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Orthopaedic services

Orthopaedic services

If you’re experiencing joint pain or have suffered a sporting injury, we could put you on the path to recovery.

Orthopaedics is the area of medicine that looks after our muscles, bones and joints.

At The Duchy Hospital, we offer a comprehensive orthopaedic service, offering treatment whether you have injured yourself, have an ongoing problem, or want to find out why you are in pain.

We offer a variety of surgical and non-surgical treatments and will help you decide on the best course of action for you.

Are orthopaedic services right for me?

Our team deals with a wide variety of conditions and complaints. People commonly come to us if they’re experiencing pain, stiffness, injury or other discomfort in their:

  • Hip
  • Knee
  • Spine
  • Shoulder
  • Hand
  • Wrist
  • Foot
  • Ankle

Some of our consultants specialise in one area of the body, while others might specialise in sports medicine or in trauma (where you have an injury due to an impact).

What happens at the appointment?

You’ll have an initial meeting with your consultant to start your diagnosis. They may refer you to other members of the team for tests or scans.

Your consultant will then work alongside the other members of our specialist team to create a bespoke treatment plan based on your individual needs. At The Duchy Hospital our team includes surgeons, nurses, radiologists and physiotherapists who are all here to help you along your path to recovery.

Your journey with us can include:

  • Fast and accurate diagnosis
  • A bespoke treatment plan
  • Non-surgical options such as medication, exercise or physiotherapy
  • Surgery
  • A personalised rehabilitation programme
  • Advice on how to prevent further injury or slow the progression of your condition

What treatments do you offer?

At The Duchy Hospital, we offer a wide range of both surgical and non-surgical treatments for joint problems and sporting injuries. A full list of orthopaedic treatments can be found here.

No one should have to live with chronic pain. If the pain in your hip, knee, hand or wrist is getting in the way of your normal activities and non-surgical methods are no longer working for you, it’s time to consider surgery.

If you do require surgery, you can rest assured that our team will provide dedicated care and continuous support from the start of your treatment right through to your rehabilitation.

Knee surgery

At The Duchy Hospital, we offer a range of specific knee procedures for those suffering from knee pain in Harrogate, Leeds and other surrounding areas. Below are some treatments we offer:

Hand and wrist surgery

Our orthopaedic surgeons provide treatment for a range of hand and wrist conditions. Common procedures include:

Hip replacement surgery

If you are suffering from hip pain or have a hip condition such as arthritis of the hip, you may be recommended hip replacement surgery.

This involves removing the damaged joint and replacing it with a new one – also known as an implant or prosthesis. Successful surgery can provide long term pain relief and improve movement in your hip, as well as getting you back to doing the things you love.

Foot & ankle treatment

If you have pain, swelling or stiffness in your foot or ankle, our orthopaedic team can help to diagnose the source of your problem and put together a bespoke treatment plan.

Common treatments include:

The decision to undergo any kind of joint surgery depends on a number of factors such as the severity of your symptoms and the impact your condition is having on your daily life. Having surgery can offer benefits such as pain relief and improved function.

Our orthopaedic consultants are fully supported by Chartered Physiotherapists and Clinicians and have access to modern imaging and treatment technologies. Along with this, they operate within a suite of excellent surgical and medical facilities, so you can be sure you’re in safe hands.

Specialists offering Orthopaedic services

Mr David Paul Lavalette

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon


The Duchy Hospital

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Mr Ben Haughton

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon

BSc (Hons), MBBS, FRCSEd (Tr & Orth)

The Duchy Hospital

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