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John English - Shoulder, Elbow, Wrist, Hip and Knee Orthopaedic Surgeon

Private Service, Orthopaedics


John English is a New Zealand trained orthopaedic surgeon, obtaining his undergraduate medical degree from the University of Otago and is member of the New Zealand Orthopaedic Association and a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (FRACS Ortho).

He has a public consultant position at Auckland City Hospital and also works privately at Domain Orthopaedic Surgeons in Parnell.  

He has spent several years training in hospitals throughout New Zealand, spending his last three years in Auckland’s major centres. He has also completed fellowships in London, England with further subspecialist training in upper extremity surgery, joint replacement, arthroscopy and trauma. 

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 need to bring to your appointment 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

  • 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 fiber 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

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This page was last updated at 1:27PM on December 17, 2021. This information is reviewed and edited by John English - Shoulder, Elbow, Wrist, Hip and Knee Orthopaedic Surgeon.