Stuart A McCowan
Hip, Knee & Foot Surgeon
I am an Orthopaedic Surgeon with over 20 years experience in private and public hospital practice.
Having completed the New Zealand Orthopaedic Training Programme and two years of subspecialty training in Canada, I initially practiced general Orthopaedics but for the last 15 years have confined my practice to surgery of the lower limb.
I also have a commitment to the public hospital system with a consultant appointment at Auckland City Hospital, where I am involved with the management of trauma, particularly pelvic and acetabular injuries, and also elective surgery of the lower limb.
I remain closely involved with training of Orthopaedic surgeons, having been on the New Zealand Orthopaedic Education Committee which is responsible for the selection and training of Orthopaedic Surgeons in New Zealand.
I have also been an examiner in Orthopaedics for the Australasian College of Surgeons Fellowship Examination.
Reconstructive surgery for arthritis of the hip
- Primary hip replacement
- Revision hip replacement
Reconstructive surgery for arthritis of the knee
- Primary knee replacement
- Revision knee replacement
- Osteotomy in younger patients.
Other knee surgery
- Meniscal Surgery
- Knee ligament reconstruction
- Patella stabilisation surgery.
Foot and ankle surgery for
- Hallux rigidus
- Ingrowing toenails
- Lesser toe deformities
- Interdigital neuromata
- Mid and hindfoot deformity and arthritis
- Ankle arthritis
- Tibialis posterior and peroneal tendon dysfunction
- Ankle instability
- Ankle impingement
- Talar dome fractures
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 cannot be addressed by surgery and these websites also cover many of the conditions where surgery is generally not appropriate or is a last resort.
- Arthritis of the knee
- Total knee replacement
- Exercises after Total knee replacement
- Meniscal tears
- Anterior cruciate ligament injuries