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Southern DHB Orthopaedics - Southland

Public Service, Orthopaedics


Orthopaedics deal with disorders of bones, joints, limbs and the spine. This covers a range of conditions including:
  • congenital
  • degenerative conditions of old age
  • trauma from road accidents
  • bone infections
  • fractures.
Services include a range of elective orthopaedic procedures including hip, knee, foot, ankle, shoulder, paediatric, spinal, hand and arthroscopic surgery.
Fracture Clinics are for patients who have sustained an injury and have been treated in the Emergency Department (ED), where further follow-up of that injury is required.
Orthopaedic Outpatient Clinics are for patients referred for a specific problem, or follow up after planned surgery.
Upon presentation at either clinic X-Rays may be required prior.


Procedures / Treatments

  • Fracture Clinics

    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

  • Specialty Clinics

    Clinics for specific parts of the body or specific conditions.… 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

  • 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

Contact Details

Emergency Department:
Ph (03) 218 1949, 24 hours / 7 days


Kew Road
Southland 9812

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Kew Road
Southland 9812

Postal Address

Southland Hospital
PO Box 828
Invercargill 9840

This page was last updated at 1:47PM on September 13, 2021. This information is reviewed and edited by Southern DHB Orthopaedics - Southland.