Orthopaedics is the field of medicine and surgery that deals with injuries to and problems with the musculoskeletal system. Our department is based at Northwick Park, Central Middlesex and Ealing Hospitals and offers a full range of elective (non-emergency) and trauma (emergency) services. We cover all injuries and Orthopaedics related issues apart for back and head in our hospitals and if further specialised services required patients are sent to appropriate medical centers.
We work closely in conjunction with the Trust's Orthogeriatrics, Rheumatology and allied services such as physiotherapy and occupational therapy to help patients rehabilitate.
Additional information for the service based at:
Central Middlesex, Northwick Park and St Mark's Hospitals
- Fracture clinics: Morning and afternoon - Monday to Friday at Northwick Park Hospital
- Elective clinic: Morning and afternoon - Monday to Friday at Central Middlesex Hospital.
Our busy inpatient orthopaedic department, based on Level 7 South, offers a full orthopaedic and trauma service with the exception of complex spinal surgery.
On Level 7 South there are daily ward rounds by the orthopaedic consultants and their teams, as well as hands-on input from expert nursing and rehabilitation staff. The Orthopaedic department also employs a Clinical Nurse Specialist who primarily coordinates the care for patients with hip fractures.
Outpatient Orthopaedics ('Fracture Clinic')
Follow-up appointments following emergency treatment are held in the fracture clinic on Level 3 South Ward of the hospital. Most of these daily clinics have a speciality case load but will also see general cases if it is important that they are reviewed on that particular day. The various speciality clinics are listed below:
- Hip: Monday and Thursday afternoons
- Knee: Wednesday mornings and afternoons
- Paediatrics: Tuesday mornings
- Shoulder: Wednesday and Thursday mornings
- Foot and ankle: Monday all day
- General fractures: Daily.
We also offer minimally invasive hip surgery and hip arthroscopy.