Dr Nhlapo covers a range of fractures, breaks and injuries to ligaments, cartilage and tendons that are the result of trauma for adults and children. Orthopaedic trauma covers a range of injuries that may occur at work, school or due to various accidents. Often times, trauma to a limb or joint can be complex requiring treatments such as bone grafting, tissue reconstruction as well as complex upper and lower limb reconstruction. With a special interest in complex hip, knee and ankle trauma, Dr Nhlapo has the experience and expertise in managing trauma injuries to enhance recovery and ensure mobility to those who have suffered traumatic injuries.

Trauma injuries often involve dislocations, ligament and tendons tears which can cause joint problems and pain. It is also common for fractures and breaks due to trauma to heal improperly, leading to non-union or malunion. For these cases, reconstructive surgery may be needed to relieve pain and correct deformities – especially for children who are still growing. No matter what the extent of the injury, Dr Nhlapo can assist you in getting back on your feet.


From ligament and tendon repair to debridement and in cases, total joint replacements, Dr Nhlapo is a specialist orthopaedic surgeon with a keen interest in trauma treatment – specifically lower extremity surgery. For him, the goal is to ensure a comprehensive recovery with as little future restraints as possible so that you can go back to living your life with full functionality and mobility, as you were. For children who are physically active, he aims to enhance recovery and ensure adequate healing to prevent non-union and malunion of bones.