Dr Roger Paterson

Knee, Hip and Ankle Surgeon


  • Sports injuries
  • Minimally invasive surgery
  • Knee arthroplasty and arthroscopy
  • Cruciate ligament reconstruction
  • Patello-fermoral stabilisation
  • Hip replacement
  • Ankle arthroscopy and ligament surgery


Dr Paterson is available for consultation at the below locations. To make an appointment, contact 08 8362 7788 or email ortho@sportsmed.com.au.


  • Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons, 1983
  • Advanced Knee Surgery Fellowship, Mervyn Cross, Sydney, 1983
  • Fellowship, of the Australian Orthopaedic Association, 1986
  • Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon and Clinical Lecturer, Flinders Medical Centre, 1984–89
  • Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Hutt Orthopaedic Clinic, 1984–89
  • Clinical Lecturer, Orthopaedics, University of Adelaide, 1989 – current
  • President, Australian Sports Medicine Federation, SA, 1991–92
  • Secretary, Australian Society Orthopaedic Surgeons, 2006 – 2016
  • President, Australian Knee Society, 2010–11
  • Orthopaedic Elected Representative, Royal Australasian College of Surgeons Council, 2013 – 2016

Member Of

  • Australian Knee Society
  • Australian Arthroplasty Society
  • Australian Orthopaedic Association
  • Australian Society of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • Asia Pacific Knee Arthroscopy and Sports Medicine Society
  • Sports Medicine Australia
  • Australian Medical Association
  • Royal Australasian College of Surgeons
  • International Society for Arthroscopic, Knee and Orthopaedic Sports Surgery

Awards & Achievements

  • Co-founder of sportsmed
  • Inventor, femoral drill guide used worldwide for Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) reconstruction
  • Author of many original clinical and research papers. National and international invited speaker and recognised authority on:
    • Anterior cruciate ligament biomechanics and reconstruction
    • Patello-femoral pain and instability
    • Meniscal and chondral injuries and repair
    • Knee replacement
    • Ankle ligament injuries and sequelae

Personal Interests

  • Family and friends
  • Motorsport and Tarmac Rallies
  • Cycling
  • Chairman Club Member, Port Adelaide Adelaide Football Club
  • Keeping fit