Research & Courses

Dr Kruger is actively involved in teaching and research, both locally and internationally.Active involvement in research and teaching, along with regular academic meetings and presenting at local and international conferences ensures he is up to date with latest literature.


Health Professions Council of South Africa – Registration number: MP 0635588

General Medical Council (UK) – Registration number: 7019641

South African Orthopaedic Association (SAOA)

South African Society of Surgery of the Hand (SASSH)

South African Shoulder and Elbow Society (SASES)


IFSSH, IFSHT & FESSH congress – London 2022

SASSH annual congress 2022

IBRA Masters course: Realistic treatment of wrist and elbow fractures. Melbourne, Aus. 2019

LMT wrist workshop: Wrist fractures, Scaphoid fractures and 3+4 corner fusions. Melbourne, Aus. 2019

Medartis Masters course: Realistic treatment of shoulder fractures. Maquarie University, Sydney, Aus. 2019

Annual SAOA congress attendee



de Stadler J.L, Kruger N, Singh S, Banderker E, Dix-Peek S, Pillay K. Malignant transformation in an 11-year-old child with multiple hereditary exostosis. SA Orthop J 2021;20(3): 183a-183e


Kruger N, Phadnis J, Bhatia D.N, Amarasooriya M, Bain G.I. Acute distal biceps tendon ruptures: Anatomy, pathology and management: State-of-the-art. Journal of ISAKOS: Joint Disorders & Orthopaedic Sports Medicine 2020;5:304-313.

Eames, M, Kruger N, Bain G.I. Extension arthrodesis of the thumb carpometacarpal joint for the ‘Z’ thumb. Journal of Hand Surgery (Eur) 2020;46(3): 311-313

Kruger N, Bain G.I. Anatomic Repair and Reconstruction of Radial Sagittal Band Ruptures. Tech Hand Up Extrem Surg. 2020 Oct 28;25(2):69-76

Langerhuizen DWG, Bulstra AEJ, Janssen SJ, Ring D, Kerkhoffs GMMJ, Jaarsma RL, Doornberg JN. Is Deep Learning On Par with Human Observers for Detection of Radiographically Visible and Occult Fractures of the Scaphoid? Clin Orthop Relat Res (2020) 00:1-7 – Acknowledgement – N Kruger


Kruger N, de Villiers A-L, McGuire D.T, Solomons M.W. Intraosseous terminal phalanx epidermoid inclusion cyst: a first case of late recurrence. SA Orthop J 2019;18(2): 49-52.


Jones L, Mellon S, Monk AP, Kruger N, Price AJ, Beard D. Medial meniscal extrusion: a validation study comparing different methods of assessment. Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc (2018) 26:1152–1157


Kruger N, Stander L, Maqungo S, Roche S, Held M. The Oxford Shoulder Score: Cross-cultural adaptation and translational validation into Afrikaans. SAOJ 2018;17(1)

Kruger N, O’ Connor M, Ferreira N, Marais LC. HIV seroprevalence and its relation to bone infection, bone tumours and limb reconstruction patients in a South African tertiary hospital. SAOJ 2017;16(4)

Hilton TL, Kruger N, Wiese KR, Martin CW, Maqungo S. Gunshot tibia fractures treated with intramedullary nailing: A single centre retrospective review. SAOJ 2017 16(1): 32-38.


Kruger N, McNally E, Al-Ali S, Rout R, Rees JL, Price AJ. Three-dimensional reconstructed magnetic resonance scans: Accuracy in identifying and defining knee meniscal tears. World J Orthop 2016; 7(11): 731-737.

Kruger N, Thompson, D. Dysplasia Epiphysealis Hemimelica: An interesting case report involving the talus and literature review.  SAOJ 2015 14(2):43-47.

World Combined Orthopaedic Congress (COMOC) 2016 – Presentation: “Three-dimensional reconstructed magnetic resonance scans: Accuracy in identifying and defining knee meniscal tears”. Cape Town, South Africa


MSc (t) in Diagnostic Imaging – Dissertation Title: “Exploring magnetic resonance imaging of meniscal injuries: A dissertation including a pilot study assessing MRI’s predicative role in meniscal tears”

MSc (res) in Orthopaedic Surgery – Thesis Title: “Non-invasive prediction of the most peripheral extent of knee meniscal tears”

MMed in Orthopaedic Surgery – Thesis title: “The Oxford Shoulder Score: Cross-cultural adaptation and translational validation into Afrikaans”

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