Fortius tackles rugby players’ health pains

Sport injury orthopaedic group Fortius Clinic hopes for winning ways following an official partnership with the Rugby Players Association (RPA), the collective voice of professionals in the game in England.

It will be supporting members of the organisation through their professional careers and during transition into retirement. 

Fortius Clinic was launched in 2009 by a group of consultants who set out to create a centre of excellence in the field of orthopaedic and MSK healthcare. 

It is now ‘the largest single group of orthopaedic and MSK consultants in Europe’ with more than 80 leading specialists. They work at three outpatient and diagnostic clinics in central London, the Fortius Surgical Centre and a Joint Replacement Centre in partnership with Bupa. 

Chief executive Jim McAvoy said: ‘Fortius provides extensive medical and surgical care to many professional rugby players and teams and we look forward to developing a long-standing partnership with the RPA through which their members will have access to world-class orthopaedic and musculoskeletal care.’

The RPA’s Gaia Bursell said the physicality of the modern game meant the need for top-class medical support was vital to members, so having access to such a reputable orthopaedic group was key to ensure the longevity of their health.