Trauma and Orthopaedics

The Trust’s Trauma and Orthopaedic (T&O) department treats patients with injuries to their bones and joints (hip and knee, foot and ankle, shoulder and elbow and hand issues). And, ligaments, tendons, muscles and nerves (also known as soft tissue injuries). 

Patients may be referred into the service a number of ways. 

This could be:

  • Via our accident and emergency department (A&E)
  • Outpatient clinic
  • Elective service.

They may undergo treatment as an inpatient or as day case surgery. 

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We undertake a wide variety of surgical treatments at both City and Sandwell Hospitals, including joint replacement, keyhole surgery and other specialist services. Our upper limb surgery service takes place mostly within the Birmingham Treatment Centre, which is based at City Hospital, where most patients are admitted for day case surgery. Lower limb surgeries and facilities for patients requiring an overnight stay after surgery are at Sandwell Hospital.

Outpatient clinics
We hold outpatient and virtual clinics at City Hospital, Sandwell Hospital and the Lyng Centre.

Surgical procedures
Some routinely performed procedures are listed below:

  • Shoulder
  • Elbow, wrist and hand
  • Hip
  • Knee
  • Foot and ankle

Hand and Arm Injuries
Many patients with hand and arm injuries that require surgery can be allowed home to wait for day case surgery. We call this our “Patch & Plan” service. We have recently expanded our service to include some lower limb trauma as well.
To be suitable for day surgery you need to be reasonably fit for your age and have an adult who can collect you from the hospital. You will need an adult at home with you overnight.
Surgery takes place at Birmingham Treatment Centre at City Hospital and occasionally at Sandwell Hospital.


Patient information leaflets

Hip leaflet
Knee leaflet
Punjabi Knee leaflet
Preparing for hip or knee replacement surgery

Patient Information Videos: 

How to prepare for hip replacement surgery: 

How to prepare for knee surgery and what to expect afterwards:

What exercises should you do after knee surgery: 

City Hospital Fracture Clinic: 0121 507 4400

Sandwell Hospital Fracture Clinic: 0121 507 3120

Contact Centre (for outpatient appointment changes): 0121 507 4151