The Beginning
Our Foundations

In March 2012, Dr Allan Young and Dr Benjamin Cass founded Sydney Shoulder Research Institute (SSRI). SSRI is dedicated to undertaking research that will translate into real patient outcomes and innovations in the field of orthopaedic surgery. We focus on only a select number of projects at any given time to maximise the quality of our research.

Teaching & Research
Fellowship Program

We appoint two Fellows each year to undertake independent and collaborative research projects while developing their surgical, clinical and teaching skills under the expert guidance of Dr Young and Dr Cass as well as our esteemed colleagues Professor David Sonnabend and Dr Jeffery Hughes.

Operational
Management

Drs Young and Cass engaged Jasmin Gwynne to establish SSRI and Jasmin now oversees all of the Institute’s research, fellowship and operational activities. Prior to joining SSRI, Jasmin spent 9 years in senior community service, 2 years in high end realty and project marketing and 10 years in academic and applied psychology.

Shoulder and Elbow Surgery Fellowship

Fellowship Training

Fellowship Training at SSRI is highly regarded and AOA accredited.

Each year, Sydney Shoulder Research Institute offers 2 coveted positions for Shoulder and Elbow Surgery Fellowship. The Supervising surgeon for the Sydney Shoulder Research Institute Fellowship is Dr Allan Young and for the Sydney Shoulder Research Institute Clinical Fellowship the supervising surgeon is Dr Benjamin Cass.

Mentoring surgeons on both programs are Prof David Sonnabend and Dr Jeffery Hughes.

Of 12 months duration commencing either late January or late July, the SSRI Fellowship provides thorough training through a combination of clinical and research experience.

Fellowships are based at Royal North Shore Hospital, a large modern tertiary referral public hospital on the lower north shore of Sydney.

Fellowship Programs →
Sydney Shoulder Research Institute - Shoulder and Elbow Fellowship Programs

Research

SSRI is dedicated to undertaking research that will translate into real patient outcomes and innovations in the field of orthopaedic surgery. We focus on only a select number of projects at any given time to maximise the quality of our research.

Education

SSRI is devoted to the professional training of shoulder and elbow surgeons. We believe it is a privilege to be part of a surgeon’s development, take our programs very seriously and as a result are fast becoming a leading partner in orthopaedic post-graduate education.

INNOVATION

SSRI is different and we like it that way. Always reflecting, perfecting and working towards our idea of what a research institute and charity should be ever ensuring we give our patients, protégés and partners what they need and want.

OUR VISION: To be an excellent and innovative institute that enriches society by building knowledge and improving outcomes through discovery, translation and education.

WHAT WE DO

RESEARCH PROJECTS

As our name suggests, we do research. But that’s not all, nor is it the heart of it. In essence, what we do here at SSRI (whether research, fellowship or anything else) is collect knowledge and connect that knowledge with people. We work in a dynamic way with patients, peers and partners to mutually educate, develop and support – in all things shoulder and elbow orthopaedic.

The TXA 2 Study (Systemic Tranexamic Acid in Shoulder Arthroscopy and Rotator Cuff Repair)
In Research - Current
Shoulder Arthrodesis Long Term follow-up
In Research - Current
TXA Study (Systemic Tranexamic Acid in Shoulder Arthroplasty
The TXA Study (Systemic Tranexamic Acid in Shoulder Arthroplasty)
In Research - Current
Precision and Accuracy of Pumps used in Shoulder Arthroplasty
In Research - Completed
The FUSE Study (Fitness band Used in Shoulder Evaluation)
The FUSE Study – Fitness band Used in Shoulder Evaluation
In Research - Current
The VAULT Study - Glenoid Version Measurement
The VAULT Study – Glenoid Version Measurement
In Research - Current
Total Shoulder Replacement – Long Term Follow Up with the Constant Score
In Research - Long-Term Projects
Reverse Total Shoulder Replacement – Long Term Follow Up with the Constant Score
In Research - Long-Term Projects
Comparative study of physician applied and patient reported Constant Scores utilising bathroom scales to derive force measurements
In Research - Completed
Rate of P Acnes in arthritic shoulders undergoing primary total shoulder replacement surgery using a strict specimen collection technique
In Research - Completed
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OUR RESEARCH & FELLOWSHIP PARTNERS