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Welcome to Ormiston Orthopaedics, the private practice of Mr Gary French who is an experienced hip and knee  orthopaedic surgeon.
 
We offer the following surgeries:
  • Primary total hip joint replacement – minimally invasive surgery
  • Primary total knee joint replacement surgery
  • Revision total hip joint replacement surgery
  • Revision total knee joint replacement surgery
  • Knee arthroscopy
  • General orthopaedic surgery
Click on the link for more information on the surgery we provide.
 
We are an affiliated provider to Southern Cross Health Society for primary total hip and knee joint replacement surgery.
 
 
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.
Other conditions that sit under the spectrum of orthopaedics are metabolic conditions, neurological and inflammatory conditions.

Consultants

Hours

Mon – Fri 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM

After hours: Answerphone calls will be returned the following working day.

Consulting days: Tuesday & Thursday at Ormiston Orthopaedics

Operating theatre days: Mondays and Wednesdays at Ormiston Hospital.

Public Holidays: Closed on all public holidays.

Referral Expectations

Initial Appointment

You need to bring with you to your appointment:

1.       Any letters or reports from your doctor, physiotherapist 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.
 
 
Downloadable Forms

Please click to download:

- Welcome/Instruction Checklist
- What You Need to Know
- Forms to Complete
- NZSA/ACC Anaesthesia Questionnaire

 

Your Surgery & Recovery

Visit the Ormiston Hospital website / Patient Information tab for information about hospital admission and stay.

Click here to learn more about your anaesthetic.
 
It can be a very difficult time after having had knee or hip replacement surgery. This is why Ormiston Hospital has a dedicated physiotherapist to help you through your post operative rehabilitation and ensure the most comfortable recovery.
 
Click here for helpful information after you are discharged.

 

Follow-up Appointment

Your follow up appointment with Mr French after discharge from hospital will be detailed on your discharge form. Most appointments will be made before you leave the hospital. If this has not been done please ensure you ring 252 0370 during office hours to book your appointment.

X-rays: If you require an x-ray at your follow up appointment please remember to call TRG on 265 0272 and book an appointment for 30 minutes prior to your appointment with Mr French.

Procedures / Treatments

  • 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

Charges

All fees and charges will be discussed with you.

Mr Gary French is a Southern Cross Affiliated Provider for primary total hip and knee replacement. We will assist you through this process and with form completion.  

Travel Directions

Please click for information on the Ormiston Hospital location.

Public Transport

The Auckland Transport Journey Planner will help you to plan your journey.

Parking

Public parking available underneath the hospital (follow “Public Parking” signs).

Contact Details

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Healthlink EDI: gfoortho

Level 1
Ormiston Hospital
125 Ormiston Road
Flat Bush
Auckland

Located inside TRG

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Level 1
Ormiston Hospital
125 Ormiston Road
Flat Bush
Auckland

Located inside TRG

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Ormiston Orthopaedics
Level 1, Ormiston Hospital
125 Ormiston Road
Flat Bush
Auckland 2019

This page was last updated at 10:15AM on June 6, 2019. This information is reviewed and edited by Gary French - Ormiston Orthopaedics.