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Joe Brownlee - Orthopaedic Services Auckland - Hip, Knee, Foot & Ankle

Private Service, Orthopaedics


Mr. Joe Brownlee qualified in medicine (MB ChB) from Otago University in 1981. Joe also has a BSc. degree in physiology from Otago University.

Joe’s orthopaedic surgical training was in New Zealand and Edinburgh. Joe has been in private orthopaedic practice in Auckland from 1991 and has specialised in surgery of the lower limb since 1995.

Our practice specialises in surgery of the lower limb: hips, knees, feet and ankles.

Joe’s particular interests are in:

  • Arthroscopic knee and ankle surgery
  • Arthroscopic anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction
  • Achilles tendon problems
  • Bunion correction surgery
  • Full (total) and partial (unicompartment) knee replacement
  • Patellofemoral (kneecap) disorders
  • Ceramic-on-ceramic hip joint replacement

We strive to offer a friendly, flexible, and easily accessible service to provide exceptional care for our patients.  Due to COVID-19 restrictions, we are happy to offer telephone consultations.  

Mr Brownlee consults in Remuera, Henderson, Westgate and Three Kings (see details on left of page) and operates at the Auckland Surgical Centre (St. Mark’s Road, Remuera) and the Ascot Hospital (Greenlane).

Rachel is Joe’s P.A. and the practice manager. She comes from Berkshire, England, and has over 20 years orthopaedic surgical practice experience. She has also had previous private medical practice experience in London.

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.


Referral Expectations

Please feel free to get in touch with us regarding appointment requests, pre/post-operative questions or any general queries.

When you attend your appointment, please bring with you: 

1.       Referral letter from your GP
2.       Any X-rays, MRI or CT films and reports.
3.       Details of all medicines you are taking including herbal and natural remedies.
4.       ACC details
5.       Private insurance details (we are an affiliated provider for Southern Cross)


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101 Remuera Road, Remuera, Auckland

Primary Office: 9:00am - 5:00pm

Three Kings Plaza, 536 Mount Albert Road, Three Kings, Auckland

Alternate Thursday and Friday Mornings

131 Lincoln Road, Henderson, Auckland

Monday Afternoons

Westgate Medical Centre, 13E Maki Street, Westgate, Auckland

Wednesday Mornings

Procedures / Treatments

  • Hip Replacement

    Hip replacement surgery is undertaken when the joint surfaces in the hip are worn and the pain from the hip is not manageable by medication.… More

  • Knee Surgery

    ACL Reconstruction

    Arthroscopic Anterior Cruciate ligament reconstruction has become a much more refined procedure over the past 30 years.… More

  • Foot and Ankle Surgery

    Achilles Tendon Disorders

    Most Achilles tendon disorders do not require surgical treatment, however, surgical treatment may be required for certain problems.… More

  • Arthroscopy

    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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Advice for Patients Following Surgery

    Please click on the link for post-surgery advice. More

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101 Remuera Road: there is outside parking off Remuera Road and undercover parking accessible from Remuera Rd and St. Mark’s Road.


Contact Details

This page was last updated at 12:11PM on October 4, 2021. This information is reviewed and edited by Joe Brownlee - Orthopaedic Services Auckland - Hip, Knee, Foot & Ankle.