Orthopaedics and trauma surgery is the management of diseases and injuries affecting the musculo-skeletal system (the system that enables physical movement using the muscles and skeleton of bones and joints). One of the aims of orthopaedic surgery, therefore, is to restore function lost through injury, deformity or birth defects to any part of the musculo-skeletal system to allow the patient to return to their former way of life.
A dedicated team of orthopaedic surgeons carry out an extensive range of procedures at Lagoon hospital. The hospital is equipped for all major surgical techniques, with a state-of–the–art operating theatre as well as a full range of diagnostic and therapeutic services. The Orthopaedics Unit is equipped to handle emergencies and care of the multiple or critically injured at any time. The multidisciplinary team includes consultant orthopaedic surgeons, plastic and reconstructive surgeons, skilled physiotherapists, anaesthetists, plaster technicians, radiologists and nurses .
Among the list of specialities (see below), common procedures involve knee surgery and surgery to treat severe back pain. Where possible, our orthopaedic surgeons use the latest minimally invasive surgical techniques to reduce recovery time. This is especially so with knee surgery.
Lagoon Hospital Orthopaedics surgery specialties include: