Christy Graff

Christy Graff

Adelaide Medical School

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

Dr Christy Graff is a paediatric orthopaedic surgeon at the Women's and Children's Hospital in North Adelaide.  She is especially interested in investigating areas of paediatric orthopaedics associated with paediatric trauma and outcomes.  She is currently undertaking several projects through WCH.

Project 1

Nerve palsies with paediatric supracondylar humerus fractures:  can we always watch and wait?  A retrospective cohort trial investigating outcomes of nerve palsies after supracondylar humerus fractures at WCH since 1998

Project 2

RIFIC:  Re-fractures In the Forearm In Children.  A prospective case controlled trial investigating risk factors for for re-fractures in children

Project 3

LIFIC:  Loss of position In fractures of the Forearm In Children.  A prospective cast controlled trial investigating risk factors for loss of position of fractures in children

Project 4

SISS:  Surgery after in situ screw for slipped capital femoral epiphysis (SCFE):  Does screw removal matter?  A retrospective cohort trial investigating difficulties in screw removal in secondary surgery after SCFE

Project 5

LOTIC:  Long term Outcomes of Triple Arthrodesis in Children.  A retrospective cohort trial investigating long term outcomes of children after triple arthrodesis at WCH.


  • Appointments

    Date Position Institution name
    2018 - ongoing Clinical Lecturer The University of Adelaide
  • Education

    Date Institution name Country Title
    University of Adelaide Australia MBBS
  • Postgraduate Training

    Date Title Institution Country
    Masters of Human Movement Science Central Queensland University Australia
    FRCS The Royal College of Surgeons UK UK
    FRACS The Royal Australasian College of Surgeons Australia
  • Journals

    Year Citation
    2022 Bhanushali, A., Axelby, E., Patel, P., Abu-Assi, R., Ong, B., Graff, C., & Kraus, M. (2022). Re-fractures of the paediatric radius and/or ulna: A systematic review. ANZ Journal of Surgery, 92(4), 666-673.
    DOI Scopus1 WoS1
    2022 Bhanushali, A., Kovoor, J. G., Stretton, B., Kieu, J. T., Bright, R. A., Hewitt, J. N., . . . Graff, C. (2022). Outcomes of early versus delayed weight-bearing with intramedullary nailing of tibial shaft fractures: a systematic review and meta-analysis. European Journal of Trauma and Emergency Surgery, 48(5), 3521-3527.
    2022 Graff, C., Dounas, G. D., Sung, J., Kumawat, M., Huang, Y., & Todd, M. (2022). Management of iatrogenic ulnar nerve palsies after cross pinning of pediatric supracondylar humerus fractures: A systematic review. Journal of Children's Orthopaedics, 16(5), 366-373.
    2020 Todd, M. R. L. C., Dounas, G. D., Chataway, J., Salih, S., & Graff, C. (2020). Effectiveness of operative versus expectant management on recovery of nerve palsies in pediatric supracondylar fractures: A systematic review protocol. JBI Evidence Synthesis, 18(8), 1788-1793.
    2016 Graff, C., Hohmann, E., Bryant, A. L., & Tetsworth, K. (2016). Subjective and objective outcome measures after total knee replacement: is there a correlation?. ANZ Journal of Surgery, 86(11), 921-925.
    DOI Scopus4 WoS4 Europe PMC3
    2014 Coyle, C., Jagernauth, S., & Ramachandran, M. (2014). Tibial eminence fractures in the paediatric population: A systematic review. Journal of Children's Orthopaedics, 8(2), 149-159.
    DOI Scopus47 Europe PMC21
    2002 Henshaw, R., Coyle, C., Low, S., & Barry, C. (2002). A retrospective cohort study comparing microwave endometrial ablation with levonorgestrel-releasing intrauterine device in the management of heavy menstrual bleeding. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, 42(2), 205-209.
    DOI Scopus22 WoS20 Europe PMC14

Dr Graff teaches medical students through the Women's and Children's Hospital.  She runs and interactive 2 hour lecture for all 5th year students on How to interpret fractures in children.

  • Offices Held

    Date Office Name Institution Country
    2021 - ongoing Orthopaedic Surgeon Adelaide Paediatrics Australia
    2021 - ongoing Orthopaedic Surgeon Royal Adelaide Hospital Australia
    2018 - ongoing Clinical Lecturer The University of Adelaide Australia
    2018 - ongoing Orthopaedic Surgeon Women’s and Children’s Hospital Australia

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