South African Foot Surgeons’ Association

The South African Foot Surgeons’ Association (SAFSA) is a society of South African orthopaedic surgeons with a special interest in the medical and surgical management of foot and ankle pathologies. We have quarterly meetings for presentations, topic discussions and difficult case presentations. SAFSA organises a foot and ankle congress biennially, with international guest speakers. A foot and ankle instructional course is presented at every third SAOA congress by the society. The association promotes research and education in foot and ankle surgery.

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SAFSA had the privilege of hosting an instructional foot and ankle course at the 2017 SAOA congress in Port Elizabeth. We were honoured to have the current BOA president Dr Ian Winson on the faculty. Dr Winson is a past president of BOFAS and has published extensively around foot and ankle surgery. The rest of the faculty consisted of local foot and ankle surgeons and Mrs Helene Simpson. Mrs Simpson is a Cape Town based physiotherapist with special interest in foot and ankle injuries. The course focused on common foot and ankle pathologies found in our day to day practices. The meeting was very well attended and received by the delegates. The feedback from the delegates was excellent. A big thank you goes to the local faculty for their time and expertise in presenting high quality talks. We are very proud of the standard of foot and ankle surgery in South Africa.
Paulo Ferrao
   
 
 

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