Discipline of Orthopaedic Surgery

University of

Orthopaedic Surgery

Creating a brighter future

Since its inception, UKZN Orthopaedic surgery has been providing students with a rich and diverse learning environment.

Knowledge, creativity and hands-on experience have always been at our core, and we’re proud of the generations of students who have graduated from our department. 

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Programmes Offered


We offer a comprehensive training programme with clinical exposure to a wide variety of orthopaedic conditions within designated sub-speciality units.
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We teach the fundamental aspects of Orthopaedic Surgery to equip our medical students with the knowledge and skills to provide a safe and confident orthopaedic service to our patients.
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“Teaching in surgical disciplines differs from other forms of teaching in that our practice relies as much on the practical aspects as it does on theory. This leads to the tendency to base our practice, and thus our teaching, on past experience. The mentor who relies only on his or her own experience (even if it can be qualified as an expert opinion) has, however, not completely fulfilled their role as a teacher. For this reason, evidence-based medicine (EBM) emerged as a key principle in surgical training.” 

Teaching & Training in Orthopaedics. Marais LC et al. SA Orthop J 2017;16(4)

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Room 545

Main Building

School of Clinical Medicine

Our hours

8:00 AM – 16:00 PM

Monday – Friday


Contact us

Phone:  +27(0)31 260 4297

Email: naidooj30@ukzn.ac.za