Our Practice

Our practice is in surgery of the lower limb: the hip, knee, foot, and ankle.

We strive to offer a friendly, flexible, and easily accessible service to provide exceptional care for our patients.


Joe Brownlee, Orthopaedic Surgeon

Qualified in medicine (MB ChB) from Otago University in 1981. Joe also has a BSc. degree in physiology from Otago University.

Joe's orthopaedic surgical training was in New Zealand and Edinburgh. Joe has been in private orthopaedic practice in Auckland from 1991 and has specialised in surgery of the lower limb since 1995.

Our practice specialises in surgery of the lower limb: hip, knee, foot and ankle. Joe's particular interests are in:

  • Ceramic-on-ceramic hip joint replacement
  • Arthroscopic knee and ankle surgery
  • Arthroscopic anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction
  • Achilles tendon problems
  • Full (total) and partial (unicompartmental) knee replacement
  • Patellofemoral (kneecap) disorders
  • Patellofemoral joint replacement

Joe consults at centres in Remuera, Henderson, Westgate and Three Kings and operates at the Auckland Surgical Centre (St. Mark's Road, Remuera) and the Ascot Hospital (Greenlane).


Rachel Hughley, Practice Manager

Rachel is Joe's P.A. and the practice manager. She comes from Berkshire, England, and has over 15 years of experience in orthopaedic surgical practices. 

Rachel has also had previous private medical practice experience in London.