Our Doctors 

Associate Professor Mark Rickman 

The clinic was established by Associate Professor Mark Rickman, who is currently the Director of Orthopaedic Trauma at the Royal Adelaide Hospital, South Australia’s primary Level 1 trauma centre.  He has a special interest in the management of pelvic fractures, as well as the complex fractures around joints. As part of his role with the University of Adelaide, Mark is involved a a number of clinical trials and research projects, including supervising PhD students, all aimed at improving outcomes for trauma patients.

He has undertaken many years of sub-specialist training in the management of complications arising from trauma, including infections and osteomyelitis, non-unions, mal-unions and limb length discrepancies. He spent two years undertaking a research degree and wrote a thesis based on the use of circular frame techniques for these difficult cases. Whilst these are typically not acute problems, referrals of these cases are welcome to either AdFrac or to his private rooms located at Wakefield Orthopaedic Clinic.

Dr Sam Benveniste 

Dr Benveniste is an orthopaedic and trauma surgeon based at the Wakefield Orthopaedic Clinic and a staff specialist at the Royal Adelaide Hospital. He specialises in lower and upper limb fracture care, sports knee injuries and periprosthetic injuries/fractures relating to hip and knee replacements. He is a clinical lecturer for the University of Adelaide and currently completing a Surgical Leadership Program through Harvard University.   Dr Benveniste is active member of the Australian Army Reserves, and treats current and former serving members of the Australian Defence Force.

Dr Luke Mooney 

Dr Mooney is an orthopaedic surgeon based at the Wakefield Orthopaedic Clinic.  He also works in the public sector at the Royal Adelaide Hospital and Queen Elizabeth Hospital.  Dr Mooney manages all upper and lower limb features and soft tissue injuries, with a special interest in injuries around the the shoulder, hip and knee joints.   He has a focus on improved outcomes of trauma for patients with a reduction of injury related complications.  He enjoys training the next generation of Orthopaedic and trauma surgeons within the South Australia teaching hospital network.