ABOUT

Dr Lusanda Bomela

Dr Lusanda Bomela is a qualified Orthopaedic Spine Surgeon with a practice based in Modderfontein, Johannesburg. Dr Bomela is committed to providing superior patient care in her field of orthopaedics.

Presentations

Workshops/Lectures

  • National – SAOA Durban Conference 2019 Podium Presentation – Management Strategies of Lateral Mass Fractures of the Cervical Spine
  • National – Keynote Address at the SAOA Registrars’ Congress 2018, which was hosted by the University of Pretoria’s Department of Orthopaedics on 15-17 February 2018.
  • International – SAOA/German Orthopaedic Travelling Fellowship 15 May – 15 June 2015, month in Germany. The research and study presented  “Kyphectomy in Children with Severe Myelomeningocele – Related Kyphosis”.
  • National – SAOA Cape Town 2014 Congress podium presentation- “Kyphectomy in children with severe myelomeningocele – related kyphosis
  • National- Co-authored a paper presented at the 58 the SAOA Durban 2012 congress - “ Positron Emission Tomography in the diagnosis of spine infection and infected implants.
  • National - Presented two posters at the 58th SAOA Durban 2012 congress entitled;
    1. “ A rare case of bilateral idiopathic tumoral calcinosis of the elbows ”
    2. “ Case report: Isolated multilevel cervical trauma "
  • National - Co–authored one poster for the 58th SAOA annual congress in Durban in September 2012 entitled , “ Spinal sepsis with secondary tuberculosis and a background history of familial porphyria”
  • National - SAOA SunCity 2011 podium presentation- “ Intra-operative arterial bleeding during ACDF : management and outcomes.”

Educational

  • Lecturer of the IOC (International Olympics Committee) diploma for sports medicine.
  • Teaching and training of orthopaedics to 4th, 5th, and 6th year medical students.
  • Training of orthopaedic registrars within the academic environment for spine trauma and reconstructive surgery.

Examinations

  • Moderator for South African Intermediary Orthopaedic Examination - 2023
  • Examiner for the South African College Final Orthopaedic Examinations – 2022
  • Examiner for the South African College Final Orthopaedic Examinations – 2020
  • Convenor for the South African College Intermediary Orthopaedic Examinations – 2018
  • Observer for the South African College Final Orthopaedic Examinations – 2018

Publications

  • S.A. Orthopaedic Journal. Autumn. 2008. Pp 34-37. Morel –Lavallee lesion: A Review. L.N.Bomela, H. Basson and N.S. Motsitsi.
  • East and Central African Journal of Surgery. Volume 14. Number 2. July/August 2009. Teardrop fractures of the Cervical Spine. N.S. Motsitsi and L.N.Bomela.
  • Internet Journal of Orthopaedic 2010. Volume 16 Number 1. Complex upper cervical spine injury associated with vertebral artery injury and sensory deficits. N.S. Motsitsi and L.N. Bomela.
  • A Orthopaedic Journal. Autumn. 2015. Vol 14.no1. Pg 34-50. Gunshot face as a cause of hyperextension central cord syndrome in a young patient. L Bomela and R.N. Dunn.
  • Spine Deformity. 2016; 4(3): 230-6. Kyphectomy in children with severe myelomeningocele – related kyphosis. Dunn R. and Bomela L.
  • Dissertation - 2022 lateral mass fracture

Dr Bomela is a registered member of the following organisations:

Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA)

South African Orthopaedic Society

AO Spine Society

South African Spine Society

Dr Bomela specialises in all surgical and non-surgical spheres concerning the health of the spine. She always ensures her patients remain relaxed and comfortable in her presence. She helps put their minds at ease by explaining the details of each procedure, post-operative phase and potential risks. Surgery may not be the only option but is often seen as a last resort. There are conservative remedies to relieve pain and improve quality of life. Dr Bomela will go through these options with you to determine the best solution for you and your family.