The Royal Cornwall Hospitals Trauma & Orthopaedic Department looks after patients with injuries and conditions that affect the bones, joints, ligaments, tendons, muscles and nerves.
We care for people with acute injuries from accidents and long-term conditions of the musculoskeletal system. This includes bones, joints, ligaments, tendons, muscles and nerves.
Each year, we carry out around 3,000 emergency operations (trauma) and 6,300 planned orthopaedic operations at our two surgical trauma units.
We have a number of internationally recognised surgeons who carry out pioneering surgery on areas including:
- feet and ankles (particularly complex surgery)
- hips (in young adults)
- joints (keyhole surgery known as an arthroscopy).
If you have injured a bone, joint, ligament or tendon in an accident (trauma) you’ll be referred to our Fracture Clinic:
Find out more about our Fracture Clinic
If you have a condition that’s developed over time, you’ll be referred to our musculoskeletal service:
Find out more about how we assess and treat musculoskeletal conditions
If our orthopaedic team decide that you may benefit from joint replacement surgery, find out more here:
Find out more about joint replacement surgery
If your baby has been referred for infant ultrasound hip screening, find out more here:
Find out more about our Infant hip ultrasound screening