Keeping you moving

Dr. Richard O. Pope

M.B.B.S., F.R.A.C.S., F.A. Orth.A., G.A.I.C.D.

Orthopaedic speciality

Shoulder Arthroplasty Brochure

Current appointments

Consulting at

  • Wakefield Orthopaedic Clinic
  • Victor Harbor - South Coast Hospital

Operating at

  • Calvary Adelaide Hospital
  • Burnside Hospital
  • St Andrews Hospital
  • Victor Harbor - South Coast Hospital

Post-surgery guidelines

Other appointments

  • Clinical Lecturer – University of Adelaide
  • Senior Lecturer – School of Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences – Flinders University
  • Chairman – Wakefield Orthopaedic Clinic 2005-2009
  • AOA – Orthopaedic Training Committee – SA – 2004-2006
  • Shoulder & Elbow Society of Australia – Past Secretary/Treasurer
  • Medical Advisory Panel – Medical Insurance Group Australia

Postgraduate speciality training

  • Basic Surgical Training and Surgical Primary – Dunedin, New Zealand
  • Advanced Surgical Training – Orthopaedic Surgery, Adelaide
  • Clinical Attachments in Sacramento (California), Duke University (North Carolina), Boston and San Francisco
  • Advanced Fixation of Hand Course, Utah 1991
  • Advanced Arthroscopy Course, Charleston South Carolina 1991
  • Microvascular Surgery Course – St Vincent’s Hospital 1992
  • Early Management of Severe Trauma Course 1999
  • Graduate of Australian Institute of Company Directors


  • Rotator cuff impingement and tear – treatment and outcome
  • Shoulder instability management methods, arthroscopic and open
  • Clavicle fracture treatment, method and outcomes
  • Adhesive Capsulitis treatment and outcome

Medical association memberships

  • Australian Orthopaedic Association
  • Australian Hand Surgery Society
  • Royal Australasian College of Surgeons
  • Shoulder and Elbow Society of Australia
Dr. Richard O. Pope