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Dr Theresa Bidwell - Paediatric Orthopaedic & Hand Surgeon

Private Service, Orthopaedics


Dr Terri Bidwell is Fellowship trained in Paediatric Orthopaedics, Children's Hand Surgery and Trauma.
She has been practising at Starship Hospital since 2006 and is experienced in all aspects of Paediatric Orthopaedics and Musculoskeletal Health in children. She has special training and interest in Upper Limb problems in children such as those resulting from deformity after fracture, injuries of the wrist and elbow, birth brachial plexus injuries, cerebral palsy and congenital differences.
Specialising in Paediatric Orthopaedics and Children's Hand and Arm conditions, Dr Bidwell can provide rapid assessment and general orthopaedic advice for adults or children with injuries sustained at sport, the workplace or at home. 

Children's Hand and Upper Limb

  • Congenital hand conditions
  • Trigger thumb
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Infant brachial plexus injury
  • Other hand and upper limb conditions

Paediatric Orthopaedics

  • Hip dysplasia
  • Clubfoot
  • Leg alignment and walking
  • Pain problems
  • General paediatric orthopaedics

Fractures and Family Orthopaedics

  • Fracture
  • Post traumatic deformity
  • Sports injuries
  • Rehabilitation and return to sport
  • Adult hand and wrist
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 speciality 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.
Other conditions that sit under the spectrum of orthopaedics are metabolic conditions, neurological and inflammatory conditions.


Referral Expectations

You need to bring with you to your appointment:

  1. Any letters or reports from your doctor or hospital.
  2. Any X-Rays, CT or MRI films and reports.
  3. All medicines you are taking including herbal and natural remedies.
  4. Your pharmaceutical entitlement card.
  5. Your ACC number, if you have one.


Dr Bidwell is a Southern Cross Affiliated Provider for consultations.


Please contact reception Monday to Friday during office hours to book an appointment.

Procedures / Treatments

  • Hand Surgery

    Problems with the appearance or function of the hand can be the result of injury, birth defects or degenerative conditions.… More

  • Osteotomy

    The division of a crooked or bent bone to improve alignment of the limb.… More

  • Arthroscopy (keyhole surgery)

    Over the last 30 years a large number of orthopaedic procedures on joints have been performed using an arthroscope, where a fiber optic telescope is used to look inside the joint.… More

  • Soft Tissue (muscles, tendons and ligaments)

    In many cases tendons will be lengthened to improve the muscle balance around a joint or tendons will be transferred to give overall better joint function.… More

Public Transport

The Auckland Transport website is a good resource to plan your public transport options.


There is ample off street parking available at the clinic.


There is a pharmacy located on the ground floor at Quay Park Medical Centre.

Contact Details

This page was last updated at 2:08PM on March 31, 2021. This information is reviewed and edited by Dr Theresa Bidwell - Paediatric Orthopaedic & Hand Surgeon.