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Rupert Van Rooyen - Orthopaedic Hip and Knee Surgeon

Private Service, Orthopaedics


Mr Van Rooyen is an orthopaedic surgeon specialising in:
  • general orthopaedics
  • hip and knee replacement
  • computer navigated knee replacement
  • lower limb surgery
  • knee arthroscopy
  • musculoskeletal oncology.
Mr Van Rooyen's consulting rooms are at 119 Apollo Drive in Albany, and he also consults at Silverdale Medical Centre. He performs surgery at Southern Cross Hospital North Harbour, and the North Shore Surgical Centre in Shakespeare road
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 with you:

  • any letters or reports from your doctor or hospital
  • any X-Rays, CT or MRI films and reports
  • all medicines you are taking including herbal and natural remedies
  • your pharmaceutical entitlement card
  • your ACC number, if you have one.

Procedures / Treatments

  • Fractures

    Orthopaedic surgeons have expertise in the treatment of fractured (broken) bones, particularly in the assessment of damage that may have occurred around the fracture. … More

  • Osteotomy

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

  • Hip Replacement

    An incision (cut) is made on the side of the thigh to allow the surgeon access to the hip joint.… More

  • Knee Replacement

    An incision (cut) is made on the front of the knee to allow the surgeon access to the knee joint.… More

  • Computer Navigated Knee Replacement

    This is a technique in which a detailed image of the patient’s knee is generated on a computer screen, allowing precise alignment of the knee replacement. More

  • Arthroscopy (keyhole surgery)

    Many orthopaedic examinations and treatments of joints are performed using an arthroscope, a narrow tube containing a fibre optic telescope that is inserted into the joint through a small incision.… More

  • Knee Arthroscopy

    Several small incisions (cuts) are made on the knee through which is inserted a small telescopic instrument with a tiny camera attached (arthroscope).… 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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Contact Details

This page was last updated at 3:44PM on May 12, 2020. This information is reviewed and edited by Rupert Van Rooyen - Orthopaedic Hip and Knee Surgeon.