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Trauma and orthopaedics

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Major Trauma is a serious injury which could be life changing or cause the patient to die. 

Orthopaedics is to do with bones and the way bones are connected.

This page gives information about this department. It also gives the contacts telephone numbers for the wards and different services.

Who we are

We have 28 consultant orthopaedic surgeons and two orthogeriatric consultants. We have built on the historical excellence and innovation that brought Liverpool to the forefront of the medical world. We have achieved this by continuing to provide innovation in education, rehabilitation, surgical techniques and implant development. We continue to maintain a reputation for excellence that is recognised throughout the world.

Many of the consultants and rehabilitation staff within the department are recognised across the world for their experience and knowledge. Many are invited nationally and internationally to teach at courses and conferences. The department is involved in the teaching of medical students and surgical trainees. Beyond this we offer fellowships to fully trained surgeons to allow them to develop and take away the specialist skills that we are fortunate to have at the Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen Hospitals.

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.

What we do

  • Hand and Wrist Surgery
  • Shoulder and Elbow Surgery
  • Spinal Surgery
  • Hip Surgery
  • Knee Surgery
  • Foot and Ankle Surgery
  • Limb Reconstruction Surgery
  • Nerve and Musculosketal Cancer Surgery
  • Trauma Services
  • Fracture clinic
  • Virtual fracture clinic

Contact us

Royal Liverpool University Hospital

General Trauma and Orthopaedic Enquiries 0151 706 2295

Customer Relations Team 0151 706 4903

Ward 4A - 0151 706 2345

Ward 4B - 0151 706 2346

Ward 11Z (Day Ward) - 0151 706 2547


R Clinic - 0151 706 2612/2614


Main Reception - 0151 706 2760

Physiotherapy Gym - 0151 706 2765/2766


Main Reception - 0151 706 2730

Broadgreen Hospital

Ward 1 - 0151 282 1312


Orthopaedic Clinic - 0151 282 6836


Main Reception - 0151 282 1929


Main Reception - 0151 282 1302

Appointments- 0151 706 5555

Waiting list - 0151 706 3684