Derek Smith


Comprehensive Orthopaedics

Hospital Site:
Vancouver – Richmond Hospital

Research Interests & Publications

Selected Publications:

Smith DB. Vitamin C for complex regional pain syndrome prophylaxis. BCMJ 2019;61(9):349.

Smith DB. Proximal versus distal biceps tendon ruptures: When to refer. BCMJ 2017;59(2):85.

Smith DB. Achilles tendon ruptures—a review for primary care. BCMJ. 2016;58(9):520-521.

Smith DB. First-time traumatic anterior shoulder dislocations in young patients. BCMJ. 2016;58(7):399-400.

Smith DB, Carter TR, and Johnson, DH. High Failure Rate for Electrothermal Shrinkage of the Lax Anterior Cruciate Ligament: A Multicenter Follow-Up Past 2 Years. Arthroscopy. 2008;24(6):637-641.

Smith DB, Lovely DF. Effect of Non-white Contamination of Surface Recorded Spinal SEPs in the Performance of a Matched Filter. Proceedings of the 22nd Canadian Medical and Biological Engineering Society Conference (CMBEC), Charlottetown, PEI, Canada, June 1996.

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Academic Background

  • Fellowship in Arthroscopy and Sports Medicine, The University of Ottawa
  • Orthopaedic Surgery, The University of Alberta
  • MD, Dalhousie University
  • MSc Biomedical Engineering, The University of New Brunswick
  • BSc Engineering, The University of New Brunswick