Hip and knees, Complex Joint Reconstructions, Infected Joint arthroplasty, Orthopaedic Oncology.

Many doctors deal with high-stress situations and strenuous hours, but because of their sacrifices, they are able to be called upon on evenings or weekends if necessary. They take pride not only in the challenges they face during their profession but also in the fact that those struggles have helped make them a better doctor. Dr André Olivier is no exception to this fact. Get to know your Orthopaedic Surgeon by reading the article below.

Dr André Olivier
Dr Olivier has been serving the community of the Helderberg area since 2015. He has extensive experience in performing Primary Hip and Knee replacements, Revision Arthroplasty and Knee Arthroscopies. He sub-specialised in Musculoskeletal Tumours and Complex Joint Reconstruction.
Training
Following his qualification in orthopaedic surgery at Stellenbosch University, Dr Olivier attained 2 international fellowships in the United Kingdom, respectively at the Royal Gwent Hospital in South Wales, and the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital in London. He subsequently practised as Revision Arthroplasty Surgeon and Musculoskeletal Tumour Surgeon at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, London.
Experience
Dr Olivier acted as the Research Supervisor for the Bone Tumour Unit at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital in Stanmore, London. He is co-author of the chapter on Cruciate Retaining Knee Replacements in the EFORT Textbook of Surgical Orthopaedics and Traumatology, as well as numerous international orthopaedic publications and podium presentations.

Whilst practising Orthopaedic Surgery in the United Kingdom, he acted as Fellowship Supervisor for the Zimmer Lower Limb Arthroplasty Fellowship and the Commonwealth Bone Tumour Fellowship. He has been teaching various international fellows at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital in Stanmore, London.

Dr Olivier relocated his practice in March 2021 to Mediclinic Vergelegen. Since 2019 he has been appointed as the Orthopaedic Expert for the HPCSA (Health Professions Council of South Africa) and does medico-legal work for legal practices throughout South Africa. He is the current secretary of SOLS (SA Orthopaedic Oncology & Limb Preservation Society).

‘Orthopaedic surgery is my passion and I am proud to serve my patients. I have the best job in the world!’ – Dr André Olivier

Teaching is one of his passions and Dr Olivier continues to present at Orthopaedic congresses training fellow orthopaedic surgeons.

Awards
Dr Olivier was awarded the Barry O’Kelly Memorial Award for the best paper presented at the South African Orthopaedic Registrars’ Congress in 2008, as well as the Roth Medical Award for the best academic paper, by the Department Orthopaedic Surgery (University of Stellenbosch) in 2008 and 2009.

In 2014 he was the senior author of the Best Poster Presentation at The Royal Society of Medicine GP Forum and British Orthopaedic Oncology Society Meeting, both in the United Kingdom.

Dedication and hard work are key to being successful in the field of medicine. Many people choose this profession because they feel a calling to help others. It is evident through Dr Olivier’s work that he has deep compassion for those he seeks to serve.

Your life is important. Your quality of life is important. Chronic pain should not stop you from living a full life. Contact Dr Olivier’s office situated at Vergelegen Mediclinic Somerset West at 021 850 6398 or admin@newlimb.co.za to make an appointment.