Our Surgeons


Clayton J H Brown


Shoulder, Elbow & Hand Surgeon

I am a New Zealand trained Orthopaedic Surgeon, qualifying in 1994. Following this I spent 2 years in the USA training as a subspecialist in the area of upper extremity surgery, including paediatric upper limb surgery. I trained with one of the world’s leading wrist arthroscopic surgeons as part of this training.

Since 1997, I have held a public hospital appointment at Auckland City Hospital, and commenced private practice in that same year.

I am a founding partner in a group private practice setting at Domain Orthopaedic alongside three other subspecialist orthopaedic surgeons covering hip, knee, foot and ankle and tumour surgery. All have public hospital appointments at Auckland City Hospital.

My area of orthopaedic practice is confined to the upper extremity, including hand, wrist, elbow and shoulder surgery.

I have a well-established practice and have extensive experience in all aspects of upper limb surgery.

Surgical Expertise

Hand and Wrist

  • All common and complex problems
  • Trigger fingers
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Dupuytren’s Contracture
  • De Quervain’s Tendonitis,
  • Arthritis of the hand/wrist/thumb CMC joint
  • Wrist ligament and TFCC injuries
  • Joint replacement of the fingers and wrist. 
  • Extensive experience in wrist arthroscopy and scaphoid surgery.


  • Extensive experience with lateral and medial ligament injuries
  • Elbow dislocation
  • Ulnar nerve surgery
  • Elbow contracture surgery
  • Degenerative/arthritic conditions of the elbow
  • Elbow joint replacement
  • Hemiarthroplasty


  • Arthroscopic and open instability surgery for recurrent dislocations
  • Rotator cuff repairs (arthroscopic-assisted and mini-open)
  • Arthroscopic SLAP repair/biceps surgery
  • Standard/reverse shoulder replacement surgery
  • Arthroscopic treatment of frozen shoulder.

Procedures and Treatment

You should become as well informed about your problem as you can.

You will find many differing opinions on the multiple sites on the internet so if you are getting what seems like conflicting advice please say so and ask questions so you can be involved and share responsibility in the management of your condition.

I encourage you to look on the Internet and have attached some links, which may be useful.

Many musculo-skeletal conditions cannot be addressed by surgery and these websites also cover many of the conditions where surgery is generally not appropriate or is a last resort.


Hand and Wrist