Trauma & Orthopaedics Talk – 9 September

trauma event
Trauma & Orthopaedics Talk – 9 September
24 August 2016

THE Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust is inviting staff, patients, the public and its Trust members to a special ‘Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery’ talk at the Education Centre, The Royal Oldham Hospital on Friday 9th September, 2.00 pm – 3.00 pm.

Trauma and Orthopaedic surgery is the branch of medicine that deals with the surgical treatment of musculoskeletal disorders. This includes diseases and disorders affecting bones, joints, muscles and tendons.

The talk will be given by Mr Aqeel Bhutta, consultant Orthopaedic surgeon at the Trust.

Mr Bhutta said: “The demands for Orthopaedic surgery increase year on year with the expectation of maintaining full function and an early return to ‘normality’.   Orthopaedics endeavors to achieve this; at one end of the spectrum this occurs from consequence of work and sport, at the other from the effects of age with wear and tear and fragile bones as more of us live longer.”

The Trust has 24 orthopaedic consultants (surgeons) who work across its four hospital sites at North Manchester and Fairfield General Hospitals, The Royal Oldham and Rochdale Infirmary, offering services encompassing all aspects of orthopaedics, from hand to foot and everywhere in between. The activity is broadly divided into trauma and elective services.

Trauma services involve the treatment of patients with broken bones (fractures) and other injuries around limbs and joints. Common injuries include wrist and ankle fractures with hip fractures being particularly common, with over 60,000 people each year sustaining this injury in the UK. 

The free event will give delegates the opportunity to find out more this fascinating area of medicine and the services provided at the Trust.

The event is free and is one of a series of ‘Medicine for Members’ events arranged to give the public and the Trust’s public members a greater insight into their local hospital and the services it provides. So far, more than 12,000 people have signed up to become trust members.  To book your place contact Angela Greenwood on 01706 517302 or email ft.membership@pat.nhs.uk