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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  • Our world-class neonatal units feature high frequency oscillatory ventilators to minimise lung trauma in premature babies.
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  • Some of our hospitals have operating tables that can support patients of up to 370kg in weight and 2.2m in height.
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  • We place oxygen-releasing, toxin-absorbing plants, like Sanseviera Trifasciata, around our hospitals.
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  • Mediclinic is one of the three leading private hospital groups in Southern Africa and the sixth largest private healthcare group in the world.
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  • 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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  • To prevent harmful bacteria being absorbed by mattresses we use protective under sheets made from polypropylene.
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  • To ensure sterility, our surgical instruments are twice wrapped in sterile fabric.
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  • To make the most of every second, we strive to synchronise all our clocks in the hospital.
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  • We monitor the temperature of our neonatal units as newborn babies are extremely sensitive to temperature change.
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  • A jumping rope uses almost every muscle in the entire body during exercise.
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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.

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  • Our corridors are 2.3m wide allowing two beds to pass one another without any interference.
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  • We monitor the temperature of our neonatal units as newborn babies are extremely sensitive to temperature change.
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  • Immunisations save lives and help stop diseases from spreading.
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  • To ensure sterility, our surgical instruments are twice wrapped in sterile fabric.
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  • Mediclinic trains more than a thousand nurses annually at training centres throughout Southern Africa.
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  • Scrub areas in theatre are a minimum of 2.1m wide to accommodate at least two people at a time.
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  • We use the internationally recognised Oxford Vermont Network to keep our neonatal critical care units at the forefront of paediatric medicine.
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  • Our radio-translucent theatre beds enable X-rays to be taken on the spot, without having to move the patient or disturb the procedure.
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  • An orange has over 170 different phytonutrients and more than 60 flavonoids, providing anti-inflammatory, anti-tumour and blood clot-inhibiting effects.
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  • We install alcohol rub dispensers at our facilities to prevent the spread of pathogens.
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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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