Ecker Jeff

Ecker Jeff

Academic Qualifications

1993 FAOrthoA (Fellow Australian Orthopaedic Association)

1986 FRACS (Orthopaedics)

1978 MBBS (WA)

1974 BMedSC (Hons) (UWA)

Education and Training 

1988 - 1989 Fellowship Microvascular Surgery University of Southern California - California, USA

1987 - 1988 Fellowship in Hand & Reconstructive Microsurgery Duke University North Carolina, USA

1986 - 1987 Senior Registrar Hand Upper Limb & Orthopaedics Oxford University, UK 

1986 (6 months) Registrar – Plastic Surgery Perth, Australia

1982 - 1985 Orthopaedic Training Program Western Australia Elective, trauma, paediatric & spinal orthopaedic surgery. 3-month term as Orthopaedic Surgeon. All major teaching hospitals in Perth, WA and the remote North West of Australia.

1981 (12 months) Orthopaedic Service Registrar Perth, Australia 

1980 (6 months) Registrar Neurosurgery Perth, Australia

1980 Senior Registrar Orthopaedic Surgery, Urology Perth, Australia

1979 Junior Resident Neurosurgery, General Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Country Allocation. Kalgoorlie, Australia

1978 Intern Respiratory Medicine, General Surgery, Orthopaedic Surgery (elective), Psychiatry, Emergency Medicine Perth, Australia 


  1. Ecker, J. (2017). Scaphoid Union: The Role of Wrist Arthroscopy. Hand Clinic; 33(4)
  2. Ecker, J. (2015). Partial- and Full-Thickness Tears of Flexor Carpi Radialis Complicating Excision Arthroplasty and Suspensionplasty of the Trapezium to Treat Trapeziometacarpal Joint Arthritis. Journal of Wrist Surgery, 4, S02.
  3. Ecker, J. (2015). Open Injuries of the Extensor mechanism on the Dorsum of the Metacarpophalangeal Joint of the Fingers & Thumb Treated with Primary Tendon Grafts. Journal of Hand Surgery (European Volume).
  4. Ecker, J., Ebert, J., Taheri A., Mathew, R., & Chee, D. (2015). The Existence of Cords in Olecranon Bursae. Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery, Published Online, 2 July 2015.
  5. Ecker, J., Perera, N., & Ebert, J.
     (2015). Supraretinacular Endoscopic Carpal Tunnel Release: Surgical Technique with Prospective Case Series. Journal of Hand Surgery (European Volume), Published Online, February 2014 
  6. Ecker, J., & Andrijich, C. (2015). Comparison of Arthroscopic & Vascularised Medial Femoral Condyle Bone Grafts for Non-Union of the Scaphoid with ‘Humpback Deformity’. Journal of Hand Surgery (European Volume), 40(E). S1-S197.
  7. Ecker, J., & Perera, N. (2013). Suparetinacular Endoscopic Carpal Tunnel Release. Journal of Hand Surgery (European Volume), 38(E), S1-S99.
  8. Ecker J., Dean C., & Breidahl, B.
     (2012). Scaphotrapezoid Dissociation. Journal of Wrist Surgery, 1(2), 89-188. 
  9. Ecker, J., Edwick, S., & Ebert, J.
     (2012). Painful Clicking of the Thumb Interphalangeal Joint Caused by a Sesamoid Bone: A Report of Three Cases. Journal of Hand Surgery, 37(3), 423-426. 
  10. Friend, I., Francis, S., McCullouch, J., Ecker, J., Breidahl, W., & McMenamin, P. (2009). Teres Minor Innervation in the Context of Isolated Muscle Atrophy. Surgical & Radiologic Anatomy.
  11. Lowdon, I., Bruce, T., Ecker, J., Seaber, A., & Urbaniak, J. (1989). Laser Doppler Monitoring of Replants Using a Small Prism Probe. Microsurgery, 10. 175 – 177. 
  12. Ecker, J., Bossen, E., Seaber, A., & Urbaniak, J. (1989).
    Damage to the Skeletal Muscle Microcirculation Secondary to Venous Occlusion in the Rat Cremaster Muscle. Transactions of the 35th Annual Meeting Orthopaedic Research Society, Feb 6th - 9th. 
  13. Ecker, J., & Sikorski, J. (1983). Nutritional Deficiency in Multiple Fractures in the Elderly.
    Published in the Proceedings of the J.B.J.S. [B] – 1983.
  14. Ecker J., & Bedbrook, Sir G. (1983). Surgery for Back Pain in Adults with Scoliosis.
    Western Pacific Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery.

Awards & Honours

  • 2009 Hall of Fame, Tournament Division, Western Australia Water Skiing Association
  • 1987 Hadley Travelling Fellowship, University of Western Australia.
  • 1984 Zimmer Hudspeth Orthopaedic Registrar's Prize.
  • 1984 Howmedica Prize for best paper at the 1984 Australian Orthopaedic Registrars Conference
  • 1976 Carnation Milk Prize for Paediatrics
  • 1974 National Health and Medical Research Council Scholarship
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