A new world of knee management March 2010

The Cape Town Knee Unit combines cutting-edge technology and a multidisciplinary
approach designed to effectively treat patients suffering from all knee pathologies. The
state-of-the-art facilities at Cape Town Medi-Clinic are home to a group of dedicated
professionals who combine their skills to offer patients comprehensive treatment.


Dr. Ockie Van Zyl is a specialist orthopaedic surgeon who offers a full range of
orthopaedic procedures. He was one of the first surgeons in Cape Town to perform
collagen meniscus implants and meniscus allograft surgery. He follows a patientcentred
approach with a strong emphasis on pre- and post-operative rehabilitation.
Using the latest techniques, his surgical procedures and implants include:

  • Meniscus implants
  • Cartilage procedures
  • Knee arthroscopies
  • Partial and total ligament reconstructions
  • Knee replacements
  • Total hip replacements
  • Hip resurfacing.

New technology! Autologous Conditioned Plasma (ACP) injection – using the patient’s own plasma enhances healing and helps with osteoarthritis.For more information, visit Contact: +27 21 423 5150 or visit


Esther Miller, a physiotherapist with extensive experience, focuses on hydrotherapy and rehabilitation. The practice has a state-of-the-art, heated, indoor swimming pool where patients receive pre- and post-operative treatment from a healing-orientated practitioner. Her treatment protocols include:

  • Pre-operative assessment and pre-operative exercise prescription
  • Post-operative treatment during the hospital stay
  • Hydrotherapy
  • Land-based re-integration physiotherapy.

Contact: +27 21 424 5268 or visit


Gerrie Berner is a biokineticist who works with patients in their final stage of rehabilitation. The focus is on function maximisation and enhancing sporting
performance. His final-phase rehabilitation protocol includes:

  • Exercise prescription according to the individual’s level of fitness and specific functionality requirements
  • Supervision and monitoring of exercise programmes
  • Sport-specific testing and programme design
  • Sports massage.

Contact: +27 84 440 6767 or emailt

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