About Us

This section contains information about Adelaide Hip & Knee Centre.

Robotic assisted joint replacement surgery has been successfully used throughout the world over the last 10 years and is now available to patients in SA and the NT through Adelaide Hip & Knee Centre at Burnside hospital.

Drs. Baird, Fassina and Munt felt the need to explore this technology as they had a passion to improve the outcomes of joint replacement surgery. They undertook a comprehensive review of the current evidence and research in the area of robotic assisted surgery. They then trialled all commercially available systems in Australia and reached the unanimous decision that RIO® offered the most versatile and robust platform for performing robotic assisted joint replacement surgery in the field of Orthopaedics.

Our doctors have all undergone rigorous training and certification in the use of the RIO®. This has included time spent with the developers of the technology and mentoring with the master instructors Dr Frederick Beuchel and Dr Martine Roche in Australia and the United States of America.