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Dr. Adriaan Botha

Orthopaedic Spinal Surgeon

Dr. Attie Botha obtained his MB ChB at the University of Stellenbosch in 2005, after which he completed his Internship training at Windhoek Central Hospital in Windhoek, Namibia. After returning to Somerset West’s Helderberg Hospital in 2007, he completed his community service year and continued to manage the orthopaedic surgery department there until the end of 2009.

In 2010 he was appointed as registrar at Tygerberg Hospital and completed his postgraduate specialist training in Orthopaedic Surgery. In 2014 he obtained his MMed (Orth) degree Cum Laude from Stellenbosch University, and was awarded the Post Graduate Student of the Year award by the University of Stellenbosch’s Faculty of Health Sciences for academic excellence in a structured master’s degree.

In the same year, the College of Medicine presented him with the prestigious JM Edelstein medal for a very high standard of academic proficiency in the Fellowship examination of the College of Orthopaedic Surgeons of South Africa.

He completed an AO Spine Fellowship, qualifying him as a spinal surgery subspecialist. During this time he worked with highly regarded peers in the field of spinal surgery, and gained extensive exposure in the various sub-disciplines of spinal surgery.

Dr. Botha has delivered many podium presentations at congresses and actively participates in research which is published in peer reviewed journals. He is also a member of the South African Orthopaedic Association, the South African Spine Society and AO Spine.

Experience & Research

  • MB ChB University of Stellenbosch 2005
  • FC Orth (SA), JM Edelstein Medal College of Medicine (South Africa) 2014
  • MMed (Orth) Cum Laude University of Stellenbosch 2014
  • Basic AO Orthopaedic Course 2007
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support 2007
  • Advanced Trauma Life Support 2007
  • Pediatric Advanced Life Support 2008
  • Basic Ultrasound Skills 2008
  • Basic Surgical Skills 2009
  • Basic Microsurgery Skills 2009
  • Diploma in Procedural Sedation and Pain Management 2010
  • Principles of Deformity Correction course 2010
  • Basic Circular Fixation Course 2011
  • Taylor Spatial Frame Course 2011
  • AOSpine Advanced Course – Dealing with Adversity 2011
  • The Cadaver based spinal anatomical approaches course 2012
  • SAPOS Instructional Course: Clubfeet 2012
  • Truloc Hex Circular fixation Course 2013
  • AO Spine Masters: Live Tissue Course 2015
  • AO Spine Foundation Fellowship
International Fellowship
  • AO Spine: Long-term spinal surgery fellowship – Groote Schuur Hospital (2015)
  • Trauma and Acute spinal cord injury
  • Degenerative conditions of the spine
  • Infective conditions of the spine
  • Tumour and tumour-reconstruction of the spinal column
  • Management of spinal deformity in the paediatric and adult patient
  • Faculty Award for Academic Excellence – Structured Masters 2014, awarded by the University of Stellenbosch
  • JM Edelstein medal for academic achievement in FC Orth final examination 2014
  • Best registrar presentation at Registar’s Congress 2014, Pietermaritzburg
  • MMed (Orth) Cum Laude 2014
    Best final year candidate – Department of Orthopedics, Tygerberg Hospital
  • Best Thesis – Department of Orthopedics. Tygerberg Hospital
Positions Held
  • Orthopaedic registrars representative – 2013
Professional Affiliations & Memberships
  • South African Orthopaedic Association
  • AO Spine International
  • 2010 – 2014
    – Registrar Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Stellenbosch
  • 2015
    – AOSpine Long term Fellowship
  • Botha AH, Du Toit AB. Migration of Kirschner wire from the wrist to the cubital fossa. Case report and literature review.
    South African Orthopedic Journal 2009 Vol 8 Nr 3 P 90 – 92
  • Botha AH, Du Toit AB. Bilateral Anterior shoulder dislocations: Case report and literature review.
    South African Orthopedic Journal Summer 2010 p 68 – 70
  • Botha AH, Dunn RN. Instrumentation of the pediatric cervical spine.
    South African Orthopaedic Journal 2014
  • Botha, AH and Davis, JH Costotransversectomy in thoracic spinal tuberculosis.
    SA orthop. J., March 2016
  • Botha AH, Ikram A. (August 2010) Outcome of recurrent carpal tunnel syndrome treated with an extended release and synovial flap.
    South African Hand Congress
  • Botha AH, Dunn RN. (June 2012) Instrumentation of the paediatric cervical spine.
    South African Spine Congress
  • Botha AH, Dunn RN. (August 2012) Instrumentation of the paediatric cervical spine.
    South African Orthopaedic Congress 2012
  • Botha AH, Davis JH ( May 2013 & August 2013) Costotransversectomy in thoracic spinal tuberculosis.
    South African Spine Congress & South African Orthopaedic Congress
  • Botha AH, Du Toit J. (August 2013) The outcome of relapsed and residual clubfoot treated with the Taylor Spatial Frame.
    South African Orthopaedic Congress
  • Congenital Scoliosis – An overview.
    Registrars Congress South Africa, Pietermaritzburg. 2014 (Awarded Best presentation award)
  • The Hip in cerebral palsy.
    Registrars Congress South Africa, Pietermaritzburg, 2014
  • Pediatric vertebral column resection.
    South African Spine Surgery Congress, Durban, 2015
  • Pediatric Vertebral Column resections.
    South African Orthopaedic Congress, Drakensberg, 2015