Rob is an Orthopaedic Surgeon with a speciality in shoulder arthroscopy and reconstruction, hip preservation and hip replacement. Rob has worked with members of the Melbourne Storm NRL team and England Football team, as well as being the doctor for both the Tasman Makos and Wellington Lions.

About

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Mr Rob Elliott is a graduate of Otago Medical School, a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (FRACS) and an active member of the New Zealand Orthopaedic Association, The New Zealand Shoulder and Elbow Society and the Hip Society of New Zealand. 

He has a subspecialty interest in shoulder arthroscopy and reconstruction, hip preservation and Direct Anterior Approach (DAA) hip replacement using an anterior minimally invasive surgery (AMIS) approach. He was the first surgeon to perform Direct Anterior hip replacement using AMIS in New Zealand and has now been recognised as the first reference centre for training other surgeons in this technique. He also treats knee and elbow sporting injuries and degenerative conditions and can perform ultrasound guided injections when necessary. 

After completing his medical degree he completed a Diploma in Sport and Exercise Medicine, through the Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh. Following this he returned to New Zealand to compete for a position on the New Zealand Orthopaedic Association's training program. He completed his FRACS in orthopaedic surgery in 2014. 

Mr Elliott completed two years of fellowship subspecialty training in:

  1. Computer-guided knee replacement and total hip replacement - North Shore Hospital, Auckland
  2. Shoulder arthroscopy and arthroplasty with Professor Alex Castagna - Humanitas Hospital, Milan, Italy
  3. Sports knee surgery with Andy Williams and Simon Ball - Fortius Clinic (FIFA accredited) and Chelsea Westminster Hospital, London, UK
  4. Shoulder and Elbow arthroscopy and arthroplasty with Ass Prof Simon Bell and Richard Dallalana - Melbourne Shoulder and Elbow centre and Park Clinic, Melbourne, Australia
  5. Hip arthroscopy and Direct Anterior Approach (DAA) hip replacement with Phong Tran - SOS Clinic and Western Health, Melbourne, Australia

Rob is married with three children. He played cricket and rugby while studying, and still enjoys tennis, social beach volleyball, running, mountain biking, surfing and skiing.

He maintains a public commitment at North Shore Hospital where he treats shoulder and elbow trauma and elective public patients, teaches and is involved with research. 

For further information please visit: www.robelliott.co.nz

Team Involvement and Achievements

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Previous:

  1. 2016: Orthopaedic Fellow to Richard Dallalana, shoulder surgeon to Melbourne Storm NRL team, Melbourne
  2. 2015: Orthopaedic Fellow to Andy Williams, Orthopaedic surgeon to England Football Team, Wembley Stadium
  3. 2013: Match day doctor Wellington lions, Westpac Trust Stadium
  4. 2012: Team doctor to the Tasman Makos professional rugby team
  5. 2005: Camp doctor at Grajagan surf camp (G-Land), Java, Indonesia