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Profile

Mike Foster is an orthopaedic surgeon in Auckland, specialising in all disorders of the hand, wrist and elbow.

He has a private practice at Auckland Bone and Joint Surgery, located at Ascot Hospital, Greenlane, in Auckland.

He also holds a public post with the Middlemore Hand Unit, at Middlemore Hospital and is an Educator in Hand Teaching at Middlemore Hospital, passing on his expertise in this area.

Read more about Michael Foster here

Interests

  • Hand
  • Dupuytren’s Contracture
  • Trigger Fingers
  • Mucous Cysts
  • Skiers Thumb
  • Seed Ganglions
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Metacarpal Fractures
  • Mallet
  • FDP Avulsion
  • Joint Release
  • DIP joint fusion
  • Extensor Tenolysis
  • Flexor Tenolysis
  • Removal of metalware
  • Corrective Osteotomy
  • Wrist
    • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
    • De Quervains
    • Ganglions – Dorsal and Volar
    • Dorsal Wrist Ganglion
    • TFCC Replacements
    • Wrist Osteoarthritis
    • Wrist Arthroscopy
    • 4 Corner Fusion
    • Suspension Arthroplasty
    • Scaphoid Fracture
    • Scaphoid Non Union
    • Base of Thumb OA
  • Elbow
    • Cubital Tunnel Syndrome
    • Distal Biceps Avulsion
    • Golfers and Tennis Elbow
    • Olecranon Traction Spur
    • Olecranon Bursitis
    • Olecranon Fractures
    • Radial Tunnel
    • Elbow Arthritis – Osteoarthritis
    • Lateral Epicondyle Release (Tennis Elbow)

    Qualifications

    MB ChB 1995 Auckland; FRACS (Orth) 2008

    Title or Designation

    Consultant Orthopaedic Hand Surgeon

    Post-fellowship Training

    Michael did his medical training at the Auckland Medical School and has travelled overseas completing fellowships in Toronto, Canada; Wrightington Hospital, Manchester, England and Brisbane Hospital, Brisbane, Australia.

    In Toronto, from June – December 2008, he undertook a fellowship at Western Hospital. This is the leading hand unit in Toronto, specialising in replantations and complex hand problems.

    From January – June 2009 he undertook a fellowship at Wrightington Hospital, Manchester. This hospital is renowned as being the first in the world to undertake the first Charnley procedure (total hip joint replacement). He worked with Professor Stanley in the Upper Limb Unit – covering hand wrist and elbow specialties and with Mr Ian Traill who is a world leader in orthopaedics.

    From July 2009 – June 2010 he undertook a fellowship at Brisbane Hospital and worked with Mark Ross who is one of the leading upper limb specialists in Australasia and his colleagues.

    He has also undertaken extensive fellowships in New Zealand with leading upper limb specialists.

    Full NZ Registration Date

    26 April 1996

    Vocational Scope

    Orthopaedic Surgery

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    Contact Details

    Mr Michael Foster is available at the following services:

    This service is available at the following locations:

    Middlemore Hospital

    Manukau SuperClinicâ„¢

    Private Services

    Auckland Bone and Joint Surgery

    This service is available at the following locations:

    Ascot Hospital, Remuera

    AUT Millennium, 17 Antares Place, Rosedale, Auckland

    Private Surgical Services

    Columba at Ascot - Day Surgery

    This service is available at the following location:

    Ascot Hospital, Remuera

    MercyAscot Orthopaedic Surgery

    This service is available at the following location:

    Ascot Hospital, Remuera