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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



Curently we are in Level 4.

Please note: ALL apppointments will be rescheduled UNLESS we make phone contact with you to advise otherwise.

Surgery is largely "on hold" at this time. Return to surgical treatment will depend on Alert Levels.

When surgery recommences there will be some restrictions on what procedures can be done so some surgical care may be deferred.

We will advise you of when we can perform your surgery safely as we are updated by Crest Hospital and the Ministry of Health.

Be kind and stay safe

The Surgeons and the Team at Aorangi Orthopaedics