Dr Hitchen is an Orthopaedic Surgeon who has gained great experience in the assessment and management of orthopaedic injury over 25 years in specialty practice, and is in active clinical practice. Dr Hitchen is a NSW WorkCover IME and is SIRA CTP AHP certified for assessment of Permanent Impairment in Spine, Upper and Lower Extremity. He has medicolegal expertise in early intervention claims management, evidence based medicine, liability advice, suitability of surgical procedures and fitness for work including permanent restriction advice.
Dr Hitchen is able to offer telehealth consultations for injured parties, particularly for the assessment types outlined above. However, telehealth may not be ideal for assessing spinal WPI where a face-to-face consult is preferable.