The Hand Surgeon

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Dr Cynthia Sathekga is an Orthopaedic Elbow, Wrist and Hand surgeon with a fellowship in Hand and Microsurgery from the esteemed Christine M. Kleinert Institute at the University of Louisville, Kentucky, in the USA. She spent time at the Jishuitan Hospital, Beijing, China in 2015 after her USA fellowship, where she further cemented her skills in Hand and Microsurgery with a special focus on work related hand injuries. She specialises in brachial plexus surgery, burn contractures, congenital deformities, sports and work related trauma injuries as well as general elbow, wrist and hand pathology.

Dr Cynthia Sathekga is full time in private practice but does sessions at the Hand Unit in Chris Hani Baragwanath Academic Hospital (3rd largest hospital in the world), University of Witwatersrand as a lecturer and an examiner. In addition, she is involved in undergraduate and postgraduate teaching and heading several courses including the Microsurgery course. She believes in the philosophy of accessible quality healthcare and is involved in the Limpopo orthopaedic.


  • MBChB (University of Cape Town) 2004
  • FCOrth (SA) 2012
  • Fellowship in Hand and Microsurgery at Christine M. Kleinert Institute 2014-2015
  • Fellowship in Hand and Microsurgery at Jishuitan Hospital, China 2015


  • Specialist Orthopaedic Surgeon- Health Professional Council of South Africa- MP0614629 (HPCSA)
  • South African Orthopaedic Association (SAOA)
  • South African Society for Surgery of the Hand (SASSH)
  • American Society for Surgery of the Hand (ASSH)

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