We are a designated Paediatric Major Trauma Centre for the West Midlands and a tertiary referral centre for many paediatric specialties including orthopaedics. The Orthopaedics team is large and multidisciplinary, running a fracture clinic and trauma list every weekday morning. We also provide services in many areas including the management of osteogensis imperfecta.
Orthopaedic surgery consists of operations on the bones and joints. This could be required if your child has been injured or if they are not developing properly.
Children’s broken bones will often mend if they are put into the right plaster cast. Sometimes a pin or a plate is required so that a bone knits tightly together again. The trauma and orthopaedic surgeons are experts in fixing broken bones and helping children born with bone or joint problems.
We treat a full spectrum of paediatric orthopaedic trauma. We also treat the surgical management of pelvic trauma and work closely with our pelvic surgery colleagues in the surrounding adult Major Trauma Centres. Spinal trauma is seen by our neurosurgical colleagues here.
There are currently eight consultants, with each carrying out a large range of general paediatric orthopaedic services with particular areas of sub-specialisation.
Location and facilities
The team is based on Ward 5 and Ward 9 in the Children's Hospital for inpatient services. Outpatient and fracture clinics are held in Parsons House, near the Emergency Department.
Tel: 0121 333 8100