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Dr. Richard G. ClarnetteLower Limb Orthopaedic Surgeon
M.B.B.S., F.R.A.C.S.

Orthopaedic Surgeon Dr Richard Clarnette is a lower limb surgeon of over 25 years experience specialising in hip and knee surgery. He has extensive experience in complex knee reconstruction for sports and traumatic knee injuries. He also specialises in hamstring repairs and patella disorders, including recurrent dislocation.

Dr Clarnette is Fellowship trained in both hip and knee replacement surgery utilising the latest robotic and computer navigation techniques.

Dr Clarnette consults and operates privately at Calvary Adelaide Hospital and publicly at the Royal Adelaide Hospital and Riverland General Hospital.

Please consult your GP for a referral to see Dr Clarnette, or for more information please contact our rooms on to speak to our friendly staff or to arrange an appointment.

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Orthopaedic Speciality

  • Hip Conditions
  • Knee Conditions


Consulting at

  • Wakefield Orthopaedic Clinic
  • Riverland Regional Health Service

Operating at

  • Calvary Adelaide Hospital
  • Riverland Regional Health Service

Visiting Orthopaedic Specialist at

  • Royal Adelaide Hospital

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Other Appointments

  • Clinical Lecturer, University of Adelaide

Postgraduate Speciality Training

  • Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons – Surgical Primary Exam -1988
  • Post Graduate Fellowship in Sports Medicine (Toronto Canada) 1997
  • Post Graduate Fellowship in Hip and Knee Arthroplasty and Revision Arthroplasty ( Exeter, U.K.) 1998
  • Post Graduate Qualifications F.R.A.C.S. (Fellow of The Royal Australasian College of Surgeons – Orthopaedic Surgery) 1st. Feb. 1997
  • Fellowship of the Australian Orthopaedic Association 2001


  • Anterior Cruciate Reconstruction including graft fixation techniques
  • Meniscal Repair Techniques
  • Anterior Cruciate Registries


  • Marjory Hooper Scholarship 1987

Medical Association Memberships

  • Australian Orthopaedic Association
  • Australian Society of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • Australian Medical Association
  • Royal Australasian College of Surgeons
  • Australian Knee Society
  • Sports Medicine Association

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