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

43 York St Timaru 7910 New Zealand
Page last updated on 3 August 2020