Patients with any of the following suspected should be sent to A&E:
Urgent appointments should be made in a consultant led clinic for patients with:
If no improvement; suggest self referral or refer on to Physiotherapy Service for diagnosis (if needed) and treatment.
Referral to Orthopaedic Surgeon is appropriate in cases of complex diagnosis and management.
Consider willingness to undergo surgery, general health and understands recovery period post surgery.
Surgical interventions include: