Over 70 orthopaedic surgeons gathered from around the country to participate in this meeting.
We had two international guest speakers – Dr Colin Moseley form Los Angeles (USA) and Dr Markus Michel from Bern (Austria) – Both world renowned leaders in their fields.

Dr Moseley gave an honorary lecture at Chris Hani Baragwanath Academic Hospital on the Thursday 10 April 2014 which was attended by over 50 local Orthopaedic Registrars. He then saw patients and went on a grand ward round which was extremely interesting.

The ICL meeting was about the Paediatric Hip and lectures were given from both the guest speakers and local faculty from around the country. The topics included developmental hip dysplasia, slipped capital femoral epiphysis, Perthes disease, septic arthritis and idiopathic chondrolysis.

The teas and lunches were held in the magnificent Adler museum which really added another dimension to the congress venue at the Wits Medical School. The lectures were held in the Marie Curie Lecture Theatre. Despite a few power outages the generator kicked in and all the delegates commented on the venue being just perfect. Special thanks to the sponsors (Stratmed, Orthopediatrics, Synthes and Macromed) for helping to bring things together. Food was provided by Olives and Plates and special thanks to Cheryl for her help in making the Adler Museum available.

We look forward to the next ICL in two years time.

Dr Gregory Firth and Prof Anthony Robertson

Conference Organisers

South African Paediatric Orthopaedic Society. 11-12 April 2014.
Instructional Course Programme: The Paediatric Hip.
Wits Medical School, Johannesburg, South Africa.


07h00-07h45 Registration

07h45-08h00 Welcome

    1. Slipped Capital Femoral Epiphysis (SCFE) Part One:
      Moderators: Dr S Dix Peak, Dr D Thompson

08h00-08h15 – Pathogenesis and natural history. Dr K Smit

08h15-08h30 – Classifications – Who, what, why and when. Dr J Du Toit

08h30-09h00 – In situ pinning – The evidence based gold standard? Dr C Moseley

09h00-09h15 – Complications of SCFE. Prof R Golele

09h15-09h45 – Prophylactic pinning – Pros and Cons – What does the literature say? Dr C Moseley

09h45-10h00 – Discussion

10h00-10h30 Tea Break.

    1. Slipped Capital Femoral Epiphysis (SCFE) Part Two:
      Moderators: Prof A Robertson, Dr G Firth

10h30-11h00 – Femoro-acetabular impingement following SCFE. Dr M Michel.

11h00-11h15 – Open reduction for SCFE. Indications and the University of Stellenbosch experience. Dr J Du Toit

11h15-11h30 – Open reduction for SCFE. Surgical technique and Sunninghill Hospital experience. Dr M Eltringham

11h30-12h00 – Hip Arthroscopy: Can it prevent major surgeries in young patients? Dr M Michel

12h00-12h30 – SCFE Case Presentations & Discussion

12h30-13h30 Lunch Break.

    1. Perthes Disease Part One:
      Moderators: Dr M Eltringham, Dr D Simmons

13h30-13h45 – Pathogenesis and natural history. Dr Y Ramguthy

13h45-14h00 – Classifications and why we need them. Prof A Robertson

14h00-14h15 – Novel approaches to Perthes disease in 2014. Prof A Robertson

14h15-14h30 Discussion

    1. Perthes Disease Part Two:

14h30-14h45 – University of Cape Town approach to management. Dr Stewart Dix Peek

14h45-15h00 – University of Witwatersrand approach to management. Prof A Schepers

15h00-15h15 – North American approach to management. Dr C Moseley.

15h15-15h45 Tea Break.

Moderators: Prof A Schepers, Dr J Du Toit

15h45-16h15 – Perthes Case Presentations & Discussion

    1. Developmental Coxa Vara:
      Moderators: Prof A Schepers, Dr J Du Toit

16h15-16h35 – Overview with focus on diagnosis, natural history and management. Dr D Thompson

16h35-17h00 – Coxa Vara Case Presentations & Discussion

End of Day One.


07h00-08h00 Registration.

    1. Developmental Dysplasia of the Hip (DDH) Part One:
      Moderators: Dr R Rasool, Dr Y Ramguthy

08h00-08h15 – Normal hip growth and pathogenesis. Dr D Simmons

08h15-08h45 – Hip Biomechanics: Forces, Pressures and Gradients. Dr C Moseley

08h45-09h15 – Screening including ultrasound. Dr M Eltringham

09h15-09h45 – Management 0-3 months. Dr S Colyn

09h45-10h00 Discussion

10h00-10h30 Tea Break.

    1. Developmental Dysplasia of the Hip (DDH) Part Two:

Moderators: Dr K Smit, Dr G Firth

10h30-11h00 – Management 3-12 months. Dr S Colyn

11h00-11h30 – Management > 18 months. Dr C Moseley.

11h30-12h00 – Management of complications & residual dysplasia. Dr C Moseley.

12h00-12h30 – DDH Case Presentations & Discussion.

12h30-13h30 Lunch Break

    1. Transient Synovitis and Septic Arthritis of the Hip:
      Moderators: Dr S Colyn, Dr S Mears

13h30-13h45 – Transient synovitis overview. Dr G Firth

13h45-14h15 – Diagnosis of septic arthritis of the hip. Dr P Rollinson

14h15-14h35 – Management of acute septic arthritis of the hip. Dr P Rollinson

14h35-15h00 – Management of sequelae of septic arthritis of the hip. Dr R Rasool.

15h00-15h30 – Septic Arthritis of the Hip Case Presentations & Discussion

15h30-16h00 Tea Break

    1. Idiopathic Chondrolysis:
      Moderators: Prof R Golele, Dr P Rollinson

16h00-16h20 – Overview and University of Cape Town experience. Dr S Mears

16h20-16h30 – Idiopathic Chondrolysis Case Presentations & Discussion

    1. Closing Presentation:
      Moderators: Prof A Robertson, Dr G Firth

16h30-17h15 – Making sense of pelvic osteotomies and Summary Remarks. Dr C Moseley

17h15-17h30 Discussion

17h30 – Close and end of course