Michael M Hanlon
Knee & Tumour Surgeon
I am a New Zealand trained orthopaedic surgeon, qualifying in 1994. I then spent two years overseas in subspecialty fellowship training in the areas of knee surgery and musculoskeletal oncology. This training was carried out in both the United States and Australia.
I have had a public hospital appointment at Auckland City Hospital and the Auckland Starship Children's Hospital since 1997 and have been in private practice since 1998.
I have confined my area of orthopaedic practice to the areas of subspecialty training and thus would consider myself a subspecialist knee surgeon and one of four surgeons in the country who perform musculoskeletal oncology reconstructive surgery.
I have an established practice and experience in all aspects of knee surgery. My interest in musculoskeletal oncology has provided a vast experience in complex reconstruction surgery around the knee and limb salvage techniques.
Sports related knee injury and associated surgery
- Arthroscopic meniscal surgery
- Arthroscopic cartilage surgery
- Ligament reconstructive surgery
Surgical management of degenerative disorders of the knee
- Re-alignment osteotomy surgery
- Partial knee replacement
- Primary total knee replacement
- Complex knee revision surgery encompassing major bone loss and deformity surgery
Surgical management of musculoskeletal tumours
- Benign and malignant bone tumours
- Benign and malignant soft tissue tumours
Procedures and Treatments
You should become as well informed about your problem as you can.
You will find many differing opinions on the multiple sites on the internet so if you are getting what seems like conflicting advice please say so and ask questions so you can be involved and share responsibility in the management of your condition.
I encourage you to look on the internet and have attached some links which may be useful.
Many musculo-skeletal conditions can not be addressed by surgery and these websites also cover many of the conditions where surgery is generally not appropriate or is a last resort.
Surgical Treatment of the Knee
Realignment Surgery of the Knee ( Osteotomy )
Partial Knee Replacement
Total Knee Joint Replacement
- Total Knee Replacement
- Knee Replacement Implants
- Total Knee Replacement Exercise Guide
- Activities After Knee replacement
Revision Knee Replacement Surgery
Surgical Treatment of Sports Related Knee Injuries
Meniscal (Cartilage) Injuries and Arthroscopy
Ligament Injuries of the Knee
- Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injuries
- ACL Injury Does it require surgery?
- Posterior Cruciate Ligament Injuries
- Collateral Ligament Injuries
- Combined Ligament Injuries
- Quadriceps Tendon Tear
- Patella Tendon Tear
Articular Cartilage Injuries / Damage
Patellofemoral (knee cap) Disorders
- Runners Knee (Patellofemoral Pain)
- Adolescent Anterior Knee Pain
- Patellofemoral Arthritis (Patella Replacement)
Other Knee Injuries / Conditions
- Common Knee Injuries
- Distal Femur (thigh bone) Fractures of the Knee
- Knee Fractures of the Proximal Tibia
- Tibia (shinbone) Shaft fractures
- Stress Fractures
- Growth Plate Fractures
- Shin Splints
- Hamstring Injuries
- Knee Tendon Bursitis
- Pigmented Villonodular Synovitis
- Deep Vein Thrombosis
- Compartment Syndrome
Musculoskeletal Tumour Problems
Bone Tumours (Overview)
Benign Bone Tumours
- Fibrous Dysplasia
- Osteoid Osteoma
- Nonossifying Fibroma
- Synovial Chondromatosis
- Unicameral (Simple) Bone Cyst