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1. Physeal Bar Resection for Partial Growth Plate Arrest

HR Hobbs, S Dix-Peek, RN Dunn, N Wieselthaler, EB Hoffman
South African Orthopaedic Journal 2007;6(1):52-60

2. Open Reduction and Internal Fixation of Scapula Fractures

HR Hobbs, BR Garrett, P Sanchez, SJL Roche, BC Vrettos
South African Orthopaedic Journal 2008;7(3):8-13

3. Acute Dislocations of the Knee

HR Hobbs, J Walters
South African Orthopaedic Journal 2009;8(2):35-39

4. Anterior Cruciate Ligament in the Skeletally Immature

Sports Medicine Update

5. Matrix Metalloproteinase Genes on Chromosome 11Q22 and the Risk of Anterior Cruciate Ligament Rupture

Willem van der Merwe, Michael Posthumus, Malcolm Collins, Hayden Hobbs, Dion O’Cuinneagain
Arthroscopy, Vol 27, Issue 10, e124. Oct 2011

6. Influence of Gender on the Outcome of Total Knee Arthroplasty

Guillaume Demey, Hayden Hobbs, Sebastian Lustig, Elvire Servien, Franck Trouillet, Robert Magnussen, Philippe Neyret
European Orthopaedics and Traumatology. 2012 March;3(1):11-16

7. Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injury Prevention

Sports Medicine Update Summer 2012

8. Focal Full Thickness Articular Cartilage Lesions Treated With an Articular Resurfacing Prosthesis in the Middle-Aged

H Hobbs, N Ketse-Matiwane, W van der Merwe, M Posthumus
South African Orthopaedic Journal. 2013 Summer;12(4):41-46

9. Genes encoding proteoglycans are associated with the risk of anterior cruciate ligament ruptures

Mannion, S., Mtintsilana, A., Posthumus, M., van der Merwe, W., Hobbs, H., Collins, M., & September, A. V.
British Journal of Sports Medicine. 2014 doi:10.1136/bjsports-2013-093201

10. The association of genes involved in the angiogenesis –associated signalling pathway with the risk of anterior
cruciate ligament rupture

Rahim A, Gibbon A, Hobbs H, van der Merwe W, Posthumus M, Collins M, September AV
J Orthop Res. 2014 Aug 11. Doi:10.1002/jor.22705


1. Stiffness of the Knee: Release according to Judet
My Knee. Head author Prof P. Neyret. Co-author H. Hobbs Springer Print

2. Total Knee Prosthesis after Valgus Osteotomy of the Tibia
Knee. Head author Prof P. Neyret. Co-author H. Hobbs Springer


Currently active in research through two institutions
Orthopaedic Department, Groote Schuur Hospital, University of Cape Town
Sports Science Orthopaedic Clinic and Exercise

​Research currently on the go, amongst others

  • Gait post ACL reconstruction and rehabilitation
  • Gait post TKR and UKR with rehabilitation intervention
  • Tunnel size with ACL reconstruction
  • ACL rupture and patella tendonitis genetics
  • Skin incision to TKR
  • Anterolateral ligament (ALL) in the knee and its significance
  • Allograft failure in PLC reconstructions