Busamed embraces robotic assisted knee replacement surgery

The human knee joint is marvellously and wonderfully created. The individual variation of the "normal anatomy" poses a great challenge in knee arthroplasty as the surgeon endeavours to place the components accurately as well as balance the soft tissue and ligaments surrounding the knee. The NAVIO Surgical System is a next generation handheld robotic platform designed to aid surgeons with implant alignment, ligament balancing and bone preparation.

Left to right: Dr M Maritz (Orthopaedic Surgeon BPPH); Dr JL vd Berg (Orthopaedic Surgeon BPPH); Dr A Olivier (Orthopaedic Surgeon BPPH); Dr W vd Merwe (Orthopaedic Surgeon Sports Science Orthopaedic Clinic); Dr D Mji (CEO Busamed); Mr Y Harneker (Hospital Manager BPPH)

The total Knee Arthroplasty application provides a streamlined and efficient workflow along with cutting guides specifically designed for handheld robotic-assisted surgery. Furthermore the NAVIO robotic-assisted system does not require a preoperative image, such as a CT scan. This allows patients to receive the benefits of robotic-assistance without the extra steps, costs and radiation associated with additional preoperative imaging. Due to the intricate nature of the surgery a robot will never be able to replace an experienced knee surgeon. Busamed Paardevlei Private Hospital is privileged to be in the forefront of this latest technology.

The first NAVIO Total Knee Replacement in South Africa was performed in our Hospital and to date 27 NAVIO Robot-assisted procedures have been performed here. We thank the Smith & Nephew team for their support.


Kids Health Expo, 26 August 2017

A huge thank you to all our sponsors and exhibitors for their contribution towards this very successful day. We are looking forward to the next Kids Health Expo in 2018.

Kids Health Expo 2017: Photo Competition Winners!

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  • PNA –gifts for photo competition
  • Spur Somerset West Mall – Vouchers
  • RAF- 2 x child safety chairs
  • Panarottis Somerset West Mall – Pizzas and Lucky Packets
  • Chantal vd Berg Physiotherapy – Pets Farm


  • Road Accident Fund – 021 408 1642
  • Amns j’Ons – 083 440 5210
  • Chantalle vd Berg Physiotherapy – 0728485778
  • Kind2Hearing – 021 854 5209
  • Clamber Club – 079 423 6582
  • Munchkins – 082 899 1200
  • Pathcare Pathologist – 021 840 6657
  • Ampath Pathologist – 021 840 6715
  • Cutie Pie Clinic – 082 490 4349
  • Rene Jansen van Vuuren Play Therapist – 082 565 5934
  • Lewis & Nieman Orthotic – 021 824 1355
  • Baby Gym – 082 886 4055
  • Monkeynastix – 073 184 3622
  • Child Abuse – 021 852 6110
  • Playball – 076 413 3307
  • Keedo – 021 851 1748
  • Aura Therapy – 082 7290 488
  • Lenka de Villiers van Zyl - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Crystal Clear Aqua – 081 406 3101

Kids Health Expo 2017


  1. 0-12 months: Who do I resemble? Submit a photograph of your baby & the Person he/she most resembles
  2. 1 – 5 years: My Pet And I. Submit a photograph of your child & his/her pet
  3. Gr R – 13 years: My Hobby. Submit a photograph of your child & his/her hobby

Great prizes to be won! Judges decision is final. Write the name and contact number at the back of the photo and pin photo to the board at BPPH Reception before Saturday, 26 August 2017. Winners will be announced on Wednesday, 30 August 2017. Enquires: Tershia de Wet 072 646 1000

Bay to Bay Run - Camps Bay to Hout Bay, 08 January 2017

MO and BPPH offered their medical services and support to the runners. The well attended day was filled with fun and laughter whilst serious running took place.

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