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Bone & joint surgery (Orthopaedic surgery)

 

The Orthopaedic and Trauma Service at the Royal Adelaide Hospital (RAH) is the largest public hospital orthopaedic department in South Australia (SA). RAH is a referral centre for general, specialty and complex areas within Orthopaedic Surgery. 

The department provides a number of sub-specialty elective services, such as: joint replacement, including complex revisions, spinal, hand and upper limb, orthopaedic trauma, foot and ankle, sports injuries, hip disorders, orthopaedic virtual clinic and spinal telehealth.

Services are provided to those living in Central Adelaide Local Health Network (CALHN), as well as those referred from rural and remote areas within SA and the Northern Territory. The Department also provides the major Level 1 trauma service for SA and beyond.

Outpatient clinics at RAH

Please refer to the information sheets below for information regarding the outpatient service.

Please refer to the outpatient map below and present to your designated clinic on the day of your appointment.

  • Outpatient map – RAH

Foot and Ankle clinic

The RAH Foot and Ankle outpatient clinics provide assessment and treatment services for patients who suffer from adult degenerative foot and ankle disorders and lower limb fractures. Services include foot and ankle disorders, assessment, treatment and inpatient admission.

For more information please view the Orthopaedic clinic - Foot and ankle outpatient service in CALHN web page.

Clinic location and times at RAH

  • Outpatient Department, Level 3G.
  • RAH clinics operate once a month on Mondays and Wednesday afternoons.

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Hand and upper limb 

The RAH hand and upper limb outpatient clinics (part of the RAH Orthopaedic Unit) provide assessment and treatment services for patients living in the Central Adelaide Local Health Network (CALHN) area who have experienced some form of hand or upper limb trauma or chronic hand or upper limb disorders. Services are also provided to patients referred from rural and remote areas.

We also work closely with the occupational therapy and physiotherapy units to ensure optimal outcomes for each patient.

For more information, please view the Orthopaedic clinic - Hand and upper limb outpatient service in CALHN web page.

Clinic location and times at RAH

  • Outpatient Department, Level 3G.
  • RAH clinics operate weekly on a Friday morning.

Hip and Knee clinic

The RAH Hip an knee clinic provides outpatient care for patients who suffer from hip and knee problems including: osteoarthritis, inflammatory arthritis, post-traumatic arthritis, developmental dysplasia of the hip/hip deformity, avascular necrosis, soft tissue injuries in the knee including cruciate ligament injury and meniscal tears, complex revision arthroplasty and hip preservation surgery, post-operative reviews, complex hip and knee disorders, revision surgery and infected joint replacement.

For more information please view the Orthopaedic clinic - Hip and knee outpatient service in CALHN webpage.

Clinic location and times at RAH

  • Outpatient Department, Level 3G. 6.
  • RAH clinics operate Monday to Thursdays.

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Musculoskeletal tumour

The RAH musculoskeletal tumour outpatient clinic is a part of The South Australian Sarcoma and Bone Tumour Unit, it is a statewide service and a dedicated clinician is located at the RAH. 

The aim of the service is to improve outcomes for all patients with bone cancers, sarcomas and metastatic tumours. We want to ensure that all patients have access to the highest quality care. This includes access to surgical teams with appropriate sarcoma-specific and anatomic site knowledge as well as access to specialist paediatric, clinical and medical oncologists who have a particular interest and knowledge in sarcoma management with access to systemic treatment and radiotherapy.

Specialist Sarcoma multidisciplinary team is responsible for assessment, diagnosis and treatment including surgical management, oncology and radiotherapy for soft tissue sarcoma and bone sarcoma.

For more information please view the Orthopaedic clinic - Musculoskeletal tumour outpatient service in CALHN webpage.

Clinic location at RAH

  • Outpatient Department, Level 3G.
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