Trauma and Orthopaedics is a large surgical speciality that covers a wide variety of services. They include all possible pathologies of the musculoskeletal system (bones, ligaments, muscles).
They cover both acute conditions (all served at the Leeds General Infirmary – LGI) and chronic conditions / elective services (most offered at the Chapel Allerton Hospital – CAH).
We manage both adults and children.
Our T&O clinicians receive referrals at local (Leeds wider area), regional (West Yorkshire) and supraregional levels. The services are managed by the Trauma Related Services (TRS) Clinical Service Unit (CSU) which includes the following departments (general trauma and orthopaedics, major trauma service, pediatric orthopaedics, plastic surgical, and vascular surgical departments).
All possible T&O subspecialties are within the expertise of our clinicians (pelvic & acetabular reconstruction, hips & knees, soft tissue knee reconstruction, complex limb reconstruction, foot & ankle, hand & wrist, shoulder & elbow, bone-related & implant-related infections).
The Major Trauma Service is led by a group of T&O senior clinicians that work in teams together with a group of our Vascular Surgeons (covering the role of resuscitative surgery for major trauma) and with our Plastic Surgeons (covering acute and chronic orthoplastic cases).
Chronic and Acute spinal conditions are covered by a separate group of clinicians that belong to a different CSU (neurosciences). Oncology-related patients are referred to the Birmingham oncology department.