Mandela Day

What you need to know


What to expect, how to prepare, advice on your recovery and all you need to know about Medical Aid Schemes.

DID YOU KNOW ?

The practice performs total hip replacement procedures in private as well as in the state sector via our Joint Care Trust initiative.

This places the Cape Joint Surgery in a unique position, which enables us to effectively manage all comers with hip arthritis.

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Knee surgery

The Cape Joint Surgery surgeons are both super-specialist fellowship trained knee surgeons with extensive experience in the diagnosis of adult knee problems as well as knee problems in children. We perform both elective- as well as trauma-related knee surgery. This includes the management of meniscal injuries as well as knee ligament injuries such as anterior cruciate Read on … !

Sport injuries

Sports people come in all shapes, ages and sizes these days and we pride ourselves on the fact that we are able to manage all comers with sport injuries according to their specific requirements and according to international standard-of-care treatment guidelines, in order to bring them back to their previous level of competition as soon Read on … !

Joint Care Trust

The Joint Care Trust is a not-for-profit organisation which has been created by Dr Engela and Dr Martin.

 

Given the current state of health care in South Africa, it is obvious that there are significant discrepancies between private health-care and public health care. One of the major problems with public sector orthopaedic surgical management Read on … !

Injuries and Accidents

We specialise in treatment of trauma of the lower limb (including hip, knee and foot trauma) as well as trauma of the pelvis and upper limb (including hand, elbow and shoulder trauma).

Trauma orthopedics does not only involve treatment of broken bones (fractures) and the old comical image of the patient with all four limbs Read on … !

Hand Surgery

Both surgeons at the Cape Joint Surgery maintain a keen interest in hand surgery, a sub-speciality in orthopedics which overlaps with plastic surgery to some extent and requires meticulous technique and soft-tissue management. Dr Engela was involved with the Groote Schuur Hospital hand clinic for many years and was the driving force behind the establishment Read on … !

Elbow Injuries in Children

Elbow injuries in children are extremely complicated orthopaedic problems to deal with and the diagnosis requires extensive experience as well as insight into the x-ray findings at various stages of a child’s elbow growth. In children, the injured elbow is often too painful and swollen to examine and the diagnosis rests with special investigations. Fractures Read on … !

Thumb Arthritis

Thumb Arthritis or Arthritis of the base of the thumb (carpo-metacarpal arthritis or CMC OA) is the most common site in the hand to be affected and has a good outcome after surgery should conservative treatment with splinting and cortisone injections not be successful.

All other joints of the wrist and hand can be involved Read on … !

Tumours

Hip pain may be caused by tumours, which may be either benign or malignant.

Benign tumours such as osteochondromas may cause pain secondary to compression of- or erosion into adjacent soft tissue structures and/or mechanical impingement problems. Other benign tumours, such as osteoid osteomas may cause pain secondary to acute inflammation. Despite the tumour Read on … !