Dr. Peter Berton

M.B., B.S., F.R.A.C.S. (ORTH), F.A.ORTH.A.,

Dr. Peter Berton
Dr. Peter Berton

Dr Peter Berton, FRACS, is a Newcastle-based knee surgical specialist with rooms at “The Newcastle Knee Clinic” Clinic at Kotara. Dr Berton is known for offering evidence-based articular cartilage, ligament and meniscal injury management as well as management of osteoarthritic problems.

Through his extensive international learning experiences Dr Peter Berton has developed special expertise in minimally invasive arthroscopic and computer guided techniques to optimize management of conditions including

  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Meniscal Injury Management including repair
  • Acute Anterior Cruciate Ligament [ACL] Injury diagnosis and management
  • ACL Reconstruction
  • ACL Revision Reconstructions
  • ACL Reconstruction by Allograft
  • Medial and Lateral Collateral Ligament [MCL/LCL] Injury management
  • Patellar [Knee cap] Instability Surgery including Medial Patello Femoral Ligament [MPFL] Reconstruction and distal realignment by osteotomy .
  • Patello femoral pain syndrome [PFP] and Anterior Knee pain Syndromes
  • Fatpad impingement management
  • Extensor mechanism ,Quadriceps and Patellar tendon overuse or rupture
  • Work-related Knee Injuries
  • Articular cartilage restoration including chondrocyte implantation [MACI]
  • Spontaneous Osteonecrosis of the Knee [SONK]
  • Computer Navigated Knee Replacement
  • Ethical Second Opinion about Painful Knee Replacement
  • Revision Knee Replacement

Mission Statement

Dr Berton is committed to keeping people healthy and active by maintaining mobility and independence. He has been offering a “comprehensive” knee service for 25 years. Dr Berton believes that an early correct diagnosis of a knee problem will fast track proper treatment and has worked with local imaging service providers to bring the latest world–class imaging techniques to help improve knee injury and arthritic management for the people of the Hunter Valley.

Evidence Based Treatments

Dr. Berton ensures provision of contemporary evidence based treatments to treat complex knee conditions by attending International conferences and being a member of International Society Arthroscopy Knee Surgery and Orthopaedic Sports Medicine [ISAKOS] and Arthroscopy Association of North America [AANA].

Contemporary Patient Specific Treatment

Dr. Berton strives to provide every patient with specific individualized state-of-the-art management to treat complex knee problems by taking the time to understand each person’s needs and goals. Dr Berton is committed to finding a shared solution.

Team Effort

Dr. Berton recognises that providing the best knee injury and problem treatments to his patients requires the collaboration of a strong team inclusive of Radiologists, Other Surgeons, Physiotherapists , Allied Health, Rehab and Injury Management Providers, and his Hospital team. For over 10 years Dr Berton on a fortnightly basis and in recent years a weekly basis helps and educates the next generation of Surgeons and as they prepare for their future careers.

Dr Berton, his team and the patient all work for the best possible outcome-an optimized and accelerated recovery and return to active lifestyle.

Dr Berton’s current office staff have a combined total of greater than 40 years of Specialty practice to assist you with your problem.

PERSONAL DATA

Name:    Peter David Berton
MB BS FRACS (ORTH) FA ORTH A

Practice Address    Suite 1, 76 Park Avenue, Kotara
New South Wales, Australia 2289

Telephone    +61 (02) 4952 5001

Fax    +61 (02) 4952 5646

QUALIFICATIONS AND APPOINTMENTS

  • MB BS
  • FRACS
  • FA ORTH A
  • Conjoint Lecturer in the Faculty of Medicine & Health Science, University of Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia
  • WorkCover Trained Assessor of Lower Limb Impairment, New South Wales, Australia

EDUCATION

Tertiary

Certified Independent Medical Examiner, American Board of Independent Medical Examiners, 2001-2005.

Fellow, Australian Orthopaedic Association 1996

Fellow, Royal Australasian College of Surgeons
Second Part Examination 1992

Royal Australasian College of Surgeons
First Part Examination 1986

Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery
University of New South Wales 1980-1984

WORK APPOINTMENTS

2017-2019 Hunter Post Graduate Medical Institute Programming Committee

2006-2019 Newcastle Private Hospital, New Lambton Heights, Visiting Medical Officer including Medical Advisory Committee Orthopaedic Representative (2008-2018), New South Wales, Australia

2013-17 Chairman of Newcastle Private Hospital Medical Advisory Committee.

2015    Re-accredited WorkCover Trained Assessor of Lower Limb Impairment, New South Wales, Australia

2003-5 Newcastle Private Hospital & Warners Bay Private, Visiting Medical Officer New South Wales, Australia

2002    WorkCover Trained Assessor of Lower Limb Impairment, New South Wales, Australia

2001

  • Motor Accidents Authority Assessor of Treatment Disputes (till 2005),
    New South Wales, Australia
  • Conjoint Lecturer in the Faculty of Medicine & Health Science,
    University of Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia. (Current)
  • Senior Specialist Hunter Area Health, Newcastle, New South Wales,
    Australia

1999-03    Visiting Medical Officer Hunter Area Health Service, Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia and Warners Bay Private Hospital.

1995-98 Hunter Area Health Service, Scheme “D” Staff Specialist Appointment, Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia

1995    Newcastle – NIB, Lingard, Lake Macquarie, Warners Bay & Toronto Private Hospitals appointment as Visiting Medical Officer.
New South Wales, Australia

1994    Visiting Medical Officer–Lismore Base Hospital, St Vincent’s Hospital, Lismore, New South Wales, Australia

1993    Commonwealth Fellow – Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, London, United Kingdom.

1989-92    Orthopaedic Registrar-Newcastle Training Programme Advanced Training in Orthopaedic Surgery, New South Wales, Australia

1988    Non- Accredited Orthopaedic Registrar – Westmead Hospital, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

1997    Non- Accredited General Surgical Registrar –at Mater Hospital, Waratah and Wallsend District Hospital, New South Wales, Australia

1986    Resident – Royal Newcastle Hospital, New South Wales, Australia

1985    Intern – Royal Newcastle Hospital, New South Wales, Australia

MEDICAL REGISTRATION

Australian

MEMBERSHIP

  • Arthroscopy Association of North America
  • Asia Pacific Orthopaedic Association
  • Australian Medical Association
  • Australian Orthopaedic Association
  • Australian Society of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • International Society of Arthroscopy, Knee Surgery & Orthopaedic Sports Medicine
  • Royal Australasian College of Surgeons

PAPERS DELIVERED

Prevalence and Relevance of MRI Signs of Anterior Cruciate Ligament [ACL] Injury,
Hunter Orthopaedic Society Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia, 2015

“Ruling In” and “Ruling Out” Partial Tears of the Anterior Cruciate Ligament [ACL]: An Evidence Based Approach to Diagnosis .
Australian Orthopaedic Association Annual Scientific Meeting, Melbourne, Australia. 2014.

“Careers Night” theme. Guest Orthopaedic Lecturer
University of Newcastle Surgical Society, Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia, May 2014,

A Historical Review of “timing” of ACL Surgery
Hunter Orthopaedic Society Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia, 2012

Osteoarthritis Management: guest speaker
Hunter Postgraduate Medical Institute Symposia, New South Wales, Australia, 2011

Computer Navigation and Knee Replacement, Articular Surface Mounted.
Hunter Orthopaedic Society: Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia, 2008

Computer Navigation and Knee Replacement
Stryker Triathlon Meeting, Christchurch, New Zealand: 2008

Computer Navigation and Knee Replacement
Hunter Orthopaedic Society: Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia, 2007

Computer Navigation and Knee Replacement, Articular Surface Mounted,
Stryker Meeting, Coolum, Queensland, Australia: 2007

Protocol for Management of Infected Prosthetic Joints
Hunter Orthopaedic Society: Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia, 2006

Surgical Management Principles for Deep Prosthetic Infection Management
Hunter Area Health Department of Infectious Diseases: Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia, 2006

“Knees Reconsidered: Clinical Anatomy & Latest Research”
Topic: “Chondroplasty, Grafting & Fat pad Resection”
Hunter Sports Physiotherapy Association Regional Course: Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia, 2006

Use and Abuse of Knee MRI
Australian Orthopaedic Association Bulletin April 2005

Imaging Protocol for anterior knee pain and patellar maltracking
“Fat Pad Impingement” as a source of anterior knee pain.
Hunter Orthopaedic Society: Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia, 2004

Patellar Realignment and Arthrofibrosis, Techniques of Patellar Realignment
And Chondral Transplantation.
Hunter Orthopaedic Society: Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia, 2003

Techniques of Tibial Osteotomy:
Australian Orthopaedic Association Pacific Forum
Royal North Shore Hospital, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia,2003

Patellar Realignment Surgery and Cartilage Transplantation:
Skills Symposium at Garvan Institute, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia,2003

Evaluation of Articular Cartilage Defects of the Human Knee,
Hunter Orthopaedic Society Meeting, Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia, November 2001

Evaluation Articular Cartilage Defects of the Human Knee
Combined New Zealand and Australian Orthopaedic Associations Scientific Meeting, Queenstown, New Zealand, October 2001

MRI Correlation with Arthroscopy of the Knee
Asia Pacific Orthopaedic Association, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia, 2001

MRI Correlation with Arthroscopy of the Knee, Presentation to Hunter Musculoskeletal Interest Group, Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia, 2001

MRI Correlation with Arthroscopy of the Knee, Hunter Orthopaedic Society
Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia, 2000

Bone Mineral Density and Relationship to Osseo Integration of Non- Cemented Hip Replacements – Seddon Society Annual Meeting, Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, London, England. 1993

Bone Mineral Density and its Relationship to Osseo Integration of Non Cemented Hip Replacements, Australian Orthopaedic Research Society, Hobart, Australia 1992

Tumours of the Tibia, NSW State Meeting of Bone Tumour Service, New South Wales, Australia, 1989

EDUCATIONAL MEETINGS/COURSES ATTENDED

[A] AOA Australian Orthopaedic Association Meetings

  • APKASS & Australian Orthopaedic Association Combined Meeting Sydney 2018
  • Australian Orthopaedic Association Annual Scientific Meeting, Adelaide, 2017
  • Australian Orthopaedic Association Annual Scientific Meeting, Melbourne, 2014.
  • Australian Orthopaedic Association Annual Scientific Meeting, Sydney 2012
  • Australian Orthopaedic Association Continuing Ongoing Education Meeting, Sydney 2010
  • Australian Orthopaedic Association Annual Scientific Meeting, Cairns, Queensland, 2009
  • Australian Orthopaedic Association Annual Scientific Meeting, Hobart, Tasmania, 2008
  • Australian Orthopaedic Association Annual Scientific Meeting, Gold Coast, Queensland, 2007
  • Australian Orthopaedic Association, Continuing Ongoing Education Meeting – Knee, Sydney, New South Wales, 2006
  • Australian Orthopaedic Association, Continuing Ongoing Education Meeting on Practice Management, Adelaide, South Australia, 2005
  • Australian Orthopaedic Association – Continuing Ongoing Education, Arthroscopy, Perth, Western Australia, 2003
  • New Zealand & Australian Orthopaedic Association Combined Annual Scientific Meeting, Queenstown, New Zealand. 2001
  • Australian Orthopaedic Association Continuing Ongoing Education Meeting on Computers in Practice, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia 2000
  • Australian Orthopaedic Association Meeting, Terrigal, New South Wales, 1999
  • Australian Orthopaedic Association Continuing Ongoing Education Meeting on the Knee, Hamilton Island, Queensland, 1996
  • Australian Orthopaedic Association Annual Scientific meeting Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, 1997
  • Australian Orthopaedic Association Annual Scientific Meeting, Melbourne, Victoria, 1995
  • Australian Orthopaedic Association Continuing Ongoing Education Meeting Joint Replacement Update, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, 1994
  • Australian Orthopaedic Association Continuing Ongoing Education Meeting Rheumatoid Disease Update, Adelaide, South Australia, 1992
  • Australian Orthopaedic Association Joint Instability Update, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia 1991
  • Australian Orthopaedic Association Continuing Ongoing Education Meeting Joint Replacement Update, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia 1989

[B] Royal Australasian College of Surgeons Courses

  • Foundation Skills for Surgical Educators, Sydney, Australia, December 2017
  • Royal Australasian College of Surgeons, Process Communication Model Refresher Course, Melbourne, Australia, September 2017
  • Royal Australasian College of Surgeons, Clinical Decision Making, Canberra, Australia , 2016
  • Royal Australasian College of Surgeons, “Clear” Course for Consultants [application of evidence in surgical practice], Sydney, Australia, 2015
  • Royal Australasian College of Surgeons, Process Communication Model Courses, 1 and 2, Adelaide and Sydney, Australia 2014
  • NOTSS, Royal Australasian College of Surgeons, The Non-Technical Skills for Surgeons, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia, November 2012
  • Royal Australasian College of Surgeons “Surgical Trainees Supervising Course” Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia, 2008
  • Royal Australasian College of Surgeons “Surgeons as Managers” Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 2005
  • Royal Australasian College of Surgeons “Risk Management Masterclass” Noosa, Queensland, Australia, 2004

[C] ISAKOS International Society of Arthroscopy, Knee Surgery and Orthopaedic Sports Medicine

  • International Society of Arthroscopy, Knee Surgery and Orthopaedic Sports Medicine Meeting, Lyon, France, 2015
  • International Society of Arthroscopy, Knee Surgery and Orthopaedic Sports Medicine Meeting, / FIFA pre-course, “Challenges in Safety and Health in Football, 2015”, Lyon, France, 2015
  • International Society of Arthroscopy, Knee Surgery and Orthopaedic Sports Medicine Meeting, Osaka, Japan , 2009
  • International Society of Arthroscopy, Knee Surgery and Orthopaedic Sports Medicine Meeting, Auckland, New Zealand, 2003
  • International Society of Arthroscopy, Knee Surgery and Orthopaedic Sports Medicine Meeting, Montreux, Switzerland, 2001

[D] AANA Arthroscopy Association of North America

  • Arthroscopy Association of North America Knee, Masters Experience, Surgical Management of the Injured Knee: Innovative Solutions for Complex Problems, Chicago, USA. June 2016
  • Arthroscopy Association of North America Knee, Masters Experience, Knee Ligament, Chicago, USA. April 2014
  • Arthroscopy Association of North America Knee, Masters Experience, Patellofemoral Knee, Chicago, USA. April 2013.
  • Arthroscopy Association of North America Knee, Masters Experience, Cartilage Course, Chicago, USA. October 2012

[E] International [Other] Meetings Attended

  • International Cartilage Research Society 14th World Congress, Macau, 2018
  • Anatomic Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction Symposia, Pittsburgh, United States of America 2011
  • Orthopaedics Today, Hawaii, United States of America 2009
  • Stryker Triathlon meeting, Christchurch, New Zealand 2008
  • Current Concepts in Joint Replacement, Florida, United States of America 2006
  • Meeting of International Patellofemoral Study Group, Lausanne, Switzerland 2005
  • Current Concepts in Joint Replacement, Florida, United States of America 2004
  • Current Concepts in Joint Replacement, Las Vegas, United States of America 2001
  • Third British Course on Revision Joint Replacement, Stratford-Upon-Avon, United Kingdom 1993
  • Exeter Primary and Revision Hip Replacement Course, United Kingdom, 1993
  • Instructional Course on Revision Hip and Primary Knee Replacement,
    Anderson Orthopaedic Research Institute, Arlington, Virginia, United States of
    America October 1992
  • AO Basic Course in Fracture Fixation, Nottingham, United Kingdom 1988

[F] Australian [Other] Meetings Attended

“Kneevolution”, North Shore Hospital Sydney, 2017

Stryker Mako Bio Skills Training in Robotic Arm Assisted Total Knee Replacement, University of Sydney Technology Cadaver Laboratory, New South Wales, September, 2017

Combined Cadaver Workshop, Newclip PSI HTO [High Tibial Osteotomy] and [ACL] Tape Locking Screw, Macquarie University Cadaver Laboratory, New South Wales, September 2017

Stryker Knee and Technology Meeting, Sydney , New South Wales 2016

Stryker Mako Bio Skills Training in Robotic Arm Assisted Partial Knee Replacement, Macquarie University Cadaver Laboratory, New South Wales April, 2016

“Kneevolution”, North Shore Hospital Sydney, 2015

Lars Soft Tissue Reconstruction Seminar [Cadaveric] Macquarie University Cadaver Lab, Dr. P Ranger, Sydney, New South Wales ,2014

Arthrosurface Patello Femoral Cadaver Laboratory, Host, P Schoettle, Melbourne, 2014

Resnick: Musculoskeletal MRI Course, Knee Section, Sydney, Australia, 2013

Stryker Knee Meeting, Queensland, Australia, 2009

Computer Assisted Knee Surgery St Vincent’s Hospital Skills Laboratory Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, May 2006

Combined Meeting of the Orthopaedic Associations of the English-Speaking World, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 2004

Minimally Invasive Knee Replacement Cadaver Workshop, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 2004

Chondrocyte Implantation, Perth, Western Australia, Australia, 2003

“Unispacer” Cadaver Workshop Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 2003

“CMI”, Collagen Meniscal Implant Cadaver Workshop,
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 2002

Workers Compensation Assessors Course,
Sydney, New South Wales, , 2002

Motor Accident Authority Course on Impairment Assessment
Sydney, New South Wales, 2001

American Board of Independent Medical Examiners Course,
Sydney, New South Wales, 2001

AO Advanced Pelvic and Fracture Course,
Sydney, New South Wales, 1998

Smith & Nephew Winter Conference,
Coolum, Gold Coast, Queensland, ,1994

Musculoskeletal Pathology Course, Prof W. Enneking,
Perth, Western Australia, 1992

AO Advanced Course in Fracture Fixation,
Sydney, New South Wales, 1989

[G]  Bio Skills Training

Stryker Mako Bio skills Training in Robotic Assisted Total Knee Replacement, University of Sydney Technology Cadaver Laboratory, New South Wales, September, 2017

Combined Cadaver Workshop, Newclip PSI HTO [High Tibial Osteotomy] and [ACL] Tape Locking Screw, Macquarie University Cadaver Laboratory, New South Wales, September 2017

Arthroscopy Association of North America Knee, Masters Experience, Surgical Management of the Injured Knee: Innovative Solutions for Complex Problems, Chicago, USA, June 2016

Stryker Mako bio skills Training in Robotic Assisted Partial Knee Replacement, Macquarie University Cadaver Laboratory , April, 2016

Arthrex Cadaver skills Laboratory, Sydney, Prof M McCarthy, 2015

Arthrosurface Patello Femoral Cadaver Laboratory, Host, P. Schoettle, Melbourne, 2014

Arthroscopy Association of North America Knee, Masters Experience, Knee Ligament, Chicago, USA, April, 2014

Arthroscopy Association of North America Knee, Masters Experience, Patellofemoral Knee, Chicago, USA, April, 2013.

Arthroscopy Association of North America Knee, Masters Experience, Cartilage Course, Chicago, USA. October, 2012

Minimally Invasive Knee Replacement Cadaver Workshop, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 2004

Chondrocyte Implantation, Perth, Western Australia, Australia, 2003

“Unispacer” Cadaver Workshop Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 2003

“CMI”, Collagen Meniscal Implant Cadaver Workshop,
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 2002

9. International Visitations

2015 Dr B. Sonnery-Cottet, Lyon, France

2006 Prof. K. Krackow, Buffalo, New York. U.S.A

2006 Rothman Clinic Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. U.S.A

2005 Prof. P. Neyret, Lyon: France

1992 Prof. M. Wroblevski, Wrightington, United Kingdom

1992 Dr P. Keblish, Allentown, Pennsylvania, USA

  • Newcastle Private Hospital
  • Australian Orthopaedic Association
  • Royal Australasian College Of Surgeons