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Welcome to Midland Orthopaedics & Spine

We offer contemporary orthopaedic and spinal care tailored for the individual.

We utilise the most up-to-date, evidence-based medicine to ensure our patients are offered the best possible solutions, both surgical and non-surgical. We are all sub specialists in our respective fields which means we only focus on your particular problem.

Meet our Surgeons

We provide care to patients within the Midland Region and beyond.

Joe Baker

Spine Surgeon:
I completed medical school at the University of Otago (1996-2003) before training in Orthopaedic Surgery in the Republic of Ireland. I have sub specialised in Spine Surgery, completing fellowships at NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases and Auckland City Hospital (2015-2016).

Steve McChesney

Orthopaedic Surgeon:
I was born in Pukekohe, grew up in Papakura, and first moved to the Waikato in late 1997 as a Trainee Intern. After finishing my undergraduate medical degree at the University of Auckland in 1998 I developed an interest in orthopaedic surgery and completed the New Zealand Orthopaedic Association training scheme in 2007.

Carl Jones

Upper Limb Surgeon:
I was born and raised in Johannesburg, South Africa and completed my undergraduate training at the University of the Witwatersrand (2002) before moving to South West London to continue with my orthopaedic training. I gained my Certificate of Completion of Training with the Royal College of Surgeons (UK) in 2015. 

Practice Management Team

Our friendly practice management team have a wealth of experience in medical practices both in Hamilton and further afield. Fiona and Carlien understand that seeking specialist advice regarding a medical condition or preparing for surgery can be a stressful life event, and they are dedicated to ensuring this process at Midland Orthopaedics and Spine is as smooth and relaxed as possible.  The team are happy to be your first point of contact for any non-clinical queries including scheduling appointments, clarifying arrangements for upcoming surgery, and billing enquiries. They are readily available during business hours and can be contacted via phone or email.

Referrals accepted from a healthcare professional including GP, specialist or physiotherapist.

Fiona Fynn

Midland Orthopaedic & Spine

Carlien Wessels

Midland Orthopaedic & Spine

Clinical Nurse Specialist

Karen is a vastly experienced registered nurse who has developed a special interest in orthopaedic care. For over a decade she has worked closely with orthopaedic surgeons in the operating theatre and in their rooms. Depending on the nature of your condition, Karen may be an integral part of your care plan in the operating theatre or at the rooms.

Karen Reid

Midland Orthopaedic & Spine

Our Location
Come and see us at 20 Hammond Street, near the Waikato Hospital in Hamilton and we have plenty off street parking.



  • New Zealand Orthopaedic Association
  • New Zealand Orthopaedic Spine Society
  • AO Spine
  • Scoliosis Research Society
  • Asia Pacific Spine Society 


  • New Zealand Orthopaedic Association
  • New Zealand Knee and Sports Surgery Society
  • New Zealand Hip Society
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • AO Trauma
  • Royal Australasian College of Surgeons


  • New Zealand Orthopaedic Association 
  • New Zealand Shoulder and Elbow Society 
  • Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons UK

Need to make an appointment for Orthopaedic Care?

We accept referrals from GP's, Physios and other Healthcare Professionals