Peter Smitham

Peter Smitham

Adelaide Medical School

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

Eligible to supervise Masters and PhD (as Co-Supervisor) - email supervisor to discuss availability.


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  • Appointments

    Date Position Institution name
    2019 Clinical Associate Professor University of Adelaide
    2019 Conjoint Lecturer University of Newcastle Australia
    2018 Consultant Royal Adelaide Hospital
    2017 - 2018 Senior Medical Officer - Arthroplasty and Orthopaedic Tumour Royal Adelaide Hospital
    2016 - 2017 Trauma, Limb Deformity & Primary Arthroplasty Fellow Royal Adelaide Hospital
    2015 - 2019 Clinical Lecturer University of Adelaide
    2015 - 2016 Complex Revision Arthroplasty Fellow Royal Adelaide Hospital
    2015 Director Movement Metrics
    2009 - 2016 Academic Clinical Lecturer (NIHR) University College London
    2009 - 2015 North Thames, Royal National Orthopaedics Accredited Trainee Registrar Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Trust
  • Education

    Date Institution name Country Title
    Government of New South Wales Australia PhD
    Royal Australasian College of Surgeons Australia FRACS
    Royal College of Surgeons of England United Kingdom FRCS (Tr & Ortho)
  • Certifications

    Date Title Institution name Country
    PG Diploma in Higher Education University College London United Kingdom
  • Research Interests

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  • Journals

    Year Citation
    2019 Mohan, H., Ali, O., Gokani, V., McGoldrick, C., Smitham, P., Fitzgerald, J., & Harries, R. (2019). Surgical trainees' experience of pregnancy, maternity and paternity leave: A cross-sectional study. Postgraduate Medical Journal, 95(1128), 552-557.
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    2019 Smitham, P., Vohora, A., Howie, D., Atkins, G., & Solomon, L. (2019). Surgical Technique to Manage Periprosthetic Fractures of the Knee in Patients with Infected Leg Ulcers: A Report of Two Cases. JBJS case connector, 9(3), e0347.
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    2019 Kahane, S., Vaghela, K., Stammers, J., Goldberg, A., & Smitham, P. (2019). Biomechanical Study Comparing Cut-out Resistance of the X-Bolt® and Dynamic Hip Screw at Various Tip-Apex Distances. Surgical technology international, 35, 395-401.
    2019 Smitham, P., Carbone, T., Bolam, S., Kim, Y., Callary, S., Costi, K., . . . Solomon, L. (2019). Vancouver B2 Peri-Prosthetic Fractures in Cemented Femoral Implants can be Treated With Open Reduction and Internal Fixation Alone Without Revision. Journal of Arthroplasty, 34(7), 1430-1434.
    DOI Scopus2 WoS3 Europe PMC1
    2019 Miodownik, M., Oldfrey, B., Jackson, R., & Smitham, P. (2019). A deep learning approach to non-linearity in wearable stretch sensors. Frontiers Robotics AI, 6(APR).
    DOI Scopus1
    2018 Varghese, V., Smitham, P., Howell, S., Edwards, S., & Rickman, M. (2018). POWIFF- Prospective study of wrist internal fixation of fracture: A protocol for a single centre, superiority, randomised controlled trial to study the efficacy of the VRP (2.0) distal radius plate (Austofix) versus the VA-LCP (Depuy-Synthes) for distal radius fractures. BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders, 19(1), 7 pages.
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    2018 Solomon, L., Kitchen, D., Anderson, P., Yang, D., Starczak, Y., Kogawa, M., . . . Atkins, G. (2018). Time dependent loss of trabecular bone in human tibial plateau fractures. Journal of Orthopaedic Research, 36(11), 2865-2875.
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    2018 BOTA Collaborators., & Rashid, M. S. (2018). An audit of clinical training exposure amongst junior doctors working in Trauma & Orthopaedic Surgery in 101 hospitals in the United Kingdom.. BMC medical education, 18(1), 1.
    DOI Europe PMC5
    2018 Bourne, A., Johnston, R., Cyril, S., Briggs, A., Clavisi, O., Duque, G., . . . Buchbinder, R. (2018). Scoping review of priority setting of research topics for musculoskeletal conditions. BMJ Open, 8(12), e023962-1-e023962-9.
    DOI Scopus2 WoS2
    2017 Pereira, M., Gohin, S., Lund, N., Hvid, A., Smitham, P., Oddy, M., . . . Chenu, C. (2017). Sclerostin does not play a major role in the pathogenesis of skeletal complications in type 2 diabetes mellitus. Osteoporosis International, 28(1), 309-320.
    DOI Scopus10 WoS10 Europe PMC5
    2017 Ramirez, D., Souto, M., Oldfrey, B., Smitham, P., Miodownik, M., & Holloway, C. (2017). Characterization of Bespoke Force Sensors for Tailored Applications. IEEE Sensors Journal, 17(6), 1727-1734.
    DOI Scopus2 WoS1
    2017 Szostakowski, B., Smitham, P., & Khan, W. (2017). Plaster of Paris-Short History of Casting and Injured Limb Immobilzation.. The open orthopaedics journal, 11(1), 291-296.
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    2017 Ransley, M., Smitham, P., & Miodownik, M. (2017). Active chainmail fabrics for soft robotic applications. Smart Materials and Structures, 26(8), 6 pages.
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    2017 Hill, D., Holloway, C., Morgado Ramirez, D., Smitham, P., & Pappas, Y. (2017). What are user perspectives of exoskeleton technology? a literature review. International Journal of Technology Assessment in Health Care, 33(2), 160-167.
    DOI Scopus19 WoS13 Europe PMC5
    2016 Harries, R., Rashid, M., Smitham, P., Vesey, A., McGregor, R., Scheeres, K., . . . Gokani, V. (2016). What shape do UK trainees want their training to be? Results of a cross-sectional study. BMJ Open, 6(10), 11 pages.
    DOI Scopus5 WoS5
    2016 Lancer, H. R., Smitham, P., & Ray, P. (2016). Bilateral Neck of Femur Fractures in a Bilateral Below-Knee Amputee: A Unique Case.. Case reports in orthopedics, 2016, 7083671.
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    2016 Smitham, P., Kosuge, D., Howie, D., & Solomon, L. (2016). Exposure of the superior gluteal neurovascular bundle for the safe application of acetabular reinforcement cages in complex revisions. HIP International, 26(3), 307-309.
    DOI Scopus1 WoS1 Europe PMC1
    2016 Harries, R., Gokani, V., Smitham, P., & Fitzgerald, J. (2016). Less than full-time training in surgery: A cross-sectional study evaluating the accessibility and experiences of flexible training in the surgical trainee workforce. BMJ Open, 6(4), 7 pages.
    DOI Scopus8 WoS6 Europe PMC2
    2016 Symonds, A., Holloway, C., Suzuki, T., Smitham, P., Gall, A., & Taylor, S. J. (2016). Identifying key experience-related differences in over-ground manual wheelchair propulsion biomechanics.. Journal of rehabilitation and assistive technologies engineering, 3, 2055668316678362.
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    2015 Smitham, P. (2015). How I got into orthopaedics - Peter Smitham. My story. Orthopaedics and Trauma, 29(6), 420-421.
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    2015 Parker, S., Ciaccio, M., Cook, E., Davenport, G., Cooper, A., Grange, S., & Smitham, P. (2015). Validation of a modified FRAX® tool for improving outpatient efficiency—part of the “Catch Before a Fall” initiative. Archives of Osteoporosis, 10(1), 1-8.
    DOI Scopus1 WoS1
    2015 Monda, M., Goldberg, A., Smitham, P., Thornton, M., & McCarthy, I. (2015). Use of inertial measurement units to assess age-related changes in Gait kinematics in an active population. Journal of Aging and Physical Activity, 23(1), 18-23.
    DOI Scopus11 WoS11 Europe PMC4
    2014 Smitham, P., Crossfield, L., Hughes, G., Goodship, A., Blunn, G., & Chenu, C. (2014). Low dose of propranolol does not affect rat osteotomy healing and callus strength. Journal of Orthopaedic Research, 32(7), 887-893.
    DOI Scopus7 WoS7 Europe PMC5
    2013 MacLeod, K., Lingham, A., Chatha, H., Lewis, J., Parkes, A., Grange, S., & Smitham, P. (2013). When can I return to driving?: A review of the current literature on returning to driving after lower limb injury or arthroplasty. Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery - Series B, 95 B(3), 290-294.
    DOI Scopus21 WoS16 Europe PMC11
    2013 Jeyabalan, J., Viollet, B., Smitham, P., Ellis, S., Zaman, G., Bardin, C., . . . Chenu, C. (2013). The anti-diabetic drug metformin does not affect bone mass in vivo or fracture healing. Osteoporosis International, 24(10), 2659-2670.
    DOI Scopus44 WoS46 Europe PMC28
    2013 Parker, L., Garlick, N., McCarthy, I., Grechenig, S., Grechenig, W., & Smitham, P. (2013). Screw fixation of medial malleolar fractures: A cadaveric biomechanical study challenging the current AO philosophy. Bone and Joint Journal, 95 B(12), 1662-1666.
    DOI Scopus15 WoS14 Europe PMC8
    2012 Ibrahim, I., Khan, W., Dheerendra, S., Smitham, P., & Goddard, N. (2012). A novel method of diagnosing autonomic dysfunction in carpal tunnel syndrome: measuring skin capacitance. Ortopedia Traumatologia Rehabilitacja, 14(5), 429-433.
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    2012 Bakhsh, H., Ibrahim, I., Khan, W., Smitham, P., & Goddard, N. (2012). Assessment of validity, reliability, responsiveness and bias of three commonly used patient-reported outcome measures in carpal tunnel syndrome. Ortopedia Traumatologia Rehabilitacja, 14(4), 335-340.
    DOI Scopus18 Europe PMC10
    2012 Jones, C., Smitham, P., & Walsh, W. (2012). Relationship of surgical accuracy and clinical outcomes in Charitè lumbar disc replacement.. Orthopaedic surgery, 4(3), 145-155.
    DOI Scopus3 Europe PMC3
    2012 Fossett, E., Khan, W., Longo, U., & Smitham, P. (2012). Effect of age and gender on cell proliferation and cell surface characterization of synovial fat pad derived mesenchymal stem cells. Journal of Orthopaedic Research, 30(7), 1013-1018.
    DOI Scopus36 WoS35 Europe PMC25
    2012 Eid, A., Burrows, V., Murray, J., Smitham, P., Ahmad, R., Miller, R., & Butt, U. (2012). Are we managing acute knee effusion well?. British Journal of Medical Practitioners, 5(1).
    2012 Ibrahim, I., Khan, W., Goddard, N., & Smitham, P. (2012). Carpal tunnel syndrome: a review of the recent literature. The open orthopaedics journal, 6(1), 69-76.
    DOI Scopus118 Europe PMC86
    2012 Weiler, R., West, A., & Smitham, P. (2012). A comparison of two elbow crutch designs on functional performance in elite football (Soccer) players with amputation. Sports Technology, 5(1-2), 43-48.
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    2011 O'Dowd-Booth, C., White, J., Smitham, P., Khan, W., & Marsh, D. (2011). Bone cement: perioperative issues, orthopaedic applications and future developments.. Journal of perioperative practice, 21(9), 304-308.
    DOI Scopus12 Europe PMC3
    2011 Byrne, C., Hazlerigg, A., Khan, W., & Smitham, P. (2011). The role of perioperative care in reducing rates of methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus.. Journal of perioperative practice, 21(12), 410-417.
    DOI Scopus3 Europe PMC2
    2011 White, J., Khan, W., & Smitham, P. (2011). Perioperative implications of surgery in elderly patients with hip fractures: an evidence-based review.. Journal of perioperative practice, 21(6), 192-197.
    DOI Scopus14 Europe PMC8
    2011 Khan, W., Smitham, P., & Fahmy, N. (2011). A modified technique of using the dynamic external finger fixation system. Case study. Ortopedia Traumatologia Rehabilitacja, 13(4), 399-402.
    DOI Scopus2 Europe PMC1
    2011 Khashan, M., Smitham, P., Khan, W., & Goddard, N. (2011). Dupuytren's Disease: Review of the Current Literature. The open orthopaedics journal, 5(1), 283-288.
    DOI Scopus14 Europe PMC11
    2010 Pelletier, M., Lau, A., Smitham, P., Nielsen, G., & Walsh, W. (2010). Pore distribution and material properties of bone cement cured at different temperatures. Acta Biomaterialia, 6(3), 886-891.
    DOI Scopus13 WoS10 Europe PMC7
    2009 Pelletier, M., Malisano, L., Smitham, P., Okamoto, K., & Walsh, W. (2009). The Compressive Properties of Bone Cements Containing Large Doses of Antibiotics. Journal of Arthroplasty, 24(3), 454-460.
    DOI Scopus38 WoS31 Europe PMC21
    2009 Smitham, P., Perkins, C., Williams, M., & Eastaugh-Waring, S. (2009). Polymethylmethacrylate extrusion into the femoral nutrient vessel during arthroplasty: A phenomenon to be aware of. Journal of Radiology Case Reports, 3(2), 20-22.
    DOI Scopus2 Europe PMC1
    2008 Stewart, D., Smitham, P., Nicklin, S., & Walsh, W. (2008). A new technique for distal fixation of flexor digitorum profundus tendon. Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery, 61(4), 475-477.
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    2007 Khan, U., Smitham, P., Pearse, M., & Nanchahal, J. (2007). Management of severe open ankle injuries. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, 119(2), 578-589.
    DOI Scopus24 WoS21 Europe PMC16
    2007 Stewart, D., Smitham, P., Gianoutsos, M., & Walsh, W. (2007). Biomechanical Influence of the Vincula Tendinum on Digital Motion After Isolated Flexor Tendon Injury: A Cadaveric Study. Journal of Hand Surgery, 32(8), 1190-1194.
    DOI Scopus8 WoS9 Europe PMC3
    2007 Vizesi, F., Oliver, R., Smitham, P., Gothelf, T., Yu, Y., & Walsh, W. (2007). Influence of surgical preparation on the in-vivo response of osteochondral defects. Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part H: Journal of Engineering in Medicine, 221(5), 489-498.
    DOI Scopus6 WoS4 Europe PMC2
  • Book Chapters

    Year Citation
    2015 O'Dowd-Booth, C., White, J., Smitham, P., Khan, W., & Marsh, D. (2015). The use of bone cement in trauma and orthopaedics. In Perioperative Practice in Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery (pp. 143-152).
    2015 White, J., Smitham, P., & Khan, W. (2015). Surgery in elderly patients with hip fractures. In Perioperative Practice in Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery (pp. 217-227).
    2015 Byrne, C., Hazlerigg, A., Khan, W., & Smitham, P. (2015). The role of perioperative care in reducing rates of methicillin resitant staphyloccocus aureus. In Perioperative Practice in Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery (pp. 7-22).
  • Conference Papers

    Year Citation
    2019 Taylor, S., Symonds, A., Gorjon, J., Smitham, P., & Holloway, C. (2019). A lightweight wheelchair propulsion dynamometer for improving user energy efficiency and mobility. In A. NaitAli (Ed.), BioSMART 2019 - Proceedings: 3rd International Conference on Bio-Engineering for Smart Technologies (pp. 6 pages). Paris, FRANCE: IEEE.
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    2016 Harries, R., Gokani, V., Smitham, P., & Fitzgerald, E. (2016). A Cross Sectional Study of Pregnancy and Maternity and Paternity Leave Among Surgical Trainees in the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland. In BRITISH JOURNAL OF SURGERY Vol. 103 (pp. 46). Belfast, IRELAND: WILEY-BLACKWELL.
    2015 Holloway, C., Symonds, A., Suzuki, T., Gall, A., Smitham, P., & Taylor, S. (2015). Linking wheelchair kinetics to glenohumeral joint demand during everyday accessibility activities. In Proceedings of the Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBS Vol. 2015-November (pp. 2478-2481). Milan, ITALY: IEEE.
    DOI Scopus11 WoS10 Europe PMC1
    2012 Jeyabalan, J., Viollet, B., Smitham, P., Undre, Y., Ellis, S. A., Goodship, A., & Chenu, C. (2012). THE ANTI-DIABETIC DRUG METFORMIN HAS NO DELETERIOUS EFFECT ON BONE MASS IN VIVO BUT DOES NOT INDUCE OSTEOGENESIS NOR FRACTURE HEALING. In OSTEOPOROSIS INTERNATIONAL Vol. 23 (pp. S536). Manchester, ENGLAND: SPRINGER LONDON LTD.
    2012 Smitham, P., Allen, F., Cooper, A., Grange, S., Davenport, G., & Marsh, D. (2012). PATIENTS ACCEPT THE USE OF TOUCH SCREENS TO SELF REPORT OSTEOPOROSIS RISKS. RESULTS OF THE "CATCH BEFORE A FALL" STUDY. In OSTEOPOROSIS INTERNATIONAL Vol. 23 (pp. S578). Manchester, ENGLAND: SPRINGER LONDON LTD.

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