The Trauma and Orthopaedic Department provides a range of musculoskeletal services, from orthopaedic medicine to complex surgery. The musculoskeletal system includes your bones, joints, ligaments, tendons and nerves, all of which allow you to move around and be active. Trauma means a serious injury to the body.
Our team of highly-qualified orthopaedic consultants are experienced in a wide range of surgical procedures, including the use of keyhole surgery and navigation techniques to ensure minimum trauma and maximum safety for our patients.
Our consultant physiotherapist and advanced orthopaedic practitioners provide high quality care to non-surgical patients, specialising in general core orthopaedic conditions, foot and ankle, and back pain.
The service is committed to providing the highest level of care and support to patients and their carers. As a dynamic team we aim to provide a friendly and easily accessible service that is timely and puts the patient’s needs first.
Our fracture clinic is based at the Royal Bolton Hospital in the Orthopaedic Outpatients Department, which boasts its own digital X-ray facility and a plaster theatre and treatment facility. The trauma and orthopaedic inpatient services are also based at the Royal Bolton Hospital. We have four laminar flow orthopaedic theatres within the main theatre suite. This allows a constant air change to ensure clean air at all times therefore reducing the likelihood of wound infections after an operation. Our modern day care facility has two general anaesthetic theatres and a treatment room. We have three trauma and orthopaedic wards:
- Elective (planned) orthopaedics with 16 beds
- Male trauma with 11 beds
- Female trauma with 25 beds
Our service also includes a Trauma Stabilisation Unit (TSU) with two bays, each with six beds which is led by one of our consultants who specialises in the treatment and care of older patients. The purpose of the TSU is to provide early nursing care, to support our most vulnerable patient groups, including hip fracture patients.