Orthopaedics and Trauma
Trauma and Orthopaedic Clinics
All trauma and orthopaedic clinics take place in the trauma and orthopaedic outpatients department which is located near the Accident and Emergency department.
Pre-Operative Assessment Clinics
Lynne Newton, our nurse practitioner, runs a pre-assessment clinic for in-patient admissions to ensure that patients on the waiting list are fit for surgery when they near admission and to do the routine pre-operative tests.
Trauma and Orthopaedic Theatres
There are two orthopaedic operating theatres within the department, which operate from Monday through to Friday with elective surgery. We also have afternoon sessions allocated to Trauma lists, in which emergency orthopaedic surgery can be undertaken.
The department undertakes a range of procedures including, arthroscopys and manipulations of fractures, nailing and dynamic hip screws, joint replacements, revision surgery and resurfacing of joints.
To contact the trauma and orthopaedic department, please telephone 01234 355 122 and dial ext. 5210, 5029 or 2069.
The L&D’s Orthopaedic Centre is based at 641 Dunstable Road, Luton, LU4 8RQ.
If you need to contact the Orthopaedic Centre, please call the reception desk on 01582 718786.
The restoration and development of the skeletal system, joints and muscles and is one of the key specialty areas at the Luton and Dunstable University Hospital.
We provide a comprehensive range of musculoskeletal healthcare, from orthopaedic medicine to complex surgery, delivered by some of the UK’s top orthopaedic specialist consultants.
Our consultant-led service is renowned for its innovative approach and pioneering surgery. Each year we perform 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.
The Orthopaedics team also forms a key role in delivering the Community Musculoskeletal Service.
We are highly competitive on length of patient stay in hospital. Following GP referral, your treatment will be fully co-ordinated from initial consultation, through diagnosis, treatment, recovery and therapy.
The services of some of our consultants are also available privately through the Hospital’s Cobham Clinic.