Associate Professor Adrian van der Rijt

Orthopaedic Surgeon
Melbourne VIC, Wagga Wagga NSW

VWA Provider Number: 0482623T


A/Prof Adrian van der Rijt’s dedication to assisting individuals with hip and knee issues extends beyond clinical care. In addition to his specialization in orthopaedics, the advancements in artificial joints, and surgical techniques, he also offers high-quality medico-legal opinions. His expertise in this field enables him to provide valuable insights and assessments related to orthopaedic cases, ensuring a comprehensive understanding of complex medical matters.

His educational journey began in Wagga Wagga for high school, followed by his exceptional performance in medicine at the University of New South Wales in Sydney, where he graduated with Honors. His medical career then took him to St Vincent’s Hospital in Sydney, where he gained practical experience as a doctor.

His specialized training in orthopaedic surgery, accredited by the Australian Orthopaedic Association, encompassed both Australia and the United Kingdom. During his tenure at the Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital in England, he focused intensively on hip and knee replacement surgery. Notably, his training also provided him with the unique opportunity to learn from the esteemed Professor Sir John Charnley, a pioneer in the field of successful hip replacements.

A/Prof Adrian van der Rijt’s commitment to ongoing learning is evident through his active participation in medical conferences held across Australia, the United States, and Europe. He recognizes the dynamic nature of the orthopaedic field, emphasizing the importance of continuous education and research to offer patients the best possible guidance and treatment.

His specialization in hip and knee issues equips him to stay updated with the latest advancements in treating these conditions, reflecting the substantial progress made over the past two decades. His unwavering dedication ensures that he consistently employs the newest and most effective approaches, whether through clinical care or medico-legal assessments.

Accreditations and Schemes:

  • American Medical Association Guides to the Evaluation of Permanent Impairment, 4th Ed
  • American Medical Association Guides to the Evaluation of Permanent Impairment, 5th Ed
  • ACT Motor Vehicle
  • ACT Workers’ Compensation
  • Comcare Guide to the Assessment of Degree of Permanent Impairment
  • Department of Veterans’ Affairs
  • Fitness For Duty
  • Life Insurance – TPD and Income Protection
  • Medical Negligence, including Aged Care Claims
  • Public and Professional Liability
  • Seafarers
  • WorkSafe Victoria Independent Medical Examiner (IME)

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