Our Orthopaedic Procedures

Many pathologies can be treated conservatively with a multi-disciplinary team approach. Dr Maritz endeavours to utilise his approach wherever possible as a first line treatment option.

Foot & Ankle Surgery

With the complexity, and wide variation in pathology seen within the foot and ankle, an individualised treatment approach is an essential part of treatment, but must be evidenced based to achieve optimal results.

Dr Maritz performs 3 categories of surgies around the foot and ankle:


  • Minimally Invasive Surgery – MIS / percutaneous surgery
  • Keyhole Camera Surgery – Arthroscopic surgery
  • Open surgery – extensile exposure

Minimally Invasive Surgery

Minimally invasive surgery addresses multiple foot and ankle pathologies by utilising small, percutaneous approaches. The benefits of less soft tissue swelling, rapid recovery and earlier return of movement have been shown.

Minimally Invasive Surgery for treating foot and ankle surgery has gained traction internationally, and provides certain benefits over the more traditional open incision types of surgery. Dr Maritz has been trained internationally in these techniques, and has brought this experience to his practice in South Africa.

Minimally Invasive bunion correction

Minimally Invasive Cheilectomy

Minimally Invasive Bunionette correction (Taylors Bunion)

Minimally Invasive Achilles tendon repair

Minimally Invasive Haglunds resection (Pump Bump)

Flatfoot reconstructions (Pes planus)


Arthroscopic surgery involves inserting a specialsed camera within a joint to visualise and repair damaged structures. This small keyhole approach allows raipd recovery and earlier mobilisation than more traditional open exposures.

Arthroscopic ankle cartilage procedures

Arthroscopic Key Hole ankle ligament reconstruction

Sporting injuries to the ankle

Arthroscopic ankle fusion

Arthroscopic subtalar fusion

Arthroscopic tendon debridement (tenoscopy)


When pathology or deformity is very severe or complex, open surgery may need to be performed. This carries a longer recovery due to the soft tissue needing to heal.


Flatfoot reconstruction

Cavus foot reconstruction

Deformity correction

Severe arthritic conditions

Suite 203 2nd floor, Busamed Paardevlei Private Hospital, 4 Gardener Williams Avenue, Paardevlei Estate, Somerset West, 7130

Suite 203 2nd floor, Busamed Paardevlei Private Hospital, 4 Gardener Williams Avenue, Paardevlei Estate, Somerset West, 7130

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