Dr Hugh Blackley FRACS is certified in orthopaedic surgery, arthritis and joint reconstructive surgery. His practice includes adult reconstructive surgery, arthroscopy, total joint replacement of lower limb extremities, foot and ankle surgery.
Did you know that more than one million New Zealanders will have arthritis in their lifetime?
That's one in every six people over the age of 15 years - or, one in every three people over the age of 45 years!
There are over 140 different types of Arthritis and these can affect people of all ages - from babies and toddlers right through to those in their adult years. In fact, there are over 1000 children and young people under the age of twenty years affected by arthritis in New Zealand at any one time.
Orthopaedic surgery section on arthritis will provide information on:
For a general discussion of the role of orthopaedic procedures in treatment of arthritis, and photos of x-rays detailing the stages of disease and treatment for any of these conditions and wish to be advised on the most appropriate treatment alternatives, please call on 09 522 2980 during office hours to schedule an appointment.