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Dr Warren Leigh - Knee, Hip, Shoulder & Spine Orthopaedic Surgeon

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Dr Warren Leigh is a New Zealand trained orthopaedic surgeon who specializes in the management of sports injuries. His practice includes arthroscopic surgery of the hip, knee and shoulder, spine surgery and knee arthroplasty.

Dr Leigh is based at the Millennium Institute of Sport and Health and operates at Southern Cross North Harbour.

Warren grew up in Tauranga before moving to study medicine at the University of Auckland. He then completed the NZ Orthopaedic Association's advanced surgical training program, and was admitted as a fellow of the Royal Australian College of Surgeons in 2010. Following this he undertook 2.5 years of fellowship training in knee, sports and spine surgery.

In his new practice on the North Shore Warren is focused on hip arthroscopy and advanced sports knee and shoulder arthroscopy with Dr Mat Brick. Hip arthroscopy is an evolving technique that allows treatment of femoroacetabular impingement and intra-articular hip pathology.

In Melbourne, Dr Leigh worked under Professor Julian Feller and Mr Tim Whitehead at OrthoSport Victoria. He gained a large volume and breadth of experience in all aspects of knee related clinical assessment and knee surgery. A research component centred upon anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction and the world-class gait laboratory at La Trobe University, Melbourne.

In Adelaide he undertook the Neuro-Orthopaedic Spinal Fellowship at the Royal Adelaide Hospital with Professors Rob Fraser and Brian Freeman. This provided extensive training in all aspects of acute and elective adult lumbar and cervical spine pathologies. He also performed minimally invasive spinal surgery (MIS).

Warren has just graduated from the Surgical Leadership Program at Harvard Medical School.

Dr Warren Leigh is available to see patients at Orthosports in the Millennium Institute of Sport and Health.


What is Orthopaedics?

This is an area that deals with conditions of the musculoskeletal 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.
Other conditions that sit under the spectrum of orthopaedics are metabolic conditions, neurological and inflammatory conditions.


Referral Expectations

You need to bring 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.

Procedures / Treatments

  • Fractures

    Orthopaedic surgeons have expertise in the treatment of fractured (broken) bones, particularly in the assessment of damage that may have occurred around the fracture. … More

  • Joint Replacement

    For elderly patients joint replacement surgery is commonly required to treat damaged joints from wearing out, arthritis or other forms of joint disease including rheumatoid arthritis.… 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

  • Total Knee Replacement

    This is a surgical procedure performed on a knee joint that has become painful and/or impaired because of disease, injury or wear and tear.… More

  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Reconstruction

    The anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) is a strong, stabilising ligament running through the centre of the knee between the femur (thigh bone) and tibia (shin bone).… More

  • High Tibial Osteotomy

    This procedure is used when osteoarthritic damage to the cartilage on one side of the knee has caused the angle of the knee joint to change so that most of the body's weight is borne by the affected side, adding to the wear on that side.… More

  • Meniscal Surgery

    The menisci are two circular strips of cartilage that form a cushioning layer between the ends of the femur (thigh bone) and tibia (shin bone) in the knee joint.… More

  • Spinal Tumours

    Tumours may be found within the spinal cord itself, between the spinal cord and its tough outer covering, the dura, or outside the dura.… More

  • Herniated Discs

    Between the vertebrae in your spine are flat, round discs that act as shock absorbers for the spinal bones.… More

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Healthlink EDI: orthospt

17 Antares Place
Auckland 0632

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17 Antares Place
Auckland 0632

This page was last updated at 1:26PM on August 28, 2020. This information is reviewed and edited by Dr Warren Leigh - Knee, Hip, Shoulder & Spine Orthopaedic Surgeon.