Trauma and Orthopaedics
The Trauma and Orthopaedic Team provide a comprehensive service dealing with all acute and chronic musculoskeletal problems. We provide daily Fracture and Elective outpatient clinics in our recently, purpose built Orthopaedic Hub based on Dunstable Road. Many of our clinics our supported by Extended Scope Practitioners and Therapists who can offer on the spot advice and guidance.
We also provide major and minor orthopaedic surgery and have two orthopaedic theatres and one dedicated trauma theatre that run seven days a week. Our consultant-led service is renowned for its innovative approach and pioneering surgery. We have very competitive waiting to treatment times for our patients. Example wait times from March 2017 include Lower Limb (incl. foot) – 14 weeks; Upper Limb (incl. hand) – 15 weeks; Spinal – 19 weeks and Paediatric – 20 weeks.
Each year the team carry out over 5,000 orthopaedic surgical procedures for patients from Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire and beyond. As well as using keyhole surgery we deploy the latest computer-navigation techniques to ensure minimum trauma and maximum safety for our patients. When listed for surgery our lower limb patients will also be enrolled in our Enhanced Recovery Programme. This service offers extensive pre and post-operative advice and support to ensure that our patients have a reduced length of stay, reduced rate of infection and overall improved clinical outcome.
Referral accepted via E-RS.
- Arthroscopies of all joints (shoulder, elbow, wrist, knees, hips & ankle)
- Joint replacement surgery (inc. resurfacing): hip, knee, shoulders, elbows, wrist, thumb, ankles and great toe.
- Joint revision surgery
- Fixation of fractures and dislocations
- Osteoarthritis and Rheumatoid Arthritis.
- Spinal Surgery: discectomy, decompression, fusions, pedicular screw fixation
- Extra corporeal shockwave therapy (only available currently for foot and hip conditions)
Clinic Type: Adult
|Monday AM||Fracture Clinic||Paeds||Foot & Ankle with ESP|
|Monday PM||Fracture Clinic||Weekend Fracture Clinic||Upper Limb Clinic (week 1 and 3)|
|Tuesday AM||Fracture Clinic||Upper Limb||Spinal with ESP||Lower Limb
|Foot and Ankle (week 2)|
|Tuesday PM||Fracture Clinic||Upper Limb (Hand and Wrist)||Foot and Ankle||ESWT (extra corporeal shockwave therapy)|
|Wednesday AM||Fracture Clinic||Spinal with ESP||Lower Limb||Lower Limb||Lower Limb|
|Wednesday PM||Fracture Clinic||Upper Limb (hand) with therapist||Spinal with ESP|
|Thursday AM||Fracture Clinic||Lower Limb||Upper Limb||Foot and Ankle|
|Thursday PM||Fracture Clinic||Foot and Ankle (week 1)||Lower Limb
|Friday AM||Fracture Clinic||Lower Limb||Lower Limb||Paeds||Upper Limb|
|Friday PM||Fracture Clinic||Lower Limb||Spinal
Links to tertiary centres:
Addenbrooke’s, Great Ormond Street
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