Every weekend, during rugby season, we watch the players of our favourite team absorb powerful tackles, driving them to the ground and we wonder, “How are they able to get back up?” The reason is that they are conditioned and trained by experts in the gym, but that doesn’t mean that they don’t contract sports

Biceps Tendinitis

Tuesday, 30 July 2013 by

Biceps tendinitis, or more accurately known as tendinopathy, is an injury synonymous with sporting activities which require repetitive overhead movements such as throwing a cricket ball or swinging a tennis racquet. Symptoms can vary in terms of severity, ranging from a spasmodic popping sound or sensation in the shoulder area to a dull pain when

Types of Knee Surgeries

Tuesday, 30 July 2013 by

Consisting of 4 primary bones (femur, tibia, fibula and patella) and a myriad of smaller ligaments and muscles, the knee is complex joint making it susceptible to anterior cruciate ligament and meniscus tears and damaged medial collateral and posterior cruciate ligaments. These injuries are often sports related and are the most common reasons for visiting

Total Knee Replacements

Tuesday, 30 July 2013 by

With an extensive repertoire of recognized patients, including sports persons from the Olympic Team, South Africa Netball Team, South Africa Cricket Team, Pakistan Cricket Team, South Africa Rugby Team, Stormers Rugby Team, Ajax Football Team, Santos Football Team and a number of Western Province athletes, the Sports Science Orthopaedic Clinic (SSOC) is the leading orthopaedic

The Western Province Rugby Football Union (WP Rugby) aims to establish a formal relationship with the Sports Science Institute of South Africa through the establishment of a Sports Medicine Centre and specialist Radiology/Orthopaedic Centre at the Sports Science Institute of South Africa. The Sports Medicine Centre is within walking distance to the Newlands Rugby Stadium.