Orthopaedic research and training

 

THE RESEARCH GROUP

The Research Co-ordinator, Sports Medicine and Knee Fellow and Surgeons work together as a multi-disciplinary team to investigate specific orthopaedic questions relating to the Surgeons’ clinical practice. This research allows informed decision making regarding patient treatment.

The research team also work closely with Surgical and Orthopaedic Research Laboratories from UNSW, Queensland University of Technology and School of Human Movement Studies from the University of Queensland.

 

AREAS OF CURRENT RESEARCH

  • Soft tissue graft fixation in Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction.
  • The pattern of movement of the Total Knee Replacement prothesis post-operatively.
  • Immediate post-operative pain relief after Unilateral and Bilateral Total Knee Replacement.
  • Meniscal preservation and meniscal repair failure.
  • Improved Shoulder Reconstruction for the professional and semi-professional athlete.
  • Energy expenditure pre and post Total Knee Arthroplasty.
  • Clinical follow up of Meniscal Transplant.
  • Clinical follow up of High Tibial Osteotomy.

 

LIST OF PUBLISHED ARTICLES

  • Logan MC, Watts MC, Myers PT. Meniscal repair in the elite athlete: Results of 45 repairs with a minimum 5 year follow up. Am J Sport Med 2009; 37: 1131-4
  • Myers P, Logan M, Stokes A, Boyd K, Watts M. Bioabsorbable versus titanium interference screws with hamstring autograft in anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction: A prospective randomized trial with 2-year follow-up. Arthroscopy 2008; 24: 817-23
  • Myers PT. The 3-in-1 procedure for management of recurrent instability of the patella in skeletally immature athletes. Tech Knee Surg 2008; 7: 5-8
  • Williams AM, Myers PT, Watts MC, Hewitt BJ, Owen JE, McMeniman PJ. The meniscal flounce: A valuable arthroscopic sign. 2006; 13: 337-41
  • Hayes DA, Watts MC, Tevelen GA, Crawford RW. Central versus peripheral tibial screw placement in hamstring anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction: In vitro biomechanics. Arthroscopy 2005; 21: 703-6
  • Logan M, Williams A, Myers P. Intra-operative femoral nerve stimulation as an aid in tibial tuberosity transfers. Ann R Coll Surg Engl 2005; 87: 285-91
  • Hinton-Bayre AD, Geffen G, Friis P. Presentation and mechanisms of concussion in professional rugby league football. J Sci Med Sport 2004; 7: 400-4
  • Boyd KT, Myers PT, Watts M. Meniscus preservation; rationale, repair techniques and results. Knee 2003; 10: 1-11
  • Logan M, Williams A, Myers P. Is bone tunnel osseointegration in hamstring tendon autograft anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction important? Arthroscopy 2003; 19: e85-e7
  • Myers P, O’Brien BS. Cricket: Injuries, rehabilitation, and training. Sports Med Arthrosc 2001; 9: 124-36
  • Calder SJ, Myers PT. Broken arrow: A complication of meniscal repair. Arthroscopy 1999; 15: 651-2
  • McLean SG, Neal RJ, Myers PT, Walters MR. Knee joint kinematics during the sidestep cutting maneuver: Potential for injury in women. Med Sci Sports Exerc 1999; 31: 959-68
  • Myers P, Williams A, Dods R, Bulow J. The three-in-one proximal and distal soft tissue patellar realignment procedure: Results, and its place in the management of patellofemoral instability. Am J Sports Med 1999; 27: 575-9
  • McLean SG, Myers PT, Neal RJ, Walters MR. A quantitative analysis of knee joint kinematics during the sidestep cutting maneuver. Bull Hosp Joint Dis 1998; 57: 30-8
  • Williams AM, Myers PT. Localized pigmented villonodular synovitis: A rare cause of locking of the knee. Arthroscopy 1997; 13: 515-6
  • Dodds RA, McMeniman PJ, Krippner R, Myers PT. Comparison of intravenous pethidine infusion with ‘3 in 1’ lumbar plexus block after anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction. Knee 1995; 2: 43-6
  • Smithers M, Myers PT. Injuries in sport: A prospective casualty study. Med J Aust 1985; 142: 457-61
  • Myers PT. Injuries presenting from rugby union football. Med J Aust 1980; 2: 17-20