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
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.
clinics based at Darlington,
Surgery takes place at either Darlington
Memorial Hospital or Bishop Auckland
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
'I cannot commend the clinic enough. It is marvellous we
have this service at all and well done to you all.'
Patient, Coronary Heart Disease / Heart Failure Service, Shotley
Bridge Community Hospital