The Perth Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine (POSM) Research Institute is an initiative of the Perth Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine Centre.
Dr Keith Holt founded the Centre in 1988. At the time he founded it, the techniques we use today in arthroscopy and reconstructive surgery were new to Western Australia.
The Centre pioneered this type of surgery in our state and has attracted internationally trained orthopaedic surgeons to its fellowship programs for over 20 years. This ongoing commitment to the medical education of orthopaedic specialists is combined with commitments to the Perth Orthopaedic Registrar Training Program, the Sports Medicine Physician Program and, through seminars and talks, to the wider medical community.
Dr Travis Falconer
Dr Falconer, co-founder of the Institute, is a specialist shoulder and elbow surgeon. He spent 6 months working alongside Dr Peter Hales at POSMC, before spending 12 months on fellowship with the surgeons at the Sydney Shoulder Research Institute and a further 6 months in the United States.
Dr Greg Janes
Dr Janes achieved his orthopaedic fellowship in 1994. He then undertook a fellowship in upper limb surgery. He specialises in arthroscopy and reconstructive surgery of the shoulder, knee and hip. He is Chairman of the Australian Orthopaedic Association, WA Branch and was a member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery for 10 years.
Dr Ross Radic
Dr Radic is a graduate of the University of Western Australia who undertook fellowships in London. He specialises in arthroscopic surgery of the knee and shoulder, reconstructive surgery and osteotomy as well as hip replacement and knee replacement. He teaches orthopaedic trainees and junior medical staff at Royal Perth Hospital.
Dr Peter Annear
After completing his orthopaedic fellowship in 1994, Dr Annear undertook 2 paediatric fellowships followed by a knee fellowship. He specialises in ACL reconstruction, lower limb sports surgery, lower limb arthritis surgery and paediatric orthopaedics.
Professor Markus Kuster
Professor Kuster trained in orthopaedic surgery and traumatology in Switzerland. He holds a PhD in knee joint mechanics and specialises in knee replacement and hip replacement, both primary and revision.
Dr Jay Ebert — Director of Research
Dr Ebert has a PhD which focused on cartilage repair, biomechanics and pre- and post-operative rehabilitation. He lectures and researches at the School of Human Sciences within the University of Western Australia. He assists the Institute with coordinating research and liaises with the partners regarding possible future projects.
Dr Keith Holt
A fellowship trained Orthopaedic Surgeon, Dr Holt pioneered many of the arthroscopy techniques now widely used in Western Australia. His main areas of interest are knees and shoulders and in recent years his practice has moved towards replacement surgery.
Dr Peter Hales
Dr Hales specialises in hand and upper limb surgery. His expertise includes both arthroscopy and reconstructive surgery of the shoulder, elbow and hand.
Dr Greg Witherow
After obtaining his Orthopaedic Fellowship in 1990, Dr Witherow then undertook a fellowship in sports medicine and arthroplasty. He specialises in lower limbs.
Dr Greg Hogan
Specialising in trauma surgery, as well as arthroscopy and reconstructive surgery of the knee, shoulder and upper limb, Dr Hogan completed his orthopaedic fellowship in 2001 followed by a fellowship in knee, shoulder and upper limb surgery.
Dr Jens-Ulrich Buelow
Dr Buelow is a graduate of the University of Heidelberg. After two 6-month fellowships in Australia, he was accepted as a Fellow of the Australian College of Surgeons and now specialises in arthroscopic knee and shoulder surgery.
Dr Antony Liddell
Dr Liddell is a sports scientist and orthopaedic specialist with a special interest in knee replacement and sports injury to the knee, shoulder, foot and ankle.
Dr David Wysocki
Dr Wysocki, who specialises in lower limb orthopaedics, obtained his fellowship from the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons in 2014. He specialises in lower limb orthopaedics and trauma as well as primary and revision hip and knee replacement.
Professor Richard Carey Smith
A specialist orthopaedic surgeon with expertise in orthopaedic oncology and complex hip and knee revision surgery. Professor Carey Smith is a published researcher who presents at national and international conferences and is active in the University Teaching Hospital.
Dr Duncan Sullivan
Dr Sullivan is a sports medicine physician with expertise in a broad range of practical procedures including manual therapy, trigger point injections, dry needling, taping, exercise prescription, joint injections, and prolotherapy for the sacroiliac joint.
The POSM Research Institute is committed to delivering in-house training to local and international fellows.
Our fellowship programs have now been running for over 20 years, with great success. We’ve had both national and international fellows, with the latter coming from the USA, Canada, Britain, Scotland, New Zealand, Spain, Germany and other countries. There are two fellowships available within our group.