Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology
Introduction:Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology of the KWH was founded in 1965. Our team has adhered to the “patient-centered” belief in providing multi-dimensional orthopaedic and trauma treatment services for the public. The profile of the conditions treated has also shifted from industrial accidents, traffic accidents, physical violence of the 60s to 80s, to the sport injuries, spinal disorders, degenerative joint diseases, fragility fractures and diabetic foot today.
- Provide healthcare services for the general public
- Provide emergency services
- Enhance training of medical personnel
- Promote development of medical technology
Scope of Orthopaedic Services:
- General Orthopaedics
- Spine Surgery
- Sports Injuries & Arthro-endoscopy
- Joint Orthopaedics
- Traumatological Orthopaedics
- Joint Reconstruction Surgery
- Surgery of the Hand
- Surgery of the Foot and Ankle
- Paediatric Orthopaedics
Facilities:Minor Operation Theatre:
It is equipped with the majority of minor orthopaedic surgical instruments such as electrocautery equipment, tourniquets and small x-ray units, so that patients can receive proper treatment as soon as possible.
Orthopaedic Ambulatory Care Centre:
In this one-stop service, specialist orthopaedic nurses act as the coordinator in collaboration with doctors and other specialised medical units, to reduce patients’ waiting time at various departments and reduce the impact on patients’ lives by shortening their stay in the hospital. Services of the Ambulatory Care Centre cover healthcare counselling and education, acute and chronic wound care, treatment of muscle/bone pain, pre-operative check-ups, pre-operative education and post-operative care.
Day Rehabilitation Centre
Professional and efficient rehabilitative training is provided for in-patients and patients attending the Orthopaedic Ambulatory Care Centre to speed up recovery.