Welcome to the South African Orthopaedic Association (SAOA)

The Objectives of the SAOA


SAOA 2022 Registration now open

June 30, 2022by

SAOA 2022 Registration information SAOA members in good standing will receive, via direct email, a link to register for the SAOA 2022 Congress. SAOA members cannot register for SAOA...

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The SAOA now offers free BJJ and BJ360 subscription to all SAOA members

June 15, 2022by

Editor’s Picks for the BJJ June 2022 issue Surgical fixation of rib fractures improves 30-day survival after significant chest injury “Rib fracture care has often been lost between specialties,...

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SAOJ Table of Contents Alert

May 18, 2022by

EDITORIAL Data and decision making – from odd to artificial Leonard C Marais TRAUMA AND GENERAL ORTHOPAEDICS The impact of the Covid-19 lockdown restrictions on orthopaedic trauma admissions in...

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Annual Congress

Cape Town


Monday 5 – Thursday 8 September 2022.


Become a Member

The SAOA offers membership categories for all orthopaedic professionals. Join your peers, enjoy all the benefits and become a SAOA member today. Click on the button below to sign up.


Member Login

View your account, important downloads, update your contact information, search for peers and access your membership benefits by logging in to the members’ area of the site.



The on-line Patient Education Library of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons provides information on a variety of conditions and procedures


Orthogate is dedicated to providing ways to improve access to the information needed to make informed decisions about healthcare in orthopaedics and sports medicine.

Our Patient Resources section provides educational materials to help you understand orthopaedic problems and what options for treatment may be available from your orthopedic surgeon or muskuloskeletal health provider.