The Orthopaedic Department at Derriford Hospital consists of a team of 16 consultants. Each has sub-specialist skills developed in leading orthopaedic centres around the world including Canada and Australia. The orthopaedic team are committed to providing the highest standard of orthopaedic care available. New and advanced treatment options are frequently incorporated in this rapidly changing field. The department is one of the few in the country that is large enough to enable small teams of consultants to work together in specialist groups.
The surgical team is supported by dedicated anaesthetic consultants. They have specialist skills in anesthetising patients undergoing orthopaedic surgery, including ultrasound guided regional nerve blocks. For complex surgical procedures there is an intensive care unit and high dependency unit to optimise care of patients who are at high risk during their stay in hospital.
Derriford Hospital has a 24-hour Level 1 trauma service, self contained x-ray and scanning facilities and dedicated trauma surgeons.
Where is the Orthopaedic Department?
The department is based on level 11 of the main hospital building. The three inpatient wards are: Stannon (joint replacement patients), Sharp and Shaugh wards. Children & young adults patients are cared for on level 12 ward. The orthopaedic outpatient department and fracture clinics are on level 6. Operations are performed on level 4 in the main theatre suite and in both Freedom and Plym day-case units which are on levels 2 and 6 respectively. In addition peripheral outpatient clinics are held in Kingsbridge, Tavistock, Launceston and Liskeard Hospitals.
Why Choose Orthopaedics at Derriford?
Patient information: Fracture Clinic
Patient information: Pre-operative Assessment Clinic
Related orthopaedic links:
- Healthy Bones