Northland DHB Orthopaedic Services
Public Service, Orthopaedics
Your GP will send us a letter explaining your condition. If you meet the criteria to be seen, we will make an appointment time and send it directly to you. You will be seen in the outpatient clinic by specialist doctors who will discuss treatment options and recommendations with you.
You need to bring with you:
- Any letters or reports from your doctor or other hospital.
- All medicines you are taking including herbal and natural remedies.
- Your pharmaceutical entitlement card.
- Your ACC number, if you have one.
Procedures / Treatments
These clinics are run by most orthopaedic departments for patients that have sustained an injury that has already been treated and further follow-up of that injury is required, to monitor progress of a healing bone, check the position of the bone in a cast and to decide when other steps… More
General Outpatient Clinics
These are clinics for patients that have been referred by their doctor for an orthopaedic opinion on a specific concern.… More
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
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This page was last updated at 2:13PM on May 10, 2021. This information is reviewed and edited by Northland DHB Orthopaedic Services.