perry head Perry Turner
MBChB, FRACS (Ortho), DipSportsMed
Orthopaedic Surgeon
phone: 03 548 3455
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Perry Turner trained in New Zealand as an Orthopaedic Surgeon. Otago University for Medical School, then selected hospitals around New Zealand including Christchurch, Palmerston North, Taranaki, and Auckland (Middlemore, Starship, Auckland City and North Shore). He then performed a Sports Fellowship at Unisports in Auckland for 6 months doing Shoulder and Knee Surgery, before travelling overseas with his family for advanced international fellowship training, with 1 year at the Royal Adelaide Hospital in Australia performing Upper Limb Surgery, and 1 year at Vancouver General Hospital in Canada performing Spinal Surgery (including being the Olympic Doctor for the New Zealand Team at the 2010 Winter Olympics). Before returning to New Zealand he worked on The Great Barrier Reef in Cairns Base Hospital, Australia, for 2 years.

Perry's training has included 2 specialised areas:

Upper Limb Surgery - with all aspects of Shoulder, Elbow, Wrist and Hand surgery. Specialising  in sports and degenerative conditions involving arthroscopic and reconstructive techniques. This includes state of the art treatment for conditions such as rotator cuff tears, shoulder arthritis and joint replacement (anatomical and reverse shoulders), shoulder instability, ulna nerve compression, elbow trauma and arthritis, scaphoid and distal radius injuries, wrist disorders, carpal tunnel syndrome, Dupuytren's disease and trigger finger. 

Spinal Surgery - all aspects of Cervical, Lumbar and Thoracic surgical and non-surgical treatments. Minimally invasive, anterior and posterior procedures, decompressions, replacements and fusions. This includes the surgical treatment of conditions such as lumbar disc prolapse and sciatica (leg pain), cervical disc prolapse and radiculopathy (arm pain), cervical stenosis, lumbar stenosis and spondylolisthesis. Strong links continue with the Burwood Spinal Unit and the Auckland Supra-regional Spinal Unit.

Perry moved with his family to Nelson, New Zealand in 2012. The desire to bring up his family in "the most beautiful city in New Zealand" was a strong driving force. Mountains, Rivers and the Ocean so close and accessible for running, mountain biking and surf ski racing. A perfect place to bring up an outdoor family in a wonderfully vibrant and cultural city.

He brings with him excellent surgical specialist skills, and that, coupled with the ability to perform Hip and Knee replacements and specialist trauma surgery at the public hospital, means his skills are complimentary to the excellent group of surgeons we have in the Nelson region.

Currently he is an International Teacher of Trauma with the AO Trauma group. He is a member of the New Zealand Shoulder and Elbow Society, Hand Society and Spine Society. Participating in annual meetings for these both nationally and internationally.

Services are provided privately at Manuka Street Hospital and the Collingwood Centre, as well as publicly at Nelson Public Hospital.

For appointments please contact his Personal Assistant, Rachel Palmer.