Frank Wurmitzer

Orthopaedic Surgeon

03 688 4447 Canterbury
Electronic Referral on Specialists & Referrals Service
Southern Cross Health Insurance Affiliated Provider for Consultations
nib Health Partner

About Frank Wurmitzer

Languages spoken: English, German
Hospitals practising at: Bidwill Trust Hospital Timaru, Timaru Public Hospital

Specialist Experience
Trauma & Orthopaedic Surgeon Davos & Luzern/Switzerland 2003-2007, Orthopaedic Fellow 2008-2009 Auckland, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon Hawkes Bay Hospital 2009-2011, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon Lower Hutt Hospital 2012, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon Wellington Regional Hospital 2013, CAA medical examiner grade 1 since 2014, CASA DAME since 2016

Current Positions
Specialist Orthopaedic Surgeon in Private Practice. Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon Timaru Public Hospital, CAA(NZ) & CASA (AUS) medical examiner grade 1.


Areas of Special Interest

  • General Orthopaedics
  • Hip/Knee/Shoulder Arthroplasty & Arthroscopy
  • Orthopaedic Trauma & Sport Injuries
  • Correction of Post-Traumatic Deformities
  • Hand & Foot Surgery
  • Aviation Medicine
  • Joint revision surgery

Description of Specialisation

  • Arthroplasty (Joint Replacement & Revision Surgery) of Hip, Knee & Shoulder
  • Trauma & Sport Injury (except spine)
  • Arthroscopy Knee
  • Shoulder
  • Elbow & Ankle
  • Orthopaedic Surgery Hand & Foot (Dupuytren, Bunions)

Southern Cross Affiliated Provider for
Carpal tunnel release, Primary total hip joint replacement, Primary total knee joint replacement


FRACS (ortho), Dr.med. (Germany), PGDipAvMed, CAA/CASA grade1 medical examiner

Specialist Training
Orthopaedic trauma specialist 2005 (Germany), Orthopaedic trauma fellowship 2006 in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Arthroplasty fellowship 2008-2009 Auckland, Orthopaedic trauma fellowship 2009 Auckland, Aviation Medicine 2012-2013


Contact Frank Wurmitzer

03 684 8455
Aorangi Surgical Group
43 York St

PO Box 100,
Timaru 7940

Te Mata Orthopaedics
57 Te Mata Rd
Havelock North

43 York St Timaru 7910 New Zealand
Page last updated on 21 March 2024