JOONDALUP
(08) 9301 0101

Mr Robert Petanceski

MBBS, FRACS (ORTH), AOA
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Mr Rob Petanceski is an Orthopaedic surgeon who specialises in shoulder, elbow, knee, hand, finger and trauma surgery. He grew up in Wollongong NSW and attended school there. Mr Petanceski studied medicine at the University of New South Wales in Sydney, graduating in 1990. He did his Orthopaedic Training programme in Perth, WA completing it in January 2000.

He completed a joint replacement fellowship in 2000 in Sweden and upper limb fellowship in 2003.

Rob has worked as a locum in the UK, Sydney and Gosford. He is also a Member of Shoulder and Elbow Society Australia.

Sub-Specialty Interests


  • Shoulder surgery - the latest arthroscopic techniques for:
    • Rotator cuff repair
    • Labral reconstruction
    • AC Joint Stabilisation
    • Frozen Shoulder Release
    • Total Joint Replacement-Delta Reverse & standard)
  • Hand, wrist and elbow surgery - including partial and total joint replacement.
    • Tendon surgery
    • Dupuytren's
    • Carpel Tunnel
  • Sports knee arthroscopy surgery
  • Trauma - Upper limb
    • Acute - adult and children
    • Chronic - adult and children
  • Sporting Injuries - Upper limb and Lower limb
    • Acute - adult and children
    • Chronic - adult and children

Qualifications


  • 1991 – MBBS, University of NSW, Sydney
  • 2000 – Fellow of Royal Australasian College of Surgeons, Melbourne
  • 2003 – Fellow of Australian Orthopaedic Association
  • 2010 – Member of Shoulder and Elbow Society of Australia
  • 2010 – International member of American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • 2011 – International society of Knee and Sports (ISAKOS)
  • 2012 – Member of Trauma Society of Australia

Public and Privately insured patients


Dr Petanceskis provides Orthopaedic consultations for both public and privately insured patients, DVA Card holders, Workers Compensation Claim patients and MVIT patients.

Public patients are booked for surgery at Joondalup Health Campus while privately insured, DVA, W/C, and MVIT patients have the choice of having their surgery done at Joondalup Private Hospital, SJOG Hospital Murdoch, Murdoch Surgicentre and Glengarry Private Hospital.

Presentations & Publications


  • “General versus haematoma block treatment of distal radius fractures – a cost analysis”
    1993 annual meeting Australian Orthopaedic Association - Adelaide, Australia

  • “Compressive strengths of bone cement”
    1995 annual scientific meeting West Australian Orthopaedic Association – Perth, Australia

  • “Antibiotic Impregnated calcium sulfate in bone infection" Part 1
    1996 annual scientific meeting West Australian Orthopaedic Association – Perth, Australia

  • “Comparison hand scrub solutions”
    1997 annual scientific meeting West Australian Orthopaedic Association – Perth, Australia
  • “Antibiotic Impregnated calcium sulfate in bone infection" Part 2

    1998 annual scientific meeting West Australian Orthopaedic Association – Perth, Australia
  • “Antibiotic Impregnated calcium sulfate in bone infection" Parts 1&2
    1999 annual scientific meeting Australian Orthopaedic Registrars Association –
    Sydney, Australia

  • SLAPOTOMY. Shoulder and Elbow Society May 2010

  • “General versus haematoma block treatment of distal radius fractures – a cost analysis”
    Robert Petanceski, Karl S. Alfred, J. Tracey Watson, Kenneth Marks, James C. Slater, John S. Fox
    Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery – proceedings 1993>

Conferences and Workshops Attended


  • 2015 Stryker Mako BioSkills Training, Sydney

  • 2015 Mathys Anatomy Workshop Shoulder Arthroplasty, Sydney

  • 2015 AAOS, Las Vegas, USA

  • 2014 Biennial Shoulder & Elbow Society of Australia Conference, Melbourne

  • 2013 WA Hand Society & Hand Therapy Association Conference, Perth

  • 2012 ArthroCare live surgery

  • 2012 AAOS San Francisco, USA

  • 2011 Annecy Arthrolatarjet Training, Annecy, France

  • 2011 ISAKOS, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

  • 2010 Advanced Concepts in Sports Medicine, Honolulu, Hawaii

  • 2010 Bi-Annual Shoulder & Elbow Society of Australia Conference, Sydney

  • 2010 WA Orthopaedic scientific meeting

  • 2008, 2009,2012 Arthrocare workshops

  • 2010 May- Shoulder and Elbow Society Sydney

  • 2008 Oct- Shoulder & Elbow Society Meeting Perth W.A.

  • 2008 Sept – Delta Reverse TSR Stockholm

  • 2007 June- Delta Reverse Total Shoulder Replacement Stockholm Dr Ekeland

  • 2007 April – Hi Flex Rotating Platform TKR

  • 2007 Masterclass in risk assessment RACS Canberra

  • 2006 Exeter Hip Symposium , Exeter UK

  • 2005 Winter meeting Cairns

  • 2004 Shoulder Arthroscopy Workshop, Wrightington, UK

  • 2003 Younger Fellows’ Preparation for Practice Course, Sydney, Australia

  • 2003 British Orthopaedics Association Meeting, Birmingham, UK

  • 2000 Swedish Orthopaedics Meeting, Goteborg, Sweden

  • 1999 Early Management of Severe Trauma Course, Sydney, Australia

  • 1999 Australian Orthopaedic Registrars Scientific Meeting, Sydney, Australia

  • 1999 Western Australian Orthopaedic Association Scientific Meeting, Perth, Australia

  • 1998 Western Australian Orthopaedic Association Scientific Meeting, Perth, Australia

  • 1997 Western Australian Orthopaedic Association Scientific Meeting, Perth, Australia

  • 1996 Australian Orthopaedic Registrars Scientific Meeting, Adelaide, Australia

  • 1996 Western Australian Orthopaedic Association Scientific Meeting, Perth, Australia

  • 1995 Western Australian Orthopaedic Association Scientific Meeting, Perth, Australia

  • Dec.1994 AO Internal Fixation Basic course, Davos, Switzerland

  • 1994 Western Australian Orthopaedic Association Scientific Meeting, Perth, Australia

  • 1993 Australian Orthopaedic Association Scientific Meeting, Adelaide, Australia

Joondalup Health Campus

Suite 101 / 1st Floor
Joondalup Specialist Centre (West)
60 Shenton Avenue
Joondalup WA 6030

  08 9301 0102
  precision66ortho@gmail.com

SJOG Hospital Murdoch

Suite 66 / 4th Floor
Wexford Medical Centre
3 Barry Marshall Parade
Murdoch WA 6150

  08 9332 5006
  precision.murdoch@gmail.com

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