Inpatient Orthopaedic Surgery

Inpatient Orthopaedics at London Bridge Hospital is supported by experienced Senior Physiotherapists.  We specialise in the assessment, treatment and rehabilitation of patients who have undergone orthopaedic surgery to ensure you have the best chance of restoring full function.

We treat a wide range of orthopaedic surgery, some examples include:

  • Anterior cruciate ligament repair
    Rotator cuff repair
    Shoulder, knee and hip arthroscopy
    Spinal fusion and discectomy
    Total hip replacement
    Total knee replacement

We work very closely with all our Orthopaedic Consultants and we ensure each patient is assessed and treated on an individual basis with a focus to rehabilitate, educate and regain independence.  

 Treatments offered include:

  • Appliance fitting
    Core stability training
    Functional mobility and transfer practice to ensure a seamless and safe discharge
    Gait re-education and the use of walking aids
    Posture analysis and re-education
    Surgery specific exercise programmes
    Swelling management

Case Study

Mr F was admitted to London Bridge Hospital for a total knee replacement. Following his surgery we taught Mr F how to walk again and practiced a range of exercises that allowed him to regain muscle function and range of movement around his knee. He achieved a knee bend of 90 degrees and was able to walk with elbow crutches while demonstrating a correct gait pattern. After Mr F was taught how to climb the stairs he went home with a plan to continue his rehabilitation in our outpatient physiotherapy department.