Our Services

Trauma and Orthopaedic

Our 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.

The orthopaedic medical and nursing staff provide the following services:

  • Elective (planned) outpatient clinics
  • Operating lists (day case and inpatient procedures)
  • Fracture clinics
  • Therapy-led services
  • Children’s services
  • Nerve conduction studies (to test how well the nerves carry signals between different parts of the body)
  • Plaster room facilities
  • Pre-operative assessments
  • Two X-ray rooms within the outpatient department at the Royal Bolton Hospital and one X-ray room on the ground floor at Bolton One.

Specialist Services – Royal Bolton Hospital

The department offers specialist services in revision hip and knee arthroplasty (repair or replacement of the joint), hip arthroscopy (keyhole surgery of the hip), and the treatment of young patients requiring hip surgery.  We provide specialist upper limb and foot and ankle services and also provide specialist classes for patients and carers in preparation for joint replacement surgery.

Orthopaedic Interface Service – Bolton One

The Orthopaedic Interface service based at Bolton One provide spinal, general and foot and ankle clinics. The service act as an interface between primary care and the Trauma & Orthopaedic team based at Royal Bolton Hospital. The service offers a number of options prior to surgery such as injections, referrals to physiotherapy, biomechanics and various other treatment options.

Access to the elective orthopaedic service is made via your GP.

Your GP will arrange an appointment either through the national Choose and Book service or will write to the department requesting for you to be seen.

Access to the trauma service is generally via Accident and Emergency (A&E) but GP Direct is also a route into the trauma service. GPs can use the GP Direct service to liaise directly with clinical staff if they require specialist advice on a patient’s injury or need to admit patients to A&E or other areas within the organisation.

Post Knee Replacement Surgery

Total Hip Replacement

Key contact numbers

Royal Bolton Hospital

Tel: 01204 390373

Bolton One

Tel: 01204 462711

Meet the team