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Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeons

General description of the work Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeons undertake

The Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon deals with operations and procedures involving the bones and joints. He/She deals with fractures and trauma to the bones as well as reconstructive surgery of the bones and joints. He/She deals with neck and back injuries involving soft tissue as well as ligament injuries and joint reconstruction.
Common fractures dealt with by the Orthopaedic Surgeon include fractured clavicle, rib, scaphoid, humerus, radius, ulna, femur and tibia as well as fractures involving the small bones of the hands and feet.
Reconstructive surgery involves hip and knee replacement operations as well as surgery on the ligaments of the knee, ankle, shoulder and hand.
The Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon is often involved in the management of patients after a road traffic accident with soft tissue injuries of the neck, back and chest.

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