Healthcare & Pharmaceutical Awards 2019

64 GHP / 2019 Healthcare & Pharmaceutical Awards , Kurmis Orthopaedics Kurmis Orthopaedics: Best Orthopaedic Surgical Practice - South Australia & Award for Excellence in Patient- Centric Care - South Australia Based in Adelaide, South Australia, Kurmis Orthopaedics is busy orthopaedic subspecialty surgical clinic dedicated to high quality care. We profile the clinic to learnmore about how it came to win not one but two of this year’s Healthcare and Pharmaceutical Awards. Welcoming privately insured and self-funded patients from across the state, Kurmis Orthopaedics is a diverse specialist practice committed to providing every patient with the superior treatment and support they need and deserve. The practice’s Principal Surgeon, Professor Andrew Kurmis, is a locally-born and bred Specialist Orthopaedic Surgeon with international training and fellowship experience. He holds a senior academic appointment at the University of Adelaide, and is heavily involved in medical student, intern, pre-vocational doctor, registrar and fellow teaching and is a current AOA accredited advanced trainee supervisor. He has won numerous teaching awards and remains actively involved in examination setting and basic curriculum development. He was recently also accepted as a Fellow of the Faculty of Surgical Trainers (Royal of College of Surgeons, Edinburgh) - as only the 8th Australian or New Zealand surgeon to be elevated to this prestigious level of membership. Professor Kurmis is also heavily involved in clinical research, having published over 50 peer reviewed works and delivered talks at nearly 100 national and international conferences and meetings. His recent receipt of both the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS) Justin Millar Medal for outstanding clinical research and presentation, and the 2017 Frank Stinchfield Prize from the International Hip Society for outstanding contribution to the field of hip surgery give testament to the international significance of his work. All of this experience helps Professor Kurmis to drive Kurmis Orthopaedics towards delivering the highest quality of surgical care for patients in need of primary, complex or revision hip and knee replacement. His active and ongoing involvement in clinical research helps drive the clinic’s push to make sure that his practice is always offering advancements in orthopaedic care that are safe and evidence supported. He uses a range of technology-assisted approaches to deliver optimised and patient-specific outcomes including image-derived and imageless navigation, robot assisted surgery and advanced three-dimensional pre-operative templating. Professor Kurmis sees one of the greatest coming challenges in the field of joint replacement surgery to be the need to deliver increasingly high-quality implants that provide even greater function and durability, in a more cost effective and timely manner, utilising the latest evidence-supported delivery technologies. Looking to the future, Kurmis Orthopaedics will be working to overcome these challenges and continue to innovate in the orthopaedic sector in order to enhance its already exceptional care and treatment selection for patients. Professor Kurmis’ 3D pre-operative hip planning project with one of the major leaders in implant design promises to be one of the very exciting advancements ahead, as is his work with international centres of excellence to instigate a global screening tool for genetic susceptibility to adverse reactions to implant-generated metal debris that could offer enduring benefits to joint replacement patients across the planet and contribute to a lasting legacy of innovation for Kurmis Orthopaedics. Company: Kurmis Orthopaedics Name: Professor Andrew Kurmis Address: Level 1, 151 Hutt Street, Adelaide, South Australia, 5000, Australia. Telephone Number: +61 08 8232 9999 Web: