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Mr Bruce HodgsonMBChB (Auckland) 1979, Dip Obs. (Auckland) 1981, FRACS (Orth) 1987

Areas of Specialisation

I am a trained Orthopaedic Surgeon specialising in spinal surgery of the cervical, thoracic and lumbar spine. I have major interests in adult and paediatric spinal deformity, degenerative, trauma and tumour surgery.

I head the Scoliosis Unit (children's spinal deformity) at Dunedin Hospital with tertiary referral basis through the South Island. The scoliosis service has been recognised by the American Scoliosis Research Society when I was made an International Fellow of the Society in 1999.

My other areas of specialty include adult bone and joint reconstruction (hip and knee joint replacement) along with general orthopaedic sports medicine (arthroscopic surgery of the knee, hip and shoulder).

Specialist Training

  • Exeter, United Kingdom, 1988 (Bone and Joint Reconstruction Fellowship)
  • Munich, Germany, 1989 (Orthopaedic Trauma Fellowship)
  • University of Witswatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa 1989/1990 (Spinal Surgery Fellowship)

Positions and Memberships

  • Visiting Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Dunedin Public Hospital
  • Visiting Orthopaedic and Scoliosis Surgeon, Christchurch Public Hospital
  • Clinical Lecturer, University of Otago
  • Foundation Member New Zealand Spine Society (New Zealand Pedicle Club)

Contact Details

Address Suite 4
Marinoto Clinic
72 Newington Avenue
Telephone (03) 464 0784
Fax (03) 464 0802