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Northland DHB Orthopaedic Services

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Description

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 speciality 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

Note: Please note below that some people are not available at all locations.

  • Mr Robert Coup

    Orthopaedic Surgeon

    Available at Whangarei Hospital, Kaitaia Hospital

  • Mr Marc Hirner

    Orthopaedic Surgeon

    Available at Whangarei Hospital

  • Mr Gareth Laws

    Orthopaedic Surgeon

    Available at Whangarei Hospital

  • Mr David Lyon

    Orthopaedic Surgeon

    Available at Whangarei Hospital

  • Mr Jonathan Manson

    Orthopaedic Surgeon

    Available at Whangarei Hospital, Dargaville Hospital, Kaitaia Hospital

  • Dr Margaret Pohl

    Orthopaedic Surgeon

    Available at Whangarei Hospital, Bay of Islands Hospital

  • Mr Erin Ratahi

    Orthopaedic Surgeon

    Available at Whangarei Hospital, Dargaville Hospital, Bay of Islands Hospital

  • Dr Kelly Vince

    Orthopaedic Surgeon

    Available at Whangarei Hospital, Dargaville Hospital, Bay of Islands Hospital

Referral Expectations

Your GP will send us a letter explaining your condition. We will make an appointment time for you, based on your health need, and send it directly to you. You will be seen in the outpatient clinic by specialist doctors who will discuss treatment options and recommendations with you.
You need to bring with you:

1.       Any letters or reports from your doctor or other 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

  • Fracture Clinics

    These clinics are run by most orthopaedic departments for patients that have sustained an injury that has already been treated and further follow-up of that injury is required, to monitor progress of a healing bone, check the position of the bone in a cast and to decide when other steps… More

  • General Outpatient Clinics

    These are clinics for patients that have been referred by their doctor for an orthopaedic opinion on a specific concern.… 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

Document Downloads

  • Hallux Rigidus (PDF, 87.2 KB)
    Patient Information on Stiff Big Toe
  • Your Joint Journey (PDF, 209.9 KB)
    Describes the patient journey towards possible joint replacement

Contact Details

Whangarei Hospital

Northland

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Dargaville Hospital

Northland

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Bay of Islands Hospital

Northland

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Kaitaia Hospital

Northland

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This page was last updated at 12:55PM on July 8, 2015. This information is reviewed and edited by Northland DHB Orthopaedic Services.