary) Dunlop, considerable involvement in neurology and neurosurgery and, exceptional for a surgical trainee, his public hospital experience included an involvement in psychiatry which has been invaluable in relation to some assessments of scarring and hand function.

  

 

 

Mr John A. Buntine    MBBS FRACS

Hand, Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeon

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