About Mr Mark Cvitanich
Mark is an Orthopaedic Surgeon who has been practicing in Timaru, South Canterbury, New Zealand since 2006. He practices at Aorangi Surgical Group and operates at Bidwill Trust Hospital. He is also employed by the South Canterbury District Health Board at Timaru Hospital.
Mark initially trained and specialized in Orthopaedic Surgery in South Africa. He then worked as a fellow under expert hip and knee surgeons in the UK’s leading joint replacement units in Norwich and Bristol. Here he super-specialized in Hip and Knee replacements and complex Knee ligament surgery before coming to New Zealand.
He covers most aspects of Orthopaedic practice including Hip, Knee, Shoulder, Elbow, Hand, Foot and Ankle surgery. He has a special interest in Sports Orthopaedics and competes himself in numerous multisports events like the Coast to Coast, Charity Bike ride and Round Taupo cycle race.
Mark is continually striving to improve patient care and surgical techniques for his patients. He is actively involved in research in the department and has published papers in medical journals.
He is actively involved in the South Canterbury community, coaching rugby and hockey at local and representative level.
Areas of Special Interest
- Hip and Knee Joint Replacement Surgery (Primary & Revisions)
- Unicompartmental Knee Replacement, Patellofemoral Joint Replacement
- Knee Surgery including ACL/PCL/Meniscal Surgery
- Shoulder Replacements - Anatomical and Reverse
- Shoulder Surgery - Arthroscopic & open, including Cuff repairs/Stabilisation procedures/Labral repair
- Ankle Surgery - Arthroscopic including Cartilage Debridement/Cartilage Grafts/Ankle Ligament Reconstruction
- Osteoarthritis of Hip and Knee.
- Orthopaedics Sports Injuries
- Hand & Foot injuries
- Carpal Tunnel Decompressions/Dupuytrens Contracture Release
Hospitals practising at: Timaru Public Hospital, Bidwill Trust Hospital
Carpal tunnel release, Primary total hip joint replacement, Primary total knee joint replacement
MBChB(UCT) - 1994, DA(SA) - 1996, FC Orth(SA)-2004, 2005 - Fellowship in Hip & Knee Replacement Surgery, Norfolk and Norwich Hospital, UK 2005 - Adult Joint Reconstruction Fellowship, Bristol Orthopaedic Division, UK, Fellow of the New Zealand Orthopaedic Association
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