Published: Friday, June 17th, 2016

Ten years of Orthopaedic Experience at the Golden Jubilee



The Golden Jubilee National Hospital is celebrating over 10 years of Orthopaedic Excellence.


To mark the occasion, the hospital is today (Friday 17 June) hosting a conference to share learning of their groundbreaking work with delegates from around the world.


Over the past 10 years, the Golden Jubilee’s Orthopaedic team has conducted pioneering research in enhanced recovery after surgery, wound care, computer assisted surgery and post-operative rehabilitation.


This research has led to many improvements in patients’ care and outcomes as well as increased efficiency and cost-effectiveness for the hospital.


Currently carrying out over 25% of all hip and knee replacements in Scotland, the team has recently introduced foot and ankle surgery, as well as performing an increasing number of complex revisions, which accounted for 8% of all orthopaedic activity in 2015/16.


Frederic Picard, Orthopaedic Consultant at the Golden Jubilee National Hospital, said: “As the leader of quality, research and innovation for the NHS in Scotland, I am delighted that we have been able to mark 10 years of Orthopaedic Experience at the Golden Jubilee.


“One of today’s highlights was the presentation on Arthroplasty 2020 which discussed the future of Orthopaedics at the hospital such as the continued use of telemedicine, 3-D printing with cells and new techniques in forefoot surgery.


 “Our Orthopaedic department has grown substantially, is continuing to do so and our vision is still the same, to deliver high quality care for all patients. 


“We have a highly skilled team with a ‘can do attitude’ who are dedicated to providing an innovative service and using the latest research and techniques. As a team, we are now looking forward to the challenge of providing the same high quality service to more patients than ever before.”


Over 5,000 orthopaedic procedures were carried out last year at the Golden Jubilee and the latest expansion will see more hip and knee patients treated here than ever before.


Mike Higgins, Medical Director at the Golden Jubilee National Hospital, said: “In the last 10 years, our Orthopaedic team has been leading on improving treatment for patients across Scotland and their pioneering work has increasingly been adopted as a gold standard in healthcare settings throughout Europe.


“The Golden Jubilee is widely recognised for providing high quality care, treatment and services to our patients, in the right way at the right time. With the growing number of older people in our society, our orthopaedic services will continue to be in high demand and we are delighted that more patients will benefit from our specialists going forward.”

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