South African Paediatric Orthopaedic Society

About Us

SAPOS (South African Paediatric Orthopaedic Society) is a subgroup of the South African Orthopaedic Association (SAOA). 

We consist of a group of Orthopaedic Surgeons that provides dedicated paediatric orthopaedic care in South Africa. We are committed to the ongoing education of ourselves, our peers and our patients to ensure quality, up to date care for children and adolescents with musculoskeletal disorders.

As a society, we provide guidance for clinicians across South Africa in the provision of care for patients under the most trying of circumstances. We also host an annual Instructional Course on any of a variety of subjects to ensure ongoing education of our members, our fellow orthopaedic surgeons and orthopaedic trainees.

 We work closely with certain non-profit organisations that are involved with the musculoskeletal health of children, including STEPS (clubfoot), the Cerebral palsy Association of South Africa and Osteogenesis Imperfecta support groups.

Dr Ryno du Plessis is based in the Western Cape. He has  private practice in Bellville and is affiliated to the University of Stellenbosch and Tygerberg Hospital

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Dr Ryno du Plessis President
Dr Anria Horn is based in the Western Cape. She has a private practice in Mowbray and is affiliated to the Red Cross War Memorial Children's Hospital and the University of Cape Town.
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Dr Anria Horn Secretary
Prof Ruan Goller is based in Pretoria. He has a private practice in Faerie Glen and is affiliated to the University of Pretoria and Steve Biko Academic Hospital
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Prof Ruan Goller Treasurer
Dr Piet Maree is based in Pietermaritzburg. He is affiliated to Grey's Hospital and the University of KwaZulu-Natal
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Dr Piet Maré Exco member