About Marc Hirner

Dr Hirner is a fellowship trained Orthopaedic surgeon. He specializes in musculoskeletal problems affecting the knee and shoulder.

Dr Hirner undertook his medical training at the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg South Africa. Following this Dr Hirner obtained a Master Degree in Sports Science from Sheffield University, United Kingdom and then completed his Orthopaedic training in South Africa.

After completing his Orthopaedic training he underwent sub specialist fellowship training in knee and shoulder reconstruction at the Orthopaedic and Arthritic Hospital in Toronto, Canada. During this time Dr Hirner gained experience treating elite athletes from the NBA Toronto Raptors in addition to managing complex degenerative knee and shoulder problems

Dr Hirner has been living and working in New Zealand since 2000 and currently works at the Northland DHB, Northland Orthopaedic Center and Kensington Private Hospital. He is currently involved in several research projects and takes an active role in training Orthopaedic registrars.

Fellowship

  • Royal Australasian College of Surgeons
  • New Zealand Orthopaedic Association
  • South African College of Surgeons

Professional  Membership

  • New Zealand Shoulder Society
  • New Zealand Knee Society
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • International Society of Arthrscopy, Knee Surgery & Orthopaedic Sports Medicine

Research

Thesis: The mathematical relationship of heart rate and blood lactate concentration to continuous increments in running speed

Scientific Publications / Presentations

1996

South African Sports Medicine Conference
Research Presentation - The mathematical relationship of heart rate and blood lactate concentration to continuousincrements in running speed

1997

South African Society of Surgery of the Hand Conference
Research Presentation - Scapholunate Instability : The short term results of dorsal capsulodesis (Blatt Procedure)

South African Orthopaedic Association Conference
Research Presentation - Scapholunate Instability: The short term results of dorsal capsulodesis (Blatt Procedure)

Research Presentation - Delayed open reduction of lateral condyle fractures of the humerus in children

Research Presentation - Complications of supracondylar fractures of the humerus in children (18 year results)

1997

South African Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery (Publication)
Non union of the odontoid process in a child following conservative treatment - A Case Report

2007

New Zealand Orthopaedic Association Annual Meeting
Poster - Utilisation of Trabecular metal cones in revision Knee Replacement

2010

COMOC meeting Glasgow
Research Presentation – Prospective randomized controlled trial comparing Patient specific (MRI) vs standard jig assisted total TKR

2011

New Zealand Shoulder Society Meeting
Presentation - Lesser Tuberosity Osteotomy in Total Shoulder Replacement

New Zealand / Australia Combined Knee Society Meeting
Research Presentation - Inter and Intra Observer variability in the CT scan assessment of femoral component rotation in Total Knee Replacement

Research Presentation – Prospective randomized controlled trial comparing Patient specific (MRI) vs standard jig assisted total TKR

2012

New Zealand Orthopaedic Association Annual Meeting

Research Presentation - Anatomical dissection of the ACL - Mathematical definition of the anatomical centre-point of ACL femoral footprint

Research Presentation - Variability in the placement of the femoral tunnel in anatomical ACL reconstruction

Research Presentation - Tibial Tuberosity to Trochlear Groove (TT-TG) distance variation in Extension vs Flexion

Poster - Inter and Intra Observer variability in the CT scan assessment of femoral component rotation in Total Knee Replacement

Research Presentation – Prospective randomized controlled trial comparing short term outcome in Lateral vs Posterior Approach in THR

Poster - Sub coracoid ganglion cyst in an adolescent

Poster - Management of Acute Osteomyelitis WDHB
10 year audit

2013

Publication – Subcoracoid ganglion cyst in an adolescent
British Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery
Vol 5, Issue 3, July 2013, Pages: 198-201

New Zealand Orthopaedic Association Annual Meeting

Research Presentation - Assessment of Quadriceps Function in Patellofemoral Tracking

Research Presentation – The Anterolateral Ligament (Knee) – MRI Study

Research Presentation – Infection in TJ , Northland Experience

2014

APOS – Japan
Instructional Lecture – Management of FFD in TKR

2016

COMOC – Cape Town South Africa
Research Presentation – The Anterolateral Ligament (Knee) – MRI Study

2017

NZOA CME – Queenstown
Comparison between conventional 2D CT scan and automated 3D measurements of glenoid version