Speciality

Coastal Orthopaedic Group we pride ourselves in offering the best service and treatment options. Dr Chivers, Dr Coetzee and Dr Singh have a special interest in knee and hip surgery, and have extensive knowledge and experience in performing all arthroplasty surgery. Visiting surgeons bring their expertise and experience in shoulder, foot, tumour and sepsis related conditions.

We commit to giving our patients the highest-quality medical care. The decision to operate is based on a comprehensive assessment taking into consideration all aspects of a patient’s life, including functional demands and the condition itself. A conservative approach is first-line treatment:  with an emphasis on joint sparing and key-hole (arthroscopic) surgery when it is necessary to operate.

We have a dedicated rehabilitation team including physiotherapists, orthotists and biokineticists. All with a primary goal to obtain the best possible outcome for you, and your family.

Hip Surgery

After the knee, the hip is the second largest weight-bearing, and one of the most important, joints in the body. Damage to any part of the joint can have a massive effect on one’s mobility, range of motion and ability to bear  weight on the joint. Degeneration or trauma can often result in a full or partial hip arthroplasty (replacement) or hip resurfacing. A hip replacement can help to relieve pain and assist the hip joint to function better. Most patients will regain much, if not all, of the mobility and independence they had before the injury. 

For more information, watch the following animations or read the attached documents below:

        Total Hip Replacement Animation

Knee Surgery

Common knee injuries include fractures around the knee, dislocation, sprains and tears of soft tissues. Many knee injuries cause instability — the feeling that your knee is giving way. Many knee injuries can be successfully treated with simple measures, such as bracing and rehabilitation exercises. Other injuries may require surgery to correct.  Our goal is to get your knee stable and strong again, giving you the full range of motion you had before injury.

For more information, watch the following animations or read the attached documents below:

        Total Knee Replacement Animation

        Osteoarthritis of the Knee Animation

        ACL Reconstruction Procedure

        Meniscus Tears Overview Animation

Shoulder surgery

Most problems in the shoulder involve the muscles, ligaments, and tendons, rather than the bones. Athletes are especially susceptible to shoulder problems. In most cases injuries can be treated conservatively, however surgery may be required to resolve some shoulder problems. After rehabilitation our goal is for you to regain shoulder strength and restore your range of motion.

For more information, watch the following animations or read the attached documents below:

        Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair Animation

Foot and Ankle Surgery

The foot is made up of 26 bones and is one of the most complex parts of the body. We treat foot and ankle conditions ranging from common conditions like bunions, to more complex complaints such as flat-feet, pes cavus, cartilage lesions in the ankle, lower-leg deformities and all trauma. Our goal is to help get you back on your feet as soon possible.

See attached documents for more information:

Trauma and Sepsis

A traumatic episode usually occurs when you least expect it. We deal with all forms of trauma.  The aim of management for all trauma patients is to return the patient to the same function as before the injury in as short a time as possible. This results in the least time off work or school and early return to sports. The goal is to return the patient to his or her normal function. 

For more information, watch the following animations or read the attached documents below:

        How Broken Bones Heal Animation

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