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Musculoskeletal Service (Physiotherapy)

(A)  Orthopaedics

This is split into the two different areas of inpatients and outpatients.

Inpatients deals with the acute care of injuries primarily due to trauma. The service is also involved in rehabilitation following elective surgery including ACL reconstruction, shoulder surgery and spinal surgery.

Outpatients consists of general musculosketetal outpatients referred from the orthopaedic team. Physiotherapists are also involved in a number of clinics including the upper limb, hand and fracture clinics.

Areas of speciality include:

  • Treatment of hand injuries post plastic surgery in conjunction with Occupational Therapy
  • Fitting of specific splints and braces

(B) Emergency Department

This service offers direct access for patients who attend the Emergency Department with an acute soft-tissue injury. If deemed suitable your doctor in the Emergency Department will refer you for Physiotherapy. Once referred, this is an “opt in” service and your rehabilitation continues in the physiotherapy department as appropriate.