Orthopaedic Surgery

The safety of our patients and staff is our highest priority. Given the current situation with Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), we are cancelling all non-essential events, including our Cardiac Rehabilitation, Maternity Education and Hip / Knee Education Classes. See further details below:


Hip / Knee Replacement Education Sessions:

All hip / knee replacement education sessions have been cancelled until further notice.


We encourage the Ashford Hospital community to keep up to date with the latest information regarding COVID-19 from SA Health.

Ashford Hospital specialises in the surgical management of orthopaedic (bone and joint) conditions arising from arthritis, trauma and sports injuries. With state-of-the-art technology we have the ability to provide arthoscopic, minimally-invasive and Robotic Surgery.

We have a particular focus on:

  • Joint replacement surgery – hip, knee and shoulder
  • Upper limb procedures - shoulder, elbow, wrist and hand
  • Lower limb procedures – foot and ankle
  • Robotic Surgery – available for knee and total hip replacement surgery

Our orthopaedic service includes:

  • Over 20 Orthopaedic Surgeons to choose from who operate at Ashford Hospital
  • Experienced Orthopaedic Nurses
  • Specialised Orthopaedic Physiotherapists
  • Dedicated orthopaedic ward
  • The highest level of private critical care available in South Australia
  • Medical staff rostered on-site 24/7
  • Pre operative hip / knee replacement education sessions
  • Free Wi-Fi internet access

Our team of professionals provide a multi-disciplinary approach to provide the optimum in healthcare for our patients.

Hip / Knee Replacement Education Sessions

Ashford Hospital hosts monthly hip / knee replacement education sessions that we recommend you attend prior to your surgery. The sessions are presented by an experienced Orthopaedic Nurse and a specialised Orthopaedic Physiotherapist who will outline what to expect when you are having a hip / knee replacement at Ashford Hospital. These sessions will include:

  • Pre and post operative care
  • Pain management
  • Physiotherapy – exercises and mobility
  • Expected duration of hospital admission
  • Discharge planning and preparation for going home

These sessions are designed specifically for anyone who is booked in for hip / knee replacement surgery but also valuable for those members of the community who are interested in learning more about what a joint replacement procedure entails.

The sessions are held monthly at Ashford Hospital on Thursday afternoons:

  • Knee Education Session Classes are held between 1.30pm – 2.30pm
  • Hip Education Sessions are held between 2.45pm – 3.45pm

The 2020 dates are available here.

Partners are welcome to attend education sessions and light refreshments will be provided.

Bookings are essential, please complete our online bookings form and we will confirm your booking via phone or email.

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