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Hips

The most common cause of hip pain is arthritis; osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. Normally a doctor would recommend a course of pain relief before considering whether surgery is necessary. 

They will consider the quality of the life you lead. When simple everyday tasks become difficult and painful, it may be necessary to think about hip surgery to replace your hip joint, which is called an arthroplasty. Sometimes, hip replacements become loose and need to be re-fitted.  This is called a revision.

Hip surgery takes place at our York and Bridlington sites. If you require urgent surgery to your hip joint following a fall or an accident, this would be undertaken in our trauma centres at York and Scarborough.

Knees

The most common causes of knee pain is arthritis; osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. Normally a doctor would recommend a course of pain relief before considering whether surgery is necessary.

Your doctor will consider the quality of the life you lead. When simple everyday activities such as walking or climbing the stairs become difficult and painful, it may be necessary to think about knee surgery. You may require a total knee replacement or a keyhole procedure to strengthen the ligaments around your knee. 

Knee surgery takes place at our York and Bridlington sites.

If you require urgent surgery to your knee joint following a fall or an accident, this would be undertaken in our trauma centres at York and Scarborough.

Elbow

Pain in your elbow can be caused by osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis and soft tissue injuries.

There are a number of different procedures that can be carried out to deal with painful elbow conditions, many through keyhole surgery. Elbow surgery is undertaken at our York and Bridlington sites

If you damage your elbow in an accident and require emergency surgery to your elbow, this will take place in our trauma centres at York and Scarborough.

Foot and Ankle

Foot and ankle pain can be caused by arthritis and congenital and other abnormalities. We carry out a number of different foot and ankle procedures, many by keyhole surgery. 

Foot and ankle surgery is undertaken at our sites in York and Bridlington. If you damage your foot and ankle in an accident and require emergency surgery, this will take place in our trauma centres at York and Scarborough.

Hand and Wrist

We undertake a number of different types of hand and wrist surgery, including those to treat conditions caused by trauma, osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, carpel tunnel syndrome, and Depuytren’s contracture.

Hand and wrist surgery takes place at our York and Bridlington sites, and some minor surgery is undertaken in our outpatients department at the Clifton Park outpatients department in York.

Shoulder

Shoulder pain is caused by conditions such as osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis and some sports injuries.

We undertake a number of different shoulder procedures at our York and Bridlington sites, including some arthroscopy procedures which are done through a telescope. 

If you damage your shoulder in an accident and require emergency surgery, this is done at our trauma centres in York and Scarborough.

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Visiting cancelled

Due to the increasing number of cases of coronavirus across the UK, York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust has made the decision to cancel all visiting to all its hospital sites in order to ensure the safety of patients and staff.

There are three exemptions to the ruling which are for one parent of a sick child under 18, for the partner of a woman giving birth and end of life patients at the discretion of the ward sister.

We would ask people to respect this decision and to treat our staff, who will be enforcing the visiting restrictions, with courtesy and respect.  For more information visit our website.


Outpatient appointments

We know that NHS services will come under intense pressure as the coronavirus spreads, and as a Trust we need to redirect staff, free up staff for refresher training and carry out any works as necessary, so we are able to maximise capacity for patients for when the number of infections peak.  We also need to reduce the number of people coming into our hospitals to protect our patients, as well as keeping our staff safe, well and able to come into work.

To do this, with effect from Tuesday 24 March 2020, along with other trusts in the Humber Coast and Vale partnerships, we have made the collective decision to suspend all non-urgent routine outpatient appointments for at least three months.  Urgent and emergency cases and cancer appointments will be carrying on as normal.

These are unprecedented times and we thank you for your understanding.  We know many people waiting for treatment will be disappointed or worried but please not contact the hospital as we will be contacting everyone directly affected in the coming days and weeks.

If you do not receive a letter or a phone call from the hospital, please turn up for your scheduled appointment as normal unless you have symptoms of coronavirus, a cold, flu or norovirus in which case you should contact us to cancel your appointment by clicking here.


Coronavirus (COVID-19)

If you have symptoms associated with coronavirus including a new continuous cough and a high temperature, you are advised to stay at home for 7 days.

Please do not book a GP appointment or attend your GP practice.

If you live with other people, they should stay at home for at least 14 days, to avoid spreading the infection outside the home.  After 14 days, anyone you live with who does not have symptoms can return to their normal routine.

But, if anyone in your home gets symptoms, they should stay at home for 7 days from the day their symptoms start. Even if it means they're at home for longer than 14 days. The most up-to-date public guidance is always online at www.nhs.uk/coronavirus

If your symptoms are serious, or get worse, NHS 111 has an online coronavirus service that can tell you if you need further medical help and advise you what to do.  Only call 111 direct if you are advised to do so by the online service or you cannot go online.