The International Spine Centre

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Personal Details

Dr Osti is an Orthopaedic Surgeon practicing in Adelaide, South Australia  with a clinical and academic interest in spinal disorders.


His clinical Practice includes medico-legal assessments of musculo-skeletal disabilities relating to the spine.


Dr Osti was born in Genoa, Italy on the 22nd July 1956.


He was educated in classical studies at the Lyceum Virgilio in Rome and completed his six year basic medical degree (MD) at the University of Rome in 1980 with honours, discussing a thesis on the "Role of the Paraspinal Muscles in the Pathogenesis of Idiopathic Scoliosis".


He completed a Post Graduate Specialist Diploma in Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Rome in 1983 with honours and then moved to Adelaide, South Australia to work with Dr Robert Fraser as a Clinical Research Fellow in Spinal Surgery at the Royal Adelaide Hospital.


He passed the Australian Medical Council (AMC) Examination for Foreign Medical Graduates in 1992.  In 1988 he was selected into Advanced Orthopaedic Training (South Australian Program) of the Australian Orthopaedic Association completing it in 1992.During the same year he completed a Ph.D. in Medicine at the University of Adelaide discussing the thesis"Annular tears and Pathogenesis of disc degeneration". He was awarded the Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons in Orthopaedic Surgery(FRACS) in May 1992.He was elected to Fellowship of the Australian Orthopaedic Association(F A Orth A) in 1996.


Since January 1993 he has been practicing as a Consultant Orthopaedic and Spinal Surgeon in Adelaide, South Australia.


He has won on two occasions the International Volvo Award for research in Spinal Disorders (1986 and 1990) and was awarded the Jepson Medal by the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons and the Travelling Fellowship of the Western Pacific Orthopaedic Association in 1992.


He holds the Academic title of Clinical Senior Lecturer in Orthopaedic Surgery at University of Adelaide and Adjunct Lecturer in the Physiotherapy Department of the University of South Australia.  He is the Principal Supervisor of the AOA accredited Post Graduate Clinical Research Fellowship in Spinal Surgery at Calvary Heathcare, North Adelaide 


He is the Australian Council Representative on the Spinal Section of the Asia Pacific Orthopaedic Association(APOA) and the Chairman of the Surgical Services Commitee of Calvary Health Care, North Adelaide.He is a Member of the Advisory Editorial Board of the Journal Spine and the author of over 44 original scientific publications in English in the field of Spinal Disorders .


 Dr Osti is accredited by WorkCover SA for Permanent Impairment Assessments (PIA) of the spine, the upper extremity and the lower extremity.


Dr Osti is married to Meegan (a Radiologist) and has six children aged between 35 and 21. He enjoys regular golf, watching Australian Rules Football and, when possible, skiing, sailing and fishing.