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About Us

Northern Rivers Orthopaedics was established in February 2013 by Dr Shane Prodger, Orthopaedic Surgeon. The practice is located in the Northern New South Wales town of Lismore and services the surrounding areas south to Yamba / Maclean, west to Tenterfield and north to Brunswick Heads / Mullumbimby. Dr Shane Prodger also consults fortnightly in Ballina.  Dr Shane Prodger specialises in surgery of the upper limb particularly shoulder and hand, the lower limb particularly hip and knee, sports and acute orthopaedic conditions.  Special interests of the practice include:

  • Total Joint Replacement Surgery of the hip and knee.
  • Arthroscopic surgery of the knee including ACL reconstruction.
  • Shoulder conditions requiring surgery including rotator cuff tears and recurrent shoulder dislocations requiring stabilisation.

Mission Statement

At Northern Rivers Orthopaedics we aim to provide excellence in customer service to our patients, general practitioners, specialists, hospital and other medical and ancillary staff.

Our aim is to treat each patient with the utmost care and compassion when consulting regarding their orthopaedic condition.

We aim to provide the highest possible orthopaedic opinion and surgical care.  We do this by continually reviewing our practices and by participating in ongoing education and research.

Our aim is to provide an enjoyable working environment for our staff.   We highly value the contribution that each team member makes to the running of the practice and encourage them to use initiative to make changes to continually improve our practices and environment.


  • Excellence.
  • Integrity.
  • Compassion.