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Mr Josh Kempthorne - Christchurch Hip, Knee & Musculoskeletal Tumour Surgeon

Private Service, Orthopaedics


9:00 AM to 5:30 PM.


COVID-19 UPDATE - We are seeing new/follow-up patients and have measures in place to manage COVID-19 precautions. Most surgeries can proceed with little or no delay as appropriate. 

Mr Josh Kempthorne is an orthopaedic surgeon in Christchurch. Josh consults from the Specialist Centre @ Eleven in St Albans and operates at Southern Cross & St George's hospitals. Surgeries performed include:

  • total hip joint replacement
  • total and unicompartmental knee joint replacement
    (Conventional and Mako Robotic-Arm Assisted Surgery)
  • revision hip & knee arthroplasty surgery
  • orthopaedic oncology, musculoskeletal tumour, surgery
  • general orthopaedics.

Mr Josh Kempthorne is a graduate of the University of Otago and was trained in New Zealand. He then advanced his training overseas with fellowships at The Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre (Oxford, UK) and The Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh, for over 2 years, specialising in lower limb arthroplasty and orthopaedic oncology.
In addition to his private practice, Josh has a large commitment in public practice. In Christchurch he covers trauma, primary and revision arthroplasty of the hip and knee, orthopaedic oncology and regular clinics on the West Coast at Grey Base Hospital. Josh is also a Senior Clinical Lecturer with the University of Otago, providing a rewarding involvement in the education of medical students.


Referral Expectations

You need to bring to your appointment with you:

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.


Josh is a Southern Cross Affiliated Provider for a range of services including: 

  • Consultations
  • Joint injection
  • Plaster cast
  • Carpal tunnel release
  • Hemi-knee replacement
  • Knee arthroscopy
  • Knee arthroscopy and meniscectomy
  • Primary total hip joint replacement - bilateral
  • Primary total hip joint replacement - unilateral
  • Primary total knee joint replacement - bilateral
  • Primary total knee joint replacement - unilateral


9:00 AM to 5:30 PM.

Mon – Fri9:00 AM – 5:30 PM

Please contact the practice during business hours, Monday to Friday, for appointments and enquires.

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

  • Hip Replacement

    An incision (cut) is made on the side of the thigh to allow the surgeon access to the hip joint.… More

  • 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

  • Knee Arthroscopy

    Several small incisions (cuts) are made on the knee through which is inserted a small telescopic instrument with a tiny camera attached (arthroscope).… More

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Patient parking is available on ground level under Specialists @ Eleven

Contact Details

Specialist Centre @ Eleven
Level 3
11 Caledonian Road
Saint Albans
Canterbury 8014

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Specialist Centre @ Eleven
Level 3
11 Caledonian Road
Saint Albans
Canterbury 8014

This page was last updated at 10:15PM on August 15, 2021. This information is reviewed and edited by Mr Josh Kempthorne - Christchurch Hip, Knee & Musculoskeletal Tumour Surgeon.