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Shoulder to Hand Orthopedic Surgeon Serving the Sunshine Coast to Bundaberg , Hervey Bay and Gladstone.

MBcHB, MSc Sport ,MMED Orthopaedics S.A, FC(ORTH)S.A ,FRACS Orth(AUS)


About Dr. D.J. Lourens

Dr. D.J. Lourens is a highly qualified orthopaedic surgeon with extensive expertise in shoulder and hand surgery.

Dr Lourens has been a GP for a few years and worked in remote areas of Africa, delivering services in areas like Lesotho during the construction of the Katse dam.

He received his education from the University of Pretoria in South Africa:

He received his bachelors in medicine, MBCHB in 1995.

He is a qualified Sport Physician with a MSc degree in Sport.

He has 2 orthopaedic degrees in South Africa :

MMED orthopaedics and he is a fellow of the college of South Africa(FCorthSA).


He also completed two upper limb fellowships, specializing in shoulder and upper limb surgery (hand, wrist, elbow).


Dr. Lourens is a fellow of the Royal College of Australia.

He obtained his FRACS Orth(AUS) certification, as well as a Foot and Ankle Fellowship.


He has been practicing as a shoulder to hand surgeon in Australia since 2013 years. He is doing shoulder to hand surgery since 2008.


Apart from his specialization in shoulder and hand surgery, Dr. Lourens has a keen interest in sport-related upper and lower limb injuries and possesses a wide range of surgical skills.

He has significant experience in trauma surgery, with a log book of almost 5000 cases in South-Africa up to 2012.

Dr. Lourens currently performs surgical procedures in several hospitals in the Sunshine Coast, including Nambour Selangor Hospital, Noosa, Birtinya, and the Friendlies Hospital. Dr Lourens also serves Hervey Bay and Gladstone areas.


New patients are always welcome to seek treatment from Dr. Lourens.

Specialist procedures

Special interest : Shoulder  to hand surgery:


• Arthroplasty and Arthroscopic procedures. Shoulder pain treatment. Clavicle and humerus fracture treatment.

Wrist and Hand

•Carpal tunnel, trigger fingers, hand contractures, arthritis conditions and various wrist and hand procedures


• Arthroplasty and sport injuries. Elbow fracture treatment.


Arthroscopic ligaments and meniscus surgery. 

Foot and Ankle

• Sports foot and ankle injuries, ankle arthroscopy, arthritic conditions, Bunions, claw toes


University of Pretoria,



MSc Sport ,

MMED Orthopaedics S.A,


2x Upper limb Fellowships

Fellowship of the Royal College of Australia:


Foot and Ankle Fellowship

To Book an Appointment

Phone for appointments

(you can make an appointment initially without a GP referral, we will request it from your GP)

Ph: 043 109 5232

Email manager:

Fax: 07 31 868 705

Located at:

Sunshine Coast: Nambour Selangor Hospital, Birtinya , Tewantin, Noosa and Friendlies Hospital

Please download the documents below and send it back to us via email:

Our Locations

The GP can send referrals to:

Fax , email , or medical objects

Fax to : 07 31868705

Medical objects numbers:

Nambour: 234501PT


Friendlies suits:234501JJ

Examples of a few of the shoulder to hand conditions Dr Lourens can provide operative and non-operative treatment for: 

Shoulder Conditions:

Elbow conditions:

Sport Injuries and shoulder to hand Fractures:

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