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).

The service also treats spinal problems.

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

This could be:

  • via our accident and emergency department (A&E)
  • via an outpatient clinic 
  • via their GP
  • via the NHS e-Referral Service (formerly known as Choose and Book).

Patients may have treatment in our outpatients clinic, day surgery or as an inpatient. 

For more information about disabled access for this service, please click here.

Surgical Service
We carry out a wide variety of surgical treatments both as day case and inpatient at City and Sandwell Hospitals. These include joint replacement (hip, knee, shoulder and elbow), keyhole surgery ( shoulder, elbow, wrist, knee and ankle) and treatment of fractures of the bones of the extremities. These surgeries take place at the Birmingham Treatment Centre, which is based at City Hospital (day case surgery) and at Sandwell Hospital (day case and inpatient surgery).

Outpatient clinics
We hold outpatient clinics at City Hospital, Sandwell Hospital and the Lyng Centre. We also hold virtual clinics which will take place over a telephone call. 

Hand and Arm Injuries – Patch & Plan Service
Some patients with upper limb injuries that require surgery can be allowed home safely to be brought back for day case surgery. 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.


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