Make a referral

To refer your patient, please use any of the methods below. Dr. Boyle would greatly appreciate you arranging for the appropriate initial investigations (x-rays and/or ultrasound) to be completed before your patient's first appointment. Please note the specific x-ray views that will significantly facilitate Dr. Boyle's assessment of your patient.

Phone: 09 281 6733

Fax: 09 479 3805

Healthlink EDI: drmboyle      

Email: Office@matthewboyle.co.nz

 

Initial Investigations

Knee conditions (All Patients):

  • Weight-bearing AP x-ray
  • Rosenberg (45 degree weight-bearing PA x-ray)
  • Lateral x-ray
  • Merchant x-ray 

Shoulder conditions:

  • All patients:
    • Glenohumeral AP x-ray
    • Scapular lateral x-ray
    • Axillary lateral x-ray
  • Suspected impingement, rotator cuff or unexplained pain:
    • Please include an ultrasound of the shoulder in addition to the above x-rays
  • Patients over 30 years old with a shoulder dislocation:
    • Please also include an ultrasound of the shoulder in addition to the above x-rays (to assess for associated rotator cuff injury)

Hip conditions (All Patients):

  • Standing AP pelvis x-ray
    • Please specify on the request to avoid the use of a gonad shield
  • Bilateral standing false-profile x-ray
  • Bilateral 45 degree Dunn lateral x-ray