Dr David Anthony Parker

BMedSci, MBBS, FRACS, FAOrthA

Dr Parker is a nationally and internationally recognised Specialist in disorders and surgery of the knee joint. He has particular interests in sports injuries, ligament reconstruction, realignment surgery and cartilage transplantation, and knee replacement surgery.

Dr Parker completed his orthopaedic training in Sydney, and after completion of this training he spent nearly 2 years studying overseas in world-renowned institutions to further his knowledge and training in the area of knee surgery. He spent time studying knee replacement with Dr Cec Rorabeck and Dr Bob Bourne in London , Ontario, following which he spent a year studying sports medicine and knee reconstructive surgery under the supervision of Dr Peter Fowler at the Fowler Kennedy Centre, also in London, Ontario. He then spent time visiting other centres of excellence in knee surgery in cities including Stockholm, Sweden and Lyon, France.

Dr Parker subsequently began practice in Sydney in 2001, specialising exclusively in disorders of the knee joint.

Sydney Knee Surgeon - Dr David Parker

Research


Dr Parker established the Sydney Orthopaedic Research Institute in 2002, and has subsequently become known internationally for his research into surgery of the knee joint. He is regularly invited to speak at conferences locally and overseas, for example the New Zealand Knee Society in 2009 and the Queensland Branch of the Australian Orthopaedic Association. Next year he has been invited to speak at a number of conferences including meetings in Rio, Brazil and Munich, Germany. He has had over 50 original research presentations, and over 30 invited presentations at national and international conferences. He has published over 20 studies in prestigious orthopaedic journals and 6 chapters in orthopaedic textbooks.

Dr Parker is actively involved in a number of international orthopaedic and sports medicine organisations, including committee appointments for ISAKOS (International Society for Arthroscopy, Knee Surgery, and Orthopaedic Sports Medicine) and APOSSM (Asia Pacific Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine). Dr Parker is also a Clinical Academic in Surgery at the University of Sydney.

Outside of Knee Surgery, Dr Parker enjoys swimming, surfing, running and music, as well as spending time with his gorgeous wife and 4 children.

View Dr Parker's publications  

Current Positions

  • Orthopaedic Surgeon
    Level 1, The Gallery
    445 Victoria Ave, Chatswood
    Sydney NSW 2067 Australia
    Phone: (02) 9411 7700

  • Visiting Medical Officer, Royal North Shore Hospital
  • Visiting Medical Officer, North Shore Private Hospital
  • Visiting Medical Officer, Mater Private Hospital
  • Director, Sydney Orthopaedic Research Institute
  • Clinical Senior Lecturer in Surgery University of Sydney
  • Adjunct Professor Queensland University of Technology

Education

Tertiary – University of Queensland, Brisbane, QLD

1989

Bachelor of Medical Science

1990

Bachelor of Medicine ( Hons )

1990

Bachelor of Surgery ( Hons )

Postgraduate

1993

FRACS Part I Surgical Examination

1996

Admitted to Advanced Training Programme for Orthopaedics, Sydney

1996

Orthopaedic Basic Science Examination

1996

Educational Commission for Foreign

1997

Medical Graduates Certification (USMLE Parts 1,2 and English) Validated Indefinitely

2000

Full Fellowship Royal Australasian College of Surgeons ( Orthopaedic Surgery )

1993
1996
1996
1996
1997
2000

FRACS Part I Surgical Examination
Admitted to Advanced Training Programme for Orthopaedics, Sydney
Orthopaedic Basic Science Examination
Educational Commission for Foreign
Medical Graduates Certification (USMLE Parts 1,2 and English) Validated Indefinitely
Full Fellowship Royal Australasian College of Surgeons ( Orthopaedic Surgery )

Postgraduate Employment History

2001 – 2009
Visiting Medical Officer, Orthopaedic Surgery
Dubbo Base and Dubbo Private Hospitals, Dubbo, NSW

2001 - 2002
AM Taylor Teaching Fellow, University of Sydney

2000-2001
Orthopaedic Sports Medicine Fellowship
Fowler-Kennedy Sports Medicine Clinic
University of Western Ontario, Canada
Dr P. Fowler, Fellowship Director

2000
Adult Reconstruction Fellowship (February - August)
Hip and Knee Arthroplasty
University of Western Ontario, Canada
Drs C. Rorabeck and R. Bourne, Fellowship Directors

1999
Orthopaedic Registrar
Sydney Adventist Hospital
Hornsby and Kuring-Gai Hospital, Sydney

1998
Orthopaedic Registrar
Department of Hand and Microsurgery, RNSH
Mater Private Hospital, Sydney

1997
Orthopaedic Registrar
Shriners Hospital for Children, Portland, Oregon, USA
The Canberra Hospital, Australian Capital Territory

1996
Orthopaedic Registrar
Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Sydney
Royal North Shore Hospital, Sydney

1996
Commenced Australian Orthopaedic Association Accredited Training Programme
( Four years - Two six month terms per year )

1995
Orthopaedic Registrar, Royal North Shore Hospital

1994
Orthopaedic Registrar, Mona Vale Hospital, Sydney

1993
Resident Medical Officer, Royal North Shore Hospital

1992
Resident Medical Officer, Royal North Shore Hospital

1991
Intern, Royal North Shore Hospital

Publications

For a list of current research activities please see www.sori.com.au  

Sydney orthopaedic research institute is a non-profit organisation dedicated to research of knee orthopaedic disorders to empower patients and clinicians with improved diagnoses and treatments for restoring knees to optimal function.

This is accomplished by performing high quality research through partnerships with clinicians, scientists and engineers who are motivated by curiosity and committed to the pursuit of excellent patient outcomes. Our core activities are collection, management and reporting of clinical data, research and research training, as well as translating and communicating our findings to the public.

They have a vision to be recognised nationally and internationally as a centre of excellence in the treatment and prevention of knee disorders, through innovative and quality programs in areas of research, education, professional training and community service.

Articles in Peer-Reviewed Journals

  • Smith NC, Parker DA and McNicol D Supracondylar Fractures of the Femur in Children. J PEDIATR ORTHOP; 21(5): 600-603, 2001.

  • Parker DA, Rorabeck CH and Bourne RB Long-Term Followup of Cementless Versus Hybrid Fixation for Total Knee Arthroplasty. CLIN ORTHOP, 388: 68-76, 2001.

  • Dunbar MJ, Valdivia GG, Parker DA, Ryd L, Bourne RB and Rorabeck CH. Post-operative patient disposition after knee arthroplasty based on pre-operative WOMAC scores. In: Subjective outcomes after knee arthroplasty, MJ Dunbar (Thesis, Lund, 2001) ACTA ORTHOP SCAND Supp 301, Vol 72, 2001

  • Valdivia GG, Dunbar MJ, Parker DA, Woolfrey MR, McCalden RW, Rorabeck, CH, and Bourne, RB. The John Charnley Award: Three Dimensional Analysis of the Cement Mantle in Total Hip Arthroplasty CLIN ORTHOP, 393: 38 – 51, 2001

  • Spinal Cord Injuries in Australian Footballers. Collaborative paper from The Australian Spinal Cord Injury Units. Parker DA: Data collection and Manuscript Preparation. AUST NZ J SURG, 73(7): 493-99, 2003.

  • Parker DA, Dunbar MJ and Rorabeck CH. Extensor mechanism failure associated with total knee arthroplasty: prevention and management. J AM ACAD ORTHOP SURG 11(4): 238-47, 2003

  • Naudie DR, Guerin J, Parker DA, Bourne RB and Rorabeck CH. Medial unicompartmental knee arthroplasty with the Miller-Galante prosthesis.. J BONE JOINT SURG AM. 2004 Sep; 86-A(9): 1931-5.
  • Smith PN, Parker DA, Gelinas J, Bourne RB and Rorabeck CH. Radiographic changes in the Patella following Quadriceps Turndown for Revision Total Knee Arthroplasty. J ARTHROPLASTY, 2004 Sep; 19(6): 714-9.

  • Carmody DJ, Taylor TK, Parker DA, Coolican MR and Cumming RG. Spinal Cord Injuries in Australian Footballers 1997 – 2002. MED J AUST. 2005 Jun 6;182(11):561-4.

  • Young AA, Stanwell P, Williams A, Rohrsheim JA, Parker DA, Giuffre B, Ellis AM. Glycosaminoglycan content of knee cartilage following posterior cruciate ligament rupture demonstrated by delayed gadolinium-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging of cartilage
    (dGEMRIC). A case report. J BONE JOINT SURG AM. 2005 Dec;87(12):2763-7.

  • Burns AR, Parker DA and Coolican MRJ. Complex Regional Pain Syndrome complicating Total Knee Arthroplasty. J ORTHOP SURG 2006 Dec; 14(3):280-3

  • Parker DA and Viskontas DG. Osteotomy for the Early Varus Arthritic Knee. SPORTS MEDICINE AND ARTHROSCOPY REVIEW 2007 Mar; 15(1): 3-14

  • Grassmayr MJ, Parker DA, Coolican MR and Vanwanseele B. Posterior Cruciate Ligament Deficiency: Biomechanical and biological consequences and the outcomes of conservative treatment. A systematic review. J SCI MED SPORT. 2008 Sep; 11(5): 433-43.


  • Viskontas D, Giuffre BM, Duggal N, Graham DA, Coolican MRJ & Parker DA. Bone Bruises associated with ACL Rupture: Correlation with Injury Mechanism. AM J SPORTS MED, 2008 May; 36(5): 927-33

  • March LM, Barcenilla AL, Cross MJ, Lapsley HM, Parker D & Brooks PM. Costs and Outcomes of Total Hip and Knee Joint Replacement for Rheumatoid Arthritis. CLIN RHEUM, 2008 Oct; 27 (10): 1235-42.

  • Parker DA, Coolican MRJ, Mather L, Graham DA & Dewall MS. The Safety of Combined Usage of Local Anaesthetic Infiltration and Reinfusion Drains in Total Knee Arthroplasty. J ARTHROPLASTY, 2008 Aug 11

  • Vanwanseele B, Parker D & Coolican M. Frontal Knee Alignment: Three-dimensional Marker Positions and Clinical Assessment. CLIN ORTHOP RELAT RES 2009 Feb; 467(2):504-9.

  • Patel SC and Parker DA. Isolated rupture of the lateral collateral ligament during yoga practice: a case report. J ORTHOP SURG. 2008 Dec: 16(3): 378-80.

  • Galea A, Giuffre B, Dimmick S, Coolican MR and Parker DA. The Accuracy of MRI Scanning and its influence on Management Decisions in Knee Surgery. ARTHROSCOPY. 2009 May; 25(5): 473-80

  • Lin CW, March L, Crosbie J, Crawford R, Graves S, Naylor J, Harmer A, Jan S, Bennel K, Harris I, Parker D, Moffett H, and Fransen M. Maximum recovery after knee replacement – the MARKER study rationale & protocol. BMC MUSCULOSKELET DISORD. 2009 Jun 17; 10(1): 69

  • Hugh TB, Parker DA, Furnival C, Kennedy J, Atlas M, and Kearsley J. Getting surgery right is more complex than it appears: a new look is needed at aberrant procedures. ANZ J Surg. 2009 Jul; 79 (7-8): 548-53

Presentations at National and International Meetings

  • Complications of Femoral Nerve Blocks in Knee Surgery
    Coolican MRJ, Biswal S, Molloy A & Parker DA
    Podium Presentation, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, New Orleans, 2010

  • Prospective Randomised Trial of Two Methods of Fixation in ACL Reconstruction
    Parker DA, Dewall M, and Coolican MRJ
    Podium Presentation, International ACL Study Group Meeting, Phuket, 2010

  • The “Functional Flexion Axis” and its relationship to the Transepicondylar Axis in Osteoarthritic Knees
    Roe JP, Ferguson D, Parker DA, Leo S, and Theodor M
    Podium Presentation, Australian Knee Society Meeting, Adelaide 2010

  • Evaluation of the “Visionaire” Instrumentation for Total Knee Arthroplasty using Computer Navigation
    Parker DA, Kinzel V, Scholes C, Coolican MRJ
    Podium Presentation, Australian Knee Society Meeting, Adelaide 2010

  • Demographics and Imaging in Acute Primary Lateral Patellar Dislocation: 100 Cases
    Joshi M, Giuffre B, Coolican MRJ, Milne B and Parker DA
    Podium Presentation, Australian Orthopaedic Association Meeting, Adelaide 2010

  • Simultaneous Bilateral vs Unilateral TKR: Complications and Analysis of the Patient’s Perspective
    Donovan CJ and Parker DA
    Podium Presentation, Australian Orthopaedic Association Meeting, Adelaide 2010

  • The Accuracy and Advantages of Computer Navigation in Osteotomy Around the Knee
    Coolican MRJ, Kinzel V, Hansen C, and Parker DA
    Podium Presentation, Australian Orthopaedic Association Meeting, Adelaide 2010

  • Prediction of Knee Range of Motion at One Year Following Total Knee Replacement based on 6 week results
    Negus J, Coolican MRJ, Scholes C and Parker DA
    Podium Presentation, Australian Orthopaedic Association Meeting, Adelaide 2010

  • Efficacy of Femoral Nerve Block in TKA Patients: A Pilot Trial
    Coolican MRJ and Parker DA
    Podium Presentation, Australian Orthopaedic Association Meeting, Adelaide 2010

  • The Efficacy of Repetitive Stepping as a Test of Quadriceps Fatigue: Comparison to Isokinetic Exercise
    Scholes C, Parker AW and Parker DA
    Podium Presentation, Australian Orthopaedic Association Meeting, Adelaide 2010

  • The Effect of Insertion Position on the Isometry of Single Bundle ACL Reconstruction
    Sundaramurthy R and Parker DA
    Podium Presentation, Australian Orthopaedic Association Meeting, Adelaide 2010

  • Multiligament Injuries of the Knee: Mechanism, Management & Outcomes
    Fritsch B, Coolican MRJ & Parker DA
    Podium Presentation, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Las Vegas, 2009

  • ACL Reconstruction using Hamstring Autograft: A Comparison of Two Tibial fixation Methods
    Parker D, Patel S, Beatty K, Tripovic J and Coolican M
    Podium Presentation, World Congress of Sports Trauma, Hong Kong, 2008
    Podium Presentation, Australian Orthopaedic Association ASM, Hobart 2008

  • Current Trends in ACL Reconstruction in Australia and the Concept of an Australian ACL Registry
    Parker DA
    Podium Presentation, Australian Knee Society Meeting, Western Australia 2008

  • The Effect of a Hinged External Fixator on Knee Ligaments
    Parker DA, Dewall M, Patel S, Galea A, Beatty K, and Coolican MRJ
    Podium Presentation, Australian Knee Society Meeting, Western Australia 2008
    Podium Presentation, Australian Orthopaedic Association ASM, Hobart 2008

  • Prospective Review of the Incidence of the Anteromedial Meniscofemoral Ligament and Associated Pathology
    Coolican MRJ, Negus J, Galea A and Parker DA
    Podium Presentation, Australian Knee Society Meeting, Western Australia 2008
    Podium Presentation, Australian Orthopaedic Association ASM, Hobart 2008

  • Safe Surgical Hours – Does TKR performed late in the day have inferior results?
    Coolican MRJ, Lieu D and Parker DA
    Podium Presentation, Australian Knee Society Meeting, Western Australia 2008

  • Does High Tibial Osteotomy affect Gait Cycle Patterns?
    Beatty KT, Vanwanseele B, Coolican MRJ and Parker DA
    Podium Presentation, Australian Orthopaedic Association ASM, Hobart 2008
    Podium Presentation, ISAKOS Meeting, Osaka, Japan 2009

  • The Accuracy of MRI Scanning and its Influence on Management Decisions in Knee Surgery
    Galea A, Giuffre BM, Coolican MRJ & Parker DA
    Podium Presentation, AOA Annual Scientific Meeting, Gold Coast, 2007
    Podium Presentation, AOA NSW Branch Annual Meeting, Sydney, 2007

  • Relationship between Intraoperative and Early Postoperative Flexion and Final Range of Motion after Total Knee Replacement
    Galea A, Negus J, Coolican MRJ & Parker DA
    Podium Presentation, AOA Annual Scientific Meeting, Gold Coast, 2007

  • The posterior cruciate ligament deficient knee: Biomechanics during a sprint start
    Beatty K, Grassmayr M, Vanwanseele B, Parker DA and Coolican MRJ
    Podium Presentation, AOA Annual Scientific Meeting, Gold Coast, 2007
    Podium Presentation, Australian Knee Society Meeting, Gold Coast, 2007
    Podium Presentation, AOA NSW Branch Annual Meeting, Sydney, 2007

  • Do patient expectations of joint replacement surgery influence postoperative health status and out of pocket costs?
    March L, Cross M, Lapsley H, Barcenill A, Courtenay B, Brooks P, Parker D et al
    Podium Presentation, American College of Rheumatology ASM, Boston 2007

  • Compensatory Muscle Activity during a Sprint Start for Athletes with Isolated Posterior Cruciate Ligament Deficiency
    Grassmayr, Vanwanseele B, Baker M, Preston R, Parker D and Coolican M
    Podium Presentation, Australasian Biomechanics Conference, Auckland 2007

  • Public and private: any difference in outcome?
    March L, Cross M, Lapsley H, Barcenill A, Courtenay B, Parker D, Coolican M et al
    Podium Presentation, Australian Rheumatology Association ASM, Sydney 2007

  • Reliability of bony landmarks for restoration of the joint line in revision knee arthroplasty.
    Servien E, Viskontas D, Giuffre BM, Coolican MR, and Parker DA
    Podium Presentation, Australian Knee Society Meeting, Gold Coast, 2007
    Podium Presentation, ISAKOS Meeting, Osaka, Japan, 2009

  • Multi-ligament Injuries of the Knee: Detailed Analysis of Injury Mechanisms, Management, and Validated Outcomes in a Large Cohort
    Parker DA, Fritsch B, Preston R, and Coolican MRJ
    Podium Presentation, ISAKOS Meeting, Florence, 2007
    Podium Presentation, World Congress Sports Trauma, Hong Kong 2008

  • “Active” and “Passive” Mechanisms of ACL Rupture: Correlation with MRI Findings of Injury Severity
    Parker DA, Giuffre B, Graham DA, Duggal N, and Coolican MRJ
    Podium Presentation, ACL Study Group Meeting, Hawaii, 2006
    Podium Presentation, Fowler Fellows Meeting, Hawaii, 2006

  • Cervical Spine Injuries without Spinal Cord Involvement in Rugby Union and Rugby League 1986 – 2002
    Lyons MC, Taylor TKF, Carmody DJ, Parker DA, Coolican MRJ, Cumming RG and Roe JP
    Podium Presentation, Combined Australian and New Zealand Orthopaedic Associations Meeting, Canberra, October 2006

  • Safety of Combined Usage of Local Anaesthetic Infiltration and Reinfusion Drains in TKA
    Parker DA, Graham DA, Mather L, and Coolican MR
    Podium Presentation, Australian Knee Society Meeting, Western Australia, 2005
    Podium Presentation, APOSSM Meeting, Christchurch, NZ, August 2006
    Podium Presentation, ISAKOS Meeting, Florence, May 2007

  • Osteochondral Injury associated with Acute Lateral Dislocation of the Patella
    Parker DA, Milne B, Giuffre B, and Coolican MRJ
    Podium Presentation, Australian Knee Society Meeting, Western Australia, 2005
    Podium Presentation, AOA Annual Scientific Meeting, Perth, 2005
    Podium Presentation, ISAKOS Meeting, Florence, 2007
    Podium Presentation, World Congress Sports Trauma, Hong Kong 2008

  • Multiligament Injuries of the Knee: Mechanism, Management & Outcomes
    Fritsch B, Coolican MRJ and Parker DA
    Podium Presentation, Australian Knee Society Annual Meeting, Sydney, 2004
    Podium Presentation, Meeting of the Combined Orthopaedic Associations, Sydney, 2004

  • Outcome following Management of Deep Infection in Knee Arthroplasty
    Coolican MRJ, Sherlock M, Hudson B, and Parker DA
    Podium Presentation, Australian Knee Society Annual Meeting, Sydney, 2004

  • Active and Passive ACL Injury Mechanisms: Correlation of Injury Mechanism and MRI findings
    Parker DA, Coolican MR, Graham DA, Duggal N, and Giuffre B
    Podium Presentation, Meeting of the Combined Orthopaedic Associations, Sydney, 2004

  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy after Total Knee Arthroplasty
    Burns AR, Parker DA and Coolican MRJ
    Podium Presentation, AOA Annual Scientific Meeting, Adelaide, 2003

  • Occult Osteochondral Lesions Associated with Anterior Cruciate Ligament Rupture: A 12 year MRI Followup Study
    Parker DA, Trivett AJ, Thain L , Spouge A, Amendola A and Fowler PJ
    Podium presentation, ISAKOS Meeting, Auckland, March 2003
    3rd Prize, John Joyce Award.
    Podium presentation, American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine Specialty day, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Meeting, Dallas, 2002

  • Spinal Cord Injuries in Australian Footballers 1997 – 2002
    Carmody D, Parker DA, Coolican MRJC and Taylor TKF
    Podium Presentation, AOA Annual Scientific Meeting, Adelaide, 2003.
    Podium Presentation, International Conference on the Science and Practice of Rugby, Brisbane, 2003

  • Long term Follow up of Unicompartmental Knee Replacement
    Parker DA, Naudie D, Bourne RB and Rorabeck CH
    Podium presentation, Combined AOA / NZOA Annual Scientific Meeting, Queenstown, 2001

  • Three Dimensional Analysis of the Cement Mantle in Total Hip Arthroplasty
    Valdivia GG, Dunbar MJ, Parker DA, Woolfrey MR, McCalden RW, Rorabeck CH, and Bourne RB
    Winner of The John Charnley Award
    Podium presentation, Hip Society Specialty Day, AAOS Annual Meeting, San Francisco, 2001
    Podium presentation, Canadian Orthopaedic Association Annual Meeting, London, 2001

  • Long-term Followup of the Miller-Galante I Total Knee Arthroplasty: Average thirteen year followup of a randomised trial comparing cementless to hybrid fixation.
    Parker DA, Bourne RB and Rorabeck CH
    Podium presentation, Canadian Orthopaedic Association Annual Meeting, London, 2001

  • Validation of Measurement Techniques for TKA Range of Motion: Rough estimate or reliable outcome measure?
    Parker DA, Valdivia GG, Dunbar MJ, Bourne RB and Rorabeck CH
    Podium presentation, Canadian Orthopaedic Association Annual Meeting, London, 2001
    Podium presentation, Combined Australian and New Zealand Orthopaedic Associations Annual Scientific Meeting, Queenstown, 2001

  • Broaching versus Reaming and Broaching: Does Femoral Preparation have an Influence on the Cement Mantle?
    Valdivia GG, Bourne RB, Dunbar MJ, Parker DA, McCalden RW,
    Rorabeck CH and Woolfrey MR
    Podium presentation, Canadian Orthopaedic Association Annual Meeting, London, 2001

  • Total Knee Arthroplasty in Patients 50 Years or Younger. Long Term Followup
    Taylor J, Parker D, Bourne R, Rorabeck C and Inman K
    Canadian Orthopaedic Association Annual Meeting, Edmonton, Canada, 2000

  • Supracondylar Fractures of the Femur in Children
    Smith N , Parker D and McNicol D
    Australian Orthopaedic Association Annual Scientific Meeting, Brisbane, Australia 1999

  • Spinal Injuries in Football
    Roe J, Parker D and Taylor TKF
    Royal Australasian College of Surgeons Football Australasia Injury Meeting, Melbourne, Australia 1998

  • Spinal Cord Injuries in Australian Footballers 1986 – 1996
    Parker D, Taylor T, Coolican M and Cumming R
    Royal Australasian College of Surgeons
    Football Australasia Injury Meeting, Melbourne, Australia 1998
    Australian Orthopaedic Registrars Association Meeting, Sydney 1998
    Prize for Best Paper

  • Accuracy of Templating in Total Hip Replacement
    Atkinson M, Marel E and Parker D
    Australian Orthopaedic Association Annual Scientific Meeting Sydney, 1994

Invited Presentations at National and International Meetings

  • Navigation in Knee Surgery
    AOA QLD Branch Meeting, Noosa, 2010

  • Osteotomy about the Knee
    AOA QLD Branch Meeting, Noosa, 2010

  • Femoral Nerve Block: Friend or Foe?
    AOA QLD Branch Meeting, Noosa, 2010

  • International Societies and Professional Organisations
    AOA QLD Branch Meeting, Noosa, 2010

  • Preparing for Revision Knee Surgery
    Challenges of Revision Knee Surgery (Smith & Nephew
    Instructional Course), Sydney, 2010

  • Clinical Applications of Biomechanics of the Knee
    Zimmer Biomechanics Course for Orthopaedic Registrars, Sydney 2010

  • Critical Landmarks for Scorpio NRG using Navigation
    Stryker Knee Users Group Meeting, Brisbane, 2009

  • Lessons Learned: My Experience with Genesis II & Scorpio NRG
    Stryker Knee Users Group Meeting, Brisbane, 2009

  • Where do we want navigation to take us?
    Stryker Knee Users Group Meeting, Brisbane, 2009

  • Navigation for TKR: Hardware Options
    ISAKOS Symposium on Navigation in Knee Surgery, Osaka, Japan, 2009

  • Navigation for Osteotomy around the Knee
    ISAKOS Symposium on Navigation in Knee Surgery, Osaka, Japan, 2009

  • Meniscectomy: How, with what and how much?
    AOA COE Meeting on Knee & Shoulder Arthroscopy, Perth, 2009

  • Multiligament Injuries of the Knee
    AOA COE Meeting on Knee & Shoulder Arthroscopy, Perth, 2009

  • Femoral Nerve Blocks in Knee Surgery: Friend or Foe?
    NZ Knee Society Meeting, Nelson, NZ 2009

  • dGEMRIC MRI Analysis of Articular Cartilage Changes after HTO in Patients with Osteoarthritis of the Knee
    NZ Knee Society Meeting, Nelson, NZ 2009

  • ACL Reconstruction in Australia: The Case for a Registry
    NZ Knee Society Meeting, Nelson, NZ 2009

  • Periarticular Osteotomy for the Knee Joint: Designing the “Ideal” Correction
    John Sullivan Memorial Lecture
    NZOA Annual Scientific Meeting, Wellington, NZ 2009

  • ACL Reconstruction in Australia
    In Symposium: Asia Pacific Perspective in ACL Reconstruction
    World Congress of Sports Trauma, Hong Kong, 2008

  • Osteochondral Injury associated with Acute Lateral Dislocation of the Patella
    In Symposium: Management of Acute Patellar Dislocation
    Invited Symposium Chairman
    ESSKA Meeting, Porto, Portugal 2008

  • Debate: That there is Evidence that there is no longer a Role for Unicompartmental Knee Replacement (Affirmative Side )
    Australian Knee Society Meeting, Western Australia 2008

  • MIS Total Knee Replacement: Theories and Evidence
    Mini-Invasive Knee Arthroplasty Symposium
    ISAKOS Meeting, Florence 2007

  • The Role of Computer Navigation for MIS TKR
    Mini-Invasive Knee Arthroplasty Symposium
    ISAKOS Meeting, Florence 2007

  • Tibial Component Rotation in TKR, The Role of Computer Navigation
    AOA Continuing Education Meeting on MIS & CAS, Perth, 2007

  • Technology Differentiation in CAS: The Role of Differences in Hardware & Software
    AOA Continuing Education Meeting on MIS & CAS, Perth, 2007
    Australian Knee Society Meeting, Gold Coast, 2007

  • MIS Knee: Benefits, Lessons Learnt & ISAKOS Position
    AOA Continuing Education Meeting on MIS & CAS, Perth, 2007
    Australian Knee Society Meeting, Gold Coast, 2007

  • Advances in Knee Arthroscopic Surgery: Ligament Reconstruction and Chondral Resurfacing Techniques
    North Shore Private Endoscopic Surgery Conference, NSW, 2006

  • Spinal Cord Injuries in Australian Footballers, 1960-2002
    SLARD Annual Congress, Iguassu Falls, Brazil 2006

  • Use of Opening Wedge High Tibial Osteotomy for Arthrosis and Instability
    Smith & Nephew Winter Meeting, Palm Cove, QLD, 2005

  • Multiligament Injuries of the Knee: Epidemiology, Management and Outcomes
    Smith & Nephew Winter Meeting, Palm Cove, QLD 2004

  • Opening Wedge High Tibial Osteotomy: Use in Arthrosis & Instability
    Smith & Nephew Winter Meeting, Palm Cove, QLD 2004

Presentations at Regional and Local Meetings

  • Alteration in knee joint ligament strains as the result of external fixation : a biomechanical study
    Appleyard RC, Galea A, Patel S, Coolican MRJ and Parker DA
    Podium Presentation, Kolling Scientific Research Meeting, Sydney 2007

  • The Accuracy of MRI Scanning and its Influence on Management Decisions in Knee Surgery
    Galea A, Giuffre BM, Coolican MRJ & Parker DA
    Australian Orthopaedic Association, New South Wales State Meeting, Sydney, 2007

  • Developing Surgical Competence via Cadaveric Workshops in a Skills Centre
    Yang R, Ellis AM, Appleyard R and Parker DA
    Australian Orthopaedic Association New South Wales State Meeting,Sydney, 2006

  • Safety of Combined Use of Local Anaesthetic Infiltration and Reinfusion Drains in TKA
    Parker DA, Graham DA, Sarjapuram N, Mather L, and Coolican MRJ
    Australian Orthopaedic Association New South Wales State Meeting, Sydney, 2005

  • Total Knee Arthroplasty in Haemophilia
    O’Sullivan M, Holman P and Parker D
    Australian Orthopaedic Association New South Wales State Meeting, Sydney, 1996

  • Giant Cell Tumour of Bone: The Prince Alfred Hospital Experience
    Parker D and Stalley P
    Australian Orthopaedic Association New South Wales State Meeting, Sydney, 1996


Exhibits at National and International Meetings

  • Effect of a Hinged External Fixateur on Knee Ligament Tension in a Cadaver Model
    Parker DA, Collican MRJ, Galea A, and Appleyard R
    Poster Presentation, Orthopaedic Research Society Meeting, New Orleans, 2010

  • Safe Surgical Hours – Does TKR performed late in the day have inferior results?
    Coolican MRJ, Lieu D and Parker DA
    Poster Presentation, Australian Orthopaedic Association ASM, Hobart 2008

  • Osteochondral Injuries associated with Lateral Dislocation of the Patella
    Parker DA, Milne B, Giuffre BM, and Coolican MRJ
    Poster Presentation, AAOS Meeting, San Francisco, 2008

  • Safety of Combined Usage of Local Anaesthetic Infiltration and Reinfusion Drains in TKA
    Parker DA, Graham DA, Mather L, and Coolican MR
    Poster Presentation, AAOS Meeting, San Diego, USA 2007

  • Reliability of bony landmarks for restoration of the joint line in revision knee arthroplasty.
    Servien E, Viskontas D, Giuffre BM, Coolican MR, and Parker DA
    Poster Presentation, AOA Meeting, Gold Coast, 2007

  • Multiligament Injuries of the Knee: Mechanism, Management & Outcomes
    Fritsch B, Coolican MR and Parker DA
    Poster presentation, ISAKOS meeting, Florida, USA 2005

  • Active and Passive ACL Injury Mechanisms: Correlation of Injury Mechanism and MRI findings
    Parker DA, Coolican MR, Graham DA, Duggal N, and Giuffre B
    Poster Presentation, ISAKOS Meeting, Florida, USA 2005

  • Long term Follow up of Unicompartmental Knee Replacement
    Parker DA, Naudie D, Bourne RB and Rorabeck CH
    Poster presentation, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Meeting, Dallas, 2002

  • Three Dimensional Analysis of the Cement Mantle in Total Hip Arthroplasty
    Valdivia GG, Dunbar MJ, Parker DA, Woolfrey MR, McCalden RW, Rorabeck CH and Bourne RB
    Poster presentation, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Annual Meeting, San Francisco, 2001
    Poster presentation, Canadian Orthopaedic Association Annual Meeting, London, 2001

  • Broaching versus Reaming and Broaching: Does Femoral Preparation have an Influence on the Cement Mantle?
    Valdivia GG, Bourne RB, Dunbar MJ, Parker DA, McCalden RW, Rorabeck CH and Woolfrey MR
    Poster presentation, Canadian Orthopaedic Association Annual Meeting, London, 2001

  • Spinal Cord Injuries in Australian Footballers 1986 – 1996
    Parker D , Taylor T, Coolican M and Cumming R
    Poster Presentation, Australian Orthopaedic Association Annual Scientific Meeting, Cairns, 1998


Invited Presentations at National and International Meetings

  • Multiligament Injuries of the Knee: Epidemiology, Management and Outcomes
    Smith & Nephew Winter Meeting, Palm Cove, QLD 2004

  • Opening Wedge High Tibial Osteotomy: Use in Arthrosis & Instability
    Smith & Nephew Winter Meeting, Palm Cove, QLD 2004

  • Use of Opening Wedge High Tibial Osteotomy for Arthrosis and Instability
    Smith & Nephew Winter Meeting, Palm Cove, QLD, 2005

  • Spinal Cord Injuries in Australian Footballers, 1960-2002
    SLARD Annual Congress, Iguassu Falls, Brazil 2006

  • Advances in Knee Arthroscopic Surgery: Ligament Reconstruction and Chondral Resurfacing Techniques
    North Shore Private Endoscopic Surgery Conference, NSW, 2006

  • MIS Total Knee Replacement: Theories and Evidence
    Mini-Invasive Knee Arthroplasty Symposium
    ISAKOS Meeting, Florence 2007

  • The Role of Computer Navigation for MIS TKR
    Mini-Invasive Knee Arthroplasty Symposium
    ISAKOS Meeting, Florence 2007

  • Tibial Component Rotation in TKR, The Role of Computer Navigation
    AOA Continuing Education Meeting on MIS & CAS, Perth, 2007

  • Technology Differentiation in CAS: The Role of Differences in Hardware & Software
    AOA Continuing Education Meeting on MIS & CAS, Perth, 2007
    Australian Knee Society Meeting, Gold Coast, 2007

  • MIS Knee: Benefits, Lessons Learnt & ISAKOS Position
    AOA Continuing Education Meeting on MIS & CAS, Perth, 2007
    Australian Knee Society Meeting, Gold Coast, 2007

  • ACL Reconstruction in Australia
    In Symposium: Asia Pacific Perspective in ACL Reconstruction
    World Congress of Sports Trauma, Hong Kong, 2008

  • Osteochondral Injury associated with Acute Lateral Dislocation of the Patella
    In Symposium: Management of Acute Patellar Dislocation
    Invited Symposium Chairman
    ESSKA Meeting, Porto, Portugal 2008

  • Debate: That there is Evidence that there is no longer a Role for Unicompartmental Knee Replacement (Affirmative Side )
    Australian Knee Society Meeting, Western Australia 2008

  • Critical Landmarks for Scorpio NRG using Navigation
    Stryker Knee Users Group Meeting, Brisbane, 2009

  • Lessons Learned: My Experience with Genesis II & Scorpio NRG
    Stryker Knee Users Group Meeting, Brisbane, 2009

  • Where do we want navigation to take us?
    Stryker Knee Users Group Meeting, Brisbane, 2009

  • Navigation for TKR: Hardware Options
    ISAKOS Symposium on Navigation in Knee Surgery, Osaka, Japan, 2009

  • Navigation for Osteotomy around the Knee
    ISAKOS Symposium on Navigation in Knee Surgery, Osaka, Japan, 2009

  • Meniscectomy: How, with what and how much?
    AOA COE Meeting on Knee & Shoulder Arthroscopy, Perth, 2009

  • Multiligament Injuries of the Knee
    AOA COE Meeting on Knee & Shoulder Arthroscopy, Perth, 2009

  • Femoral Nerve Blocks in Knee Surgery: Friend or Foe?
    NZ Knee Society Meeting, Nelson, NZ 2009

  • dGEMRIC MRI Analysis of Articular Cartilage Changes after HTO in Patients with Osteoarthritis of the Knee
    NZ Knee Society Meeting, Nelson, NZ 2009

  • ACL Reconstruction in Australia: The Case for a Registry
    NZ Knee Society Meeting, Nelson, NZ 2009

  • Periarticular Osteotomy for the Knee Joint: Designing the “Ideal” Correction
    John Sullivan Memorial Lecture
    NZOA Annual Scientific Meeting, Wellington, NZ 2009

  • Navigation in Knee Surgery
    AOA QLD Branch Meeting, Noosa, 2010

  • Osteotomy about the Knee
    AOA QLD Branch Meeting, Noosa, 2010

  • Femoral Nerve Block: Friend or Foe?
    AOA QLD Branch Meeting, Noosa, 2010

  • International Societies and Professional Organisations
    AOA QLD Branch Meeting, Noosa, 2010

  • Preparing for Revision Knee Surgery
    Challenges of Revision Knee Surgery (Smith & Nephew Instructional Course), Sydney, 2010

  • Clinical Applications of Biomechanics of the Knee
    Zimmer Biomechanics Course for Orthopaedic Registrars, Sydney 2010




Textbook Chapters

  • Parker DA and Dewall M
    Revision Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction: Indications & Technique In Practice of Arthroscopic Surgery,
    Editors KM Chan et al, Publishers Peoples Medical Publishing House, 2009

  • Parker DA
    Sports Medicine In ICSSPE Directory of Sports Science, 5th Edition
    Editor J Borms, 2008

  • Parker DA
    Sports Medicine In ICSSPE Directory of Sports Science, 5th Edition
    Editor J Borms, 2008

  • Trivett AJ, Parker DA and Amendola A
    Medial Opening Wedge Tibial Osteotomy In Sports Injuries of the Knee: Surgical Approaches
    Editors Simonian, Cole and Bach, Publishers Thieme, 2006

  • Parker DA, Tsigaras H and Rorabeck CH
    Surgical Exposure for Primary Total Knee Arthroplasty In The Adult Knee, Editors Callaghan JJ et al,
    Publishers Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Jan, 2003

  • Parker DA and Rorabeck CH
    Criteria for Implant Selection in Revision Total Hip Arthroplasty: A North American Perspective In Controversies in Hip Surgery, Editor RB Bourne,
    Publishers Oxford University Press, March 2003

  • Parker DA, Trivett AJ and Amendola A
    Techniques in High Tibial Osteotomy In Osteoarthritis of the Knee, Editors M Bonnin and P Chambat,
    Publishers Springer Verlag

Other Publications

  • Parker D, Fowler PJ
    Single vs Double Bundle Posterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction,
    ISAKOS Newsletter, September, 2001
    Published Abstracts (Incomplete Listing)

  • Spinal Cord Injuries in Australian Footballers 1986 – 1996
    Parker D, Taylor T, Coolican M and Cumming R
    Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport, March 1999 ( Supp.) 2(1):62

  • Spinal Injuries in Football
    Roe J, Parker D and Taylor TKF
    Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport, March 1999 ( Supp.) 2(1):63

  • Long-term follow up of Unicompartmental Knee Arthroplasty
    D.A. Parker, D. Naudie, D. Maymen, R.B. Bourne, and C.H. Rorabeck
    J Bone Joint Surg Br Orthopaedic Proceedings, 2002 84-B: 270

  • High Definition, Three Dimensional Analysis of Cement Mantles in Total Hip Arthroplasty: A new in vitro Technique comparing six contemporary designs
    G.G. Valdivia, M.J. Dunbar, D.A. Parker, M.R. Woolfrey, R.W. McCalden, C.H. Rorabeck, and R.B. Bourne
    J Bone Joint Surg Br Orthopaedic Proceedings, 2002 84-B: 277

  • Validation of Techniques in the Measurement of Range of Motion after Total Knee Arthroplasty: Rough Estimate or Reliable Outcome Measure?
    D.A. Parker, M.J. Dunbar, G.G. Valdivia, R.B. Bourne, and C.H. Rorabeck
    J Bone Joint Surg Br Orthopaedic Proceedings, 2002 84-B: 278

  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy as a Complication of Total Knee Arthroplasty, a Report on 11 cases
    K. Rajaratnam, A. Burns, D.A. Parker and MRJ Coolican
    J Bone Joint Surg Br Orthopaedic Proceedings, 2004 86-B: 469

  • Spinal Cord Injuries in Australian Footballers
    T.K.F. Taylor, M.R.J. Coolican, D.A Parker, and D.J. Carmody
    J Bone Joint Surg Br Orthopaedic Proceedings, 2004 86-B: 489
  • Multi-Ligament Knee Injuries: Assessment of Mechanism, Injury Pattern, Associated Injuries and Outcome
    B. Fritsch, B. Giuffre, M. Coolican, and D. Parker
    J Bone Joint Surg Br Orthopaedic Proceedings, 2005 87-B: 304

  • Active and Passive Mechanisms of Anterior Cruciate Ligament Rupture: Correlation with MRI and Operative Findings of Injury Severity
    N. Duggal, M. Coolican, D. Parker, and B. Giuffré
    J Bone Joint Surg Br Orthopaedic Proceedings, 2005 87-B: 305

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