Dr Patrick Lam
Conjoint Associate Lecturer

Dr Patrick Lam

Medicine & Health
School of Clinical Medicine

I direct the biomechanical laboratory at the Orthopaedic Research Institute at St George Hospital. We have state-of-the-art facilities and welcome all students, from elective, ILP through to PhD students. For further information see: www.ori.org.au

My major research interests include mechanical properties of bone and soft tissue, with special interest in biomechanical factors relating to arthroscopic surgery. Other interests include wireless data acquisition of joints and gait analysis as well as prototyping testing devices, rehabilitation devices and clinical study designs.


BE, MEngSc, MD, PhD


Society Memberships & Professional Activities:

2005- Member, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineering (IEEE)

2005- Member, IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMB)

2007- Member, Engineers Australia (IEAust)

College of Information, Telecommunications and Electronics Engineering (ITEE)

College of Biomedical Engineering (BME)

2008- Member, IEEE Instrumentation and Measurement Society (IMS)

2013- Active Member, Orthopaedic Research Society (ORS)

2013- Member, International Society of Biomechanics (ISB)


ILP Research Interests (Will supervise ILP students)

Orthopaedic Engineering
Tissue Mechanics
9113 4062 / 9113 2827
Orthopaedic Research Institute St George Hospital Level 2, 4-10 South Street, Kogarah STG8
  • Journal articles | 2022
    McNamara WJ; Lam PH; Murrell GAC, 2022, 'Augmentation of rotator cuff repair with gelatin–resorcin–formalin glue: a biomechanical study', Shoulder and Elbow, vol. 14, pp. 71 - 75, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1758573220951167
    Journal articles | 2020
    Lee JHT; Haen PSW; Lam PH; Tan M; Murrell GAC, 2020, 'Comparing clinical outcomes between rotator cuff repairs, SLAP repairs, and combined repairs', JSES International, vol. 4, pp. 875 - 881, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jseint.2020.07.014
    Journal articles | 2020
    Lee JHT; Vivekanandamoorthy N; Lam P; Murrell GAC, 2020, 'Short-Term to Mid-Term Outcomes of Arthroscopic Stabilization Using PEEK Knotless Anchors', Techniques in Shoulder and Elbow Surgery, vol. 21, pp. 15 - 21, http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/BTE.0000000000000186
    Journal articles | 2019
    Khoo JK; Lee JHT; Lam PH; Wei AQ; Ronquillo J; Murrell GAC, 2019, 'Cytotoxicity and biomechanics of suture anchors used in labral repairs', JSES Open Access, vol. 3, pp. 29 - 36, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jses.2019.01.003
    Journal articles | 2018
    Seker V; Hackett L; Lam PH; Murrell GAC, 2018, 'Evaluating the Outcomes of Rotator Cuff Repairs With Polytetrafluoroethylene Patches for Massive and Irreparable Rotator Cuff Tears With a Minimum 2-Year Follow-up', American Journal of Sports Medicine, vol. 46, pp. 3155 - 3164, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0363546518801014
    Journal articles | 2018
    Smith MJ; Lam PH; Murrell GAC, 2018, 'Buckle-Down Technique for the Bony Reconstruction of Large Anterior Glenoid Defects', Techniques in Shoulder and Elbow Surgery, vol. 19, pp. 179 - 186, http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/BTE.0000000000000151