Orthopaedics

Introduction

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 accident
  • 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.

   

Location

Southland Hospital, Kew Road Invercargill

  • Fracture Clinic, Ground Floor (immediate right after emergency department)
  • Outpatients Department, Ground Floor (immediate left upon entry to main hospital entrance)
   

Contact Details

Ph: 03 2181949 extn: 8780 - Outpatients/Fracture Clinic
Ph: 03 2181949 extn: 8847 - Surgical Ward