Our orthopaedic surgeons specialise in preventative care, treatment and rehabilitation for a range of ailments, injuries and conditions including bone, joint, muscle, ligament, tendon, nerve and arthritis pain. They use well-established methods and techniques, while remaining at the forefront of new and innovative operative practices and procedures. Skilled in a variety surgical techniques from minimally invasive, arthroscopic procedures, to joint reconstructions and joint replacement, our surgeons perform surgery of the:

  • Hip
  • Knee
  • Foot and ankle
  • Shoulder
  • Elbow, wrist and hand.

A number of our specialists are also trained to use innovative treatment technology including the NAVIO Robotic Surgical System, 3D software, computer-navigated surgery and Arthrex’s 4k Imaging System for endoscopic procedures examining the inside of the body.

Our team of surgeons are based at our Stepney Healthcare Hub where they consult and operate at the hospital, while they also provide consultation services across a number of sportsmed and external locations in South Australia, Northern Territory, New South Wales and Victoria.

sportsmed locations

Stepney Healthcare Hub
Monday – Thursday: 7:30am – 6:00pm
Friday: 7:30am – 5:00pm

Morphett Vale
Contact 08 8130 1110 for consultation times.

Mt Gambier
Contact 08 8362 7788 for consultation times.

Victor Harbor
Contact 08 8362 7788 for consultation times.

Darwin
Monday – Friday: 8:00am – 4:30pm

External locations

Broken Hill Base Hospital
Contact 08 8080 1333 for consulting and operating times.

Goolwa Medical Centre
Contact 08 8362 7788 for consultation times.

Mildura – Lime Medical Clinic
Contact 08 8362 7788 for consultation times.

Salisbury Plain – Northcare Physio
Contact 08 8362 7788 for consultation times.

St Agnes Specialist Centre
Contact 08 8362 7788 for consultation times.

Contact

To make an appointment or enquiry with one of our orthopaedic surgeons at any location, contact 08 8362 7788. You can find out more about our surgeons, their specialities, and consulting and operating locations by visiting their profiles below.

Prevention

Seeing conditions early when symptoms first present allows for an accurate diagnosis to be made. With early intervention, our surgeons can provide the appropriate non-operative treatment plan along with activity modification advice to prevent disease or injury progression. In instances where surgery is necessary, our surgeons will discuss the options available to you and ensure they can operate in a timely fashion to prevent further complications.

Post-operatively, substantial patient education and information is given in order to prevent recurrence of the problem, while allowing a sensible return to pre-injury activity levels.

Treatment

Our orthopaedic surgeons treat and repair damaged or diseased bones, joints, muscles, ligaments, tendons and nerves. Their specialist expertise, knowledge and technical skills are paramount in achieving the best outcomes for our patients. Careful selection of patients suitable for surgery and managing expectations is an important part of the treatment program. Treatment options available to patients include:

Hip Surgery

  • Computer-navigated surgery
  • Hip arthroscopy
  • Hip joint resurfacing
  • Minimally invasive hip surgery
  • Paediatric hip surgery
  • Total hip replacement (Direct Anterior and Posterior Approach)
  • Trauma and fracture management
  • Young hip pain diagnosis and management

Knee Surgery

Foot and Ankle Surgery

Shoulder Surgery

Elbow, Wrist and Hand Sugery

Rehabilitation

Our surgeons and physiotherapists work closely together to develop rehabilitation programs tailored to individual patient needs, taking into account age, fitness, activity expectations, the operation and severity of the injury/condition. They regularly communicate throughout the recovery process to modify the program based on patient progress.

Our orthopaedic surgeons

Robotic Knee Surgery

sportsmed offers patients access to the robotic NAVIO Surgical System for total and partial knee replacement surgery. Our hospital was the first in Australia to offer the NAVIO System as a treatment option.

Distributed by global medical technology specialists, Smith & Nephew, the NAVIO system is a handheld tool that provides our orthopaedic surgeons with accurate and precise robotic guidance when operating on the knee and inserting an implant.

Conditions

We specialise in preventative care, treatment and rehabilitation for a range of ailments, injuries and conditions of the hip, knee, foot, ankle, shoulder, elbow, wrist and hand. Our fact sheets are designed to provide you with a brief overview and basic understanding of the range of ailments, injuries and conditions relevant to the upper and lower limbs.

Learn about condition symptoms, non-operative and surgical treatment options, risks and complications, recovery times, and much more. Please keep in mind that treatment methods and outcomes vary from patient to patient. Each individual patient has specialised requirements that may be different to the information provided on the fact sheets.

Make an appointment

A GP referral is required to book an appointment with one of our orthopaedic surgeons. A referral ensures that the surgeon you are seeing is appropriate for you and your condition or injury. Medicare also provide higher rebates for patients with a GP referral. All patients including private health members, uninsured, workers’ compensation, DVA, third party and public liability patients are welcome at sportsmed.

Our surgeons are based at the Stepney Healthcare Hub with appointments available Monday to Friday during the following opening hours:

Monday – Thursday: 7:30am – 6:00pm
Friday: 7:30am – 5:00pm

Appointments are also available at our BlackwoodMorphett ValeVictor HarborMt Gambier and Darwin locations. They also regularly visit and consult in Broken HillGoolwaMilduraSalisbury Plain and St Agnes.

To make an appointment with one of our surgeons, contact 08 8362 7788.

What to bring to your appointment

For your orthopaedic surgeon appointment, please ensure you bring the following with you:

  • A current referral (required for private health and Medicare rebate)
  • Medicare card
  • Private health insurance card (if applicable)
  • DVA card (if applicable)
  • Claim number (workers’ compensation and third party patients) and contact details for your case manager*
  • A list of your current medication
  • A list of any known allergies
  • Any relevant x-rays, scans and/or medical reports
  • PATS travel forms for authorisation by your surgeon (for country patients).

*Workers’ compensation and third party patients must have a current claim and approval from their case manager to attend. In the event of a claim not being accepted, the patient is personally responsible for any costs incurred.

Day of appointment

Please arrive 15 minutes prior to your allocated appointment time. Our staff will provide you with the appropriate paperwork required to be completed before the consultation with your surgeon.

In order for your surgeon to provide you with the best possible treatment and care, a detailed understanding of your past and present health is required. Please advise your surgeon of your previous medical history, current medical conditions and the medications you are taking, including those purchased over the counter. This information is very important. It may affect how you recover from your condition/injury and also potentially alter the course of treatment.

Once your surgeon has examined you, he will discuss your condition/injury with you and the necessary treatment plan. This may include further tests or physiotherapy. If surgery is required this will be explained to you. It is vital that you fully understand your condition/injury, treatment options available to you, your surgeon’s recommendations, potential risks associated with treatment, recovery time and the rehabilitation process. If you have any questions or concerns, please discuss them with your surgeon at the time of consultation.

Financial information

For consultations with our orthopaedic surgeons, please bring along your private health insurance card or relevant documentation (workers’ compensation, DVA, third party etc.), if applicable, and Medicare card to ensure your claim can be processed at the time of consultation.

All private health funds and patients including uninsured are welcome at sportsmed. sportsmed is also a Bupa Members First Healthcare Provider, ensuring patients with Bupa private health receive exclusive benefits including more money back on claims. We recommend you check your level of cover with your private health fund to know exactly what you are entitled to for each consultation and the gap you may be expected to pay. Any gap payments are expected to be settled on the day of consultation.

We provide onsite HICAPS and ask that all accounts are settled on the day of consultation via EFT, Visa Card, Mastercard, AMEX, cheque or cash.

Cancellation policy

At sportsmed, we understand your time is valuable. All of our practitioners endeavour to run on schedule and your punctual attendance will assist this. Please feel free to ring us 30 minutes prior to your appointment to confirm if your practitioner is running on time. Should you arrive late for your appointment your practitioner will do their best to provide you with your full treatment time, but in rare instances, appointments may need to be rescheduled.

We do ask that you contact us and give at least 24 hours notice should you need to reschedule or cancel your appointment. Regular cancellations or cancellations with less than 24-hour notice may incur a cancellation fee.