Orthopaedic Surgery

About Us

The Orthopaedic Surgery Department is responsible for the provision of clinical services, academic and professional education and research in orthopaedic surgery. The sub specialities we currently offer are spinal surgery, paediatric orthopaedic surgery, arthroplasty, upper limb surgery and general orthopaedic surgery. 

Our head of department is Professor Govender who is also the head of the spinal unit. The staff complement includes consultants, registrars and medical officers who work at King Edward, Addington, R K Khan, Prince Mshiyeni, Inkosi Albert Luthuli and Wentworth Hospital in Durban. 

The academic and administrative offices are at the Nelson R Mandela School of Medicine, 719 Umbilo Road, Durban.