Education & training
MB ChB 1999 Otago; FRACS (Orth) 2009
Orthopaedic surgeon is a medical specialist who focuses on the diagnosis, care and treatment of patients with disorders of the bones, joints, muscles, ligaments, tendons, nerves and skin. The types of conditions orthopaedic surgeons might treat include arthritis, cerebral palsy, club foot, congenital disorders, degenerative diseases, infections, musculoskeletal trauma, scoliosis, sports injuries and tumours. Foot and Ankle Surgeon performs reconstructive surgery of the foot and ankle. Conditions foot and ankle includes hallux valgus (bunion) and rigidus (stiff big toe joint), in growing toenail and nail deformity, Morton’s neuroma, hammer and claw toe, ganglion, tendinosis, fasciosis, arthritic conditions of the foot.