UCT Orthopaedic Department

Welcome to the UCT orthopaedic department

The University of Cape Town Department of Orthopedics spans 3 hospitals, Groote Schuur Hospital, Red Cross Children's Hospital and Maitland Cottage Hospital.

The Orthopedic Service is divided into several clinical units providing a comprehensive orthopedic service for all the various fields of interest.

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The Pediatric Orthopaedic Unit

The Pediatric Orthopaedic Unit headed by Professor Hoffman has a vast drainage area in the Western Cape and often from the Eastern Cape. This results in a diverse spectrum of pathologies and clinical conditions often unrivaled anywhere else in the world.

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Orthopaedics at Maitland Cottage Paediatric Orthopaedic Hospital

Maitland Cottage Paediatric Orthopaedic Hospital (MCH) is a paediatric orthopaedic hospital situated in Newlands, Cape Town. It is affiliated with the Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital (RedXH).

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Acute spinal cord injury unit

The Spine Unit evolved and managed under Professor Dunn after the Conradie Spinal Unit was decommissioned. The acute spine injuries were incorporated into Groote Schuur Hospital under the ASCI Unit and the stabilized low care patients deferred to the Western Cape rehabilitation department.

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