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Trauma and Orthopaedics

Trauma and Orthopaedics

Referral Process

Referrals are accepted via E-RS.

Patient Information Leaflets

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.

Clinics

Clinic Type: Adult
Clinic days/times:

Monday AM

Fracture Clinic

Paeds

Foot & Ankle with ESP

 

 

Monday PM

Fracture Clinic

Weekend Fracture Clinic

Upper Limb Clinic (week 1&3)

 

 

Tuesday AM

Fracture Clinic

Upper Limb

Spinal with ESP

Lower Limb (week 1)

Foot & Ankle (week 2)

Tuesday PM

Fracture Clinic

Upper Limb (Hand & Wrist)

Foot & Ankle

ESWT (extra corporeal shockwave therapy)

 

Weds AM

Fracture Clinic

Spinal with ESP

Lower Limb

Lower Limb

Lower Limb

Weds PM

Fracture Clinic

Upper Limb (hand) with therapist

Spinal with ESP

 

 

Thurs AM

Fracture Clinic

Lower Limb

Upper Limb

Foot & Ankle

 

Thurs PM

Fracture Clinic

Foot & Ankle (week 1)

Lower Limb (week 1)

Upper Limb (week 2)

 

Fri AM

Fracture Clinic

Lower Limb

Lower Limb

Paeds

Upper Limb

Fri PM

Fracture Clinic

Lower Limb

Spinal
(week 2)

Paeds

 


Links to tertiary centres:
Addenbrooke's, Great Ormond Street

Procedures Provided

  • 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) 

Clinicians - Consultants/Specialist Nurses

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Useful numbers/contacts

Business Manager: 
Dionne Murray
Dionne.Murray@ldh.nhs.uk
01582 718430

Urgent issue contact no:
Registrar on-call or management

Bleep numbers:
Bleep 778/327 (via switchboard)

General Manager:
Ben Gainsford 
Ben.Gainsford@ldh.nhs.uk
01582 497255

Clinic reception tel no: 
01582 497194

Clinical Director:
Mr Jim Gray
Jim.Gray@ldh.nhs.uk

Outpatients booking department:
01582 561385

Switchboard:
01582 491166