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Louw Van Niekerk

MBChB, FRCS(Ed), FRCS(Orth) – Consultant Orthopaedic Sports Surgeon

I have been a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon since 2000. I underwent Fellowship training in the management of sports injuries in 1999 at the Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Hospital in Oswestry, Shropshire.  My team and I offer a comprehensive service in the diagnosis and management (operative and non-operative) of injuries of the knee and ankle. With a national network of physiotherapy partners we provide a comprehensive rehabilitation programme after injury or surgery. My main area of expertise is in arthroscopic (key-hole) treatment as well as ligament reconstruction of knee and ankle injuries.  From 2000 to-date my NHS and private practice is solely focused on the treatment of lower limb injuries in sport at all levels including Premiership football and other elite sportsmen and women.

I lecture nationally and internationally on ligament reconstruction and cartilage repair of the knee and ankle. I have published widely on the surgical management of patella instability (kneecap dislocation) and ligament deficiency of the sports injured ankle.

I do not offer a service to treat end stage wear and tear conditions (osteoarthritis) with joint replacement surgery.

Full list of Conditions and Treatments

Foot and ankle Fracture, Dislocation, Achilles, Tendon rupture, Tendonitis, Instability, Impingement, Nerve compression, Morton’s neuroma, Bunion, Hallux valgus, Hallux rigidus, Hammer toes, Claw toes, Tibialis posterior dysfunction, Tibialis posterior rupture
Hand and wrist Trigger finger, Trigger thumb, Ganglion, Tendonitis, Dupuytren’s
Hip Fracture, Slipped Epiphysis, S.U.F.E. , Perthes, Osteitis Pubis, Footballer’s groin
Knee Arthritis, Meniscal injury, Cartilage injury, Meniscal tear, Cartilage tear, Instability, Pain, Cruciate ligament, A.C.L. , P.C.L. , Dislocation, Fracture, Patella, Quadriceps rupture, Tendonitis, Bursitis, Osgood Schlatter, Osteochondritis
Shoulder Impingement syndrome, Rotator cuff disease, Tendonitis, Bursitis, Frozen Shoulder
Foot and ankle Injection, Ankle fusion, Ankle arthroscopy, Ankle fusion, Fusion, Osteotomy, Tenodesis, Neuroma excision, Achilles tendon repair, Achilles tendon reconstruction
Hand and wrist Carpal tunnel decompression, Trigger finger release, Trigger thumb release, Ganglion excision, Dupuytren’s excision
Hip Injection, Cannulated hip screw, Dynamic hip screw, Femoral nail
Knee Injection, Arthroscopy, Menisectomy, Cartilage repair, Meniscal repair, Cartilage transplantation, OATS, Mosaicplasty, Ligament repair, Ligament reconstruction, Patellar stabilisation, Microfracture
Shoulder Injection, Arthroscopy, Sub acromial decompression, Fracture fixation, Joint release

Radial head replacement Osteochondritism Reverse hybrid Dupuytren’s excision Dysplasia Trigger thumb Ganglion Nerve root entrapment Scaphoid injury Manipulation under anaesthetic Gamekeeper’s thumb Kienbock’s disease Ankle fusion Skier’s thumb Cannulated hip screw U.C.L. injury