The Modderfontein Orthopaedic Institute is a large multi-disciplinary orthopaedic practice with seven orthopaedic surgeons. As a collective we strive to cover the entire spectrum of orthopaedic conditions guided by the latest best available treatment evidence. The majority of our orthopaedic surgeons are fellowship-trained super-specialists.

The Institute is housed within the flagship Busamed Modderfontein Orthopaedic and Oncology Hospital in Linbro Park, Sandton Johannesburg. The Institute offers a one-stop referral service for orthopaedic conditions and accepts self-referrals. It is the first facility in Africa to offer robotic assisted orthopaedic surgery. The institute continues to be a pioneer in this exciting field offering both robotic assisted hip and knee replacement surgery. The Institute is a world-class treatment facility for hand, upper limb and sports injuries. The Institute also has a comprehensive orthopaedic trauma and spine service...



There has been a steady shift away from the traditional solo medical practice towards consolidation in group practices. Group practices generally offer a more comprehensive service and greater convenience for the patient. In South Africa, General Practice (GP) was at the forefront of this movement and as a result GP group practices are now commonplace in major urban centres. Orthopaedic surgeons have for a long time recognized the benefits of group practices including the shared clinical experience.

The commissioning of the Busamed Modderfontein Orthopaedic and Oncology Hospital (BMOOH) presented us with an opportunity to assemble a group of like-minded academic orthopaedic surgeons with different but complementary super specialist interests with the aim of establishing a common practice.   The Modderfontein Orthopaedic Institute was formally established in 2016 and started operating out of the hospital in the latter half of the same year.  The Institute is staffed by seven qualified Orthopaedic surgeons covering a full spectrum of orthopaedic conditions.  The majority of the surgeons are academically active and fellowship trained in various super-specialist orthopaedic disciplines.   We offer a comprehensive service in the following disciplines:

  • Hip and Knee Replacement Surgery
  • Hand and Upper Limb Surgery
  • Shoulder Surgery
  • Spine Surgery
  • Knee Injuries Surgery
  • Trauma Surgery





Dr Lipalo Mokete
Specialist Arthroplasty Surgeon/Lecturer FRCS, FCOrth (SA)
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Dr Susan van Deventer
Trauma and Shoulder Surgeon
MBChB (Pret) 1999, FCOrth (SA) 2008
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Dr Cynthia Sathekga
Hand, Upper limb and Microsurgery Specialist
MBChB (UCT), FCOrth (SA)
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Dr Ebrahim Hoosen
Hips, Knees and Trauma Surgery
MBBCh, FCOrth (Wits)
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Dr Lusanda Bomela
Spine Orthopaedic Surgeon
MBChB, FCS (Ortho) (SA)
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Dr Harry Papagapiou
Soft Tissue Knee Surgery
MBBCH, MMED (Orth) (Wits), FC Ortho (SA)
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