STRIDE Orthopaedics offers general orthopaedic services with a focussed interest in Paediatrics (children) orthopaedics, hip preservation, and joint replacement surgery.

STRIDE Orthopaedics offers AMIS Direct Anterior Hip Replacement

Dr Ramez Ailabouni is the only Surgeon in New Zealand's South Island who offers AMIS DAA Hip Replacements. 

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Hip & Knee Replacements

During a joint replacement operation (also called arthroplasty) some, or all, of a damaged or diseased joint is replaced with an artificial one. It is usually done when a joint has become very painful, is impacting a patient’s sleep, causing disability, and can no longer be managed with non-surgical treatments. 

​Hip Replacement: The hip is a ball and socket joint lined by cartilage. With advancing age or injury, the cartilage may wear, exposing the underlying bone and causing pain and stiffness. A hip replacement involves removal of the affected joint and insertion of an artificial joint replacement. The components are either fixed in place biologically or with special bone cement.  Ramez performs cemented and uncemented hip replacements through either a Direct Anterior (AMIS) or Posterior approach.

Knee Replacement: The knee is a complex hinge joint that allows the knee to bend, straighten and slightly rotate. The knee is made up of three compartments. Two compartments exist between the thigh bone (femur) and the shin bone (tibia).  The other compartment is between the knee cap (patella) and the thigh bone. Despite being the largest joint in the human body, the extreme forces put through the knee make it at risk of injury and degeneration.  It can be performed as a total knee replacement, where all compartments are replaced or a partial knee replacement where only the worn compartment is replaced.   Ramez performs both partial and total knee replacements and uses a computer navigated approach.


Paediatric (Children) Services

The name "orthopaedic" was derived from the Greek word Orthopedie which is translated to mean "the art of correcting and preventing deformities in children". Ramez performs all kinds of paediatric orthopaedic surgeries, and has a special focus on the hip. He has a particular interest in developmental hip dysplasia, Perthes disease, and SUFE/SCFE (Slipped Upper Femoral Epiphysis).


General Orthopaedics

Joint Arthroscopy: Torn cartilage or ligaments within a joint can cause pain, instability or a catching/locking feeling. Arthroscopy (also known as ‘key hole surgery’) is used to repair or remove torn fragments and to reconstruct the hip, knee and shoulder joint. 


Nerve Decompression Surgery: Nerves in the arms or legs can be trapped and squeezed at anatomical choke points such as the elbow or wrist. Nerve decompression surgery, such as carpal tunnel decompression or cubital tunnel decompression alleviate the pain, tingling and weakness caused by the nerve compression.

Tendon or Ligament Repair or Reconstruction​: The tendons link a muscle to the bone. Ligaments link bone to bone. These can tear or rupture resulting in pain and weakness. They can be repaired surgically when the tendon is still viable or reconstructed when it needs to be supplemented with additional strength.

Removal of Metalware: Often metal is used to hold a bone stable while it heals. However, once the bone has healed the metal itself can cause pain or irritation. Metalware removal is indicated for some specific conditions or for patients who feel their metal is prominent or causing them pain or discomfort.