Associate Professor Mark Rickman

Mark Rickman
Associate Professor Mark Rickman

Mark trained in the UK, and undertook 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 he was head of department. He had a successful private practice at the highly regarded King Edward vii Hospital as well as working for two of the top football teams in the English Premier League.

In 2015 he and his family moved back to Adelaide, and he now works at the Royal Adelaide Hospital and University of Adelaide as a consultant and clinical academic, and is Director of Orthopaedic Trauma. He has become a world renowned expert in management of pelvic and acetabular trauma, and chairs a number of international courses each year. Mark is also highly experienced in hip and knee joint replacement surgery - he has extensive experience of minimal incision joint surgery. He is a high volume unicompartmental knee replacement surgeon working with companies to develop improved instrumentation and outcomes over the last 5 years. He also has undertaken extensive training in hip arthroscopy and hip impingement surgery, and now has 10 years of practical experience in that field.

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

Specialises in

  • Hip surgery
  • Knee surgery
  • Hip arthroscopy and impingement surgery
  • Pelvic & acetabular surgery
  • Orthopaedic trauma

Published Work

Outcome Data