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Hip Hip Hooray! Orthopaedic Surgeon Mr Michael Flint joins Ormiston.

Ormiston’s comprehensive Orthopaedic service has stepped up another notch with the addition of experienced Orthopaedic Surgeon Mr Michael Flint.

Mr Flint has been working as an Orthopaedic surgeon for 17 years following fellowship to the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons in 2002. Mr Flint has been a Mr Michael Flint Orthopaedic Surgeonconsultant at Middlemore Hospital since 2005 and until recently was the Head of the Middlemore Sarcoma Unit and on the Ministry of Health Tumour Stream Steering Group. His consultation practice has now extended to the East of Auckland through Ormiston Specialist Centre.

As an orthopaedic expert Mr Flint specialises in primary and revision hip and knee joint replacement, sports injuries of the knee and shoulder and musculoskeletal tumour surgery.

Mr Flint is an experienced and skilled surgeon and one of the few proponents in New Zealand of Direct Anterior Hip Replacement Surgery, a minimally invasive muscle sparing technique leading to faster rehabilitation, with less pain and a lower risk of dislocation than standard hip replacement techniques.

He also has vast experience in computer-navigated knee joint replacement, a procedure that enables more accurate alignment of total knee implants.

For patients who have issues with their joint replacements Mr Flint also is skilled in the assessment of and revision surgery for problematic hip and knee joint implants.

He has also stayed current with the latest arthroscopic techniques for dealing with sports knee injuries, rotator cuff and sports shoulder injuries.

He is able to offer services in the following:

  • Direct Anterior Hip Joint Replacement
  • Computer Assisted Knee Joint Replacement
  • Revision Joint Replacement
  • Musculoskeletal Tumour Surgery
  • Sports Knee Injuries
  • Rotator Cuff and Sports Shoulder Surgery

For specialist care closer to home, book in with Mr Michael Flint at Ormiston Specialist Centre or ask your GP for a referral.

Don’t forget we are having an Open Day Saturday 28 March 2020, from 10am – 3pm. This is your chance to explore our Hospital, Theatre and Wards. As well as an opportunity to meet with our wonderful staff. There will be surgeons on site and you can join a tour of the Ormiston Specialist Centre.

View a Theatre up close – our 3D operating Theatre will be open for viewing. This is one of the Theatres used for Orthopaedic surgery and where Mr Michael Flint performs a lot of his operations. It is a modern and well utilised Theatre that demonstrates how far medical technology has come.

We look forward to seeing you.