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.
We are committed to Orthopaedic education to all Allied Health Professionals.
The recently established SWOPS group meet on a regular basis to discuss advances in Orthopaedic nursing.
Students visit the department at several different stages in their undergraduate training. They gain experience in both elective and trauma practice attending outpatient clinics and surgery.
Senior House Officers and Foundation Year Doctors
A teaching programme prepares these junior doctors for the MRCS and provides a foundation for their orthopaedic training.
Six specialist registrars on the South West Rotation are attached to Derriford at ony one time. There is one overseas Specialist Registrar's post in addition to this. The Consultants take an active role in the regional teaching program.
Why Choose Orthopaedics at Derriford?
- Orthopaedic Department demographics