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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



There have been some recent changes to Covid regulations.

We no longer ned you to scan in when attending the clinics at the rooms.

We are still maintaining spacing between patients in the waiting room.

Additionally we require you to wear appropriate face coverings during your visit as required under the MOH framework unless you have a valid exemption.

You must advise us if you become unwell prior to your appointment at the Rooms.

We have undertaken an extensive and comprehensive Covid risk assessment which we have recently updated.  We have taken into consideration multiple factors, such as, but not limited to, the following: patient mix including the likelihood of patient co-morbidities and subsequent risk level, staff risk level, wider risk to the Manawatu should mutliple Orthopaedic Surgeons have to isolate and/or become infected.

As a result there may be unavoidable delays to appointment times. In order to limit contact between patients we may ask you to remain in your car and/or outside the Rooms prior to your consultation.

For everyone's safety we have also installed hospital level air filtration systems at the Rooms.

We continue to work closely with Crest Hospital to provide safe surgical services.

Be kind and stay safe

The Surgeons and the Team at Aorangi Orthopaedics