Knee replacements, Cartilage transplantation, Partial knee replacements, Knee re-alignment surgery, Anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction (ACL).


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Suite 303, Linksfield Park Clinic, Medical Suites,

24 12th Avenue, Linksfield West, 2192

Office Hours:

Mon – Thurs: 8:30 – 17:00 | Friday from 8:30 – 15:00

Consulting hours:

Mon 13:00 – 16:00 | Tues 14:30 – 17:00 | Wed 7:30 – 10:30

Alternate Thurs from 13:30 – 16:00

Closed on public holidays & weekends



Prof. Firer is a well known and respected orthopaedic surgeon, with over 40 years specializing in knee health.


Founder and President of the South African Knee Society (1984)

Still serving as an ex officio member of SAKS executive

Founder Board member of ISAKOS (International Society for Arthroscopy Knee surgery and Orthopaedic Sports Medicine.)

Board member of the former International Knee Society

Honorary Life Member of the Arthroscopy Association of North America

ESSKA: European Society for Surgey of the Knee and Arthroscopy

Emiritus member of SAOA (South African Orthopaedic Association)

Director of the Johannesburg Orthopaedic Sports Medicine Institute (JOSI)


Prof. Ponky Firer is a world-renowned knee surgeon who has been specializing in knee surgery for over 40 years.

After completing a BSc Engineering, he then studied Medicine and ultimately specialized in Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Witwatersrand. In 1982 he was awarded his MMed (Ortho Surg) Cum Laude for his work on the Anterior Cruciate Ligament. During his undergraduate years, he represented South Africa in Field hockey.

His interest in Sports Medicine resulted in him travelling the world to find new techniques to treat his patients at the Johannesburg General Hospital, where he and Dr. Clive Noble started the first Sports Injury Clinic in Johannesburg in 1976. Prof. Ponky then moved into Private Practice with Clive Noble at Rosebank Clinic specializing in sports injuries.

In 1996 he established the Linksfield Orthopaedic Sports and Rehabilitation Center. He focused his practice on knee surgery and helped many younger surgeons establish their niche in Orthopaedics and Sports medicine by running an internationally recognised fellowship program.

He is widely published in international and local journals and currently edits and reviews for local and international publications.

He remains as a senior lecturer in the Department of Orthopaedics at the University of Witwatersrand and is a senior consultant in the Soft tissue knee clinic at the Charlotte Maxeke Johannesburg Academic Hospital.

He continues to practice as an Orthopaedic knee surgeon with a special interest in knee replacements and degenerative conditions of the knee. He pioneered the use of biological management of osteoarthritis of the knee and continues to remain at the cutting edge of knee ligament and reconstructive surgery.

He also enjoys playing golf occasionally.

Patient info

We ensure that quality care is afforded to our patients even before formal consultation by taking necessary information about our patients, their lifestyle, and their current ailments.

Knee Specialists in Johannesburg

Prof. Ponky Firer, Dr. Brad Gelbart, and Dr. Matthew Street specialize in knee conditions of any type. Their approach is to improve your mobility and lessen your pain in the least invasive manner possible.

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