Trauma and Orthopaedics

A trauma patient is someone who has suffered a serious and life-threatening physical injury who could develop further complications, such as shock or respiratory failure. Orthopaedics is the branch of medical science concerned with disorders or deformities of the spine and joints.

The Trauma and Orthopaedic Department offers 24-hour trauma services and general orthopaedic services, as well as sub-specialist services. The team of consultant orthopaedic surgeons is supported by junior medical staff and clinical nurse practitioners providing a wide range of services for most trauma and orthopaedic conditions.

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City Hospital

Carpal Tunnel service
Mr Boban Thomas

Upper limb service (Shoulder, hand  and elbow)
Mr Subodh Deshmukh
Mr Bhuvan Machani
Mr Sailesh Parekh

Foot and ankle service
Mr Abhay Tillu

Hip service
Mr Manoj Sikand

Knee service
Mr Binod Singh
Mr Maysandra Vishwanath
Mr Sailesh Parekh

Sandwell Hospital

Foot service
Mr Shikrant Kulkarni
Mr Atul Malik
Mr Alaa Moftah

Hip service
Mr Alaa Moftah
Mr Siten Roy

Knee service
Mr Shrikant Kulkarni
Mr Atul Malik
Mr Alaa Moftah
Mr Divya Prakash
Mr Siten Roy

Upper limb service
Mr Shivanand Geeranavar

Rowley Regis Hospital

Foot and Ankle service
Mr Abhay Tillu

Knee Service
Mr Shrikant Kulkarni

Elective surgery
Including joint replacement, keyhole surgery and other specialist services. Takes place at City Hospital in the Birmingham Treatment Centre and most cases are day cases or overnight stay.

Outpatient clinics
Run at City Hospital, Sandwell Hospital, Rowley Regis Hospital, Greet Health Centre, the Lyng Centre and the Neptune Health Centre

Other services:

Keyhole surgery, joint replacement, open shoulder surgery and sports injuries

Elbow and hand
Carpal tunnel, swelling, tendon, nerve reconstruction, keyhole surgery and complex elbow and hand problems

Joint replacement, keyhole surgery and sports injuries

Joint replacement, keyhole surgery, ligament reconstruction and sports injuries

Foot and ankle
Surgery for bunions, foot deformities, keyhole surgery, sports injuries and other complex problems

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City Hospital Fracture Clinic
0121 507 4400

Sandwell Hospital Fracture Clinic
0121 507 3120

Sandwell Hospital Orthopaedic Clinic
0121 507 3657

Contact Centre (for outpatient appointment changes)
0121 507 4151

0121 554 3801


Mr Subodh Deshmukh – 0121 507 5390
Mr Shivanand Geeranavar – 0121 507 3402
Mr Shrikant Kulkarni – 0121 507 3416
Mr Bhuvan Machani – 0121 507 5482
Mr Atul Malik – 0121 507 3122
Mr Alaa Moftah – 0121 507 3413
Mr Sailesh Parekh – 0121 507 5399
Mr Divya Prakash – 0121 507 3661
Mr Siten Roy – 0121 507 3121
Mr Minaj Sikand – 0121 507 4162
Mr Binod Singh – 0121 507 5481
Mr Abhay Tillu – 0121 507 5897
Mr Mayasandra Vishwanath – 0121 507 4478

Associate Specialist
Mr Boban Thomas – 0121 507 5482

Patient Information

Many patients with hand and arm injuries that require surgery can be allowed home to wait for day case surgery. We call this Patch & Plan.

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.

If you are told you will be contacted with a time to come in please make sure the doctor or nurse has written your contact phone number(s) down correctly. Please keep your battery charged and your phone turned on.  You are most likely to be contacted between 8am-4pm Monday to Friday. Calls from the hospital will appear as 0121 687 4071 or 0121 532 4297 but you cannot ring back on this number. We may send a text to your mobile if we have difficulty contacting you. If we are unable to contact you by phone it may delay your surgery.

Patch & Plan operating lists are held on Tuesdays and Fridays in the Birmingham Treatment Centre at City Hospital. We aim to put you on the next available list. There is also a one hand trauma list at Sandwell on Thursday morning. Not all cases are suitable for this list.

For a morning list: you will be asked to arrive at 07:30am (08:00 at Sandwell). You should have no food after 3am on the day of admission and may drink plain water until 6am.

For an afternoon list: you will be asked to arrive at 12:00am. You should have no food after 6am on the day of admission and may drink plain water until 11:00am

These lists are co-ordinated by Surgical Care Practitioners in Trauma and Orthopaedics. We may be contacted (Mon-Fri 8-4) via the hospital switchboard on 0121 554 3801.

Ask the switchboard to bleep us by name or bleep number:

Jenny Durston Bleep 5326
Martin Beard   Bleep 5433
Louise Pickering Bleep 5111