Please note: all clinics will be closed 29/3/24 - 1/4/24, except Physio services at Stepney, which will be open 8am - 12.30pm on 30/3/24, and Hydrotherapy classes at Welland pool, which will also be open on 30/3/24.

Dr Roger Paterson


About Dr Roger Paterson

Knee, Hip and Ankle Surgeon
Orthopaedic Surgeon Dr Roger Paterson is the co-founder of SPORTSMED·SA, now known as sportsmed. In 1985, Orthopaedic Surgeon Dr Greg Keene was inspired to build a centre of excellence for the treatment and care of sport injuries, and approached fellow Orthopaedic Surgeon Dr Roger Paterson, along with Sports Physiotherapist Susan Everett to join him in establishing SPORTSMED·SA. Other sports medicine professionals perceived to be the best in their fields were recruited for their skills, ambition and commitment to the vision. Dr Paterson is passionate about providing his patients with facilities that will support them throughout their treatment journey; from the initial diagnosis, all the way through to any necessary procedures and and recovery. Dr Paterson has particular knowledge and expertise in the biomechanics and reconstruction of the Anterior Cruciate Ligament, and Patello-Femoral problems. He also specialises in ankle conditions, and performs hip replacement surgery. A GP referral is required to make an appointment with Dr Paterson.

Special Interests

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

Service Location

Stepney Healthcare Hub


  • Fellowship, of the Australian Orthopaedic Association, 1986
  • Advanced Knee Surgery Fellowship, Mervyn Cross, Sydney, 1983
  • Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons, 1983

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
  • Founder of e-Proceedings, Australian Orthopaedic Association
  • Chairman, Australian Orthopaedic Association – SA/NT, 2018 – present
  • Orthopaedic Elected Representative Councillor, Royal Australasian College of Surgeons, 2013-16
  • President, Australian Knee Society, 2010-11
  • Secretary, Australian Knee Society, 2007-08
  • Secretary, Australian Society of Orthopaedic Surgeons, 2006 – present
  • SA President, Sports Medicine Australia, 1991-92
  • Clinical Lecturer, Orthopaedics, University of Adelaide, 1989 – present

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