Tie-up creates orthopaedic ‘super-centre’

Private orthopaedic group Fortius Clinic, a leading treater of professional sportspeople, has acquired Schoen Clinic’s orthopaedic and spinal hospital in London.

It said this would create the UK’s largest single specialty centre of excellence in orthopaedics and sports medicine. 

The Fortius Clinic – formerly the Schoen Clinic – in Wigmore Street, London

The Affidea Group outfit aims to bring together a super-specialist group of clinical teams to provide ‘world-class orthopaedic care and elite sports medicine across the whole patient pathway – from consultation and imaging through to complex surgery and recovery’. 

Fortius Clinic’s chief executive Jim McAvoy said: ‘Fortius has shown the value of super-specialism, with a strong clinical leadership underpinned by a focused governance framework guiding the highest-quality care and a culture of learning and innovation. 

‘This acquisition enables us to build on our vision to deliver outstanding patient care and improve outcomes through the latest techniques and research in orthopaedic medicine.’ 

Guy Blomfield, chief executive and chairman at Affidea Group, called the acquisition an important milestone for the company.

He said: ‘This strategic move propels our business to new heights, positioning us as a frontrunner in providing top-tier healthcare solutions in a specialised field and it signals our intent to selectively add more centres of excellence to our already extensive offer across the continent. 

‘This is an exciting period of growth. I would like to express my gratitude to our Fortius clinical leaders for their contributions and to warmly welcome the Schoen Clinic clinicians to our network. 

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‘Equally, this presents a remarkable opportunity for our patients, who will now have access to world-class orthopaedics services tailored to their specific medical needs all along their medical pathway.’ 

Fortius Clinic offers a range of surgical treatments, including advanced joint replacements using the latest in robotic technology. It has a collaborative approach through subspecialty teams, sharing knowledge and combining experience.

The company said with its existing facilities, Fortius Clinic now had the extra capacity, options and flexibility to support its consultants and patients at a dedicated centre of excellence. 

Schoen Clinic London becomes an integral part of Fortius Clinic and Affidea Group and is being rebranded as Fortius Clinic London. 

Affidea Group is the largest European provider of advanced diagnostics, out-of-hospital and cancer care services, operating over 330 clinics, plus centres of excellence in a variety of specialties where over 12,000 professionals are seeing more than 12m patients every year across 15 countries. 

Fortius Clinic was founded in 2009 by a group of consultants and specialists. It is the largest single group of orthopaedic and MSK consultants in Europe, with more than 200 specialists, from surgeons to sports physicians, rheumatologists, pain management specialists, radiologists, and anaesthetists.