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Dr. Stadler Kirsten

Dr Stadler Kirsten

Training

  • MBChB 1987 Pretoria
  • MMed (Orthop) 1998 Stellenbosch

 Thesis

  • The treatment of De Quervains tenosynovitis. Paper presented at the South African Orthopaedic Association Congress 1998

 Work history

  • Qualified as a medical doctor through the University of Pretoria in 1987 and has been involved in arthroscopic work since appointment in orthopaedic surgery at 2 Military Hospital, Cape Town in 1992.
  • During post graduate rotation, hand and shoulder surgery compiled the greater part of training and qualified as an orthopaedic surgeon through the University of Stellenbosch in 1998.
  • Private orthopaedic surgery service at Mediclinic Louis Leipoldt, Bellville, Western Cape since 1999. Work on upper limb problems and established the arthroscopic shoulder surgery setup at this hospital shortly after starting practice.
  • Involved part time in the Shoulder and Elbow unit at the Tygerberg Academic Hospital, Bellville since 2014.

 Special interests

  • Fractures 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
  • Ligament injuries and instability of joints of the upper limb
  • Nerve and tendon conditions of the upper limb

 Continued professional development

  • Taking part in meetings and workshops on international and local level
  • Work with colleagues on case studies and operations monthly
  • Taking part in small group meeting on shoulder and elbow cases every fortnight
  • Literature study to support these meetings
  • Personal communication with and visits to internationally acclaimed surgeons
  • Presentations at local and national meetings
  • Video production on surgical technique
  • Taking part in scientific studies from academic centres:
    • Surgical planning for total shoulder replacement, University of Cape Town, 2019
    • Proximal humerus fractures, University of Stellenbosch, 2019

 Membership

  • South African Shoulder and Elbow Society
  • South African Orthopaedic Association

 Publications

  • Occipital condyle fracture: An uncommon cause of cervical prevertebral swelling. Published in the Journal of the South African Orthopaedic Association 1998
  • Shoulder pain. Published in Occupational Health Southern Africa, July / August 2005

 Appointments

  • Past president of the Society of South African Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons 2020-2022
  • President of the Society of South African Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons 2018-2019
  • Secretary of the Western Cape branch of South African Orthopaedic Association Jan 2004 – Nov 2005
  • Chairman of the Western Cape branch of South African Orthopaedic Association Jan 2008 – March 2010
  • Co-organizer of monthly Shoulder and Elbow interest group meetings for Peninsula and Boland area that take place at Louis Leipoldt hospital since 2010-2019
  • Reviewer for the South African Orthopaedic Journal
  • Reviewer for the Shoulder and Elbow Journal of the British Elbow and Shoulder Society

 Presentations

  • Training session of theatre nursing staff on arthroscopic shoulder surgery, December 2002
  • The approach to the diagnosis of shoulder pain, September 2002
  • Shoulder biomechanics and rotator cuff conditions, February 2003
  • X-ray examination of the shoulder, August 2003
  • Normal anatomy, arthroscopic acromioplasty and acromioclavicular joint excision, January 2003
  • Shoulder pain in the manual labourer 2005
  • Glenohumeral instability 2007
  • Feedback session at University of Stellenbosch Department of Orthopaedic Surgery on 10th International congress of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery held in Salvador, Brazil 2007
  • Elbow Problems in the athlete 2011
  • Shoulder arthroscopy basic setup June 2016
  • Subacromial decompression & tears, Rotator cuff repair: Single Row vs double row, Options for failed cuff repairs, Approach to M. Subscapularis repair, Approach to Partial M. Supraspinatus repair. Intermediate/Advanced Shoulder Arthroscopy Cadaver Workshop June 2016 and Aug 2017, Orthopaedic Training Centre, Inkosi Albert Luthuli Central Hospital, KwaZulu-Natal
  • Options for biologic augmentation of rotator cuff tears, Sept 2021

Recent Continued Professional Development

  • 2021 Mayo Clinic Teach the TeachersElbow Course - The 2021 Milestone Edition - Delegate
  • 2021 South African Orthopaedic Association Congress - Moderator and panel member
  • 2020 South African Orthopaedic Association Congress - Moderator and panel member
  • 2020 British Elebow and Shoulder Ssociety International scientific meeting & instructional course - Delegate
  • 2020 Mayo Clinic Teach the Teachers Elbow Course - Forging the Future - Delegate
  • 2020 SASSH Wrist Refresher Course - Cape Town -- Delegate
  • 2019 International Congress of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery - Buenos Aires - Represent the Society of South African Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons as president
  • 2019 Combined 65th South African Orthopaedic Congress - Durban - Course organiser as president of the Society of South African Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons
  • 2019 South African Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons Meeting - Somerset West -  Course organiser and president of the South African Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons
  • 2018 Combined 64th South African Orthopaedic Congress - Pretoria - Course organiser as president of the Society of South African Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons
  • 2018 Closed Meeting of the American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons - Chicago, Illinois, USA - Represent the Society of South African Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons as president