Faculty Member

Specialty Administrators in Surgical Affairs

Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery

Leah Daly

Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery

Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery involves treating traumatic, developmental and degenerative conditions of the musculoskeletal system and also some tumours that affect bones and soft tissues. It combines medical and surgical skills with a problem solving attitude where a great many innovative techniques are constantly being developed. It often appeals to people with a mechanical frame of mind with a flair for problem solving.

As wide a range of patients imaginable are treated by orthopaedic surgeons. Paediatric orthopaedic surgery often involves correcting deformity or modulating bone and joint growth and development and means working in 4 dimensions when change in tome are factored in! Many elite athletes require orthopaedic surgery to enable them to get back to sport while facilitating the sporting endeavours of the average person is a form of preventative medicine. The ageing population means that the number of people with fragility fractures or degenerative conditions is exponentially growing. Replacing a painful joint must be one of the most rewarding procedures a doctor can perform. Finally dealing with the multiply traumatised patient is as close to the ER scenario that attracts many to medicine in the first place as you will get.