Welcome to the online home of orthopaedic surgeon Dr. P.H Laubscher, specialist in open & arthroscopic shoulder surgery.
The shoulder is a fascinating joint. Its anatomy is often not fully understood and therefore its problems are often neglected. Symptoms and signs can be confusing and may therefore put both patient and doctor in the dark as to the real cause of the problem.
Taking a thorough history and examining a patient systematically are crucial components to making the correct diagnosis. Special investigations such as an MRI scan and ultrasound play a crucial role in confirming a diagnosis.
Shoulder surgery can be performed both through open and arthroscopic techniques. The appropriate technique depends on the final diagnosis.
Please remember that medical information provided on this site, in the absence of a visit with a health care professional, must be considered as an educational service only. The information should not be relied upon as a medical consultation. The information is not designed to replace a physician's independent judgment about the appropriateness or risks of a procedure for a given patient. We will do our best to provide you with information that will help you make your own health care decisions.
Practice Contact Details
Tel:(+27) 011 788 5110 ~Johannesburg
Tel:(+27) 072 618 9564 ~Pretoria
Fax: (+27) 086 542 7669