ORTHOPAEDIC KNEE SURGEON
Dr Richard von Bormann is a specialist arthroscopic and reconstructive knee surgeon, who is trained and experienced in all aspects of knee surgery. He is a founder member of the Cape Town Sports and Orthopaedic Clinic.
He graduated from University of Cape Town Medical School in 1996. After completing his Orthopaedic training he completed multiple Fellowships in Knee Surgery.
He has done fellowships with Dr Leo Pincewski at the North Sydney Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine Centre in Sydney, Australia; with Professor Freddie Fu at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Centre, Pennsylvania, USA and spent time at Harvard Medical School and the Boston Children’s Hospital with Professor Mininder Kocher.
Dr von Bormann has publications in both local and international journals as well as co-authoring chapters in textbooks of knee surgery.
Dr von Bormann regularly gives instructional lectures and surgical demonstrations in knee surgery. In 2012 he was invited to deliver Instructional Course Lectures at the Global Advanced Master Knee Course in the United Kingdom. In 2013 he was invited to deliver Instructional Course lectures at the Global Hip & Knee meeting in Copenhagen, Denmark. In 2014 he has been invited to deliver Instructional Course Lectures at Vail International Complex Knee Symposium, in Colorado USA
He is the past President of the South African Knee Society and a current member of the Executive of the President of the South African Knee Society. He is a current member of the Executive of the South African Orthopaedic Association. He is a consultant knee surgeon at the University of Cape Town, responsible for teaching all aspects of knee surgery. He is a member of the South African Knee Society, the European Society of Sports Traumatology Knee Surgery and Arthroscopy, the International Society of Arthroscopy, Knee Surgery and Orthopaedic Sports Medicine, the South Arthroplasty Society and the South African Orthopaedic Association.
He has a special interest in surgery for knee instability, meniscal preservation, treatment of osteoarthritis of the knee and knee replacement surgery.
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