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Dr. CW Ackermann
Orthopaedic Surgeon 

Knee Specialist Cape town

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. Knee Procedures

Knee Preservation Surgery

Knee Preservation Surgery entails tailored exercises to improve range of motion, flexibility, and leg muscle strength. These exercises are crucial for maintaining knee health and preventing further deterioration.

Indications and Benefits

  • If knee pain is getting in the way of your daily routine, we're here to help.

  • We understand the discomfort and limitations it brings to your activities.

  • Our approach aims to lessen your need for pain medication and boost your overall well-being.

  • By addressing your knee pain, we aim to improve your health and activity levels for a better quality of life.

Consultation Process

Dr. CW Ackermann's consultation process is specialised and thorough, ensuring your comfort and understanding every step of the way.

The welcoming atmosphere invites you to discuss your daily mobility and any concerns, with detailed explanations provided by Dr. CW Ackermann. You will change into comfortable attire for a series of gentle exercises, including examining the way you walk, allowing Dr. CW Ackermann to assess your strength and mobility.

Afterward, you'll receive insight into whether further external examinations are necessary. Dr. CW Ackermann’s admin team efficiently handles medical aid plans and reminds you of external follow-up appointments.

In the second consultation, Dr. CW Ackermann explains your diagnosis comprehensively, offers medication if needed, and discusses potential procedures or management solutions.

Procedure Process

Knee Preservation Surgery is a procedure aimed at addressing knee joint issues while preserving the natural structure and function of the knee. Here's an overview of the process:

  1. Preparation: Before the surgery, you'll receive instructions on how to prepare, including fasting guidelines and medication instructions. Pre-operative tests may also be conducted to assess your overall health and ensure you're fit for surgery.

  2. Anaesthesia: You'll be administered anaesthesia, typically either general anaesthesia to put you to sleep or regional anaesthesia to numb the lower half of your body. The choice of anaesthesia will depend on your medical history and the specific requirements of your surgery.

  3. Incision: A surgical incision is made over the knee joint to access the affected area. The size and location of the incision may vary depending on the extent of the knee preservation surgery and the specific approach chosen by your surgeon.

  4. Treatment: The surgeon will perform various techniques aimed at addressing the underlying knee issue while preserving the natural joint. This may include procedures such as ligament reconstruction, cartilage repair, or realignment of the knee bones.

  5. Closure: After the procedure is completed, the incision is closed with sutures or staples, and a sterile dressing is applied to the wound.

Following the surgery, you'll be closely monitored in the recovery room before being transferred to a hospital ward. Depending on the extent of the surgery and your overall health, you may be discharged home the same day or require a short hospital stay for further observation. Physical therapy and rehabilitation will be initiated to help you regain strength and mobility in your knee joint. With proper care and adherence to post-operative instructions, you can expect a successful recovery and improved function in your knee joint.


  • Our team is experienced in helping you manage any pain and focuses on getting you moving comfortably in the short term.

  • In the long run, you can expect improved mobility and less need for pain medication, which can enhance your overall quality of life.

Expected Outcome, Risks and Complications, Alternatives, and Patient Eligibility

  • Our goal is to provide short-term relief and long-term improvement in your ability to move comfortably.

  • Our team will explore other options, like treatments that preserve your joints and physiotherapy, to find what works best for you.

  • Your eligibility for treatment is carefully assessed to ensure it's the right choice for your needs.

CW Ackermann keeps up to date with the latest advancements to ensure you receive the best possible care.

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