Mr Rob Petanceski
Rob Petanceski studied medicine in NSW and completed his Orthopaedic Training programme in Perth. He went on to complete a Joint Replacement Fellowship in Sweden and then an Upper Limb Fellowship.
As well as working as a locum in the UK, Sydney and Gosford, Rob has worked as an Orthopaedic Surgeon in Hervey Bay QLD in both public & private sectors, gaining extensive experience in shoulder and upper limb surgery.
Rob specialises in Shoulder Surgery using the latest arthroscopic (keyhole) techniques for Rotator Cuff Repair, Labral Construction, AC Joint Stabilization, Frozen Shoulder Release and Total Joint Replacement (Delta Reverse & Standard). He also specialises in Hand, Wrist and Elbow Surgery, tendon surgery, dupuytren's and carpel tunnel.
Rob also has an interest in Knee Injuries including sporting injuries and trauma as well as performing PRP Injections ( Platelet Rich Plasma )
PRP - A new approach for healing tendon injuries and osteoarthritis.
What is Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy?
Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy (PRP) is a promising solution to accelerate healing of chronic tendon injuries. PRP technology was initially developed 20 years ago to aid with wound healing and is used in Europe for this indication so we are confident that it is a safe modality. Recently it has
also been used extensively for cosmetic applications. Autologous blood is collected in a special tube approved for PRP harvesting when spun in a centrifuge the selector gel separates the red blood cells from your plasma.
The low density fraction of this is then removed yielding a serum rich in natural healing growth factors.
Sportreat now performs PRP procedures for the treatment of chronic tendon tears, such as tennis elbow & rotator cuff pathologies.
For all APPOINTMENTS please call 9438 2400.