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About Us

Dr Preyen Naidu

Dr Preyen Naidu completed his undergraduate training in medicine at the University of Natal in 2004. After completing his Internship at Tygerberg Hospital in 2005, and community service at Mitchell's Plain and GF Jooste hospitals in 2006, he returned to Durban, where he completed his speciality training in orthopaedic surgery in 2013.

Dr Preyen Naidu spent three years training in the arthroplasty unit at Inkosi Albert Luthuli Central Hospital, in Durban, under Professor IE Goga. During this time, Dr Naidu gained experience in hip replacement and knee replacement surgery, as well as revision surgeries, working closely with Dr Koos Jordaan, the current head of the department of the arthroplasty unit at Tygerberg Hospital. In 2014, he graduated from the Smith and Nephew Arthroplasty Academy, visiting various expert surgeons around South Africa, Belgium, and the United Kingdom.

Dr Preyen Naidu stayed on at the arthroplasty unit in Durban after completing his fellowship and remained involved in the training of undergraduate medical students, as well as training the UKZN registrars in orthopaedic surgery. While at the academic hospital, Dr Naidu spent a year training at the Sports Medicine Unit with Dr Paul Ryan, gaining exposure to knee ligament reconstruction and shoulder surgery. Dr Preyen Naidu was also involved in running a weekly orthopaedic trauma slate at Addington Hospital and attended to orthopaedic patients at South Africa’s first Level One accredited Trauma Centre and ICU at Inkosi Albert Luthuli Central Hospital. Dr Preyen Naidu is currently the resident, full-time hip and knee surgeon at Netcare Blaauwberg Hospital.

Dr Preyen Naidu is also certified in robotic surgery for the hip and knee and offers this to prospective patients eligible for surgery.

Affiliations and Societies

  • Full Member SAOA since 2016
  • Member of the Colleges of Medicine of South Africa since 2013
  • Associate Member South African Orthopaedic Association (SAOA) since 2009

Presentations and Congresses Attended

  • SAOA Congress 2018, 2019, 2022, delegate
  • Faculty - Smith and Nephew Arthroplasty Academy February 2015
  • Presenter - Hip Arthroplasty following previous Osteosynthesis, Wild Coast Sun, SAOA Arthroplasty Congress April 2015
  • Faculty - Smith and Nephew Registrar's Retreat, Bearing Surfaces in Arthroplasty October 2015
  • SAOA Cape Town ICC 2014, delegate
  • Presenter - Smith and Nephew Arthroplasty Academic meeting "Single versus two-stage revision in periprosthetic joint infection" July 2014
  • Faculty - Synthes Basic Trauma Surgery Workshop, Subtrochanteric Femur Fractures November 2013
  • SAOA Durban 2012, delegate
  • Presenter - Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA) infection following Spinal Surgery, SAOA 2011

Ongoing Medical Education and workshops

  • AO Recon Course: Complex Total Hip and Knee Arthroplasty, Century City Convention Centre June 2023
  • Stryker Mako Robotic Masterclass, Istanbul Turkey March 2023
  • Zimmer-Biomet Bioskills cadaver workshop: Complex Primary Knee Arthroplasty, SUN Skills lab Tygerberg Hospital March 2023
  • Microport Masterclass Essen, Germany Feb 2023
  • Paragon-28 Ankle replacement cadaver workshop Red Cross Children's Hospital 2022
  • Smith & Nephew Hip revision cadaver workshop Groote Schuur 2021
  • Accumed Distal Radius and Elbow Trauma cadaver workshop Red Cross Children's Hospital August 2018
  • Accumed Complex Ankle Trauma cadaver workshop Red Cross Children's Hospital 2018
  • Smith & Nephew Trauma Masterclass Crystal Towers Century City 2018
  • Zimmer Proximal Humerus cadaver workshop 2017
  • DePuy-Synthes Corail Mini Symposium August 2016
  • Zimmer-Biomet "How to choose an implant and replicate hip joint anatomy consistently" September 2016
  • DePuy-Synthes Attune Knee Workshop Feb 2015
  • Zimmer Revision Hip Arthroplasty Workshop Wild Coast Sun April 2015
  • Zimmer-Biomet Oxford Knee Workshop October 2015
  • Smith and Nephew Arthroplasty Academy Fellowship Jan-Dec 2014
  • Smith and Nephew Journey 2 Knee Workshop July 2014
  • Smith and Nephew Basic Knee Arthroscopy Workshop 2014
  • Smith and Nephew Bearing Surfaces Seminar October 2014
  • Depuy-Synthes Basic Arthroplasty Course April 2014
  • AO Advanced Periarticular Fracture Fixation Course August 2013
  • Good Clinical Practice Course UKZN August 2011
  • ATLS 2010
  • Basic Surgical Skills Course March 2009
  • Basic AO Course May 2009

Watch Dr Preyen Naidu's Presentation on Arthroplasty


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