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Northland Orthopaedic Centre Ltd - Orthopaedic Surgeons : 09 437 9020
 
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Herbert, Andrew John Andrew John Herbert
Orthopaedic Surgeon
Herbert, Andrew John
Marc Hirner Marc Hirner
Orthopaedic Surgeon
Marc Hirner
Laws, Gareth John Gareth John Laws
Orthopaedic Surgeon
Laws, Gareth John
Lyon, David David Lyon
Orthopaedic Surgeon
Lyon, David
Pohl, Margy Margy Pohl
Orthopaedic Surgeon
Pohl, Margy
Ratahi, Erin Erin Ratahi
Orthopaedic Surgeon
Ratahi, Erin
Ratahi, Erin Lyndon Bradley
Orthopaedic Surgeon
Lyndon
Johnny Manson Johnny Manson
Orthopaedic Surgeon
Johnny Manson
Mike Van Niekerk Mike Van Niekerk
Orthopaedic Surgeon
Mike Van Niekerk

Frequently Asked Questions

What are your business hours?

Our practice hours are from 8:30am to 5:00pm, Monday through Friday. Appointments for each surgeon can be made by telephoning our practice at 09 437 9020.

Why is Arthroscopy necessary?

Diagnosing injuries and disease begins with a thorough medical history, physical examination and usually X-rays. Additional tests such as an MRI or CT scan may also be needed. Through the arthroscope, a final diagnosis is made which may be more accurate than through "open" surgery or from X-ray studies.

What are the joints that can be viewed with an Arthroscope?

Although the inside of nearly all joints can be viewed with an arthroscope, six joints are most frequently examined with this instrument. These include the Knee, Shoulder, Elbow, Ankle, Hip and Wrist. As engineers make advances in electronic technology and orthopaedic surgeons develop new techniques, other joints may be treated more frequently in the future.

Will physiotherapy be required after surgery?

Getting a full range of motion, strength and flexibility back after surgery usually takes time. That's where pre-operative exercise and education and physiotherapy programs come in - to ensure you're physically and emotionally prepared for surgery and to maximize your recovery after surgery.

What should I bring with me when I come for an appointment?

When you come for your appointment remember to bring the following:

  • Have your insurance cards available for scanning into your records
  • Copies of operation records, medical records, X-rays, MRIs, CT scans (including any CD's) and other reports from prior doctors visits
  • If you have seen a physiotherapist, please bring a progress letter from the therapist
  • If you have had surgery elsewhere, please bring a copy of your operation report
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