About Richard

Orthopaedic Surgeon

Dr Richard Crowley is an orthopaedic surgeon who trained in Adelaide, London and Boston, and now has over 20 years of experience as a consultant. He specialises in the management of arthritic conditions and injuries of the hip, knee, ankle and shoulder. Dr Crowley is dedicated to providing rural orthopaedic services and regularly visits and operates in Port Pirie.


  • Bachelor of Medicine, University of Adelaide, 1987
  • Bachelor of Surgery, University of Adelaide, 1987
  • Fellowship of Royal Australian College of Surgeons, 1997
  • Fellowship of Australian Orthopaedic Association, 2003

Experience & Achievements

  • International Visitation Site, Rotating Platform Knee Replacement, November 2012 - Current
  • SPORTSMED·SA Principal Practitioner, 2004-2015
  • Orthopaedics SA Practitioner, 1998-2003
  • Visting Orthopaedic Surgeon, Broken Hill Hospital, 1998-2017


  • Commonwealth Fellow, Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, Stanmore, London, UK, 1993
  • Advanced Orthopaedic Surgical Training, Adelaide, 1994 - 1997
  • Johnson & Johnson Arthroplasty/Sports Medicine Fellowship, Harvard Medical School, Brigham & Women's Hospital, Boston, USA, 1998

Current Appointments

Membership of Professional Associations

Major Publications & Presentations

  • Active Research Project:
    Prospective, non comparative, multi centre study to evaluate the clinical performance of the DePuy Press Fit Condylar (PFC®) Sigma Rotating Platform High Flexion Knee. RGH Protocol no 68/03. March 2004
  • Active Research Project:
    Prospective, uncontrolled, multi centre, post marketing surveillance study to evaluate the long-term performance of Summit Tapered hip in cementless total hip arthroscopy. RGH Protocol no 69/03. March 2004
  • "The Vanguard Deep Dish Rotating Platform Total Knee", Japanese Hip & Knee Symposium, Tokyo, Japan, December 2011

Research Projects

  • International Evaluation Team, PFC Sigma RP-F Total Knee System, 2005 to 2006
  • International Evaluation Team, SSK 360 Revision Knee System, December 2011 - Current
  • Surgeon Development Team, Bone Conserving Rotating Platform Knee System, February 2012 - Current

Other Interests

Family and friends; Angus cattle breeding; Travel; Sport, particularly AFL, Rugby and Soccer.