As the Sport Science Institute of South Africa offers a range of services to ensure sporting excellence, the radiologists within this institute are experts when it comes to sports injuries.
One of the expert musculoskeletal radiologists with Winelands Radiology who is an honorary consultant at the Tygerberg Academic Hospital, Department Radiology of the University of Stellenbosch, does active research in sports injuries. Apart from various talks on sports imaging at different academic symposiums, congresses, etc., he has written several academic articles published in various medical and radiological journals.
Sports people, as well as the general public can be sure to have the best available imaging diagnosis on their injuries. Most of our Springbok and Stormers rugby players, as well as visiting Super 14 and international rugby teams have been imaged at our practice. Accurate imaging is vital for correct diagnosis and treatment and thus a speedy recovery of these sports stars.
Sports injuries are common and often misdiagnosed or missed. Early diagnosis and intervention of these injuries can play an important role in careers of professional sports people as well as social athletes. Musculoskeletal radiologists, owing to recent advances in imaging technologies and techniques are playing an increasing important role in documenting, diagnosing and treating an increasing variety of bone and soft-tissue lesions.