Who we are

The UniSports Orthopaedics team are leaders in their field
and have undertaken extensive postgraduate training
at international centres of excellence

We are focused on the management and treatment of sports and musculoskeletal injuries. UniSports Orthopaedics is based at UniSports Sports Medicine along with Axis Sports Medicine Specialists and UniSportsmed Physiotherapy.

As well as our general patient care, we currently provide orthopaedic support for leading sports teams including the All Blacks, Team NZ, New Zealand Warriors, Auckland Blues, NZ Breakers and High Performance Sport NZ.

Working alongside our consultant surgeons is a team of experienced nurses as well as recently-qualified international orthopaedic surgeons furthering their education in sports medicine.


Mr Stewart Walsh


p: (09) 521 9817

e: SW@unisportsortho.co.nz

Stewart is a founding partner at UniSports Orthopaedics. He has a keen interest in sports and is an orthopaedic specialist with over 20 years of experience in dealing with all soft tissue and joint injuries of the shoulder, elbow, knee, ankle and foot.

In 1996, Stewart was awarded the prestigious ESSKA Travelling Sports Fellowship to Europe.

Since 1998 Stewart has headed the Orthopaedic Fellowship in Sports Medicine, which is an incredibly sought-after six-month fellowship available to surgeons both in New Zealand and from around the world.

Stewart has served on the Board of Drug-Free Sport New Zealand and in 2008 was the first orthopaedic surgeon to travel as part of the New Zealand Olympic team.

In addition to his practice at UniSports Orthopaedics, Stewart works at Starship Children’s Hospital as an expert in paediatric orthopaedics.

Mr Bruce Twaddle


p: (09) 521 9814

e: BT@unisportsortho.co.nz

Bruce joined UniSports Orthopaedics as a partner in 1996. He is an orthopaedic surgeon with subspecialty training in sports surgery and is experienced with all soft tissue and joint injuries of the knee, shoulder, elbow and ankle.

Bruce is currently the head of orthopaedic trauma at Auckland City Hospital and previously held the prestigious position of Professor of Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine at the University of Washington in the United States.

Bruce was elected to the Council of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons and was in charge of AO Trauma education development for the Asia-Pacific Region for six years. He has also served as the president of the Auckland branch of Sports Medicine New Zealand and on the Sports Medicine Committee of ISAKOS, the largest international orthopaedic sports medicine organisation.

The author of many orthopaedic and sports medicine chapters, Bruce’s ongoing research interests include the treatment of knee ligament, ankle and Achilles tendon injuries.

Mr Michael Rosenfeldt


p: (09) 521 9857

e: MR@unisportsortho.co.nz

Michael has a keen interest in sports and a great deal of experience in the care of athletes at all levels, both in New Zealand and overseas.

With over 10 years’ experience in sports medicine, Michael specialises in knee and shoulder injuries and takes a particular interest in shoulder instability and anterior cruciate ligament and multi-ligament injuries of the knee.

In 2014, Michael was awarded the Asia-Pacific Knee, Arthroscopy and Sports Medicine Society Travelling Fellowship to the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine.

In 2018, Michael was chosen as the New Zealand representative for the prestigious ABC Travelling Fellowship to North America.

As well as a being a partner at UniSports Orthopaedics and Eastwood Orthopaedics, Michael is a consultant at Counties Manukau DHB.

Mr Jeremy Stanley


p: (09) 521 9848

e: JS@unisportsortho.co.nz

Jeremy is a sports knee injury surgeon with a special interest in Anterior Cruciate Ligament ( ACL ) injuries.

He has a unique insight into the understanding of sports injuries having played rugby for the All Blacks, Auckland Blues and Otago Highlanders. He has also played softball for the New Zealand Black Sox and captained the Samoan softball team.

Jeremy himself has had two ACL surgeries during his rugby career. This experience has helped give him a more holistic approach to knee injuries with an emphasis on the importance of rehabilitation and reinjury prevention.

As well as being a partner at UniSports Orthopaedics, Jeremy has previously been a consultant at Starship Children’s Hospital, specialising in paediatric sports injuries.

Mr Matt Debenham


p: (09) 521 9856

e: MD@unisportsortho.co.nz

Matt is a specialist in lower limb disorders and treats conditions of the hip, knee, foot and ankle. He has a special interest in the management of foot and ankle conditions and is also a consultant orthopaedic surgeon at Middlemore Hospital.

Matt is currently furthering his research into patient-reported outcome measures. These are a way to more objectively quantify a patient’s difficulties and follow their progress over time and with treatment. Matt also maintains an interest in contemporary joint replacement implants, their designs and failure mechanisms.

Mr Paul Monk


p: (09) 521 9853

e: PM@unisportsortho.co.nz

Paul is an associate professor at the University of Auckland and a consultant orthopaedic surgeon at Auckland City Hospital. He specialises in general sports orthopaedics and takes a particular interest in all hip and knee conditions, covering the full spectrum from trauma, arthroscopic surgery and joint replacement.

Paul has an international reputation for his clinical research in orthopaedics and is currently leading a team of clinical scientists undertaking biomechanical and clinical studies related to knee, hip and shoulder patients following surgery.

Paul holds the rank of major in the British Army Parachute Regiment and has previously been deployed to Helmand province as a combat trauma surgeon during the Afghanistan conflict.


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p: (09) 521 9856

e: md@unisportsortho.co.nz

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