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MBChB, PGDipSurgAnat (Distinction), FRACS (Orthopaedic Surgery), FNZOA

Neal Singleton

I am a New Zealand trained orthopaedic surgeon. I studied medicine at the University of Auckland and completed post-graduate studies in surgical anatomy at Otago University. I completed my junior doctor years and the majority of my surgical training in the Bay of Plenty. After gaining my fellowship in orthopaedic surgery from the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons I undertook further subspecialty training in spinal surgery in Brisbane, Australia, working as a consultant spine surgeon at Princess Alexandra Hospital, Queensland's largest spinal referral centre.

I divide my time between Grace Private Hospital, Tauranga and Whakatane Public Hospitals and am involved in teaching and training junior doctors as well as academic research. I am a member of the New Zealand Orthopaedic Association and the New Zealand Orthopaedic Spine Society.

-Upper extremity necrotizing soft tissue infection: a complication of intravenous methamphetamine use. McLaughlin S, Jay S, Matthews J, Singleton N, Omundsen M. ANZ Journal of Surgery. 2020 December 15. DOI: 10.1111/ans.16504
-Differences in outcome after cruciate retaining and posterior stabilised total knee arthroplasty. Singleton N, Gormack N, Nicholas B, Stokes A. Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery 27(2) 1-8. DOI: 10.1177/2309499019848154.
-Polyethylene Liner Dissociation with the Depuy Pinnacle Cup: A Report of 6 Cases. Singleton N. Orthopaedic Research Online Journal 3(5). OPROJ.000573.2018. 2/8. DOI: 10.31031/OPROJ. 2018.03.000573
-A case report of a novel method for the treatment of large osteoarticular defects following shotgun injury to the knee. Singleton N, McChesney S. Orthopaedic Research Online Journal. 3(3). OPROJ.000564.2018. DOI: 10.31031/OPROJ.2018.03.000564
-Resolution of right hemidiaphragm paralysis following cervical foraminotomies. Singleton N, Bowman M, Bartle D. Case Reports in Orthopaedics. Volume 2018, Article ID 6195179. DOI: 10.1155/2018/6195179.
-The acromiohumeral centre edge angle: a new radiographic measurement and its association with rotator cuff pathology. Singleton N, Agius L, Andrews S. Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery. 2017 September – December;25(3) 1-9. DOI: 10.1177/2309499017727950.
-Does pre-operative mental health affect length of hospital stay and long term functional outcomes following arthroplasty surgery?  A registry based cohort study. Singleton N, Poutawera V. Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery. 2017 May – August;25(2) 1-9. DOI: 10.1177/2309499017718902.
-How important is restoration of articular congruity following tibial plateau fracture? Singleton N, Sahakian V, Muir D. Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma. 2017 March;31(3):158-163. DOI: 10.1097/BOT.0000000000000762.
-How effective is our current Orthopaedic Prioritisation Tool for scoring patients for arthroplasty surgery?  Singleton N, Agius L, Rao S. The New Zealand Medical Journal. 2016 September 23;129(1442):52-59.
-Are there differences between Maori and non-Maori patients undergoing primary total hip and knee arthroplasty surgery in New Zealand?  A registry-based cohort study.  Singleton N, Buddicom E, Vane A, Poutawera V.  The New Zealand Medical Journal. 2013 August 2;126(1379):23-30.
-Functional response to total hip arthroplasty in patients with hip dysplasia.  Boyle M, Singleton N, Frampton C, Muir D.  ANZ Journal of Surgery. 2013 July;83(7-8):554-8. DOI: 10.1111/j.1445-2197.2012.06198.


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