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.

From the foot of the bed:


The 9th Biennial SAFSA congress was recently held in Johannesburg. Once again, the congress was extremely well attended thanks to the good reputation that the Foot and Ankle congress has achieved over the past years. We had four world renown international guest speakers, Dr Mark Easley (USA), Dr P. Rippstein (Switzerland), Dr S. Rammelt (Germany), and Prof H. Trnka (Austria). The congress is traditionally an instructional course of the latest management trends in foot and ankle surgery. Dr Mark Easley put together an amazing program which was presented in a case based format rather than didactic lectures. This was far more engaging for the audience and extremely well received. I believe he has set a new standard for future congresses. As a result, we have had numerous new members joining SAFSA. I would like to extend a big thank you to the trade that supported the congress. These meetings are impossible without the trade’s support. Thank you to the exco committee for all the help and support in organising the congress as well as the local faculty. SAFSA will be hosting a Foot and Ankle symposium at the SAOA congress in September. I look forward to seeing our members at this meeting.
Paulo Ferrao

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