Orthopaedics and technology research

Our orthopaedic and technology research, led by Mr Gavin Clark and Mr Dermot Collopy, assesses how using the latest equipment and technology improves outcomes for people requiring hip and knee replacements.

As St John of God Subiaco Hospital is one of the only hospitals in Western Australia using robotic technology to assist with hip and knee replacements, our research is providing early data which will guide patient care now and in the future.
  • Orthopaedic research is particularly important as there is an increasing number of technologies and equipment available in this field. Therefore assessing patient outcomes (including recovery times, mobility, complications and time spent in hospital) ensures this technology is used effectively.
  • Furthermore, medication to assist recovery and care is important for patients undergoing knee and hip replacements. Optimal use of medication ensures patients have reduced pain levels and improved mobility after surgery.
  • Optimising Knee Arthroplasty through studying patient outcomes and implant alignment.
  • Utilising soft tissue balance to guide alignment in total knee arthroplasty.
Mr Gavin Clark 
Mr Dermot Collopy

Orthopaedic Fellow 
Dr Wil Pretty 

Research Officers
Beth Tippett
Chiara Princi