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New team at the helm of Netcare Rosebank Centre for Sports Medicine

Netcare Linksfield specialists take over practice after principal orthopaedic surgeon relocates abroad

Tuesday, April 18 2017

After leading the Netcare Rosebank Centre for Sports Medicine and Orthopaedics for several years, principal orthopaedic surgeon, Dr Mark Ferguson, is relocating to Singapore. As from 1 May 2017, the practice will be taken over by leading orthopaedic surgeons Dr Ponky Firer, Dr Bradley Gelbart and Dr Matthew Street.

Dr Firer, Dr Gelbart and Dr Street join the centre at Netcare Rosebank from Netcare Linksfield Orthopaedic, Sports and Rehabilitation Centre, and will also continue to practise from there.

“Dr Ferguson has helped to build a solid reputation for Netcare Rosebank Centre for Sports Medicine and Orthopaedics when it comes to the treatment of sports injuries and orthopaedic surgery,” says Sara Nayager, general manager of Netcare Rosebank Hospital.

“The centre has become particularly well known for the effective use of minimally invasive surgical techniques associated with quicker patient recovery than traditional methods of surgery, allowing patients to return to their daily activities and sport sooner.

“While Dr Ferguson will be missed, we are delighted to welcome Dr Firer, Dr Gelbart and Dr Street to the Netcare Rosebank Centre for Sports Medicine and Orthopaedics. These specialists have many years of experience in performing arthroplasty and general orthopaedic procedures, as well as in sports medicine. Patients of the centre can be assured that these eminent specialists will deliver the high standards of orthopaedic care they have come to expect from the centre.”

Founded in 1996, Netcare Rosebank Centre for Sports Medicine and Orthopaedics is located at 9 Sturdee Avenue, Rosebank, across the road from Netcare Rosebank Hospital, where the orthopaedic surgeons perform surgery. Dr Ferguson’s partners, orthopaedic surgeons Dr Heckroodt Laubscher, Dr Gavin O’Brien and Dr Josip Cakic, will remain at the practice.

 “These doctors are highly regarded in orthopaedic medicine and are committed to the same brand of excellence for which Netcare Rosebank Centre for Sports Medicine and Orthopaedics has built a reputation. We as hospital management will help to ensure a smooth transition for the centre’s patients,” Nayager says.

“We wish Dr Ferguson all the very best for his new venture in Singapore, and we wish Dr Firer, Dr Gelbart and Dr Street great success and a long association with Netcare Rosebank Centre for Sports Medicine and Orthopaedics,” Nayager concluded.

 

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Contact details:

Netcare Rosebank Centre for Sports Medicine and Orthopaedics
011 788 5110
9 Sturdee Avenue (opposite Netcare Rosebank Hospital), Rosebank, Johannesburg

Netcare Linksfield Orthopaedic, Sports and Rehabilitation Centre
011 485 1970/1
Suite 303 Netcare Linksfield Hospital, 24 12th Avenue, Orange Grove, Johannesburg


Issued by:    Martina Nicholson Associates (MNA) on behalf of Netcare Rosebank Hospital
Contact:    Martina Nicholson, Graeme Swinney, Meggan Saville and Pieter Rossouw
Telephone:    (011) 469 3016
Email:    martina@mnapr.co.za, graeme@mnapr.co.za, meggan@mnapr.co.za or pieter@mnapr.co.za

 

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