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Josh Petterwood

Orthopaedic Surgeon

Josh Petterwood

Josh Petterwood

Orthopaedic Surgeon

Josh is an orthopaedic surgeon specialising in knee and hip surgery.

As an innovator in the space, he is constantly striving to improve patient outcomes through the use of technology. Josh also strongly believes in the importance of a holistic view of your health and well-being. At Petterwood Orthopaedics, he has ensured that your journey to recovery involves more than just surgery, offering personalised and thoughtful care every step of the way.

With a particular interest in robotic-assisted knee replacement surgery, Josh was among the first in Australia to introduce the technology in 2017, and the first to market in Tasmania. A member of the Australian Robotic Research Group and a teacher and facilitator in the discussions about the future of robotics in orthopaedics, Josh is passionate about continuously bettering results for his patients and the general community. He is highly regarded by his patients for his skills, generosity and empathy.

As a sportsman himself, he has a keen interest in the treatment of sporting injuries with a focus on arthroscopic surgery of the knee. This includes ACL reconstruction, multi-ligament knee injuries and meniscal repair. Josh has worked with all levels of athletes, with success in returning both recreational and pro athletes to peak performance.

Josh has a public appointment at the Royal Hobart Hospital where he is involved in elective orthopaedics, trauma and the training junior medical staff.

Outside of the operating theatre, he loves spending time with his wife Emma, and two sons, and cycling.


Josh has used Corin’s OMNIBotics system with BalanceBot since 2019.

The BalanceBot enables objective assessment of soft tissue laxity providing a knee replacement that is customised to each individual patient.

Before joining Corin’s evaluation team, Josh was part of Smith and Nephew’s early market release of the Navio robotic-assisted knee replacement system where he provided education and training to existing and prospective Navio users in Australia and the Asia-Pacific region. Josh continues to use the Navio system for partial knee replacement in isolated medial compartment and patellofemoral disease.

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At Petterwood Orthopaedics we are always looking for the best outcome for you. This could be using the latest surgical innovations, or simply through the right referral for physiotherapy, Pilates or exercise physiology. Sometimes it’s just listening to your needs and making sure you get the right information at the right time.”

Josh Petterwood, Orthopaedic Surgeon