RAH orthopaedic department named as Australia’s best

RAH orthopaedic department named as Australia’s best

They’ve got great bones – honour for RAH clinic

The Royal Adelaide Hospital’s Department of Orthopaedics and Trauma has been ranked the best orthopaedic clinic in Australia and among the top clinics in the world.

A survey of thousands of medical experts from 20 countries run by American magazine Newsweek ranked the RAH’s Orthopaedic Department number 22 in the world.

Central Adelaide Local Health Network chief executive Lesley Dwyer said the result “is a fantastic international recognition of the treatment the RAH offers to our community.

“To be named the number one orthopaedic department in Australia, and one of the best in the world, is acknowledgment of dedicated work over decades by doctors, nurses, researchers, allied health and support staff within the department, as well as colleagues at the University of Adelaide,” she said. “I’m incredibly proud of the whole team.”

The department specialises in complex joint reconstruction and joint replacement, major trauma, spinal injuries, as well as a wide range of orthopaedic subspecialties. The clinic treats an average of 4000-to-5000 patients each year.

CALHN’s Head of Orthopaedics and Trauma, Professor Bogdan Solomon, said the department’s team is pleased to receive such recognition alongside world-leading orthopaedic departments.

“Critical to our success has been the integration of the department with the Discipline of Orthopaedics and Trauma at the University of Adelaide, with academic surgeons and scientists across the hospital and University ensuring clinical orthopaedics is inseparable from research, teaching and quality improvement,” he said.

The ranking was in the magazine’s “World’s Best Specialized Hospitals 2021” list of specialist departments.

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