Dr Danielle Wadley

Gold Coast Orthopaedic Surgeon

MBBS PGDipSpMed FRACS FAOrthA Foot and Ankle Fellowship

Dr Danielle Wadley is an Australian Trained Orthopaedic Surgeon with subspecialty training in Foot and Ankle Surgery obtained in Canada and the USA. In addition she has completed a Post Graduate Diploma in Sports Medicine, which complements her interest in sports Foot and Ankle problems.

She is involved in caring for patients who have acute fractures or sport injuries, and all other components of foot and ankle work including ankle arthroplasty, reconstruction procedures and arthroscopy. She continues to support medical education and research and is an active member of the community in a number of outdoor pursuits. Dr Wadley has a passion for a healthy, active lifestyle and encourages her patients to actively participate and invest in their health and wellbeing.

I will take the time to individualise your treatment and together we can make a plan for management. I encourage you as a patient to be actively involved in your care and be motivated to improve your lifestyle.

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To ensure patients receive optimum care, Dr Wadley encourages close collaboration with all health professionals. Effective communication and education are essential to her patient care.


Foot and Ankle Fellow
  • University of Calgary, Canada
International Observership Programs
  • Harborview Trauma Centre, Seattle, USA
  • Hospital for Special Surgery, New York City, USA
  • Dr Michael Pinzur Chicago, Illinois
  • Dr Greg Berlet, Columbus, Ohio
  • Dr Alastair Younger, Vancouver
  • Dr Ray Walls, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut.
  • Dr Eric Giza, UC Davis, Sacramento, California
  • Dr James Nunley, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina
  • Baltimore Limb Deformity Course, Baltimore
Orthopaedic training
  • NSW Northside Orthopaedic Training Program
Sports Medicine
  • PGDipSpMed University of Auckland, New Zealand
Medical School
  • MBBS University of Sydney, Australia

  Leadership And Volunteer Work

  • Outreach – Tansen, Nepal
  • Supervisor – Trauma Skills Workshop
  • Advanced Wilderness Life Support Certification, Utah, America
  • Team Doctor Balmain Tigers Junior Rep Team 2009
  • Medical Support Australian Mountain Bike Championships 2008
  • Clinical Associate, University of Sydney/Northern Clinical School
  • Medical Support Australian 24 hour Mountain Bike Championships 2007
  • Medical Expeditions International Volunteer, Ecuador


International Reviewer
  • Bone and Joint Journal (UK)
  • Foot and Ankle International Journal
Publications and presentations
  • The long term sequelae of lateral ligament instability resulting in valgus ankle deformities ultimately requiring total ankle replacement
    D Wadley, J LaMothe. Current

  • Do patient characteristics and pre-operative compartment pressures correlate with outcomes post fasciotomy for Chronic Exertional Compartment Syndrome?
    D Wadley, I Le, N Mohtadi. Current

  • Reconstructing the unstable hip in children with cerebral palsy: Is more surgery fewer worries?
    M Axt, D Wadley, E Barnes. AUSACPDM 8th Biennial Conference, 2016

  • Unstable hips in children with Cerebral Palsy GMFCS 3-5: Does acetabuloplasty make a difference in reconstructive surgery?
    M Axt, D Wadley, S Balakrishnan, J St George, E Barnes. Poster Presentation AACPDM San Diego, USA, 2014

  • A Dislocation Dilemma in Nepal
    D Wadley, J Bosanquet. Western Orthopaedic Group of Surgeons Meeting. Bowral, Australia 2013

  • To Dega or Not to Dega
    D Wadley, M Axt. Australian Paediatric Orthopaedic Society Meeting. Noosa, Australia 2013

  • GraftJacket Allograft – A review of the short term results for the treatment of symptomatic massive rotator cuff tears
    D Wadley, M Damiani. ACT branch Meeting. Canberra, Australia 2012

  • Osteonecrosis of the hip and knee – Can bisphosphonate therapy slow the progression?
    D Wadley, D Hale, Prof M Hooper. Australian Knee Society Meeting. Broome, Australia 2008

  • The use of vacuum assisted closure in paediatric scoliosis patients with deep spinal infections
    S Gupta, F Canavese, K Emara, J Krajbich, D Wadley. AOA Annual Scientific Meeting. Gold Coast, Australia 2007

For all appointments and enquiries, please phone 07 5645 6913 or email info@salusfootsurgeon.com.au

9 Kinloch Avenue
Benowa QLD 4217


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