“We offer our patients multidisciplinary approaches to their Orthopaedic Health.”

Who We Are

“As a medical professional, I feel that the experience I have gained, both from a South African and British perspective, has given me an edge when treating pre and post-operative patients.”
– Dr Peter Hardcastle

The Practice

Orthopaedic Health is a private practice, situated at the Vergelegen Mediclinic in Somerset West, and was opened in April 2015.

Dr Hardcastle focuses on general orthopaedic trauma surgery, as well as total hip joint replacements, knee joint replacements, knee arthroscopies, Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) reconstructions, and patellofemoral disorders.

Dr Peter Hardcastle

Peter completed his undergraduate MBChB degree in 2005 at Stellenbosch University, and later went on to finish his internship and community service at George Provincial Hospital.

In 2013, he finished his MMED in orthopaedic surgery and in the same year qualified at the College of Orthopaedic Surgeons of South Africa (FC Orth (SA)). He furthered his studies with a 12-month fellowship in lower limb reconstruction under the guidance of the Royal College of Edinburgh.

When he isn’t with his patients, Peter can often be found on the golf course, cycling the nearest mountain bike track, or enjoying family time.

Speciality Surgeries & Treatments

We commit to giving our patients the highest-quality medical and nursing care.

After your initial consult with Dr Hardcastle, we’ll guide you through your healing process, whether it’s surgical or non-surgical, until you feel a happier, healthier version of yourself.

Knee Arthroscopy

An arthroscopy is a minor, surgical procedure that requires only 2-3 small cuts, and the insertion of a small camera that allows us to see inside the joints of the knee, and identify possible conditions. You’ll be asleep throughout the procedure.

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Knee Joint Replacement

This involves removing only the damaged surfaces of your knee (the end of your thigh bone, the femur, and the top of your shin bone, the tibia) and replacing them with metal and plastic pieces, which fit together to mimic the natural movement of the knee.

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Total Hip Joint Replacements

A hip joint replacement involves removing the damaged bone, replacing the head of the femur and re-lining the hip socket. The type of replacement or components used will depend on the degree of damage to the joint surface.

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ACL Surgery

This surgical procedure for hip joints will help relieve pain and restore function. Reconstruction of an ACL involves replacing the torn ligament usually with part of the hamstring, from behind the knee or sometimes part of the patellar tendon or quadriceps tendon.

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+27 21 840 7005

Block 3, Floor 2, Suite 7
Vergelegen Mediclinic
Main Road, Somerset West

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