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 has a subspecialty focus on 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 has expertise in all aspects of knee surgery including ACL Reconstruction and Robotic-assisted Knee Replacement. Dr Radic is Internationally trained in knee and shoulder surgery, focussing on arthroscopic and sports surgery, as well as knee, hip and shoulder replacement. He is a reviewer for the Journal of Knee Surgery and Director of Training of Orthopaedic Surgery 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 has a subspecialty focus on ACL reconstruction, lower limb sports surgery, lower limb arthritis surgery and paediatric orthopaedics.
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 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 has a subspecialty focus on arthroscopic knee and shoulder surgery.
Dr Antony Liddell
Dr Liddell is a sports scientist and orthopaedic specialist with a subspecialty focus on 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 has a subspecialty focus 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 Daniel Meyerkort
Dr Daniel Meyerkort specialises in hip & knee replacement, lower limb sports arthroscopic reconstructive surgery and foot & ankle surgery. His research interest is in biological treatments for orthopaedic disease and pre-operative optimisation before joint replacement.
Dr Doug Kingwell
Dr Doug Kingwell is an Australian and internationally trained orthopaedic surgeon, with a special interest in reconstructive surgery of the knee, shoulder and hip.
Dr Nick Calvert
Dr Nicholas Calvert has sub specialised in partial/total knee replacement, total hip replacement, and revision joint replacement. He is currently undertaking a PhD at the University of Western Australia focused on improving functional outcomes and reducing pain following knee reconstruction and replacement.
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.