FC Orth (SA)    MMed Orth (UCT)   MBChB (Wits)


Dr Duncan McGuire is an orthopaedic surgeon specialising in upper limb surgery.  He specialises in treating conditions of the hand, wrist, elbow and shoulder.

Dr McGuire completed his specialist orthopaedic training in 2011 through the University of Cape Town, Groote Schuur Hospital and Red Cross Children's Hospital. After his training, he travelled to Australia and completed a fellowship in upper limb surgery.  


Dr McGuire will always attempt non-operative management as a first line treatment when appropriate. Surgical skills include a broad spectrum of open surgery, minimally invasive surgery, arthroscopy and joint replacement surgery.

Dr McGuire also has a special interest in peripheral nerve surgery and brachial plexus surgery.  This includes obstetric brachial plexus injuries in babies.

Dr. McGuire's private practice is based at Cape Town Mediclinic.  He also works in state practice where he is a consultant in the Hand Surgery Unit and the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at Groote Schuur Hospital in Cape Town.  The Hand Unit at Groote Schuur Hospital is the busiest hand unit in Africa, and treats over 17000 patients per year.  Dr McGuire is actively involved in teaching registrars in training and medical students.

Dr. McGuire has been extensively involved in research in the field of upper limb surgery.  He has published many articles in local and international peer reviewed journals, and has written many textbook chapters.  He is currently the section editor of hand surgery for the South African Orthopaedic Journal.  In 2011 he was awarded the Edelstein medal for being the top candidate in the country in the orthopaedic specialist exams.

Dr McGuire is a member of the executive committee of the South African Society for Surgery of the Hand (SASSH).  He is also a member of the South African Shoulder and Elbow Society (SASES) and the South African Orthopaedic Association (SAOA).