Assoc Prof Mark Rickman

Orthopaedic Surgeon | Hip | Knee | Pelvis | Trauma | Robotic Surgery

Associate Professor Mark Rickman is a world renowned Orthopaedic Surgeon specialising in conditions of the pelvis, hip and knee.

As a member of Adelaide Hip & Knee Centre, Assoc Prof Rickman provides consulting, surgical and a 24 hour trauma hotline service for his patients in Adelaide.

About Mark Rickman:

Assoc Prof Rickman trained in the UK, including his advanced orthopaedic training in Oxford from 1999 to 2004. He undertook his fellowship at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Adelaide for a year focusing on the management of hip and knee arthritis, and then undertook a fellowship in Bristol, England, specialising in complex and Pelvic trauma management.

For the next 10 years Mark was a consultant at St George’s Hospital in London – one of the 4 major trauma centres in London. For the last 3 years there he was head of department. He had a successful private practice at the highly regarded King Edward VII Hospital in central London where he was part of the on-call service for the British Royal Family, and worked for 2 royal families from the Middle East. He was also employed by two of the top football teams in the English Premier League.

In 2015 Mark and his family returned to Adelaide, where he now works at the Royal Adelaide Hospital and University of Adelaide as a consultant and clinical academic, and is Director
of Orthopaedic Trauma.

Assoc Prof Rickman is a world renowned expert in the management of pelvic and acetabular trauma, and chairs / teaches on a number of international courses each year. He is also highly experienced in hip and knee surgery and has extensive experience of minimal incision joint replacement surgery. As a high volume unicompartmental knee replacement surgeon, Mark has worked with companies to develop improved instrumentation and outcomes over the last 5 years.

Publications for M Rickman

Current Research

Mark also has undertaken extensive training in hip preservation surgery (including hip arthroscopy and open hip surgery for hip impingement), and now has 10 years of practical experience in that field. More recently Mark has undergone extensive training in the use of the Direct Anterior Approach for total hip replacement, and provides this as an option for patients requiring hip replacement surgery.

As a clinical academic Mark is involved in research and measuring outcomes of surgical practice. He is currently chief investigator of 4 on-going clinical studies covering hip, knee, shoulder and wrist conditions, as well as overseeing several non-clinical research projects. He publishes work on a regular basis, and is frequently invited to speak and present research at international meetings. The aim of this work is a constant improvement in patient outcomes, judged from the patients point of view.

Medical School:

  • University of Sheffield, England


  • Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MB ChB)–1994
  • Fellowship of Royal College of Surgeons of England (FRCS)–1998
  • Specialist recognition (FRCS (Tr&Orth))–2003
  • Doctorate of Medicine (MD)–2004
  • Fellowship of Royal Australasian College of Surgeons(FRACS) 2015
  • Senior staff specialist at the Royal Adelaide Hospital
  • Associate Professor at the University of Adelaide
  • Fellow of the Australian Orthopaedic Association

Current Post:

Associate Professor of Orthopaedics and Trauma – University of Adelaide / Royal Adelaide Hospital Director of Orthopaedic Trauma.

Areas of Special Interest:

  • Hip surgery
  • Knee surgery
  • Pelvic surgery including pelvic trauma
  • Hip arthroscopy and impingement surgery
  • Orthopaedic trauma

Assoc Prof Rickman is pleased to discuss challenging patients and accept direct referrals and welcomes your calls on 08 7325 4870. Also should you require an urgent appointment for your patient this direct access will allow for the most prompt vetting of the referral.

Adelaide Hip & Knee Centre continues to provide a 24/7, 365 day a year emergency referral and trauma service for all orthopaedic problems. To access this service, call 1800 DR BONE (1800 372 663). This is a direct to surgeon hotline.

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