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Pelvic Injuries and Trauma

Pelvic injuries, fractures and traumas can be divided into fractures of the acetabulum, stable / unstable fractures of the pelvic ring  and avulsion fractures. Acetabular (hip joint cup) fractures in children and adults result from high velocity trauma such as hip dislocations or motor vehicle accidents. Low velocity trauma such as a…
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Radicular Pain

Radicular pain refers to referred pain from a nerve root entrapment in the back, this may be due to a herniated intervertebral disc as well as other mass lesions and/or forms of spinal instability. The pain is usually experienced over the buttock area with radiation into the lower leg and…
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Sport Injuries

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 as possible. As a general rule, sports…
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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 ligament…
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Hand Problems in Adults

Non-traumatic hand problems in adults are extremely numerous and both diagnosis and management are challenging. Some of the most common conditions are discussed below. Even these fairly straightforward problems are unfortunately prone to misdiagnosis and injudicious surgery. Ganglion Trigger Finger Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Ulnar Nerve Entrapment Arthritis of the thumb…
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Knee Problems in Adults

Knee problems in adults often arise when the knee joint undergoes a degenerative process due to repetitive wear and tear as the patient ages. Young adults usually injure one- or more of the stabilizing ligaments such as the ACL or the collateral ligaments during traumatic events such as rugby tackles or other twisting injuries at the…
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Hand Problems in Children

Children may be born with hand problems, defects or extra digits. These are best treated by super-specialized combined plastic surgical or orthopedic surgical congenital hand units such as the one at Red Cross Children’s Hospital. Trigger fingers is one type of hand problem that can occur in children and are usually…
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Knee Problems in Children

With knee problems in children, it is imperative that back-and hip problems are excluded as the cause of referred pain to the knee. Various hip problems commonly cause knee problems and pain in children. Septic arthritis/osteitis is a potentially devastating condition involving infection of the knee joint or the surrounding spongy bone.…
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Total Knee Replacement

Total knee replacement is indicated in patients with knee arthritis that has not responded sufficiently to conservative treatment with anti-inflammatories and analgesics. Knee replacements are usually performed in older people when stiffness and / or pain significantly affect activities of daily living. Total knee replacement is a well established operation with good longterm…
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Hand Clinic

The Constantia Hand Clinic was established more than 15 years ago. The hand clinic has been specifically set up in order to provide a comprehensive service to patients with acute and chronic hand conditions. This is done in conjunction with hand therapists. The Cape Joint Surgery continues to provide a…
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Knee Arthroscopy (Keyhole Surgery)

Knee Arthroscopy (Keyhole Surgery) entails placement of a camera through a keyhole incision and performing one of several procedures through keyhole surgery. The advantages of arthroscopic surgery are to a large degree due to the fact that it is the most minimally invasive type of knee surgery possible. The camera…
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Hip Pain in Adults

Hip pain in adults must be differentiated into pain of the various regions around the groin and upper thigh. While age at presentation is extremely important with hip pain in children, painful adult hip conditions may occur throughout a wide age range, depending often on the predisposing factors. Groin pain…
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