Orthopaedics

The Golden Jubilee National Hospital is home to one of the largest elective (planned care) orthopaedic centres in Europe.

Our Orthopaedic Department has a multidisciplinary approach to care, with our consultants, nurses, physiotherapists and occupational therapists all working together for one purpose – the benefit of our patients.

Enhanced Recovery After Surgery
Our pioneering Caledonian™ enhanced recovery after surgery programme includes the use of enhanced pain control techniques to allow patients to get back up and walking within hours of surgery, leading to a reduced overall length of stay in hospital. 

The current average length of stay is three days following hip replacement and four days after knee replacement (data: 2014).

 Contact us

If you need to contact our Orthopaedic team, you can find the appropriate details below.

General enquiries: call our main Switchboard on 0141 951 5000

To speak to the Outpatient Pre-assessment Clinic team, you can call: 0141 951 5544 or 0141 951 5530.

If you need information around your admission dates or another surgery, please call our Booking Office on 0141 951 5266.

Contacting the Wards

To speak to a member of staff on our Wards, you can call the numbers below:

Ward 2 West: 0141 951 5200

Ward 4 West: 0141 951 5400

Ward 4 East: 0141 951 5450

After your surgery

After your surgery, the Arthroplasty Helpline is available to help you if you have any issues by calling: 0141 951 5521

This is an answering machine service, but is checked regularly.

You can call this number between 8.30am and 4.30pm.

If your enquiry is urgent and outside of these times, call our Main Switchboard on 0141 951 5000 or you can contact Ward 2 West Directly by calling 0141 951 5200.

Rehabilitation: if you need any advice on returning equipment, contact 0141 951 5121

 Conditions and procedures

Patients visiting our Orthopaedic Department can currently be treated for the following conditions:

  • Hip arthritis
  • Knee arthritis
  • Failed hip/knee replacements (wear, loosening, infection, fracture)
  • Soft tissue knee problems (meniscal tears, cruciate ligament injury)
  • Forefoot problems (bunions, hammer toes)
  • Hindfoot problems (ankle osteoarthritis, flatfeet, cartilage problems)
  • Hand/wrist problems (carpal tunnel syndrome, ganglions, trigger finger, Dupuytren’s disease)

We carry out the following procedures:

  • Total hip replacement
  • Total knee replacement
  • Partial (unicompartment) knee replacement
  • High tibial osteotomy
  • Revision total hip replacement
  • Revision total knee replacement
  • Knee arthroscopy and meniscectomy
  • Anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction
  • Forefoot surgery including: bunion correction, treatment of hammer toes
  • Hindfoot surgery including: ankle arthroscopy, total ankle replacement, ankle fusion, calcaneal osteotomy
  • Hand surgery including: carpal tunnel decompression, trigger finger release, treatment of Dupuytren’s disease


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