Orthopaedics and Trauma 

We have 17 orthopaedic consultants who specialise in a range of routine and specialist areas, including upper limb, lower limb, complex hip and hand and wrist.
We also have an unrivalled sports injury clinic that runs twice weekly, with physiotherapist support within the clinic setting. Our clinic waiting times are short and we can offer fast access to subsequent treatment.

Conditions treated

We care for patients with the following conditions or injuries:

  • Cartilage defects that require transplantation
  • Crush injuries
  • Hip and knee replacements
  • Deformities
  • Failed joint replacement
  • Impingement
  • Infected bones and joints
  • Knee ligament injuries including cruciate and anterior ligament reconstruction
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Sports injuries 
  • Bunions and other foot and ankle conditions

Service statistics

During the 2017/18 business year, our orthopaedic team conducted over 50,000 outpatient appointments. We undertook planned surgery (including hip and knee replacements) on over 3,850 patients, and treated over 1,062 trauma patients requiring emergency treatment.

Waiting times are low, with over 90% of patients requiring planned surgery are treated within 18 weeks of referral.

Our service meets the national waiting times standards for providing treatment within 18 weeks of referral.

Location of our services

Outpatient appointments: Most patients undergoing surgery will have their initial and follow-up consultations with the surgeon in outpatients at UCLH.

Fracture Clinic: Orthopaedics provides a full fracture clinic service for emergency patients who have visited UCLH, or other, Emergency departments. This service takes place at University College Hospital, Lower ground floor. The service runs two clinics daily.

 Virtual Fracture Clinic: UCLH offers a virtual clinic service for patients who have experienced an injury. Patients in this service do not need to attend the hospital and their case is reviewed by a multi-specialist team including Consultants and specialist therapists. Following this review, patients receive a call from clinicians to inform them of advice on their injury and whether they need to attend fracture clinic.

 Elective (planned) surgery: Currently this surgery takes place at University College Hospital. Later in 2020 our elective (planned) surgery will move into our new facility on Grafton Way. This new hospital will have eight theatres dedicated to elective orthopaedic and ear, nose and throat and oral surgery.

 There will be a dedicated area for patients to recover from their surgery and a ward for those who may need to stay over night.

 More information is available here. 

 Unplanned and emergency surgery (trauma): This surgery takes place at University College Hospital.

 Sports injuries: Patients with sports injuries will be treated by UCLH clinical teams at the Institute of Sport, Exercise and Health (ISEH) located on the second floor, 170 Tottenham Court Road.

Patient aftercare

The aftercare that patients receive will depend on the nature of their treatment, but may involve follow-up treatment with physiotherapists and occupational therapists at UCLH or in community services.

Most patients undergoing surgery will receive follow-up consultations with the surgeon in outpatients at UCLH.
 
Patient information film
 
Prof Fares Haddad Orthopaedics and Trauma
Mr Marcus Lee Fracture clinic, Orthopaedics and Trauma, Virtual Fracture Clinic
Miss Emma Taylor Orthopaedics and Trauma
Mr Johan Witt Orthopaedics and Trauma
Mr Michael Oddy Fracture clinic, Orthopaedics and Trauma, Virtual Fracture Clinic
Miss Anthea Davy Fracture clinic, Orthopaedics and Trauma, Virtual Fracture Clinic
Dr Courtney Kipps Orthopaedics and Trauma
Dr Mike Loosemore Orthopaedics and Trauma
Mr Abbas Rashid Orthopaedics and Trauma, Virtual Fracture Clinic
Mr Alistair Hunter Fracture clinic, Orthopaedics and Trauma, Virtual Fracture Clinic
Mr Aria Ghassemi Fracture clinic, Orthopaedics and Trauma, Virtual Fracture Clinic
Mr Carlos Cobiella Orthopaedics and Trauma
Mr James Youngman Fracture clinic, Orthopaedics and Trauma, Virtual Fracture Clinic
Mr Rahul Patel Fracture clinic, Orthopaedics and Trauma, Virtual Fracture Clinic
Mr Sam Oussedik Fracture clinic, Orthopaedics and Trauma, Virtual Fracture Clinic
Mr Sujith Konan Orthopaedics and Trauma, Virtual Fracture Clinic

 Contact details

Orthopaedics and Trauma
University College Hospital
235 Euston Road
London, NW1 2BU
UCLH.Orthopaedics@nhs.net
For urgent enquiries only: 07956727698

Patient enquiries
Telephone: 020 3447 9413 / 020 3447 9293 / 020 3447 9412 / 020 3447 5046 / 020 3447 9216 / 020 3447 5040

GP enquiries
Telephone: 020 3447 9413 / 020 3447 9293 / 020 3447 9412 / 020 3447 5046 / 020 3447 9216
Fax: 020 3447 9958

Other information
Assistant General Manager - Christina Madon
christina.madon@nhs.net

General Manager - Neil Bourke
neil.bourke@nhs.net