Orthopaedics is concerned with the diagnosis and correction of problems that arise in your skeleton and its attachments including: the joints, ligaments, tendons, muscles and nerves. Orthopaedic conditions can occur at birth, through injury or as the result of aging. They can be acute such as in injury, or chronic for example in many aging-related problems.
Here at Duchy Hospital, we have orthopaedic surgeons to diagnose and treat musculoskeletal problems in all areas of the body including: spine, shoulders, elbows, hands, wrists, hips, knees, feet and ankles. Our orthopaedic consultants have the support of a multidisciplinary team of orthopaedic nursing staff, consultant radiologists and clinical orthopaedic physiotherapists.
Patients visit our comprehensive orthopaedic service if they’ve a sports injury such as a ACL tear, a slipped disc, carpal tunnel syndrome, rotator cuff tear, osteoarthritis in the hip or a bunion.
We offer full investigative tests to support your consultant orthopaedic surgeon in making a diagnosis. Dependent upon your individual circumstances, surgical and non-surgical techniques will be offered to treat your orthopaedic condition. Our specialist physiotherapy service is available to support you following surgery and to help you get back to full mobility as soon as possible.
We understand the severity of pain associated with orthopaedic problems and we provide rapid access to treatment so that your pain is relieved and your quality of life is improved as soon as possible.