The Knee Clinic was started by Dr Spike Erasmus over 20 years ago. The clinic
is an ISAKOS approved international teaching center. Approximately 800 knee operations are performed annually by Dr Erasmus himself. These procedures include knee arthroscopy, meniscus repair, cartilage surgery (microfracture, mosaicplasty, autogenous cartilage transplant), ligament repair and reconstruction, limb realignment (high tibial osteotomy, distal femoral osteotomy) unicondylar knee replacement, patellofemoral knee replacement, primary and revision total knee replacement. Dr Erasmus uses conventional, robotic and computer assisted (CAS) operating techniques.
THE TEAM
ORTHOPAEDIC SURGEON
Dr Spike (P.J.) Erasmus

Qualifications
MBChB, MMed (Ortho) Cum Laude, University of Stellenbosch
Elected member, College of Orthopaedic Surgeons FC (Ortho)

Membership
SAKS (South African Knee and Arthroscopy Society): Founding member since 1986
SAOA (South African Orthopaedic Association: Member since 1980
ISAKOS (International Society of Arthroscopy, Knee Surgery and Orthopedic Sports Medicine): Member since
1991; Member of Executive committee, Knee Committee, and Development Comimittee 2015 - 2019
IPSG (International Patellofemoral Study Group): Member since 2000
ESSKA (European Society of Sports Traumatology, Knee Surgery, and Arthroscopy): Member since 2015
EKA (European Knee Associates): Elected member since 2015

Appointments
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery University of Stellenbosch; Honorary consultant
Western Province Rugby Union; Medical panel since 1993
Editorial board for EFORT (European Federation of National Associations of Orthopaedics and Traumatology)
open reviews

Consultant
BERG (Biomedical Engineering Research Group), University of Stellenbosch


PRACTICE MANAGER
Rozane Dicks
BSc (University of Stellenbosch)

CLINICAL MANAGER
Albie van Niekerk
BPharm (Pu vir CHO)

PR
Louise Erasmus
BNutrition (University of Stellenbosch)

THEATRE/CLINICAL SISTER
Patrizia M. Cook
DGNM (Ann Latsky College); Theatre technique (Far East Rand Hospital);
Diploma in administration and community health (Witbank University of Technology)

FULL TIME RESEARCHER
KJ Cho
BSc Engineering (UCT); MSc Engineering (Stellenbosch)