Dr Manie (Immanuel) de Wilde realized he wanted to pursue medicine in his early school years. He went to school at Bergsig High School, Rustenburg. He Matriculated in 1988 and went on to do his M.B Ch. B at the University of Stellenbosch.
In 1995, after his studies, he went back to Rustenburg and did his first year medical apprenticeship at the Paul Kruger Hospital.
In 1996, Dr de Wilde moved to Ficksburg, where he managed his own Private Practice and worked as the District Surgeon at the Provincial Hospital.
In February 1999, until January 2000, Dr de Wilde decided to take on a colder climate and accepted a position under Dr Graham Gie at Exeter Nuffield Hospital in the United Kingdom, where he studied the Exeter Hip Replacement Technique.
In February 2000, Dr de Wilde returned to South-Africa, where he decided to further his studies in Orthopaedics under the Mentorship of Prof RB Snowdowne at the University of the Free State in Bloemfontein.
Dr de Wilde has been practicing as an Orthopaedic Surgeon at the Wilgeheuwel Hospital in Roodepoort, since 2005. He attends various orthopaedic cases, including: Shoulder-, Hip- and Knee operations.
He has treated more than 20,000 private patients to date, including various trauma cases, and performed over 7,000 replacements. Currently his interest and passion lies in Hip Arthroscopies (as it is such an effective and non-invasive technique), as well as other large joints namely, shoulders and knees.