Trauma and Orthopaedics

Orthopaedics is the medical speciality concerned with preservation, restoration and development of the musculoskeletal system, extremities, spine and associated structures, using medical, surgical and physical methods.

Orthopaedic Surgeons also look after Trauma patients with an injury who arrive as an emergency through the Casualty department.

Services Provided

The Trauma and Orthopaedic Department offers a full range of services for both adults and children including treating disorders of the body's bones, joints, ligaments, muscles, and tendons.

The aim of the department is to provide an efficient, friendly and high quality service for all our patients. We strive to ensure that patients are well informed and reassured about their treatment.

In addition to the numerous Consultant led clinics, specialised nurse and physiotherapy led clinics are also held and the plaster room provides a specialised service to patients requiring plaster casts, braces and splints.

Information leaflets are available for many of the conditions seen in the department and we encourage patients to ask questions in order to understand their treatment fully.

Outpatient Services

The Department provides the following Outpatient Services:

  • Elbow Service
  • Foot & Ankle Service
  • Hand & Wrist Service
  • Hip & Knee Service
  • Hip Service
  • Knee Service
  • Paediatric Foot & Ankle Service
  • Paediatric Hand & Wrist Service
  • Paediatric Hip & Knee Service
  • Paediatric Hip Service
  • Paediatric Shoulder & Elbow Service
  • Routine Hand Service
  • Shoulder & Elbow Service
  • Shoulder Service
  • Soft Tissue Knee Service
  • Spinal Service

Please Note: Not all Services are provided at every Location.

Inpatient and Day Case Services

Inpatient and Day Case Services are based at:

  • Gloucestershire Royal Hospital - Ward 3A, Ward 3B, & Day Surgery Unit
  • Cheltenham General Hospital - Alstone Ward, Dixton Ward & Ryeworth Ward
  • Stroud General Hospital – Princess Anne Ward
  • Tewkesbury Hospital - Severn Ward & Elmbury Suite

Contact us

To contact us please call 0300 422 3147 for Cheltenham General Hospital Reception Desk or 0300 422 8408 for Gloucestershire Royal Hospital Reception Desk.