Orthopaedics

Gain insight into matters of the bone structure, such as osteoporosis and knee replacements from our expert orthopaedic surgeons.

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Get specialist help for running injuries

Running is a popular form of exercise, and for good reason. It’s a great way to boost cardiovascular fitness, maintain a healthy weight, and reduce stress. But it can also

Orthopaedics

Is a knee replacement the answer?

If you suffer from knee pain that makes daily life a struggle, knee replacement surgery could be an option – and more accessible than you think. A Mediclinic orthopaedic surgeon

Orthopaedics

Understand Osteoporosis

This disease weakens bones, makes them more likely to break, and is more common in women.

Orthopaedics

Mediclinic Care Expert makes spinal surgery an integrated care product at a set fee

Spinal surgery is now available on Mediclinic Care Expert – an integrated service line specific package.

Orthopaedics

Key Outcomes associated with Robotic Knee Replacement Surgery

Dr Peter Smith, an Orthopaedic Surgeon operating from the Mediclinic Milnerton in Cape Town, Western Cape, shares the current benefits and expected outcomes of robotic knee replacement surgery using the Cori robotic system.

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  • A baby weighing 390g survived thanks to the expertise of Mediclinic’s highly qualified paediatric staff and specialists.
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  • You get 20% of the water your body needs from eating fruit and vegetables.
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  • To prevent harmful bacteria being absorbed by mattresses we use protective under sheets made from polypropylene.
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  • Our hospitals have been awarded international accreditation for best practice in the management of environmental systems and practices.
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  • Mediclinic Cape Town is accredited as a mother and baby friendly institution, having scored 100% at a recent external review.
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  • The only one in Africa and one of only 13 in the world, the P-I BrÅnemark Institute of Excellence at Mediclinic Morningside, specialises in facial reconstruction.
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  • Mediclinic has the highest number of internationally accredited facilities in Southern Africa.
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  • Mediclinic trains more than a thousand nurses annually at training centres throughout Southern Africa.
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  • We found a practical solution to a shortage of theatre nurses by becoming a registered teaching institution.
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  • Our corridors are 2.3m wide allowing two beds to pass one another without any interference.
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Orthopaedics

3 spinal surgeries that will change your life [INFOGRAPHIC]

Sciatica, slipped disc, pinched nerve: we take a close look at three of the most common back issues people face, and the most effective surgical treatments that could get you back to optimal health.

Orthopaedics

The ins and outs of knee arthroscopy

Knee arthroscopy is a common surgical procedure performed using an arthroscope (a viewing instrument) to look into the knee joint.

DID YOU KNOW?

  • We use a yacht-mast design for our cabling and keep it safely wound up in our trauma pedestals to avoid any accidents.
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  • A jumping rope uses almost every muscle in the entire body during exercise.
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  • To ensure sterility, our surgical instruments are twice wrapped in sterile fabric.
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  • A baby weighing 390g survived thanks to the expertise of Mediclinic’s highly qualified paediatric staff and specialists.
    #MediclinicFacts
  • To prevent harmful bacteria being absorbed by mattresses we use protective under sheets made from polypropylene.
    #MediclinicFacts
  • We found a practical solution to a shortage of theatre nurses by becoming a registered teaching institution.
    #MediclinicFacts
  • We install alcohol rub dispensers at our facilities to prevent the spread of pathogens.
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  • Mediclinic trains more than a thousand nurses annually at training centres throughout Southern Africa.
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  • Our nursing units are designed to minimise the distance between nursing staff and patients.
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  • A baby has a 70% better chance of surviving a motor vehicle accident if in a secure car seat and properly restrained.
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Magazine

How your body works: Arthritis

Arthritis is a debilitating and often chronic condition, but with the right treatment, it can be managed.

Orthopaedics

Help for your hands

It has never been simpler or more affordable to have life-changing hand surgery. Find expert help at your closest Mediclinic Day Clinic.

Orthopaedics

Why good posture is important [INFOGRAPHIC]

The way you hold yourself can have a big impact on your health and wellbeing. Here’s why, and what you can do to keep standing tall.

Orthopaedics

Hip replacement surgery is easier than you think [INFOGRAPHIC]

Mediclinic’s Care Expert programme has taken hip replacement surgery to the next level. Here’s what you need to know about this life-changing procedure.

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