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What is the Orthopaedic Department?
This department deals with conditions of the musculoskeletal system (disorders of bones and joints of the limbs and spine). The specialty covers a range of different types of conditions starting with congenital (conditions which children are born with) through to degenerative (conditions relating to the wearing out of joints). The field of orthopaedics also covers trauma where bones are broken or injuries are sustained to limbs.

Other conditions that sit under the spectrum of orthopaedics are metabolic conditions, neurological and inflammatory conditions.


Orthopaedic Services Provided by Counties Manukau Health
Orthopaedic services provided are outpatient clinics and inpatient (ward) care.

Outpatient clinics see all general orthopaedic conditions and skeletal trauma for people in the Counties Manukau area. Paediatric surgery, rheumatoid surgery, muscle skeletal tumours and spinal disorders such as scoliosis and kyphosis are seen and treated for people in all regions.  The Orthopaedic Department works in close liaison with the Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, the Department of Rheumatology and with the Auckland Spinal Unit in Otara.

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