What you need to know about Orthopedics in South Africa

A branch of medicine concerned with the correction of deformities of bones or muscles. Orthopaedic surgeons use both surgical and non-surgical means to treat musculoskeletal (bones, muscles, joints, tendons and ligaments) trauma, spine diseases, sports injuries, degenerative diseases, infections, tumours and congenital disorders. Common procedures include knee and hip replacements, sports injuries like the Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ALC) Reconstruction and Tennis Elbow. Many of these surgeries can be carried out using Keyhole Surgery, therefore causing minimal scarring.

About South Africa

Home to some of the world's most luxurious private game reserves and lodges. Wildlife lovers come here from all corners of the globe in search of the "Big Five": lion, buffalo, leopard, rhino, and elephant, often spotting them all and so much more. Coral reefs, shark dives, dragon-backed mountain ranges, white-water rafting and golden beaches lapped by legendary surf breaks are some of South Africa's many other attractions. Traveling around this vast land and touring the vibrant cities, visitors can learn about the nation's turbulent history. Travelers coming to South Africa for medical treatments do so for cost savings, the advanced medical technology and the internationally qualified and skilled doctors. The country welcomes an ever-increasing number of medical tourists each year, many of which travel for Orthopedics procedures. Medical Tourists travel from all across the globe, particularly from African countries with an inferior healthcare system. Popular destinations include the capital city, Pretoria, neighboring Johannesburg and the stunning Cape Town.

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