The Orthopaedics Service is a vital part of the care provided by the regional Major Trauma Centre.
The orthopaedics team comprises specialist and general surgeons and nurses, who work with colleagues across the hospitals to provide pre-surgery and post-operative care including physiotherapists, occupational therapists, and the Specialist Mobility Rehabilitation team
Outpatient clinics are held daily.
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Mr Alexander Baker
Consultant Orthopaedic Spinal Surgeon Honorary Senior Lecturer University of Manchester.
Secretary: 01772 524077
Mr Stephen Canty
Consultant Trauma & Orthopaedic Surgeon and Divisional Medical Director for Surgery
Mr Richard Boden
Orthopaedic Consultant Lower Limb Trauma and Revision Hip and Knee Surgery
- Grand opening of new Fracture and Orthopaedic Clinic
Huge improvements have been made to the Fracture and Orthopaedic Clinic at Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust which launched on Friday with a celebratory ceremony.
The new clinic, which is based within the Day Treatment Centre at Royal Preston Hospital, comprises eight clinic rooms, a treatment room, a plaster room and an x-ray room. Office facilities have also moved into the Day Treatment Centre, allowing the team to centralise medical, nursing and administrative staff into one area, which has not only made the workings of the department more efficient, but has also had a positive effect on morale. A new study facility for registrars and an office for the increasingly busy
Orthopaedic Spinal Rapid Access Service team have also been incorporated into the new facility.
Tony Helm, Clinical Director for Trauma and Orthopaedics at Lancashire Teaching Hospitals, said: “Our existing clinic facilities were somewhat out of date, and the opportunity to move into refurbished facilities was most welcome by all of the team. We are certain that the new facilities will improve the patient experience in the department, and we are all really excited to be working in this newly refurbished space.”
Speaking at the grand opening on Friday; Steve Canty, Consultant Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgeon at Lancashire Teaching Hospitals, said: “We wanted to gather everyone together today to say a massive thank you to everyone who has been involved in the development of our new Fracture and Orthopaedic Clinic. I would like to thank all of the support partners who have been instrumental in the launch of our new clinic from the capital team who have led the building scheme and moves to IT and telephony. They have all done an amazing job in creating this magnificent new space. I also want to say a special thanks to Lisa Barker and Louise Testa who have done a massive amount of work to make the new clinic a reality.”
Karen Partington, Chief Executive at Lancashire Teaching Hospitals, said, “We are delighted that we have been able to improve upon our previous facilities with our brand new Fracture and Orthopaedic Clinic. On behalf of the board, I would like to thank the whole team who have made this happen; it has been a real team effort. We are confident that this investment will improve patient experience within the department and improve the standard of care which we are providing.”
- Hip Surgery
Our services include;
Primary Hip Arthroplasty - Total Hip Replacement
Complex Primary Hip Arthroplasty
Hip Resurfacing (under strict guidelines)
Revision Hip Arthroplasty
Complex Revision Hip Arthroplasty
Hip Arthroscopy and Care of the Young Adult Hip
Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation of the Hip
Total Hip Replacement
Indications (why we do the procedure)
Total hip replacement is performed for pain relief. It is a surgical technique used when non-operative treatments including physiotherapy, analgaesia (pain killers) and lifestyle modifications no longer control your pain.
There are different types of prosthesis (the type of implants used) and bearing surfaces (the ball and socket placed on the prosthesis) and the choice of these depends on many things including your activity levels, age and bone quality.
As a group of consultants, we use only ‘tried and tested’ implants. We are strong believers in evidence based medicine and use implants with a long heritage (they have been in use for many years and have good evidence that they work well).
We offer cemented, uncemented and hybrid implants with a choice of bearing surfaces including metal on polyethylene, ceramic on polyethylene and ceramic on ceramic.
Hospital Admission and Surgery
You will generally be admitted on the day of surgery. Your surgery will be performed through a short incision on the side of the thigh, covered with a dressing after the operation. You will receive physiotherapy shortly after your operation to improve your mobility prior to discharge. The anesthetist, the nursing staff and your surgeon will optimise pain relief to make this post-operative period as comfortable as possible and allow early and safe mobilisation. We would expect you to be able to go home on crutches 4 days after your operation.
We will generally see you 3 months after your operation in a specialist nurse led clinic. This appointment will be made for you by the ward staff, prior to your discharge. If you have any problems after the operation you can contact our team at any time, either the joint care nurses, the ward or your surgeon’s secretary.
- Knee Surgery
Our services include;
Primary Knee Arthroplasty
Complex Primary Knee Arthroplasty
Revision Knee Arthroplasty
Complex Revision Knee Arthroplasty
Knee Arthroscopy and Intervention
Complex Multi-ligament Reconstruction
Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation of the Knee
Our new Patient Specific Implants Video
Information about Total Knee Replacement Surgery
This is a short film to show he we can now use advanced imaging to plan your knee replacement based on your own individual anatomy. It shows a typical journey from first clinic appointment through your hospital stay, to follow up in our Specialist Nurse Led Clinic
- Shoulder and Elbow Surgery
Conditions managed by shoulder arthroscopy
- Impingement and Rotator Cuff disorders
- Shoulder dislocation and instability
- Other shoulder complaints
Shoulder arthritis and joint replacement
Soft tissue disorders of the elbow
Elbow arthritis and replacement
Fractures of the shoulder and elbow
- Specialist Shoulder and Elbow Physiotherapy
- Orthopaedic Leaflets
- Orthopaedic Links
Orthopaedic Medical Education
Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has a proud history of Medical Education. The undergraduate department was established in March 2003 and works in partnership with the University of Manchester. Medical students elect to spend their final three years within the trust, majority moving to the local area.
The Trauma and Orthopaedic department has a strong history of medical education, and has received numerous awards for teaching. It is only with the continued support of our patients and staff that this is possible.