About Us

Surgeons: Dr Basil Vrettos, Dr Steve Roche and Jean-Pierre Du Plessis work in association as shoulder and elbow surgeons at the Life Orthopaedic Hospital (Vincent Palotti, Pinelands) and the Sports Science Institute (Newlands).


Basil Vrettos is a shoulder and elbow surgeon in private practice and a honorary consultant to the Groote Schuur Shoulder and Elbow Clinic.


QUALIFICATIONS
MB ChB (Zimbabwe) November 1983
LRCP (Edin), LRCS (Edin), LRCP and S (Glas) December 1983
Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England FRCS Eng May 1989
Fellow of the College of Surgeons of South Africa FCS (SA) Orth April 1994
Master of Medicine (Orthopaedics) UCT MMed (Orth) UCT June 1994
AWARDS AND FELLOWSHIPS
GT du Toit Registrar’s Prize 1991
President’s Medal (South African Orthopaedic Congress) 1994
Biomet Shoulder and Elbow Fellowship, United Kingdom 1997
American, British and Canadian Travelling Fellowship 1998
POSITIONS & MEMBERSHIPS
Member of the South African Orthopaedic Association
President of South African Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons 2006 – 2008
Secretary of South African Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons 2000 – 2003
Chairman of the Scientific Committee for the 8th International Congress on Surgery of the Shoulder (Cape Town) 2001
Member of the Scientific Commmitee for the 10th International
Congress on Surgery of the Shoulder (Brazil)
2007
Member of the Scientific Committee for the 11th International
Congress on Surgery of the Shoulder (Edinburgh)
2010
Regional Editor of the International Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery 2001 – 2009
Reviewer for the British Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery 2008 – 2009
Member of the International Board of Shoulder Surgery 2008-
Member of the American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons
Member of the Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons of Australia
Member of the Surgical Society of Zimbabwe
PRESENTATIONS & PUBLICATIONS
Local and International Congresses and Journals 117

Contact Details, Location and Maps

Life Orthopaedic Hospital

Vincent Pallotti Hospital
Alexandra Road
Pinelands
7405

Tel:   +27 21 506 5580

Account queries: +27 21 506 5586 (afternoons only)

Fax: +27 21 506 55811

GPS:  33 56.599 S 18 29.421 E

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E-MAIL:

basil@shoulderelbow.co.za

sroche@iafrica.com

susan@shoulderelbow.co.za

Sports Science Institute

Boundary Road
Newlands

Tel:    +27 21 686 1196
Fax:   +27 21 6861377

GPS:  33 58.289 S 18 28.035 E

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