About Us as the Cape Town Sports and Orthopaedic Clinic
Ours is an established but growing practice that brings in young associates as we aim to provide modern evidence based orthopaedic care, while maintaining an old fashioned personalized and hands on approach to our patients. The Tree of Andry became the symbol of Orthopaedics, stemming from the specialty’s humble beginnings of support and care for crippled children. We aim to apply the same ethos in the management of our patients.
We are not a partnership, but rather a group of associates, each with a special interest in various aspects of specialist orthopaedic surgery.
The practice is mainly based at Chris Barnard Memorial Hospital in the heart of Cape Town. This hospital is part of the Netcare group.
Our practice is also associated with the Clinical Sports Medicine Group based at the Sports Science Institute adjacent to the Newlands rugby stadium in Newlands Cape Town. They have a satellite practice with us at Chris Barnard. Many injuries do not necessarily need surgery and they provide a valuable service in this regard.
Our practice maintains a strong academic attachment, not only through the Sports Science Institute but also with the University of Cape Town Orthopaedic Department based at Groote Schuur Hospital in Observatory Cape Town. Many of us teach and lecture on orthopaedic surgery, so doing passing on our knowledge and experience.
Additionally we have dedicated Occupational therapy lead by Trish Griffiths who oversees the Hand Rehabilitation Unit.
We thus practice strictly clinically evidence based orthopaedic surgery providing our patients with realistic expectations based on optimal care and proven outcomes data. Any unproven treatment options e.g. robotic surgery or stem cell therapy may be offered but with the understanding that current evidence shows no improved long term outcome. We are not Facebook, Google or social media surgeons.
We welcome you to contact us for any first consult or second opinion.