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Elective Service

The Elective Orthopaedic Service moved from the Princess Margaret Rose Orthopaedic Hospital in to the newly opened Royal Infirmary - Little France, in January 2002.

This is a dedicated Elective Orthopaedic Unit with a national and international reputation as a major centre for teaching and research. Facilities include 52 inpatient beds, a day case unit, four operating theatres and recovery area, outpatient and pre-admission clinics, x-ray, physiotherapy, occupational therapy and social work services.

A team of 16 elective Consultants cover a wide range of elective surgical procedures. The department also includes a Consultant in Musculoskeletal Medicine who deals primarily with non-surgical options for chronic musculoskeletal pain and spinal problems.

Trauma Service

The Trauma Orthopaedic Service moved into the newly opened Royal Infirmary - Little France, in April 2003.

This is a dedicated Trauma Orthopaedic Unit with a national and international reputation as a major centre for teaching and research. Facilities include 93 Trauma beds, access to a day case unit, operating theatres and recovery area, outpatient and pre-admission clinics, x-ray, physiotherapy, occupational therapy and social work services. There are presently seven Trauma consultants within the Unit. All inpatient surgery takes place at the RIE, but two of the surgeons undertake three fracture clinics and contribute to a rota of daily ward rounds at St John's Hospital, Livingston.

Last Reviewed: 01/06/2011