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.

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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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Subacute Osteitis

Subacute osteitis is a rare condition, which may occur around the hip in young children. This usually results after a bone infection has been partially treated with antibiotics, which were discontinued too early. The diagnosis may not have been made in this case is often when antibiotics were prescribed empirically for a child which was Read on … !

Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis

Juvenile idiopathic arthritis consists of a spectrum of inflammatory arthropathys which affects children (girls in the early teenage years more often than boys). The patients present with synovitis of various joints (usually a polyarthropathy (more than one joint involved), although initial presentation may be in the form of a monoarthropathy). The wrist-, knee-, and ankle Read on … !

Foot and Ankle Trauma

Foot and ankle injuries are common injuries in patients of all ages. Unfortunately, as with wrist fractures, ankle fractures are often treated without the input of an orthopaedic surgeon. This inevitably leads to suboptimal results. The reasons for this are many, some of the commoner issues are the lack of proper immobilization, insufficient X-ray surveillance Read on … !

Bursitis

Bursitis is an inflammation of the fluid-full space, which is present around many of the bony prominence is in the body, such as for example the elbow or the kneecap. While bursitis may develop due to systemic inflammatory conditions and/or infective agents, by far the most common cause is repetitive trauma, hence the colloquial names Read on … !

Tendonitis

Muscles are connected to bones via tendons and these structures are often placed under tremendous strain during physical activity, especially during sporting activities. Some of these structures, such as the tendons of the rotator cuff in the shoulder run over bony ridges or through bony canals, which may cause friction or impingement, leading to recurrent Read on … !

Lower leg fractures

Lower leg fractures, or, Tibia fractures are common injuries and are often complicated with open fracture sites (the fracture site is exposed through the traumatic wound), due to the thin skin covering of this bone. Open fractures require specific emergency management with wound debridement and intravenous antibiotics. Open fractures carry an increased risk of delayed Read on … !