Warwick Orthopaedics is the collaboration between surgeons and scientists of the Department of Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery at the University Hospital of Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust, and the academic trauma and orthopaedic surgery group at Warwick Medical School.
We set up Warwick Orthopaedics in 2003, soon after the medical school was established, to provide a focus for a new UK academic department of orthopaedic surgery. We wanted to do something innovative and fresh in a national environment of declining academic orthopaedic surgery and we wanted to rest it on the three legs of research, education and clinical innovation.
From the beginning, we were ambitious. We set ourselves the target of national prominence and international presence within seven years. We met that target. Now we are well known all over the world.
Developments in the University and the NHS have helped: the Medical School has grown enormously and we were able to play a part in the design and commissioning of the superb new University Hospital, one of the best in Europe. The hospital has invested in the clinical team to build one of the largest and busiest orthopaedic surgery departments in the UK, with increasing sub-specialist expertise among those consultants.
The academic group has grown rapidly to include full-time scientists and research staff as well as clinical academics at all levels from professor to foundation doctor. We have an extensive research portfolio based around the simple idea of finding out which operations work best, and we've become recognised as an important centre for performing randomised controlled trials in surgery. Our teaching extends from medical students to consultants, and includes the Warwick Sports Surgery Conferences that draw experts from all over the world. We are involved in many facets of the leadership and development of trauma and orthopaedic surgery in the UK and abroad, and Warwick Orthopaedics has become a frequent destination for orthopaedic surgeons and clinical academics from around the globe.
Welcome to our new websiteIn spite of all the planning, rebuilding a home always takes more time than you expect...and we're no different. This is a completely new site that will develop over time, but we're the same old Warwick Orthopaedics.
We hope you enjoy both!