You’ll be booked in for a general outpatient appointment if your GP has referred you for an orthopaedic opinion on a specific concern. At these appointments a specialist orthopaedic surgeon who will be available to advise on diagnosis and management.
Please ask your GP if there are any x-rays or scans that might need help us investigate your condition. Please bring any scan results to your appointment.
GPs can ask for x-rays and ultrasounds to be done at the hospital. There is no cost to you for this. Alternatively, you can have these tests done more promptly in the private x-ray clinics but you will have to pay for them yourself.
Clinics for specific conditions
We also run clinics for specific parts of the body or specific conditions. We run clinics focusing on orthopaedic tumours, spinal disorders and injuries, Foot and Ankle, Hand, Paediatric, Scoliosis, Joint Replacement and Haemophilia.
If you have an appointment at one of these clinics you will be seen by a surgeon and other health professionals who have special expertise in that condition.
If your problem is with your spine you will be seen by one of our specialised spine surgeons. Only a small percentage of the patients seen by the spine surgeons need to have a spinal operation.
When you come in for an outpatient appointment, doctors will assess your condition, discuss your options and recommend treatment.
Appointments at all our clinics are scarce so there may be some delay before you receive one.