Julian Ballance Julian Ballance
Orthopaedic Surgeon 
phone: 03 548 3455
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Julian is a lower limb Orthopaedic Surgeon who has been practicing in Nelson for 16 years both at Nelson Hospital and privately at the Orthopaedic Centre. He specialises in lower limb surgery with an emphasis on hip and knee replacements, revision arthroplasty and knee sports surgery. Julian also covers Orthopaedic Paediatrics for the top of the south island.

Special clinical interests:

  • Hip & Knee Replacements (arthroplasty)
  • Revision arthroplasty
  • Orthopaedic trauma surgery
  • Sports orthopaedic surgery
  • Paediatric orthopaedic surgery

Orthopaedic Training:

1992 – 1995: New Zealand Orthopaedic Training Programme

1996: Knee Surgery fellowship – Barry Tietjens

1996 – 1997: Paediatric Fellowship Shriners Hospital Portland, Oregon

1997 – 1998: Hip and Knee Reconstructive Surgery – Hugh Chandler – Harvard Medical School, Boston

1998: Hip and Knee Reconstructive Surgery – Greg Brick – Harvard Medical School Boston

1998 – 1999: Orthopaedic Consultant Auckland Hospital

Current Membership of professional/other bodies:

  • Fellow, Royal Australasian College of Surgeons
  • New Zealand Orthopaedic Association
  • Paediatric Orthopaedic Society of New Zealand
  • Knee & Sports Surgery Society of New Zealand
  • Hip Society of New Zealand
  • Member Education Committee New Zealand Orthopaedic Association