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Clayton Brown - Shoulder, Elbow, Hand & Wrist Surgeon

Private Service, Orthopaedics


8:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

Birthcare Building, 20 Titoki Street, Parnell, Auckland

8:30 AM to 5:00 PM.


I am a New Zealand trained Orthopaedic Surgeon, qualifying in 1994. Following this I spent 2 years in the USA training as a subspecialist in the area of upper extremity surgery, including paediatric upper limb surgery.  I trained with one of the world’s leading wrist arthroscopic surgeons as part of this training.
Since 1997, I have held a public hospital appointment at Auckland City Hospital, and commenced private practice in that same year.
I am a founding partner in a group private practice setting at Domain Orthopaedic alongside three other sub-specialist orthopaedic surgeons covering hip, knee, foot and ankle and tumour surgery. All have public hospital appointments at Auckland City Hospital.
My area of orthopaedic practice is confined to the upper extremity, including hand, wrist, elbow and shoulder surgery.
I have a well-established practice and have extensive experience in all aspects of upper limb surgery including:

Hand and Wrist
  • All common and complex problems
  • Trigger fingers
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Dupuytren’s Contracture
  • De Quervain’s tendonitis
  • Arthritis of the hand/wrist/thumb CMC joint
  • Wrist ligament and TFCC injuries
  • Joint replacement of the fingers and wrist
  • Extensive experience in wrist arthroscopy and scaphoid surgery
  • Extensive experience with lateral and medial ligament injuries
  • Elbow dislocation
  • Ulnar nerve surgery
  • Elbow contracture surgery
  • Degenerative/arthritic conditions of the elbow
  • Elbow joint replacement
  • Hemi-arthroplasty
  • Arthroscopic and open instability surgery for recurrent dislocations
  • Rotator cuff repairs (arthroscopic-assisted and mini-open)
  • Arthroscopic SLAP repair/biceps surgery
  • Standard/reverse shoulder replacement surgery
  • Arthroscopic treatment of frozen shoulder.

To learn more about some of these conditions and procedures click here and follow the appropriate links.

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.


Referral Expectations

You will need to bring with you or arrange to have these sent prior to your appointment:

  1. Any letters or reports from your doctor or hospital.
  2. Your referral (GP, physio or osteopath) should include any X-rays, CT or MRI reports with a list of the medicines you are taking including herbal and natural remedies.
  3. Your ACC number & date of injury, if you are an ACC client.
  4. If you are a private patient with private medical insurance, please bring your member details with you.


Clayton Brown is a Southern Cross Affiliated Provider for Carpal Tunnel release surgery and for all consultations. Please contact us for more details on submitting your claim.


8:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

Mon – Fri8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

I hold my clinics at:

- Domain Orthopaedic Surgeons (Parnell) - some emergency appointments are available at my main Parnell practice, but they fill very fast

- Three Kings A&M (Three Kings/Mt Roskill) Friday fortnightly, alternating with Westgate MC - all new patient appointments are made through TKAM

- Westgate Medical Centre (Massey) , Friday fortnightly, alternating with TKAM and alternating morning/afternoon - all appointments are made through our main practice at Parnell

Birthcare Building, 20 Titoki Street, Parnell, Auckland

8:30 AM to 5:00 PM.

Mon – Fri8:30 AM – 5:00 PM

We are open Mon-Fri, closed on weekends & public holidays

Three Kings Plaza, 536 Mount Albert Road, Three Kings, Auckland

Opening hours, alternate Fridays - 1230-1430

Westgate Medical Centre, 13E Maki Street, Westgate, Auckland

Opening hours alternate mornings (9:00-13:00) & afternoons (12:30-15:00) on alternating Fridays

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

  • Osteotomy

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

  • Arthroscopy (keyhole surgery)

    Over the last 30 years a large number of orthopaedic procedures on joints have been performed using an arthroscope, where a fibre optic telescope is used to look inside the joint.… 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

  • Carpal Tunnel Release

    Surgery to relieve carpal tunnel syndrome involves making an incision (cut) from the middle of the palm of your hand to your wrist.… More

  • Dupuytren's Contracture

    This condition occurs when there is abnormal thickening of the deep tissue between the palm of your hand and your fingers.… More

  • Arthritis of the Hand/Wrist/Thumb CMC Joint

    Arthritis is a condition in which a joint and the surrounding tissue become swollen and painful.… More

  • Hand Injuries

    Damage to tendons, nerves, joints and bones in the hand may require surgical repair.… 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

  • 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

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Parnell: there is free dedicated off street underground parking in the Birthcare Building, allocated for my patients coming to see me at Domain Orthopaedics, Parnell.

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This page was last updated at 12:05PM on December 17, 2021. This information is reviewed and edited by Clayton Brown - Shoulder, Elbow, Hand & Wrist Surgeon.