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Trauma & Orthopaedics

Caring for patients with injuries and conditions that affect the bones, joints, ligaments, tendons, muscles and nerves.

This page was last updated: February 10th, 2022

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:

  • hands
  • feet and ankles (particularly complex surgery)
  • knees
  • 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

Trauma & Orthopaedics Team and Contacts

Trauma and orthopaedics Care Group

Clinical Director

Mike Butler

General Manager

Paul Sylvester

Specialty Lead

Mr Gavin Bartlett

Governance Lead

Palakkad Easwarran

Trauma Lead Manager

Janine Webster

Matron

Kate Schroeder Hockey

Fracture Clinic Sister

Anita Beckerleg

Elective Orthopaedics at St Michael’s Hospital

Clinical Director
Governance Lead

Mike Butler

Manager – St Michael’s Hospital

Chloe Parr

Matron – St Michael’s Hospital

Kate Schroder Hockey

Clinical Admin Lead

Kate Ford

Other useful numbers

Fracture Clinic

01872 253091

Plaster Room

01872 253234

For concerns or questions about boots, braces and splints

01872 252880

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