What is Orthopaedics?


The University of the Free State (UFS) Department of Orthopaedics is concerned with

  • bones
  • joints
  • muscles
  • tendons
  • nerves, and
  • the skeletal system and all that makes it move

The Department of Orthopaedics specialises in the treatment of physical deformities by mechanical means, meaning corrective practice of posture.



Postgraduate study is offered in MMed: Specialisation in Orthopaedic Surgery


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T: +27 51 401 3739
F: +27 86 579 5154

E: StudentAdminFHS@ufs.ac.za

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