Orthopaedic Surgery

 

About Orthopaedic Surgery

Mercy Hospital is a not-for-profit surgical hospital committed to delivering 'exceptional care that makes a difference' to Otago and Southland residents. Independent specialists provide services that relate to the branch of surgery concerned with conditions involving the musculoskeletal system e. g. arthroplasty is surgery to relieve pain and restore range of motion by realigning or reconstructing a joint. Arthroscopy is an instrument through which the interior of a joint may be inspected or operated on. This surgical service is provided at our facility by the following medical specialists. For further information please seek a referral through your GP.

Consultants

Mr Wesley Bevan
Mr Wesley Bevan
Orthopaedic Surgeon
Mr Chris Birks
Mr Chris Birks
Orthopaedic Surgeon
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Mr Alan Carstens
Orthopaedic Surgeon
Mr Michael Chin
Mr Michael Chin
Orthopaedic Surgeon
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Mr John Dunbar
Orthopaedic Surgeon
Mr Bruce Hodgson
Mr Bruce Hodgson
Orthopaedic Surgeon
Associate Professor David Gwynne-Jones
Associate Professor David Gwynne-Jones
Associate Professor Orthopaedic Surgeon - Clinical Director
Mr John Matheson
Mr John Matheson
Orthopaedic Surgeon
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Mr Gary McCoubrey
Orthopaedic Surgeon
Mr Simon McMahon
Mr Simon McMahon
Orthopaedic Surgeon
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Mr John Scanelli
Orthopaedic Surgeon
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Mr Paul Eaton
Orthopaedic Surgeon

Procedures / Treatments

Ankle Arthroscopy
Two or three small incisions (cuts) are made in the ankle and a small telescopic instrument with a tiny camera attached (arthroscope) is inserted. This allows the surgeon to look inside the joint, identify problems and, in some cases, operate. Tiny instruments can be passed through the arthroscope to remove bony spurs, damaged cartilage or inflamed tissue.
Ankle Replacement
An incision (cut) is made in the front of, and several smaller cuts on the outside of, the ankle. The damaged ankle joint is replaced with a metal and plastic implant.
Carpal Tunnel Release
Surgery to relieve carpal tunnel syndrome involves making an incision (cut) from the middle of the palm of your hand to your wrist. Tissue that is pressing on the nerve is then cut to release the pressure.
Discectomy
An incision (cut) is made over the relevant part of the spine and the bulging part of the painful disc is cut off and removed.
Hip Arthroscopy
Small incisions (cuts) are made in the hip area and a small telescopic instrument with a tiny camera attached (arthroscope) is inserted. This allows the surgeon to look inside the joint, identify problems and, in some cases, operate. Tiny instruments can be passed through the arthroscope to remove loose, damaged or inflamed tissue.
Hip Replacement
An incision (cut) is made on the side of the thigh to allow the surgeon access to the hip joint. The diseased and damaged parts of the hip joint are removed and replaced with smooth, artificial metal ?ball? and plastic ?socket? parts.
Knee Arthroscopy
Several small incisions (cuts) are made on the knee through which is inserted a small telescopic instrument with a tiny camera attached (arthroscope). This allows the surgeon to look inside the joint, identify problems and, in some cases, make repairs to damaged tissue.
Knee Replacement
An incision (cut) is made on the front of the knee to allow the surgeon access to the knee joint. The damaged and painful areas of the thigh bone (femur) and lower leg bone (tibia), including the knee joint, are removed and replaced with metal and plastic parts.
Rotator Cuff Repair
Several small incisions (cuts) are made in the shoulder through which is inserted a small telescopic instrument with a tiny camera attached (arthroscope). The surgeon is then able to remove any bony spurs or inflamed tissue and mend torn tendons of the rotator cuff group.
Shoulder Arthroscopy
This surgery involves making several small incisions (cuts) on the shoulder through which is inserted a small telescopic instrument with a tiny camera attached (arthroscope). This allows the surgeon to look inside the shoulder, identify problems and, in some cases, make repairs to damaged tissue.
Spinal Fusion
An incision (cut) is made over the relevant part of the spine. Two or more vertebrae (the small bones that make up the spinal column) are fused together with bone grafts and/or metal rods to form a single bone.
Tendon Repair
An incision (cut) is made over the damaged tendon. The damaged ends of the tendon are sewn together and, if necessary, reattached to surrounding tissue.

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