Orthopaedics

Welcome to the orthopaedics department at Airedale Hospital.

Trauma orthopaedics

All types of musculoskeletal trauma are treated at Airedale Hospital (although we are unable to perform spinal surgery.)

Some emergency cases, including hand injuries, may be referred directly from the emergency department to other hospitals.

Elective orthopaedics

HipFirst time (primary) and complex re-do (revision) hip replacement plus related procedures.
Hip resurfacing in selected patients (Mr Ravindran only)
KneeFirst time (primary) and complex re-do (revision) knee replacement plus related procedures.
Unicompartmental knee replacement ('half' knee replacements) in selected patients (Mr Hopton only)
Arthroscopic (keyhole) knee procedures including ligament reconstruction (ACL etc)
Patella (knee cap) instability procedures
ShoulderShoulder replacement and related procedures
Arthroscopic (key hole) shoulder surgery
Tendon and ligament surgery (rotator cuff, shoulder instability etc)
ElbowArthroscopic (key hole) elbow surgery
Wrist and HandTreatment of all rheumatoid and osteoarthritis conditions including joint replacement and fusion
Treatment of duypuytrens contracture
Treatment of nerve compressions syndroms (carpal tunnel syndrome etc)
Other hand conditions
Foot and AnkleArthroscopic (key hole) ankle surgery
Treatment of arthritis
Hindfoot corrective surgery
Forefoot / Toe corrective surgery (including hallux valgas (bunion) surgery etc)
Treatment of nerve compression syndromes
Musculoskeletal TumoursInvestigation and onward referral to tertiary centres.

Enhanced Recovery 

At Airedale Hospital we use the latest techniques to make sure your recovery after joint replacement is as quick as possible.

Our Enhance Recovery Programme was set up by Mr Acornley and has been running since 2011.  It includes techniques to reduce bleeding during the operation, to reduce pain after the operation and to get you going again as soon as possible. All this means that you won’t need to stay in hospital as long and it also makes the operation even safer.

In the not-so-distant past, patients would often need to be in hospital for up to 2 weeks after a hip or knee replacement.  Now most people having a new hip or knee at Airedale Hospital will be able to go home within 1 to 4 days.  Of course a few people may need longer to recuperate.  Your treatment and how long you need to stay will be tailored to your individual needs by the doctors, nurses and physiotherapists looking after you.