Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery

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The department of trauma and orthopaedics at Mid-Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust provides specialist trauma and elective orthopaedic services to a local population of around 550,000 people.

About our service

The department of Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery at The Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust employs nineteen Consultant Trauma and Orthopaedic surgeons. All our consultants have completed their training in Trauma and Orthopaedics leading to entry on the Specialist Register and have also completed additional training in a particular sub-speciality area. This includes the management of a wide range of trauma and elective conditions affecting the upper and lower limbs.

In particular, we manage upper limb conditions affecting the shoulder, elbow and wrist, and lower limb conditions affecting the hip, knee, ankle and foot. We manage both elective conditions (which develop over time) and traumatic conditions which are caused by injury. Elective conditions include instability and arthritis, whereas traumatic conditions include fractures and dislocations. We also employ a consultant podiatric surgeon who provides specialist treatment for particular conditions affecting the foot. If you have a problem with your hand, we do deal with some of these conditions although most hand problems are managed by our colleagues in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.

The trauma service deals with emergency presentations of fractures and other injuries to the upper and lower limbs (including approximately 550 hip fracture procedures annually), whereas the elective services we provide deal with planned operations for longer term problems such as instability and arthritis. This includes approximately 1,200 hip and knee replacement procedures each year.

Conditions we treat

Upper limb elective conditions

  • Shoulder instability, pain and arthritis.
  • Elbow instability and pain.
  • Wrist instability, pain and arthritis.
  • Hand conditions including Dupuytren’s contracture.

Upper limb traumatic injuries

  • Fractures of the clavicle, shoulder, humerus, elbow, radius and ulna, wrist and scaphoid.
  • Soft tissue injuries to the rotator cuff, biceps tendon and tendons in the wrist.

Lower limb elective conditions

  • Hip pain and arthritis including primary and revision hip replacement.
  • Knee pain and arthritis including unicompartmental, total and revision knee replacement.
  • Knee instability including knee ligament reconstruction and arthroscopic procedures.
  • Knee pain and malalignment including osteotomy.
  • Ankle pain and arthritis including ankle replacement and fusion.
  • Ankle instability including ligament reconstruction and arthroscopic procedures.
  • Ankle and foot malalignment including fusion and osteotomy.

Lower limb traumatic injuries

  • Fractures of the hip, femur, knee, tibia and fibula, ankle, talus, calcaneum and foot.
  • Periprosthetic fractures around hip and knee replacements.

Key achievements

Our hip fracture service is rated amongst the best in the country by the National Hip Fracture Database in achieving best practice in the management of these injuries. During 2020, we managed 550 hip fracture admissions and achieved best practice in 82% of cases. This includes comprehensive patient assessments, multidisciplinary team involvement and prompt surgery either on the same day or the day after admission.

Our elective performance data is analysed by the ‘Getting it Right First Time’ initiative and we also submit data to the National Joint Registry. Our results indicate that we are better than the national average in providing safe day case surgery to our patients for most procedures. Additionally, our rates of early revision for procedures including anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction and total hip replacement are better than the national average indicating that patients can anticipate a reliable outcome in these procedures.

Consultant contact details

 

Upper Limb Surgery

Upper Limb Surgery

Consultant Secretary

Mr Vijay Deore

01924 542406

Mr Bernd Ketzer

01924 542495

Mr Mathew Varghese

01924 542495

Mr Venkateswaran Balachandran

01924 816152

Hip and knee surgery

Hip and knee surgery

Consultant Secretary

Mr Simon Jones               

01924 542403

Mr Lutz Koch

01924 816128

Mr Aaron Ng

01924 542402

Mr Stefan Niculescu

01924 542401

Mr Malcolm Rawes

01924 542405

Mr Ajit Shetty

01924 542402

 

Knee and sports injury

Consultant Secretary

Mr Andrew Cohen        

01924 542406

Mr James Newman

01924 542401

Mr Vishal Rajput (locum)

01924 816128

 

Foot and ankle surgery

Consultant Secretary

Mr Jason Eyre

01924 542402

Mr Thomas Goff

01924 542403

Mr Kurt Haendlmayer

01924 816152

Mr Ehab Kheir

01924 542495

 

Paediatric orthopaedic surgery

Paediatric orthopaedic surgery

Consultant Secretary
Mr Nirmal Tulwa

01924 542405

Mr Mohamed Sabouni 01924 542405
Mrs Helen Bryant  01924 542405

Podiatric surgery

Podiatric surgery

Consultant Secretary
Mr James Pickard 01924 542403