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
Literature Study
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.


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Services includes :

  • Injuries of the upper limb including sports and work related injuries
  • Degenerative (wear and tear) conditions and arthritis of the upper limb
  • Arthroscopic surgery of the shoulder, elbow and wrist
  • Reconstructive surgery of the shoulder, elbow and wrist
  • Arthroplasty (prosthetic replacement) of the shoulder and elbow