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images_1.jpgwelcome to the Aorangi  Orthopaedic Centre

We are a professional group of fully qualified, experienced and vocationally registered Orthopaedic Surgeons providing Orthopaedic Surgical care for Palmerston North and the wider Manawatu District in New Zealand

Orthopaedic Surgey involves treatment and surgery for a variety of conditions affecting the musculo-skeletal system excluding the skull, face and rib cage

Please look around our website.  You will find information on how to be referred to see one of our specialists and also useful pages ranging from how the ACC process works, private care pathways and information about the various procedures undertaken by our specialists.

From time to time you will find topics of interest written by each of our specialists on the NEWS page.

If you have any questions please contact our reception staff (see the Contact US page)

Specialty Services Covered

  • Joint Replacement of the Knee, Hip, Shoulder and Elbow
  • Spinal Surgey
  • Sports Surgery
  • Paediatric Orthopaedics
  • Arthroscopy of the Shoulder, Wrist, Knee and Ankle
  • Shoulder Surgery
  • General Foot and Ankle Surgery
  • Trauma Orthopaedic Surgery



We have been very fortunate in New Zealand to be able to continue providing patients with Orthopaedic care. Many parts of the world have had to focus their care on patients affected with Covid and subsequently many other areas of healt have sufferred.

However, we would encourage ALL patients and visitors to the Aorangi Orthopaedic centre to sign in either manually or with the Covid App.

We would also ask that everyone continues to practise good hand hygiene and use the hand gel at the front entrance.

Finally, if you are unwell with respiratory symtpoms please DO NOT come to the rooms but consider getting a Covid swab and seeking advice from your GP or the Healthline

Be kind and stay safe

The Surgeons and the Team at Aorangi Orthopaedics