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Jargon buster


A 'keyhole' surgical procedure using a small tube with a light attached to a tiny camera through a small incision in the skin to inspect and treat problems inside a joint. It can be used to investigate conditions such as arthritis and damage to ligaments and cartilage of joints. Find out more about this procedure at NHS Choices.

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Musculoskeletal Services

Our services

Find out more about our specialist orthopaedic and rheumatology services here.

Metabolic Bone Unit

The Metabolic Bone Unit provides advice, investigation and treatment for patients with osteoporosis (fragile bones) and other metabolic bone diseases.

Orthopaedics (elective)

We are one of the top units in the UK providing expert, personal care for orthopaedic disorders in adults and children.

Adult Orthopaedics

We provide a comprehensive range of orthopaedic surgery for adults including hip, knee and elbow replacements, foot, ankle, wrist, hand and elbow, and spinal surgery.

Children's Orthopaedics

Our specialist Paediatric Orthopaedic surgeons provide a wide range of treatments for conditions such as scoliosis, Perthes’ disease, cerebral palsy and spina bifida.


Our rheumatologists run specialist clinics for a wide range of conditions affecting the joints and surrounding tissues such as arthritis, connective tissue and autoimmune disease.

Trauma Orthopaedics

If you suffer a serious injury involving a fracture or broken bones, you will be treated by our specialist mutli-disciplinary trauma team, to help you get back on your feet again.

Specialist Spinal Surgery

We offer specialist spinal surgery for both adults and children and are one of the busiest centres in the UK for treatment of complex spinal deformities, such as scoliosis.

Bone and Soft Tissue Tumour Service

We are one of only six major treatment centres in the UK for bone and soft tissue tumours providing the highest level of expertise and specialised care.

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