Department of Orthopaedic and Spine Surgery

Welcome to the Department of Orthopaedic and Spine Surgery

This website will provide you with an overview of the department, information about our clinics, what conditions we treat, as well as contact details you may need as a parent or referring physician.

The Department acts as a tertiary referral centre for unusual or difficult elective paediatric orthopaedic conditions and for complex surgery of the growing spine. We usually only accept referrals from orthopaedic surgeons. Due to the nature of the service we provide and the high volume of referrals of very complex patients, we only accept very selective referrals from general practice (usually those needing operative treatment that cannot be offered locally). We do not provide treatment for patients with malignant bone tumours and sarcomas.

Our areas of expertise include:

  • Limb lengthening and limb deformity reconstruction
  • A dedicated service for Ponseti treatment of clubfoot
  • Surgery of the feet
  • Surgery of upper limb problems (we work with hand surgeons where needed)
  • Early treatment of congenital hip dysplasia and hip dislocation
  • Complex hip surgery in infants, children and adolescents up to 17 years of age
  • Orthopaedic treatment of skeletal dysplasia and syndromic disorders
  • Complex osteogenesis imperfecta and arthrogryposis
  • Neuromuscular conditions and neuro-disability
  • The whole range of paediatric spine surgery (scoliosis treatment)
  • Back pain in children
  • Complex deformity surgery of the growing spine

We work closely with the Department of Hand Surgery, Interventional Radiology, Rheumatology, Endocrinologyand Neurodisability.