RAH Orthopaedics department ranked best in Australia

Congratulations to the Royal Adelaide Hospital Department of Orthopaedics and Trauma, who have been ranked as the best orthopaedic clinic in Australia and ranked 22 in the world. The ranking is a result of survey responses from thousands of medical experts from 20 countries.

Central Adelaide Local Health Network CEO Lesley Dwyer congratulates the department on the recognition of their work.

“Central Adelaide provides world-class care to South Australians and this is a fantastic international recognition of the service the RAH offers to our community,” Lesley Dwyer said.

“To be named the number one Orthopaedic Department in Australia, and one of the best in the world, is acknowledgement of dedicated work over decades by doctors, nurses, researchers, allied health and support staff. I’m incredibly proud of the whole team.”

The RAH orthopaedic 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 4,000-5,000 patients each year.

CALHN’s Head of Orthopaedics and Trauma, Professor Bogdan Solomon, said the Department is listed among world renowned hospitals, including the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York and Charite, Berlin.

“Our team is very pleased to receive such recognition alongside world-leading orthopaedic departments,” Professor Bogdan said.

“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.”

The ‘World’s Best Specialized Hospitals 2021’ list for orthopaedics, including the methodology, can be viewed here.