Trauma & Orthopaedics

Department Overview

The Orthopaedic Department, with its team of eight fellowship-trained Consultant Surgeons, skilled nursing staff and specialist therapists provides a comprehensive service in elective orthopaedic and trauma surgery. We have recently appointed an 8th Consultant who will specialise in elective hip and knee surgery and trauma.

Lower Limb

Consultant Team:

Mr J Rao, Mr R Banim, Mr R Thonse, Prof Harrison

Our consultants provide a comprehensive primary hip and knee replacement service for all patients. To provide the appropriate treatment for patients different types of replacements are used, including hip resurfacing and partial knee replacement. Our specialists are skilled in arthroscopic surgery of the knee and hip as well as early and late soft tissue reconstruction, including ACL reconstruction, with many of these procedures being carried out as day-cases.

Upper Limb and Hand

Consultant Team:

Mr P Kenyon, Mr M Nixon, Mr M Webb

We offer a highly specialised upper limb and hand surgery service backed up by physiotherapists and occupational therapists trained to offer the best post-operative care and rehabilitation. Our consultants perform primary and revision replacements of the shoulder, elbow, wrist and hand. They perform both simple and complex replacement surgery of the shoulder, tailoring the replacement to the particular needs of the patient. Our surgeons perform arthroscopic surgery of the shoulder, elbow and wrist.

Foot & Ankle

Consultant Team:

Mr E Wood, Ms K Thomason

The appointment of another Specialist Foot & Ankle Surgeon has kept our unit up-to-date with developments in Foot & Ankle surgery and we provide a service dealing with all foot and ankle conditions and offering, amongst other treatments, arthroscopic and replacement surgery.

Orthopaedic Nurse Consultant

Mrs Sandra Flynn is the Orthopaedic Nurse Consultant at the Trust. Sandra qualified as a registered general nurse in 1983 and in 1986 trained in Orthopaedic nursing at the Orthopaedic Hospital in Oswestry. She has worked in the specialty of Orthopaedics for 25 years and her new role involves undertaking expert clinical practice, leadership, education and research.

Sandra gained an MSc in Professional Practice at the University of Chester in 2005 and is currently entering into her third year of study for a PhD entitled 'Patients perceptions of care and caring'. Sandra has also had several journals published and has written a chapter in a new book called Key Concepts in Nursing.

Trauma

We provide a comprehensive orthopaedic trauma service via our Accident and Emergency Department and, with the assistance of the Plastic Surgery Unit, offer a limb reconstruction service.
Orthopaedic Trauma Nurse Specialists

The Role of the Trauma Nurse Specialists:- There are currently 2 Specialist Nurses in post covering Monday to Saturday 08:00 until 0:00hrs.Responsibilities include:-

  • Coordination of Trauma Admissions
  • Monitoring Care of Trauma Patients and their specific needs on a daily basis
  • Lead in coordination of the multi professional team in developing plans of care and management of trauma patients
  • Dedicated focus to improve patient pathway for fractured neck of femur patients and Spinal Injured Patients to await placement at Specialist Spinal Injuries Units.
  • Provide a point of contact for trauma patients and their families waiting admission and during their inpatient stay.
  • Involved in ongoing data collection for Audit purposes to monitor performance

Joint School

We also run a Joint School for all our joint replacement patients - this gives patients and their relatives the opportunity to fully understand the pathway they will follow and what they can expect to happen throughout their journey.
     
Orthotics:

We also have an Orthotic Service which can be accessed through consultant or therapies referral.

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