Dr Kirsten qualified as a medical doctor through the University of Pretoria in 1987 and as an
orthopaedic surgeon through the University of Stellenbosch in 1998. Since 1999 he provides a private orthopaedic
service at Mediclinic Louis Leipoldt, Bellville, South Africa. He works mainly on upper limb problems and has established
the arthroscopic shoulder surgery system at this hospital shortly after he started his practice.
Meetings and workshops on local and international level
Work with colleagues through case studies and shared operations
Personal communication with internationally acclaimed surgeons
Pain in any part of the upper limb can impair quality of life,
sleep and function for activities of daily living, sports and work.
Non operative treatment is employed where appropriate before surgery is considered.
Internationally tested (outcome based) approaches and techniques are followed by Dr Kirsten.