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Upper Limb Surgery

Upper Limb Unit


The Trust's Upper Limb Unit is based in Darlington.  It is a mutidisciplinary team that includes three consultant surgeons working alongside a team of junior doctors, extended  scope physiotherapy practitioners, physiotherapists and secretarial support staff.


We provide a wide ranging service, dealing with elective elbow and shoulder joint problems.   This  includes management of soft tissue and sports injuries, as  well as bony and degenerative problems such as arthritis.


We treat acute traumatic injuries involving the upper limb and recieve referrals from other Orthopaedic surgeons from within the Trust, as well as late reconstruction following trauma.


We have clinics based at Darlington, Bishop Auckland, Sedgefield and Chester-le-Street.  Surgery takes place at either Darlington Memorial Hospital or Bishop Auckland Hospital.


The unit is also involved in research projects, some of which are conducted nationally.  You may be invited to participate in one of these.  Currently there are no trials that we are involved with.

'Care received was fantastic and I was very well looked after and very impressed.'

Patient, Day Surgery, Darlington Memorial Hospital