About the Cape Shoulder Institute

The Cape Shoulder Institute was opened by Dr Joe de Beer in 1998, since then we have successfully operated on over thousands of shoulders.

Our consulting rooms are at:

  • Plattekloof Libstar House
  • Mediclinic Cape Town
  • Mediclinic Winelands Orthopaedic Hospital

We operate at:

  • The Cape Eye Hospital in Bellville
  • Mediclinic Cape Town in Gardens
  • Mediclinic Winelands Orthopaedic Hospital in Stellenbosch

Feel free to Contact Us or Request an Appointment if you have any questions.


Understand Your Shoulder Pain

Shoulder injuries are common in all different ages. These injuries can occur from sporting and other accidents as well as from repetitive actions (e.g. factory workers and certain everyday activities where repeated movements lead to wear of the structures around the shoulder) and thirdly in older people where minimal force can damage degenerated structures.

In an effort to help you understand your shoulder pain, we have created an infographic. You can select the area of pain and rollover the possible causes of pain, you can find out more information by selecting to learn more about the cause of the pain. From there you can assess if you would like to request an appointment or submit a question in our Q&A section. See our Understand Your Shoulder Pain for more information and if you are a sportsmen, you can also view Injuries Related to Rugby and Injuries Related to Cricket for more information.


Please note, our infographic is for educational purposes only and in no way should be seen as a final diagnosis, only an appointment with an Orthopaedic Shoulder Surgeon can diagnose a shoulder injury.

Patient Testimonials

Our Patients are like family to us, learn more about them.