Orthopaedics & Trauma
Bradford Royal Infirmary
Arthroscopic (keyhole) surgery has revolutionised the treatment of many joint conditions or injuries, reducing scarring and allowing more rapid recovery. Our surgeons have expertise in keyhole surgery of shoulder, elbow, wrist, hip, knee and ankle and offer advanced techniques for shoulder and knee reconstruction (including acute and chronic complex knee ligament injury and revision surgery) as well as all common pathologies.
Joint replacement surgery
We were one of the first centres in the UK to introduce computer assisted hip and knee joint replacement. Our team of surgeons offer minimally invasive and joint preserving surgery and offer training to other surgeons from the UK & abroad in these techniques. We carry out cemented and uncemented hip replacement and hip resurfacing. In the knee there is expertise in standard knee replacement, unicompartmental and patello-femoral replacement. We also regularly carry out complex and revision joint surgery and limb reconstruction. In the upper limb, shoulder and elbow replacement are available.
There is considerable expertise within the department in all aspects of sports injuries but particularly shoulder, groin, knee and ankle injuries where the surgeons have national reputations in their field.
Foot and Ankle Surgery
The foot and ankle service offers a comprehensive service for the management of the whole spectrum of disorders affecting the foot and ankle. We have three surgeons who concentrate exclusively in treating foot and ankle disorders. Special footwear that offloads the forefoot is routinely supplied to patients having hallux valgus surgery and other forefoot osteotomies and fusions, minimising or eliminating the need for crutches or plaster casts in many cases. Special interests include the primary and subsequent secondary management of complex hindfoot trauma including calcaneal fractures, therapeutic ankle arthroscopy, tendon and ankle ligament disorders, and surgery for the rheumatoid foot and ankle. A recent development is the introduction of ankle joint replacement surgery in selected cases.
The hand and peripheral nerve service is provided by two orthopaedic hand surgeons in conjunction with two of their plastic surgical colleagues. Areas of special interest and experience include the reconstruction of peripheral nerve injuries, tendon transfers and the arthritic hand. An emergency on call hand emergency service is available. Post operative rehabilitation is performed by dedicated hand physiotherapists.
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