Dr Joe de Beer is a shoulder surgeon, and practices in Cape Town, the Northern Suburbs, and Stellenbosch. His practice is confined to managing shoulder problems of all types, and he does both open and arthroscopic surgery. He has been particularly involved with shoulder injuries in rugby for many years, and is in fact the originator of the Congruent Arc Latarjet, which resulted in the rapid rugby rehab after such procedures.
He is a keen shoulder arthroscopist, and has developed an expertise in ultrasound of the shoulder, both diagnostically and for intervention.
He is the editor of the International Journal of Shoulder Surgery, and has published various articles and has given overseas presentations on many occasions.
He continually strives to improve techniques and outcomes.