Orthopaedic Sports Medicine

Advancing education, training and research.

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Welcome to JOSI

The Johannesburg Orthopaedic Sports medicine Institute (JOSI) is a public-private partnership that forms part of the Wits Health Consortium.

Our goal is to advance education, training and research across the full spectrum of orthopaedic sports medicine.

Our aim is to combine the knowledge and experience gained from both private and government practice with the academic backing of the University of the Witwatersrand.


JOSI supports research in Orthopaedic Sports medicine.


JOSI is committed to continued education.


JOSI is dedicated to upskilling healthcare providers.


Should you wish to contribute or donate to JOSI please contact us


Upcoming Courses

5 Feb 2020 The periphery of the knee

Chair: Dr B Gelbart
Prof P Firer: The posterior corners: PLRI & AMRI
Dr G Vardi / David Leicher: The collaterals: How to fix: The Knife or The Hand (surgery or physio)
Siyabonga Kunene: How long before I can play again?

4 March 2020 A-C joint injuries

Dr S van Deventer: A-C joint injuries - mechanism and classification
Dr DM Laubscher: Surgical management - when to operate and how
Dr N Cable: Conservative management - what we do and when can they play again
The great debate: What I do and why

CSMO/JOSI/ WISH Course 2020

All sports medicine courses Feb - Nov 2020

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Backed by the University of the Witwatersrand


JOSI supports research in Orthopaedic Sports medicine.

Should you wish to undertake a research project related to orthopaedic sport medicine and need assistance in putting a proposal together, finding funding or accessing suitable data – please feel free to contact us


JOSI is committed to continued education.

We are currently running monthly education courses at the Centre for Sports medicine and Orthopaedics in Rosebank.
Please see programme and contact details to join.


CSMO JOSI Educational Programme


JOSI is dedicated to upskilling healthcare providers in techniques in orthopaedic sports medicine.

JOSI is proud to welcome our first fellow - Dr Thando Ncube. Dr Ncube completed his MBCHB degree at the University of Zimbabwe with honours as the best student. He then completed his registrar time on the University of the Witwatersrand Academic circuit obtaining his Mmed (Ortho Surg) with distinction and successfully gaining his FCOrth (SA) through the College of Medicine South Africa.

He is currently working at the Linksfield Orthopaedic Sports and Rehab centre with Prof. P Firer and Drs Gelbart and Street. He also joins Dr Street at the CM Johannesburg Academic Hospital where they manage and operate on patients at the Soft tissue Knee Clinic. He has attended the Wrexham knee meeting in the U.K as part of the fellowship.

We would like to thank Smith and Nephew for their financial support in making the fellowship possible

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