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Frequently Asked Questions

Here are a few of our Frequently Asked Questions

Dr Ackermann is an Orthopaedic Surgeon and specialist. He is the Best Hip and Knee Surgeon in Cape town, South Africa. His place of work and practice is at blaauwberg hospital in Cape town, Western Cape. FAQ
  • How much will a consultation cost?
    Dr. Ackermann is contracted in, which means that medical aid rates will be charged for each visit.
  • Do I have to pay on day of consultation?
    We do accept VISA payments for consultation fees. Alternatively, the fees can be charged to your medical aid scheme.
  • How long does it take to recover from Hip or Knee replacement?
    For optimal recovery, it is important to remain on crutches for 6-8 weeks post surgery – this timeline will be determined by Dr. Ackermann and a physiotherapist on a case-by-case basis. Even if there is no pain after surgery, the bone and soft tissue needs time to heal.
  • How long will I stay in hospital after my hip or knee replacement?
    Most patients will remain in hospital for anything from 1 to 3 days. This varies on a case-by-case basis and will be determined by Dr. Ackermann.
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