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The Orthopaedic Clinic

Private Service, Orthopaedics



The Orthopaedic Clinic was established in 1987 to integrate private orthopaedic practice with teaching and research.  The initial concept of a primary academic focus of care has been maintained and all our surgeons work in both public and private practice expanding this academically focused orthopaedic care across all of the community.  The focus on optimum orthopaedic healthcare extends to research, teaching, continuing education and advocacy for our patients and our profession.  All of our partners are extensively involved in these aspects of care within the orthopaedic sector of healthcare delivery. 
Our services include:


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:

1.       A letter of referral from your doctor, reports from hospital or any other relevant documents.
2.       Any X-Rays, CT or MRI films and reports.
3.       A list of medicines you are currently taking.
4.       Your ACC number and date of injury, if relevant.
Once you know you are going to have an operation there are a number of things you can do to help ensure your surgery is successful. Click here to learn more.


For non ACC visits

Initial consultation: $335.00 - $390.00

Follow up consultation: $151.00 - $180.00


Dr Karen Smith, Mr Matthew Tomlinson, Mr Michael Flint, Mr Peter Robertson and Mr Rupesh Puna are Southern Cross Affiliated for consultations.


The following payment options are accepted:

Cash,  Eftpos, Visa & Mastercard

(Dr Karen Smith does not accept Visa or Mastercard)


Please note: There is a $500.00 transaction limit if paying by credit card.  Anything over this amount will incur a 2% administration fee.


Mon – Fri8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

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

  • Spine Surgery

    Herniated Discs
    Between the vertebrae in your spine are flat, round discs that act as shock absorbers for the spinal bones.… More

Travel Directions

Drive in the main entrance of Mercy Hospital. Veer off to the left following the signs to Mercy Specialist Centre.  You will find us on the ground floor in Entrance D.  Please remember to pay for parking.

Public Transport

The Auckland Transport website is a good resource to plan your public transport options.


Parking is provided outside our building or around the corner in the double storey carpark building.

Contact Details

Click here to request an appointment online

Website: www.orthoclinic.co.nz

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100 Mountain Road
Auckland 1023

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100 Mountain Road
Auckland 1023

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Mercy Specialist Centre
Entrance C
100 Mountain Road
Auckland 1023

This page was last updated at 3:41PM on July 27, 2021. This information is reviewed and edited by The Orthopaedic Clinic.