Richard Peterson Richard Peterson
Orthopaedic Surgeon
phone: 03 539 0988
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Richard is a lower limb Orthopaedic Surgeon. He practices publicly at Nelson Hospital and privately at both The Collingwood Centre and Manuka Street Hospital. Richard is a specialist in hip and knee joint replacement surgery covering all aspects of joint reconstruction including primary through to complex revision surgery. He also undertakes sports knee surgery and foot and ankle surgery.

Richards subspecialty areas

  • Hip and Knee Reconstruction
  • Hip and Knee Joint Replacement
  • Revision (redo) Hip and Knee Replacement
  • Sports Knee Surgery
  • Foot and Ankle Sports, Deformity and Arthritic Surgery
  • Lower Limb Trauma Surgery

Fellowship training/Positions

  • FRACS (ortho) 2006
  • Fellow Lower Limb Reconstruction and Oncology University of British Columbia , Vancouver, Canada – 2007
  • Fellow Sports Surgery, Adidas Unisports, Auckland 2008
  • Fellow Foot and Ankle Surgery Middlemore and Mercy Hospital, Auckland 2009
  • Consultant Specialist Nelson Hospital 2009 – present


  • Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons
  • Member of the New Zealand Orthopaedic Association
  • Member of the NZ Hip Society
  • Member of the NZ Sports and Knee Surgery Society
  • Member of the NZ Foot and Ankle Society
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