Welcome to the SIGAf orthopaedic surgery community.


The SIGAf sub community in orthopaedic surgery has a variety of aims and priorities.

They include:

  1. Advancing the field: The group will work to advance the field of orthopaedic surgery in Africa by promoting research, developing new clinical practices, and advocating for policy changes that benefit patients and practitioners.
  2. Providing education and resources: We aim to provide education and resources to healthcare providers, patients, and the public to promote better understanding of orthopaedic surgery, and to improve the quality of care provided.
  3. Supporting professional development: We aim to support the professional development of future surgeons, by offering opportunities for continuing education, networking, and mentorship.
  4. Promoting collaboration in Africa: We will work to promote collaboration between healthcare providers, researchers, and other stakeholders in the field to facilitate the sharing of knowledge and best practices, and to foster innovation.

Activities by the SIGAf orthopaedic surgery community so far.


Principles of Hip Arthroplasty – Click here to watch

Knee Arthroplasty- Click here to watch

Essential Imaging for Orthopaedics- Click here to watch

Emergency management of Ankle Fractures- Click here to watch

Assessment and management of neck of femur fractures- Click here to watch

Management of forearm fractures- Click here to watch


Getting into Orthopaedic surgery training in the United Kingdom- Click here to watch

Getting into Core Surgical Training in the United Kingdom; An Overview- Click here to watch

Mentorship Series: A Guide for Aspiring and Young Surgeons (Session 1)- Click here to watch

Mentorship Series: A Guide for Aspiring and Young Surgeons (Session 2)- Click here to watch

Research in Trauma and Orthopaedics, Using the right approach- Click here to watch


Management and outcomes of spinal tuberculosis in Africa: a scoping review protocol 

One published, others ongoing

Please contact the specialty lead for more detail about the research projects in the group.

Do you have a question? Check our Frequently asked questions.