Dr Steve Carter

ORTHOPAEDIC SURGEON

About Dr Carter

Dr Steve Carter is an Orthopaedic Hand Surgeon with 15 years experience in the surgical treatment of hand conditions. Graduated MBChB 1990. Graduated FCS (SA) Orth – Fellowship 1999. Gold Medal Fellowship Candidate (Top Orthopaedic Candidate in South Africa).

Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Cape Town

Dr Carter is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Cape Town and is involved in postgraduate teaching at Groote Schuur & Red Cross Children's Hospital.

Dr Steve Carter Steve Carter, Hand Surgeon

Vincent Pallotti Hospital

The Cape Hand Clinic is situated at the Life Health Care Vincent Pallotti Hospital. It is a stand alone Orthopaedic Unit, covering all orthopaedic specialities with dedicated orthopaedic hand theatre, ward, ICU and Radiology facilities.

Red Cross Children's Hospital

  • Dr Carter has been head of the Congenital Hand Surgery Unit at the Red Cross Children's Hospital since 2003.
  • The unit sees approximately 700 patients a year and does 100 major congenital cases and 200 minor cases. See pictures
  • The Congenital Hand Unit at Red Cross Children's Hospital is also responsible for the management of the post-burn hand reconstruction, approximately 50 cases a year.

Sport Science Institute of South Africa

Dr Carter is affiliated to the Sport Science Institute, performing day case surgery at the Life Sports Science Orthopaedic Surgical Day Hospital and is a lecturer of the Masters students.

Qualifications

  • MBChB (University of Cape Town) 1990
  • FCS (SA) Orth (University of Cape Town) October 1999

Professional Registration & Ascociations

  • Health Professions Council of South Africa (Reg No: MP0364061)
  • Registered as a Medical Practitioner – 01/01/1992
  • Registered as an Orthopaedic Specialist – 20/01/2000
  • General Medical Council (UK) – 3636905 Registered in Aug 1992
  • Member of South African Orthopaedic Association
  • Member of South African Society for Surgery of the Hand

Presentations

  • "Sciwora of the Cervical Spine in Children with Associated Head Injuries"
    Dr SL Carter, Dr EB Hoffman
    Presented at the South African Orthopaedic National Congress, September 1996
  • "Effect of ACL Resection, Denervation and Immobilisation on the Rate Quadriceps Muscle"
    Dr SL Carter, Dr A Gibson
    Presented at the South African Orthopaedic National Congress, September 1997
  • "Conservative Management of Gunshot Wounds of the Distal Third of the Humurus"
    Dr SL Carter, Dr C Maraspini
    Presented at the South African Orthopaedic National Congress, 1997
  • "Dynamic EMG Changes in Cerebral Palsy Patients Requiring Rectus Femoris Transfers"
    Dr SL Carter, Dr E Hoffman
    Presented at the South African Orthopaedic National Congress, September 1998
  • "Outcomes Following Surgical Management of the Rheumatoid Knee"
    Prof. J Walters, Dr SL Carter
    Presented at the International Rheumatology Conference, September 1999
  • "Management of Low Back Pain in the Rheumatoid Patient"
    Dr P Makan, Dr SL Carter
    Presented at the International Rheumatology Conference, September 1999
  • "Orthopaedic Management of Rheumatoid Arthritis of the Shoulder"
    Presented at the December 1998 Annual Registrar Conference, 1998
  • "Tenofix in Flexor Tendon Repairs"
    Dr M Solomons, Dr SL Carter
    Presented at Cambridge Hand Conference, March 2003
  • "APL Interpositional Arthroplasty in CMC Arthritis"
    Presented at SASSH Congress, Johannesburg, September 2004
  • "Four Corner Arthrodesis as a Salvage Technique - Retrospective review at Groote Schuur"
    Presented at Johannesburg SASSH Congress, September 2004
  • "Endoscopic Carpal Tunnel Release – a Revision"
    Microaire Surgical Course Johannesburg, 2005
  • "Kleinert Neurovascular Island Volar Oblique Finger Tip Injuries"
    Presented at SASSH Congress, 2006
  • "The use of the Snow & Littler Procedure in the Management of the Cleft Hand"
    Presented at the SASSH Congress, 2007
  • "Radial Tunnel Syndrome – Review of Current Experience with the Transbrachioradialis Approach"
    Presented at the SASSH Congress, 2007
  • "Surgical Management of the Duplicated Thumb"
    Presented at the SASSH Congress, 2009
  • "The Windblown Hand: A Retrospective Review of the Result of Surgical Treatment at Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital"
    Presented at the SASSH Congress, 2011
  • "A Retrospective Review of the use of Non Vascularised Free Toe Phalangeal Grafts in the treatment of Symbrachydactyly and Constriction Ring Syndrome"
    Presented at SASSH Congress, 2012
  • "Acute Hand Injuries in Sports"
    Masters Lecturer Sport Science Institute of SA – 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 & 2013
  • "The Red Cross Children's Hospital experience with the use of the Evans Bilobed Flap in the management of Radial Club Hand"
    Presented at SASSH Congress, 2014

Awards

  • 1996 - Research prize for best research by Orthopaedic Registrar
  • 1999 - Charles Edelstein Gold Medal – Top graduate in South Africa for the final FCS (SA) Orth Examination
  • 1999 - Mathys most successful registrar in the final year of training at University of Cape Town Orthopaedics
  • 2011 - Stratmed Prize – Best paper presented at the SASSH Congress