Dr Annabelle Stabler is an Australian trained Orthopaedic Surgeon. She enjoys all aspects of orthopaedics and Trauma and has a particular interest in children’s orthopaedics and adult hand surgery.
Annabelle graduated with a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery from the University of Queensland and returned home to the Gold Coast to complete her internship at the Robina and Gold Coast Hospitals. She completed her Orthopaedic Registrar training in a variety of metropolitan and regional Queensland Hospitals.
For further advanced training in Paediatric Orthopaedics, Annabelle and her family moved to Hampshire in the south of England for a Fellowship post at the Southampton Children’s Hospital through the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh. After her fellowship, Annabelle has subsequently worked as a consultant Paediatric Orthopaedic Surgeon in the UK. She has done additional training in Adult Hand Surgery under the tutelage of Dr David Stabler.
Prior to studying Medicine, Annabelle graduated with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy with an additional year studying Occupational Therapy at UQ. Annabelle’s background led her to understand the importance of a multidisciplinary, collaborative approach to the care of her patients, particularly those with complex needs.
She is known to be a great listener and clear communicator with her patients, their families and other colleagues in the health care team.
Dr Stabler's particular clinical interests include:
• Hip conditions eg DDH, Perthes, SUFE
• Neuromuscular conditions eg Cerebral Palsy
• Conditions of the foot and hand including deformity, congenital anomalies and CTEV (clubfoot)
• Limb length and limb deformity issues
• Trauma, fractures and infection
• Ingrown Toenails
• Adult hand surgery including Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Dupuytrens, ganglions and benign tumours, trigger finger and thumb, ulnar neuropathy, trauma