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Department of Orthopaedic Surgery & Musculoskeletal Medicine

Our department is unique in New Zealand,surgical and medical components of musculoskeletal diseases and injuries are combined into one discipline utilising both Academic and Service personnel.

We organise and deliver fully comprehensive teaching of musculoskeletal disorders to Undergraduate and Postgraduate students.

Studying with us

Postgraduate Studies 

The Department offers a suite of qualifications in 

  • Musculoskeletal Medicine
  • Musculoskeletal Management
  • Pain and Pain Management

Check out all our postgraduate courses

Undergraduate Teaching Programme

The Orthopaedics and Advanced Surgery attachment rotation consists of:

  • Clinical Pharmacology
  • Opthomology
  • Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Otolaryngology
  • Pain
  • Radiology
  • Spinal Injuries
  • Urology

Our Research

We are currently researching:

  • Clinical outcomes
  • Cartilage regeneration
  • Tissue enginering
  • Joint registry
  • Joint arthroplasty
  • Rehabilitation
  • Bioengineering
  • Function of tetraplegic patients (in collaboration with the University of Canterbury, Engineering Department)

Support and Funding

Our work is supported by the Canterbury Orthopaedic and Bone Research Association (COBRA)