Dr Radic is actively involved in research, with numerous publications in medical journals and regular speaking engagements at national and international conferences. He is a founding member and Director of the Perth Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine Research Institute, partaking in high quality industry-leading research.

For more information on the work of the POSM Research Institute, please visit www.posmresearchinstitute.org.au


  Current studies

Hamstring Tendon Autograft Versus Quadriceps Tendon Autograft for Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction: A Randomised Controlled Trial.
Dr Ross Radic, Dr Nicholas Calvert, Dr Jay Ebert

Currently, approximately 90% of ACL Reconstruction procedures in Australia are performed using a graft made from the patient’s hamstring tendons. There is evolving debate as to whether a graft made from the patients quadriceps tendons may result in better post-operative outcomes with greater patient satisfaction. This study aims to help answer these questions, with the use of gold-standard reconstructive techniques with strength and functional assessments from our clinical research team.

Patient Information

ACL: Hamstring vs Quad Tendon


A Prospective Study Investigating Patient Outcome Following Surgical Reconstruction for Multi-Ligament Knee Injuries.
Dr Ross Radic, Dr Elizabeth Garcia, Dr Davide Tomassoni, Dr Jay Ebert

Multi-ligament Injuries in the knee are a complex group of injuries which historically have less favourable long-term outcomes with higher rates of post-traumatic osteoarthritis, ongoing knee instability and a decreased functional capacity. They are best described as knee injuries with disruption of at least two of the four major knee ligament structures including Anterior Cruciate Ligament, Posterior Cruciate Ligament, Medial Collateral Ligament and/or Posteromedial Corner and Lateral Collateral Ligament and/or Posterolateral Corner.

Dr Ross Radic has a special interest in complex knee injuries. At Perth Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine Centre, together with his involvement at Royal Perth Hospital, housing the State Trauma Centre, Dr Radic often manages the most complex knee injuries. The POSM Research Institute are aiming to prospectively follow patients suffering these traumatic knee injuries assessing their long term outcomes and functional recovery.


Combined Cryotherpay and Intermittend Dynamic Compression Compared With Conventional Ice and Static Compression in Post-operative Anterior Cruciate Reconstructions: A Randomised Controlled Trial.
Dr Abay Sundaram, Dr Mira Marinova, Ms Katie Holtham, Dr Jay Ebert, Dr Ross Radic.

Following ACL Reconstruction, patients are encouraged to engage in rehabilitation programs that rebuild muscle strength, proprioceptive control and regain joint mobility. One of the primary issues that limit the active rehabilitation of the patient is the early pain and swelling that comes with orthopaedic knee surgery. While elastic wraps and ice-packs are used most commonly in the application of post-operative cryotherapy, the Game Ready systems offers a novel method of administering constant cryotherapy, at a consistent temperature, with intermittent pneumatic compression. This study aims to investigate the functional outcomes of the use of the Game Ready system in the early post-operative period compared with a more traditional method of delivering cryotherapy and compression.

Patient Information

ACL & GameReady

Research Protocol

ACL & GameReady


Post-operative Use of Game Ready Cryocompression System versus Conventional Ice and Compression for Total Knee Arthroplasty (TKA): A Propsective, Randomised Controlled Trial.
Dr Mira Marinova, Dr Abay Sundaram, Ms Katie Holtham, Dr Jay Ebert, Dr Ross Radic

Total Knee Replacement (TKA) is primarily performed to alleviate pain and improve function for patients with osteoarthritis of the knee. This is a major orthopaedic procedure, with expected pain, swelling and inflammation post-operatively. Reducing these measures with the use of cryotherapy and dynamic compression improves patient comfort, reduces swelling and allows patients to participate in a greater amount of post-operative rehabilitation. We aim to investigate the use of the Game Ready System, a novel tool allowing constant cryotherapy and intermittent compression, and assess its outcomes compared with a more traditional method of cryotherapy delivery.

Research Plan

TKA & GameReady

  Publications and Presentations

  • Presentation

    Increased incidence of non-union of clavicle fractures with ipsilateral rib
    fractures in trauma patients. Moniz, Sheldon AOAWA Annual Scientific Meeting, Perth, Western Australia. 16th August 2019.

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    Multi-ligament Knee Reconstruction. Radic, Shelton Malaysian Arthroscopy Society Annual Meeting, Kuantan, Pahang Malaysia. 26-28th October 2018.

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    Osteotomy in the Treatment of Ligamentous Knee Injuries. Radic. Malaysian Arthroscopy Society Annual Meeting, Kuantan, Pahang Malaysia. 26-28th October 2018.

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    Posterolateral Corner Injuries: A Novel Hybrid Method of Reconstruction Radic, Shelton AKS Annual Scientific Meeting, Broome, Australia, 11-13th October 2018.

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    Posterolateral Corner Injuries: A Novel Hybrid Method of Reconstruction Shelton, Radic AOAWA Annual Scientific Meeting, Bunker Bay, Australia, 17th August 2018.

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    Remnant Preservation in ACL Reconstruction: A Review. Radic, Annear APKASS Congress & AOA COE Meeting, Sydney, Australia, 1st June 2018.

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  • Publication

    Radic R, Wallace A. Arthroscopic Release and Labral Repair for Bifocal Compression of the Suprascapular Nerve. Shoulder & Elbow, Vol 8(1):32-36, 2016

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  • Publication

    Talbot S, Dimitriou P, Radic R, Zordan R, Bartlett J. The Sulcus Line of the Trochlear Groove is More Accurate than Whiteside’s Line in Determining Femoral Component Rotation. Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc. 2015 Nov;23(11):3306-16. doi: 10.1007/s00167-014-3137-8.

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    Radic R, Yates P, Lim T, Burrows S. 130 vs 135 Degree Sliding Hip Screws and Failure in Pertrochanteric Hip Fractures. ANZ J Surg, 84(12): 949-54, 2014

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  • Presentation

    130 vs 135 degree DHS and Failure in Pertrochanteric Hip Fractures. Radic, Yates AOAWA Annual Scientific Meeting, Bali Indonesia 24th August 2012.

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  • Publication

    Sowman B, Radic R, Kuster M, Yates P, Breidiel B, Karamfilef S. Distal Tibiofibular Radiological Overlap: does it always exist? Bone & Joint Research, 1(2): 20-24, 2012

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    Rotational Alignment of the Femoral Component in Total Knee Arthroplasty. Radic, Talbot, Bartlett AOAWA Annual Scientific Meeting, 27th August 2011.

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    Distal Tibiofibular Overlap: Does it always exist? Sowman, Radic, Yates. AOAWA Annual Scientific Meeting, 27th August 2011.

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  • Publication

    Radic R, Annear P. Use of Pubic Symphysis Curettage for Treatment Resistant Osteitis Pubis in Athletes. Am J Sports Med. 2008 Jan;36(1):122-8. Epub 2007 Aug 16.

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  • Presentation

    Use of Pubic Symphysis Curettage for Treatment-Resistant Osteitis Pubis in Athletes Radic, Annear Aust Orthopaedic Assoc Annual Scientific Meeting, 8th October 2007

    Presentations

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