Dr Andrew Clout
My colleagues and I at Riverina Orthopaedics strive to overcome the challenges of distance in providing first-rate Orthopaedic care in a country setting and will work with you, your General Practitioner and local therapists to achieve optimal functional outcomes from surgery. I am committed to keeping at the forefront of evolving technology and research in Orthopaedic Surgery to provide high quality, evidence-based care to all my patients. My approach is to ensure my patients have a good understanding of their condition, to openly discuss management options and provide realistic expectations of surgery, including the benefits, risks and rehabilitation.
Originally from Wollongong, I undertook my primary medical studies at the University of New South Wales, graduating in 2007. My specialist orthopaedic training was at various urban and rural centers including one year in Wagga Wagga, where my wife has strong family ties. As well as working at several major trauma centers, I also undertook subspecialty training at The Sydney Hand Hospital and The Children’s Hospital at Westmead.
On completion of my orthopaedic training, I returned to Wagga Wagga to undertake a fellowship in hip and knee replacement and general trauma under the tutorage of Mr Adrian van der Rijt. The hard working attitude of its’ people and the lifestyle it has on offer made it an easy decision to settle in the Riverina. Prior to starting practice, I was awarded a fellowship at the University of Western Ontario and attained a further year of subspecialty training in primary and revision hip and knee replacement surgery at Canada’s largest referral center for complex joint replacement and research. I also had the opportunity to take part in orthopaedic outreach work in Guatemala and undertake several original research projects in joint replacement.
My particular interests include:
Hip and knee replacement surgery – including primary, complex and revision surgery for worn, failed or infected joint replacements. My fellowship training included various approaches to hip replacement, as well as joint preserving surgeries such as partial knee replacement, high tibial osteotomy and hip resurfacing.
Trauma surgery - I regularly cover on-call at the Wagga Wagga Rural Referral Hospital. My goal is achieving the earliest possible return to function in trauma patients of all ages and functional levels. I am always available to discuss the management of acute injuries with GPs and referring hospitals.
Arthroscopic knee procedures - including anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction.
Currently, I operate at Calvary Hospital, Calvary Day Procedure Centre and Wagga Wagga Rural Referral Hospital. I am available for consultation at Riverina Orthopaedics and Young District Medical Centre. I endeavour to see patients in a timely fashion and can always be contacted promptly if there are problems or concerns.
Fellow Australian Orthopaedic Association
Fellow Royal Australian College of Surgeons
Member Australian Society of Orthopaedic Surgeons