ABOUT
COSM

A leap forward in orthopaedic care.

We provide high quality surgical management of sports injuries of the upper and lower limb, general trauma and other conditions that do not require a joint replacement.

Our expertise. Your comeback game plan.

We predominantly perform anthroscopic, reconstructive, osteotomy procedures and reparative procedures following trauma of the upper and lower limbs.

Right by you from start to finish.

As a patient, you will be given the highest level of professional care from initial diagnosis and management, through to surgery, and post-surgery follow up review.

 

Academic history

Dr Porter graduated with a medical degree and Masters in Sports Medicine from Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland, in addition to a Doctorate in science. He has completed the Sports Physician specialist training program (FACSP) in Australia before training as an orthopaedic surgeon (FRACS). He is also a Fellow of the Australian Orthopaedic Association.

Dr. Porter has the highest level of academic qualification for his sub-specialty of sports orthopaedic surgery.

Sport runs deep

Dr Porter competed as an amateur and professional boxer, both nationally and internationally, for over 16 years. He has also completed over 50 marathons (and counting) over the span of more than 30 years. This wealth of experience is carried into his orthopaedics practice.

Hospital appointments

Dr. Porter operates at three private hospitals:

Barton Private Hospital
The first Canberra facility equipped specifically for the highest quality sports orthopaedic surgery)

Canberra Private Hospital
Day cases and in-patient cases

Calvary John James Hospital
Day cases and in-patient cases

 

Dedicated to research

Research is a continuous pursuit for Dr Porter. Read his published research in international peer-reviewed journals here.

Read the journals

Fellowship training

  • Australian Institute of Sport, Canberra, Roche Fellowship 1994
  • Shriner’s Hospital for sick children Paediatric orthopaedic fellowship, Portland, Oregon, USA 2006
  • Upper limb orthopaedic surgery, Canberra, 2008
  • Sports and adult reconstructive knee surgery, Dr Leo Pinczewski, Sydney, 2008
  • Foot and ankle surgery, St. Gallen, Switzerland, 2009

 

Surgeries performed

Knee – arthroscopy, reconstruction (ACL, PCL, multi-ligament injuries), osteotomies, trauma
Shoulder – arthroscopy, stabilization, rotator cuff repairs, trauma
Ankle – arthroscopy, ligament stabilization, trauma
Elbow – arthroscopy, stabilization, trauma