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Deon Engela

Dr Deon Engela Orthopaedic SurgeonDr Engela is presently in private practice at Constantiaberg Medi-Clinic as an Orthopedic Surgeon.  His special interests are Hip, Knee and Hand surgery.

Dr Engela received his MBChB qualifications from Pretoria University in 1985.  He did Specialist training at University of Cape Town whereafter he qualified as an Orthopedic Surgeon, in 1993.  He was awarded the Eidelstein Medal by the College of Surgeons of South Africa for best Orthopaedic candidate (FCS (SA) ORTH) in South Africa in 1993.

Dr Engela did a Hip and Knee replacement fellowship in the United Kingdom for one year (1993) after qualification.  He was appointed as an Orthopaedic Consultant in the Joint Replacement Unit (1994) in Belfast, Northern Ireland, where he practiced as a consultant doing mainly Hip and Knee Replacement surgery and research.  He returned to South Africa in 1995.

He was a part time consultant at the Princess Alice Arthritis Unit from 1995 until 2002 and the Hand Clinic at Groote Schuur Hospital from 1995 to 1999.  He served on the South African Orthopaedic Association Executive Committee from 2005 – 2007.

He is a founder member of both the Constantia Joint Replacement Unit and the Constantia Hand Clinic.

Recent Conferences Attended :

International Society of Arthroscopy, Knee Surgery and Orthopaedic Sports Medicine congress (ISAKOS) – Shanghai, China, 2017.

South African Arthroplasty Society Congress – Cape Town, April 2017

Combined Orthopaedic Associations Congress ( COMOC ) in Cape Town, South Africa, 2016, April 2016. Attendance and participation in Revision Knee Replacement Workshop.

International Society of Arthroscopy, Knee Surgery and Orthopaedic Sports Medicine congress (ISAKOS) – Lyon, France, June 2015

Second International, South African Society for Hip Arthroscopy meeting – Cape Town, May 2015

South African Arthroplasty Society Congress – KZN, April 2015

European Hip Society Congress – Stockholm, Sweden, October 2014

In October 2014, Dr Engela contributed to and attended the European Hip Society Meeting in Stockholm, Sweden.

The meeting reviewed and discussed current trends in Hip Revision and Hip Replacement procedures.

Dr Engela attended the EFFORT meeting in June 2011, Copenhagen ,Denmark where the European surgeons present their perspective on what is good and what is not. This is an interesting meeting that deals with most aspects of Orthopaedics. A very well organized meeting with many interesting topics.

Dr Engela attended the ISAKOS meeting in Brazil, May 2011. The latest research in biological management of joint muscle and tendon injuries were discussed at a special symposium. The rest of the meeting was very informative with aspects of arthroscopic hip and knee surgery dis cussed and demonstrated.

Dr Engela demonstrated the latest techniques in Total Hip Replacement utilizing cementless implants to visiting surgeons from Austria at Constantiaberg Mediclinic on Monday 16 November 2009.

On Saturday 28 November 2009 Dr Engela lectured at Vincent Pallotti Hospital on Chronic Wrist pain at a Hand Therapist Symposium.

In April 2009 Dr Engela attended the ISAKOS 2009 in Osaka, Japan