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Trauma Services

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The Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen Hospital NHS Trust is now a major trauma center as part of a collaborative agreement.  The Orthopaedic department has recently reconfigured its services to provide the best possible care for all trauma patients.  Our aim is to provide the most appropriate surgeon at a time that is correct for the patient's treatment.

 

The Orthopaedic Trauma Team 

 

Two teams of six orthopaedic consultants provide dedicated  services to trauma and rotate on a weekly basis.  Each team consists of the following consultants:

​Specialty Team A​ Team B​
​Limb Reconstruction ​Mr. B. Narayan ​Mr. N. Giotakis
​Shoulder & Elbow ​Mr. M. Kent ​Mr. M. Smith
​Hand & Wrist ​Mr. D. Brown ​Mr. G. Cheung
​Pelvis & Acetabulum ​Mr. S. Kalra ​Mr. G. Kumar
​Hip & Knee ​Miss J. Banks ​Mr. B. Kapoor
Foot & Ankle ​Mr. A. Roach ​Mr. C. Walker

A consultant spinal surgeon provides on call cover for all spinal emergencies on a twenty-four hour basis.

Two trauma coordinators assist the consultant teams: 

Mrs. Helen Haines

Mrs. Michelle Nolan

(Contactable via Switchboard on bleep 4638)

The trauma teams are supported by a team of junior doctors and the rehabilitation services.

Fracture Neck of Femur Unit

To improve the care provided to elderly patients who suffer a fracture of the hip a dedicated unit was created.

All patients addmited with a hip fracture should be admitted through the fracture neck of femur unit.

The unit is run by two consultant orthogeriatricians:

Mr. J. Tsang

Miss H. Cronin

The unit allows a specialist pathway which includes all patients being nursed on beds specially designed to prevent pressure sores.  In addition it promotes early medical asessment and surgery.

All patients recieve a mental health assessment, fall risk assessment and osteoporisis risk asseement with treatment if necessary.

After recovery from surgery, patients can be transferred to a nearby orthopaedic ward but their care is supervised by one of the consultant orthogeriatricians ensuring continuity as well as a safe and speedy discharge from hospital.