Mr Peter Hucker
Hip and Knee Specialist Peter specialises in surgery of the hip and knee. This includes primary hip and knee joint replacement, revision hip and knee joint replacement, and ligament reconstruction of the knee. He performs arthroscopic (key hole) surgery for meniscus problems and reconstruction of the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) and patella (knee cap) stabilisation. When required, surgery is performed at Ascot Hospital. He usually works with Anaesthesia Auckland and the following anaesthetists in particular:
What is Orthopaedics? This is an area that deals with conditions of the musculo-skeletal system (disorders of bones and joints of the limbs and spine). The specialty covers a range of different types of conditions starting with congenital (conditions which children are born with) through to degenerative (conditions relating to the wearing out of joints). The field of orthopaedics covers trauma where bones are broken or injuries are sustained to limbs.