Royal Adelaide Hospital

Address:
Royal Adelaide Hosptial
Port Rd
Adelaide SA 5000
Australia

Tel: +618 7074 2036 
Fax: +618 7074 6198 
Email
Website

Spine Center Director:
YH Yau

Team members:
Brian Freeman, YH Yau  (full time)
David Hall, Mike Selby, Simon Sandler, Catherine Cartwright (part time)


Center description

The Royal Adelaide Hospital is a 800 bed tertiary referral centre servicing South Australia and the Northern Territory, as well as parts of Victoria and New South Wales, and is home to the regions only Spinal Injuries Unit. A full range of adult degenerative and reconstructive surgery is carried out.

The Spinal Unit has close links with the Women's & Children's Hospital, providing access to paediatric deformity and reconstructive work.

The Royal Adelaide Hospital was one of first in the country to integrate Neurosurgical and Orthopaedic spine services.

 

Procedures

  • Cervical deformity
    Ankylosing spondylitis osteotomy 
    Paediatric cervical reconstruction

approx. 1 per half year 
approx. 1 per half year

  • Cervical trauma
    Cervical stabilisation 

approx. 1 per fortnight
  • Degenerative cervical spine 
    Anterior foraminotomy
    Cervical stabilisation
    Laminoplasty  
    Posterior foraminotomy

approx. 1 per month 
approx. 1 per fortnight 
approx. 1 per quarter
approx. 1 per quarter
  • Degenerative lumbar spine 
    ALIF 
    Microsurgical disc surgery
    Microsurgical spinal stenosis  
    Open stabilisation

approx. 1 per month 
approx. 1 per week 
approx. 1 per week
approx. 1 per month
  • Rheumatoid cervical spine 
    Ankylosing spondylitis osteotomy 
    C1/C2 stabilisation 
    Craniocervical stabilisation

approx. 1 per quarter 
approx. 1 per quarter 
approx. 1 per half year
  • Special procedures 
    Cervical laminoplasty 
    Closing wedge osteotomies for ankylosing spondylitis  
    Congenital deformities 
    Neuromonitoring

approx. 1 per quarter 
approx. 1 per quarter

approx. 1 per quarter 
approx. 1 per fortnight
  • Thoracic & lumbar trauma 
    Anterior thoracic and lumbar reconstruction  
    Paediatric spine trauma  
    Thoracic & lumbar stabilisation

approx. 1 per quarter

approx. 1 per quarter
approx. 1 per fortnight
  • Thoracic & lumbar tumor 
    Anterior thoracic and lumbar reconstruction 
    Thoracic & lumbar stabilisation

approx. 1 per quarter 
approx. 1 per quarter
  • Thoracolumbar deformity 
    Ankylosing spondylits osteotomies  
    Congenital deformities 
    Kyphotic deformities
    Neuromuscular deformities  
    Scoliotic deformities 
    Spondylolisthesis

approx. 1 per quarter
approx. 1 per half year 
approx. 1 per half year 
approx. 1 per quarter
approx. 1 per fortnight 
approx. 1 per month

Types of Fellowships

  • National fellowship
  • Regional and international fellowship
  • Short-term fellowships (2 weeks to 3 months)
  • Fellow can scrub-in
  • Fellow cannot assist scrubbed in

Average number of surgeries per week in the OR for the fellow: 10

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