Dr Hugh Blackley

BSc MB ChB FRACS

Dr Hugh Blackley, Orthopaedic Surgeon has a major focus specialising in Surgical Management of Arthritis, Joint Reconstruction and Joint Replacement Surgery.

Personal Profile

Married to Nikki, with three young boys

Hugh Blackley
 
Specialty

Orthopaedics Joint Reconstruction and Joint Replacement Surgery .

Hugh Blackley was the first to pioneer modern hip resurfacing in New Zealand in 2003. He was trained by the designers and remains a strong advocate for the technique. He has done the most hip resurfacings of any surgeon in New Zealand and currently does 2-3 per week. He remains the most experienced surgeon in New Zealand in the procedure and is on the Australiasian Surgical Advisory Panel for Birmingham Hip Resurfacing.
 

Areas of Specialisation

Birmingham Hip Resurfacing,
Arthritis & Joint Replacement Surgery,
Complex Primary & Revision Joint Replacements,
Lower Limb Surgery, Hip & Knee, Minimal Incision, Arthroplasty, Computer Navigation Surgery, Foot & Ankle

 

Description of Specialisation

Orthopaedic Surgery Subspecialising in the Surgical Management of Arthritis, Joint Reconstruction & Joint Replacement Surgery, Primary Hip & Knee Joint Replacement, Complex/Difficult Joint Replacement, Joint Replacement Surgery in the young patient, Complex Revision Joint Replacement Surgery including Major Bone Allograft Surgery, Infected Joint Replacements,
Arthroscopic Surgery, Adult Foot & Ankle Surgery
 
Year of Specialist Qualification
1997

New Zealand trained with overseas sub specialty training in lower limb surgery. Post graduate training in hip and knee replacement surgery in particular complex joint replacement and revision (repeat) joint replacement surgery. Involved in the first use of computer assisted surgery (CAOS) in New Zealand and minimally invasive surgery (MIS) joint replacement surgery. Carried out the first hip resurfacing in New Zealand.

Interested in revision joint replacements, joint replacements in younger active patients, alternative bearing joint replacements (Ceramic, MOM and Oxinium), Birmingham Hip Resurfacing and Gender Specific Knee Replacements.

 
Special Clinical Interest(s)
  • Birmingham Hip Resurfacing
  • Hip and Knee Joint Replacement
  • Complex Joint Replacement
  • Revision Joint Replacement
  • Joint Replacement in Young Patient
  • Complex Revision Joint Replacement
  • Hip and Knee Surgery
  • Infected Joint Replacements
  • Foot and Ankle Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Surgery
  • Minimal Incision Surgery
  • Computer Navigation Surgery
  • Gender Specific Knee Replacement
 
Professional Profile
  • Orthopaedic Surgeon specialising in the Surgical Management of Arthritis, Joint Reconstruction and Joint Replacement Surgery.
  • Special interest in Primary Hip and Knee Joint Replacement, Complex/Difficult Joint Replacement, Joint Replacement in the Young Patient, Complex Revision Joint Replacement Surgery including Major Bone Allograft Surgery, Infected Joint Replacements, Birmingham Hip Resurfacing.
  • Involved in the initial use of Computer Assisted Surgery, Minimal Incision Surgery and Hip Resurfacing in New Zealand.
  • Involved in Clinical Research and Fellowship Training at Auckland City Hospital.
  • Musculoskeletal Oncology Fellowship, Mt Sinai Hospital, Toronto 1997-1998.
  • Foot & Ankle Fellowship, St Michaels Hospital, Toronto 1999.
  • Adult Reconstruction & Joint Replacement Fellowship, University Hospital, London, ON 1999.
  • Orthopaedic Specialist Northshore Hospital 1999 - 2004.
  • Orthopaedic Specialist Auckland City Hospital 1999 -current. Private Practice 1999-current.
  • Adult Reconstruction & Joint Replacement Fellowship, Mt Sinai Hospital, Toronto 1998.


Current Memberships of Professional/Other Bodies
  • Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons
  • New Zealand Orthopaedic Association (NZOA)
  • New Zealand Foot and Ankle Society New Zealand