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Peter Poon - North Shore Shoulder & Elbow Orthopaedic Surgeon

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8:30 AM to 5:00 PM.

Description

Mr Peter Poon is a New Zealand trained orthopaedic surgeon based on the North Shore in Auckland. Qualified as an orthopaedic surgeon in 2002 and dedicating his practice exclusively to the shoulder and elbow, he is highly experienced in treating all conditions of the shoulder and elbow. Data from the New Zealand Joint Registry shows he performs the highest number of shoulder joint replacements in this country.  
 
He is a graduate of Auckland Medical School. Following his orthopaedic specialist training in New Zealand, he undertook further shoulder and elbow clinical fellowships at the University of Sydney in Australia, Oxford University in the UK and the University of Calgary in Canada.
 
He is the immediate past (2017-2019) President of the New Zealand Shoulder and Elbow Society.
 
Peter provides expert evaluation of all conditions of the shoulder and elbow and will recommend treatment based on best scientific evidence, including surgery when appropriate. 
 
Surgical expertise include:

Shoulder

  • Rotator cuff impingement/bursitis
  • Rotator cuff tear
  • Long head of biceps
  • Shoulder instability: arthroscopic labral repair and Latarjet (open and arthroscopic)
  • SLAP lesion repair
  • AC joint reconstruction
  • Frozen shoulder
  • Pectoralis major rupture
  • Tendon transfers
  • Fractures of the shoulder & clavicle
  • Shoulder replacement for arthritis and rotator cuff deficiency: anatomic total and reverse prosthesis, complex revision

Elbow

  • Tennis/golfer’s elbow
  • Locking elbow
  • Release of Stiff elbow
  • Debridement of elbow bone spurs
  • Biceps rupture
  • Triceps rupture
  • Elbow instability, ligament repair/reconstruction
  • Ulna nerve decompression/transposition
  • Radial head replacement
  • Elbow replacement for arthritis, complex revision
 
 
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.

Consultants

Hours

8:30 AM to 5:00 PM.

Mon – Fri8:30 AM – 5:00 PM

Referral Expectations

When you come to your appointment please bring:

  1. A referral letter from your GP or other health professional
  2. Any radiology imaging such as X-rays, CT or MRI scans
  3. Your insurance information if applicable
  4. Copies of relevant medical records (including ACC documentation) and operation notes

If you need to cancel your appointment please telephone the office during business hours and allow at least 3 day’s notice so that we can offer your appointment time to patients on our waiting list.

We recognise that your time is valuable, and we make every effort to run on time. Occasionally emergencies or patients require a little more time, and these cause scheduling delays beyond our control. We apologise if we keep you waiting.

Procedures / Treatments

  • 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

  • Shoulder Arthroscopy

    This surgery involves making several small incisions (cuts) on the shoulder through which is inserted a small telescopic instrument with a tiny camera attached (arthroscope).… More

  • Rotator Cuff Repair

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

  • 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

  • Osteotomy

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

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Shakespeare Orthopaedic Institute
(TRG building, Level 1)
209 Shakespeare Rd, Milford
Auckland 0620

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Shakespeare Orthopaedic Institute
(TRG building, Level 1)
209 Shakespeare Rd, Milford
Auckland 0620

This page was last updated at 12:28PM on May 8, 2020. This information is reviewed and edited by Peter Poon - North Shore Shoulder & Elbow Orthopaedic Surgeon.