ORTHOMOVE

PATIENT RESOURCES | FAQ

Who is Dr Andries van Niekerk?

Specialist orthopaedic surgeon Dr Andries van Niekerk specialises in hip, knee, and shoulder surgery. His goal is to provide his patients with exceptional orthopaedic care that adheres to an internationally recognised standard of care based on the best research at his disposal. Dr van Niekerk's work focuses on helping patients regain their capacity to move and return to their highest level of functionality.

When should you see an orthopaedic surgeon, and what do they do?

In orthopaedic surgery, a specialist diagnoses and treats musculoskeletal injuries and disorders with nonsurgical and operative techniques. Orthopaedic surgeons have years of extensive training. The first thing orthopaedic surgeons do is consider nonsurgical solutions, such as pain medication or rehabilitation, before considering surgical solutions. They are, however, qualified to perform surgery if it is necessary to treat or repair an injury. Suppose you have sustained any injury to your musculoskeletal system that is not improving or causing discomfort. In that case, it is always best to consult an orthopaedic specialist such as Dr van Niekerk. However, there are a few clear signs that it's time to see an orthopaedic surgeon, including:

  • Chronic pain
  • Difficulty standing
  • Difficulty walking
  • Inability to complete daily tasks
  • Limited range of motion
  • Sprain or another soft tissue injury that hasn't improved in 48 hours.
How do I make an appointment?

You can contact us by filling in our online form. Here you can request an appointment and send any relevant information to Dr van Niekerk and his staff. Alternatively, you can contact one of our professional and kind receptionists, who will happily find an appointment that suits you. Our contact details are 012 664 2014 or info@orthomove.co.za

Do I need a referral?

Certain medical aids require a referral letter for authorisation but feel free to contact our office for more details.

Does Dr van Niekerk accept cash patients?

We accept cash, Visa, and MasterCard.

Does Dr van Niekerk accept medical aid?

Yes, Dr van Niekerk accepts medical aids, and the medical aids that his practice has a relationship with can be found under the billing policy section of his website. They include:

  • Bankmed (excluding Basic)
  • Bestmed
  • Bonitas (excluding BonComprehensive, BonCap, and BonStart)
  • Discovery (excluding Essential)
  • Fedhealth
  • Gems
  • Health Squared
  • Keyhealth
  • Medihelp
  • Momentum
  • Nedgroup
  • Netcare
  • Polmed
  • Sasolmed
How long is an average consultation?

15-30 minutes. The duration depends on the complexity of the problem and if specialised investigations are ordered that need to be discussed.