Dr. Frans J. Cronjé Practice
MBChB (UP), BSc(Hons), MSc (Aerospace), DOM
Designated Senior Aviation Medical Examiner
Diving Medical Examiner - Class II (Air)
Occupational Medical Practioner
Near Tygervalley, Ridgeworth (Bellville)
PLEASE NOTE: Dr Frans and Sr Lucie Cronje have accepted a two-year training and clinical position in Aerospace and Hyperbaric Medicine at the American Mission Hospital in the Kingdom of Bahrain from 26 February 2023 until 3 March 2025.
The South African practice will not be available for appointments from 20 February 2023 until 1 March 2025.
After 17 February 2023, the Booking tab below will only show availability after 3 March 2025.
Note there is now also a LIGHT BLUE BUTTON with a list of all Senior DAME's in CT area and a
DARK BLUE BUTTON with all the Diving Medical Practitioners in South Africa on a Map with their details as you Zoom in.
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All your records are available to them through the SACAA EMPIC system or SAUHMA Database, so your visit to them should be simple and without any difficulty. Thank you for your support of our practice. Some of you have been with us for many years, and we will miss you until we hopefully see you again in 2025. With great appreciation. Dr Frans & Sr Lucie Cronje
All that tingles is not Bends
Decompression illness is an unusual compendium of signs and symptoms associated with compressed gas diving. There are risks of overtreatment and undertreatment. Overtreatment runs the risk of high costs, safety implications of evacuation and recompression, and the significant psychological consequences related to future diving. Undertreatment may result in significant neurological disability, prolonged pain, the need for extended rehabilitation, and inability to return to diving.
This presentation considers the clinical and pathophysiological aspects of decompression illness for the purpose of improving differential diagnosis and differentiating emergency, urgent, timely or non-treatment of possible decompression illness.