Dr Richard von Bormann

Dr Richard von Bormann is a specialist arthroscopic and reconstructive knee surgeon, who is trained and experienced in all aspects of knee surgery. He is a founder member of the Cape Town Sports and Orthopaedic Clinic.

He graduated from University of Cape Town Medical School in 1996. After completing his Orthopaedic training he completed multiple Fellowships in Knee Surgery.

He has done fellowships with Professor Leo Pincewski at the North Sydney Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine Centre in Sydney, Australia; with Professor Freddie Fu at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Centre, Pennsylvania, USA and spent time at Harvard Medical School and the Boston Children’s Hospital with Professor Mininder Kocher.

Dr von Bormann has publications in both local and international journals as well as co-authoring textbooks of knee surgery.

Dr von Bormann is a consultant knee surgeon at the University of Cape Town and he regularly gives instructional lectures and surgical demonstrations in knee surgery. In 2012 he was invited to deliver Instructional Course Lectures at the Global Advanced Master Knee Course in the United Kingdom.

He is the current President of the South African Knee Society. He is a member of the South African Knee Society, the European Society of Sports Traumatology Knee Surgery and Arthroscopy, the International Society of Arthroscopy, Knee Surgery and Orthopaedic Sports Medicine, the South Arthroplasty Society and the South African Orthopaedic Association.

He has a special interest in surgery for knee instability, meniscal preservation, treatment of osteoarthritis of the knee and knee replacement surgery.

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  • Spingbok Rugby
  • Springbok Rugby – women
  • Ajax – Cape Town
  • Santos
  • WP Women’s Netball
  • WP Women’s Hockey
  • International Kite Boarding Freestyle World Champions
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