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About Us 

In Trauma & Orthopaedics we offer consultation and treatments for a variety of orthopaedic conditions.

We have 6 consultant orthopaedic surgeons, 2 orthopaedic speciality registrars, 1 associate specialist, 3 middle grade surgeons and one orthogeriatric consultant.

All of our services are supported by our colleagues in the x-ray department, physiotherapy and occupational therapy. St Mary's has both a CT and MRI scanner.

Many of the consultants and rehabilitation staff within the department are invited nationally and internationally to teach at courses and conferences. The department is involved in the teaching of medical students and surgical trainees.

Surgeries are offered on an inpatient and day-case basis depending on the treatment being suggested. 

A specialised service
Each consultant surgeon and many other staff focus their expertise into a localised anatomical (part of the body) area. Having such specialist skills means patient care is focused and specialised - allowing better care and treatment. Each patient we see is offered treatment for their condition by a consultant surgeon who is a specialist in that area.​

Trauma received 1100 admissions last year from 8093 fracture clinic appointments, whilst the Elective Orthopaedics had 973 day-case and 925 inpatient admissions, with 9378 orthopaedic outpatient appointments. The 2 wards we currently have open for Orthopaedics are called Alverstone and Luccombe. Alverstone is dedicated to planned surgery and is an MRSA free zone.

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