Trauma & Orthopaedics

  • Head of service: Matt Morris
  • Department lead: Claire Wombwell
  • Senior matron: Claire Wells

Our trauma and orthopaedic unit comprises of highly specialised consultants supported by a multi-disciplinary team of nurses, therapists and other clinical staff. We provide a 24 hour inpatient service dealing with patients who attend with orthopaedic injuries. Through our outpatient Virtual Fracture Service, we can ensure that patients are provided with the most up to date treatment protocols for their injury and, when needed, gain rapid access to our specialist surgeons avoiding delay to receiving urgent care.

In addition to dealing with orthopaedic injuries, our department also provide cutting edge and advanced surgical treatments covering a wide range of elective orthopaedic conditions and sub-specialties.

We are a teaching hospital and receive medical students from Sheffield and Nottingham. In addition, we are a partner hospital for training orthopaedic surgeons from the East Midlands training programme.  Our department is also responsible for the training of international visiting surgeons through our several fellowship programmes that we accommodate throughout the year.

Fracture Clinic/Outpatient Department

Matron:    Rachel Ferreday

Our outpatient department in Suite 1 is located just adjacent to the main entrance of the hospital. Here we see patients that have had injuries or following surgery as well as elective patients with orthopaedic problems.

Fracture clinics are run daily and usually are staffed with 2 surgeons. Due to the emergencies being unpredictable, at times the clinic can be very busy. The clinic will also have facilities for wound care and plaster application and removal. Experienced nurses and plaster technicians will be present to advise you.

The clinic is also staffed with specialised physiotherapists and occupational therapists that see and treat patients within their respective specialty and support the consultant led service. Together we see almost 600 new patients a month.

Outpatient reception: 01246512023

Wards

Matrons:

  • Rachel Floyde & Donna Calladine (Trauma)
  • Alison Wainwright (Elective)

Dr Victoria Addy & Dr Raj Ullegadi (Orthogeriatric Specialists)

Robinson and Portland wards comprise of healthcare staff specialised in the delivery of care to patients who have suffered trauma.

Hasland ward is our dedicated ward focussed on the delivery of care to patients undergoing elective surgery. Our elective arthroplasty unit here is staffed with a team who specialises in accelerated rehabilitation following joint replacement where some of our patients are discharged within 24 hours of surgery.

Holywell ward is our daycase unit where patients attend for day surgery. This comprises of shoulder surgery, knee arthroscopies, hand and wrist surgery as well as foot and ankle procedures. 

Robinson Ward: 01246 512415
Portland Ward: 01246 512343
Elmton Ward: 01246 516375
Holywell Ward: 01246 512384

Theatre Admission Unit (TAU) & Theatres

We have 4 orthopaedic theatres equipped with state of the art equipment capable of providing capacity for approximately 3000 operations a year. 

As a busy district general hospital serving the peak district, we are accustomed to a high volume of emergency cases and as such  we run a trauma list 7 days a week to accommodate for this. 

At Chesterfield we take great pride in providing the latest innovation in surgery through a consultant led service. A wide ranging scope of treatments is available both in upper and lower limb surgery.

TAU: 01246512384

Surgeons

Mr Fazal Ali

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Mr Fazal Ali
MBBS, FRCS (Tr&Orth)

Secretary: Leanne Heath (Wed-Fri) / Lyn Dugmore (Mon&Tue)
Email:     leanne.heath2@nhs.net / lynda.dugmore@nhs.net 
Telephone: 01246 513123

Clinical Interests
•    Sports injuries to the knee in adults and children
•    Knee Fractures
•    Patellofemoral disorders
•    Young adult knee arthritis (osteotomies/cartilage procedures)
•    Daycase partial knee replacement
•    Total knee replacement

Professional Profile
Fazal Ali trained in Sheffield with a Knee Fellowship in Newcastle and a short Trauma Fellowship in New York. He is a former Orthopaedic Training Programme Director (TPD) for South Yorkshire and is presently the Academic Secretary of BOSTAA (British Orthopaedic Sports Trauma and Arthroscopy Association). He is Head of  Section 1 of the FRCS Tr&Orth exam and sits on the JCIE T&O Board. 

In Chesterfield Royal Hospital he is the TPD for the successful Advanced Clinical Practioners programme he helped set up. He also leads the ISTP (International Surgical Training Programme)  regional rotation on behalf of the Royal College of Surgeons of England.

He works at Chesterfield Royal Hospital and the Sheffield Children’s Hospital where has set up a national referral service for these problems in children and is the only service in the UK that regularly manages congenital knee problems. At adolescence, these patients are transitioned to his practice in Chesterfield. 

He has published more than 40 scientific papers and chapters and given invited lectures on training issues and knee surgery both nationally and internationally. He has edited ‘Examination Techniques in Orthopaedics’ which is a best-selling orthopaedic text in its 3rd edition and was recently published in Chinese. He is co-editing a second textbook, ‘Postgraduate Orthopaedic Clinics’, due to be published in late 2021. He was the founder in 2007 of the largest clinical examination course worldwide: The Chesterfield and Sheffield FRCS Clinical course. 

Fazal Ali was voted ‘South Yorkshire Orthopaedic Trainer of the Year’ on five occasions. As such, he was given a life-time award for training by the South Yorkshire training scheme in 2012. He was twice shortlisted by BOTA as one of the top trainers in the UK. In 2018 he was again voted Trainer of the Year, this time by East Midlands. In 2017 he was honoured by the South Yorkshire Orthopaedic Training Rotation by the creation of an annual award: The ‘Fazal Ali Award for Academic Excellence’. 

He serves as a senior examiner and the chair of the written examinations for the Intercollegiate Board in the FRCS(Tr&Orth) examination. In 2017 he was elected by the Royal Colleges to the panel of international examiners. Mr Ali also serves on the board of examiners in developing world countries with the view that this would help advance the standard of orthopaedic training and care worldwide.

Miss Becky Aspinall

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Miss Becky Aspinall
MBChB, FRCS (Tr&Orth)

Secretary: Leanne Heath (Wed-Fri) / Lyn Dugmore (Mon&Tue)
Email:     leanne.heath2@nhs.net / lynda.dugmore@nhs.net 
Telephone: 01246 513123

Clinical Interests
•    Hip & knee replacement
•    Revision hip & knee replacement
•    Hip fracture and peri-prosthetic fractures
•    General trauma

Professional profile
Miss Aspinall qualified from the University of Sheffield Medical School and went on to train in orthopaedic surgery on the South Yorkshire rotation (including a year at Chesterfield Royal). She undertook a year’s Revision Arthroplasty Fellowship in Nova Scotia, Canada and returned to Chesterfield as a consultant in 2006. 

Miss Aspinall enjoys caring for patients with complex arthroplasty needs and in particular the very elderly population. She works closely with our orthogeriatrician, Dr Addy,  and our Arthroplasty Nurse Specialists, Lorraine and Debra, to provide a comprehensive service to the frail population.

Miss Aspinall has a keen interest in education and spent 10 years as the Foundation Program Director, being responsible for the 33 junior Drs in their first year of practice in the hospital. She is now Director of Medical Education, and is an Honorary Senior Lecturer and examiner for Sheffield Medical School.
 

Mr Jeevan Chandrasenan

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Mr Jeevan Chandrasenan
BMedSci, BMBS, FRCS (Tr&Orth)

Secretary: Clair Fairs
Email:     clair.fairs1@nhs.net
Telephone: 01246 516304

Clinical Interests
•    Sports injuries to the knee in adults and children
•    Knee fractures
•    Patellofemoral disorders
•    Young adult knee arthritis (osteotomies/cartilage procedures)
•    Daycase partial knee replacement
•    Total hip & knee replacement
•    General trauma

Professional profile
Mr Chandrasenan graduated from University of Nottingham and then completed his Orthopaedic training at the East Midlands North Training Rotation. He completed the Derby soft tissue and arthroplasty knee fellowship before becoming a consultant at Chesterfield in 2016.

Whilst at Chesterfield, Mr Chandrasenan was responsible for the design and implementation of  the acute knee service and the virtual fracture service for the department. He has a special interest in young adult knee injuries and problems and performs a wide variety of operations. His particular focus is on accelerated rehabilitation protocols and has introduced daycase partial knee replacement surgery at Chesterfield.

Mr Chandrasenan is the undergraduate and education lead for the department and an Honorary Senior Lecturer for Sheffield Medical School. He has been provided with the Clinical teacher Award for Sheffield Medical School in 2019.

He is the lead organiser for the Chesterfield Sheffield & Derby FRCS Clinical Examination Course that is the largest and most popular course of its kind.  During the COVID pandemic, Mr Chandrasenan designed and implemented Virtual Orthopaedic Clinicals and this project was a finalist for the Healthcare Services Journal Partnership Awards in 2021.

Mr Chandrasenan is responsible for training of surgeons from national and International fellowships and training programmes sponsored by Chesterfield Royal Hospital. 

Mr Joe Garcia

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Mr Joe Garcia
MBBS, FRCS (Tr & Orth)

Secretary: Kate Rowlett
Email: kate.rowlett@nhs.net
Telephone: 01246 513115

Clinical Interests
•    Hand and wrist injuries and fractures
•    Distal radius & scaphoid fractures
•    Wrist arthrodesis and replacement
•    Dupuytrens disease
•    Nerve compressive disorders
•    Hand osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis
•    General trauma

Mr Edward Holloway

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Mr Edward Holloway
BSc, MBChB, FRCS (Tr & Orth)

Secretary: Anne Gibson
Email: anne.gibson6@nhs.net
Telephone: 01246 513118

Clinical Interests
•    Hip & knee replacement
•    Revision hip & knee replacement
•    Hip fracture and peri-prosthetic fractures
•    General trauma

Professional profile
Ed Holloway is a fellowship-trained Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon with a specialist interest in Primary and Revision) Hip and Knee joint replacement. He has further sub-specialty interests in the management of complex trauma and infection involving hip and knee replacements.

Ed graduated from the University of Leeds completing his junior doctor training around West Yorkshire before moving to South Yorkshire to join their highly regarded Specialist Registrar training program.

To develop further skills and techniques following Registrar training Ed moved with his family to Canada for a year after being awarded a place at the University of Toronto on the highly competitive Lower Limb Reconstruction Fellowship. A further year working in the well-respected unit at Leeds completed his fellowship training. 

In addition to numerous peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters Ed has a Masters level qualification in Strategic Management and Leadership with the Chartered Management Institute. He has presented work at national and international conferences. 

Ed was appointed as a Consultant at Chesterfield Royal Hospital in 2019. Outside of work, he enjoys spending time in the outdoors with his young family, especially cycling and playing rugby.
 

Mr Jonathan May

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Mr Jonathan May
MBChB, FRCS (Tr& Orth)

Secretary: Alison King
Email: alison.king1@nhs.net
Telephone: 01246 516120

Clinical Interests
•    Foot & ankle soft tissue injuries and fractures
•    Arthroscopic ankle surgery and sports injuries
•    Ankle arthritis and replacement
•    Low and high arch joint deformity + forefoot toe deformities
•    Diabetic foot surgery
•    General trauma

Professional profile
Mr May is a fellowship-trained foot & ankle surgeon. He treats many diseases affecting the foot and ankle. These include arthritis, chondral injury, joint deformities, tendon disease, ligament instability, ganglions, bunions, lesser toe deformities and diabetes.

Mr May uses a variety of techniques and technology to achieve good results for my patients these include joint replacements, arthroscopy, ligament reconstruction, fusions, osteotomies, biological and minimally invasive surgery.

Mr May is the trauma lead and the mortality lead for the department.

Mr Matt Morris

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Mr Matt Morris
MBBS, FRCS (Tr & Orth)
Head of Service

Secretary: Alison King
Email: alison.king1@nhs.net
Telephone: 01246 516120

Clinical Interests
•    Foot & ankle soft tissue injuries and fractures
•    Arthroscopic ankle surgery and sports injuries
•    Ankle arthritis and replacement
•    Low and high arch joint deformity + forefoot toe deformities
•    Diabetic foot surgery
•    General trauma

Mr Shantanu Shahane

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Mr Shantanu Shahane
MBBS, MS (orth), Mch (orth), FRCS (Tr & Orth)

Secretary: Kate Rowlett
Email: kate.rowlett@nhs.net
Telephone: 01246 513115

Clinical Interests
•    Shoulder & elbow soft tissue injuries and fractures
•    Sports injuries to the shoulder & elbow
•    Shoulder & elbow replacements
•    Arthroscopic shoulder & elbow surgery
•    General trauma

Professional profile
Mr Shahane is a Consultant Orthopaedic Shoulder and Elbow surgeon at the Chesterfield Royal Hospital and also Sheffield Children’s Hospital. He has completed a fellowship at Wrightington Hospital, a centre of excellence for surgery of the upper limb and a further six months as a fellow at the Cappagh Hospital, Dublin to obtain further training in surgery of the shoulder and elbow joints. He has also since visited various centres of excellence around the world including the Mayo Clinic (Rochester, USA), Fondren Clinic (Houston, USA), DeBeer clinic (Cape Town, South Africa) to further his knowledge of surgery of the shoulder and elbow joints. 

He undertakes all aspects of elbow and shoulder replacement surgery including revision shoulder replacement surgery. His specialisation is arthroscopic surgery of the shoulder joint including sports injuries of the shoulder and elbow. He manages all aspects of trauma surgery relating to these two joints. He also has a paediatric practice at Sheffield Children’s Hospital (SCH) where he manages childhood shoulder and elbow conditions. Nanette Oakes, (Extended Scope Practitioner) works closely with him at SCH.
 
He is a member of British Shoulder & Elbow Society (BESS). He is an associate editor on the board of the ‘Shoulder & Elbow’ Journal. Mr Shahane is also a reviewer for the same Journal. He is also on the panel of Instructional course held by BESS. Mr Shahane has also been appointment as an Executive on the board of the British Elbow & Shoulder Society. He is on the faculty for arthroscopic and open surgery courses for the shoulder and elbow joints in the UK and overseas. He has recently also been appointed as Chair of the ICL (instructional course lectures).

In conjunction with his other upper limb colleagues, Mr Shahane has a successful upper limb fellowship programme based at his NHS practice. He has published extensively in peer reviewed journals and is on the faculty of national and international courses for teaching and training of trainee orthopaedic surgeons. He also has educational contracts with orthopaedic companies (S&N and De Puy).

Mr Apurv Sinha

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Mr Apurv Sinha
MBBS, FRCS (Tr & Orth)

Secretary: Clair Fairs
Email:     clair.fairs1@nhs.net
Telephone: 01246 516304

Clinical Interests
•    Shoulder & elbow soft tissue injuries and fractures
•    Sports injuries to the shoulder & elbow
•    Shoulder & elbow replacements
•    Arthroscopic shoulder & elbow surgery
•    Hand and wrist injuries and fractures
•    Distal radius fractures
•    Dupuytrens disease
•    Nerve compressive disorders
•    General trauma

Professional profile
Mr Sinha is a Consultant Trauma & Orthopaedic Surgeon specializing in Shoulder, Elbow and Hand Surgery at the Chesterfield Royal Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.

His special interest lies in complex upper limb trauma and arthroscopic and joint replacement surgery of Shoulder, Elbow, Hand and wrist.

He has a wide repertoire of clinical experience while working in several reputed institutes. He has been fellowship trained in upper limb surgery at the Wrightington upper limb unit and at the Chesterfield Royal Hospital.

Mr Sinha has been involved in several academic projects. He has peer-reviewed publications in widely acclaimed journals including the Bone and Joint Journal, Shoulder and Elbow, Arthroscopy Techniques and Journal of Paediatric Orthopaedics, to quote a few. 

His publications have been extensively cited, and his research paper on safe drilling zones for clavicle fracture fixation has been path-breaking in guiding surgeons while operating around this complex zone. Mr Sinha is currently involved in the authorship of several peer-reviewed book chapters for publication houses of international repute. 

Mr Sinha is the Foundation Year 1 Programme Director for Chesterfield Royal Hospital and Honorary Senior Lecturer for Sheffield Medical School.

Mr Phil Williams

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Mr Phil Williams
MBBS, FRCS (Tr & Orth)

Secretary: Anne Gibson
Email: anne.gibson6@nhs.net
Telephone: 01246 513118

Clinical Interests
•    Hip & knee replacement
•    Hip fracture and peri-prosthetic fractures
•    General trauma
 

Mr David Wood

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Mr David Wood
MBChB, FRCS (Tr & Orth)

Secretary: Leanne Heath (Wed-Fri) / Lyn Dugmore (Mon&Tue)
Email:     leanne.heath2@nhs.net / lynda.dugmore@nhs.net 
Telephone: 01246 513123

Clinical Interests
•    Hip & knee replacement
•    Revision hip & knee replacement
•    Hip fracture and peri-prosthetic fractures
•    General trauma

Professional profile
After graduating in 2005 from University of Liverpool, Mr David Wood trained in orthopaedics on the South Yorkshire Rotation of the Yorkshire Deanery.  After rotating through all the core areas, he focused on conditions involving the hip and knee.  
On completion of Specialist Orthopaedic Training in February 2018, he undertook a year’s Fellowship in Nottingham with internationally renowned surgeons; Mr AJ Manktelow, Mr PJ James and Mr BV Bloch focusing on high volume elective primary and revision hip and knee arthroplasty in both the simple and complex patient.
In February 2019, Mr Wood was appointed as a Locum Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon at Nottingham University Hospital.  Here he successfully performed high volume hip and knee arthroplasty.  He was appointed as a Substantive Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon at Chesterfield Royal Hospital in September 2020, taking over from the retiring Mr Iain Scott.
Mr Wood has an interest in primary hip and knee replacements, revision for infection and aseptic loosening, periprosthetic fractures and fractures around the hip.
Mr Wood enjoys teaching and training and is a Clinical and Educational Supervisor to medical students and doctors in training.  He has also been the Educational Supervisor to the Orthopaedic Theatre Surgical Assistants.
He is a member of the British Orthopaedic Association and the British Hip Society and has presented posters and oral presentations focusing on orthopaedics in general and lower limb arthroplasty.
He was awarded the British Hip Society / Stryker Travelling Fellowship in Robotics and Computer Assisted Surgery with placements across the UK, Europe and USA.
In 2019 he was invited to join Depuy/Synthes Future Hip Surgeons Programme; where a small group of Consultants were selected to be mentored by some of the premier hip surgeons in Europe.
Outside of work Mr Wood is a proud Yorkshireman.  He enjoys spending time with his family and walking in the countryside.  David enjoys watching wildlife, gardening and a keen sports enthusiast - playing cricket during the summer and badminton during the winter.
 

Mr John Wright

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Mr John Wright
MBChB, FRCS (Tr & Orth)

Secretary: Kate Rowlett
Email: kate.rowlett@nhs.net
Telephone: 01246 513115

Clinical Interests
•    Hand and wrist injuries and fractures
•    Distal radius & scaphoid fractures
•    Wrist arthrodesis and replacement
•    Dupuytrens disease
•    Nerve compressive disorders
•    Hand osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis
•    Shoulder & elbow trauma
•    Shoulder arthroscopy
•    General trauma

Services

Trauma Service

  • Jenny Curry (Trauma Co-ordinator)
  • Sally Fonseca (Hip Fracture Nurse Specialist) 

The trauma service at Chesterfield Royal Hospital is a consultant led service that runs for 24 hours a day and for 7 days a week. We admit on average approximately 150 patients a month to our 2 wards consisting of up to 60 beds. Our daily trauma lists are run by 12 consultants who provide both their general trauma experience and also their specialised expertise for complex cases. Outcomes following surgery for trauma is influenced and improved by the skill of our specialised team of allied health professionals (specialist nurses, occupational therapists, physiotherapists).

The service is also complemented by our outpatient management of trauma through our Virtual Fracture Service. Trauma referrals to the service can be unpredictable  and due to the nature of this, the service is usually very busy. Daily multi-disciplinary team meetings and careful planning by our trauma co-ordinators are necessary to ensure our patients always receive the exceptional standard of care provided by our team.

Virtual Fracture Service

Our Virtual Fracture Service (VFS) has been running since 2019. All patients with orthopaedic injuries attending either the Whitworth Minor Injuries Unit or the Emergency Department that do not require immediate admission to hospital are referred to the VFS.

Your attendance is triaged by the Orthopaedic team the following day to ensure that you are seen by the most appropriate member of the team. Sometimes, you will not require an appointment and advice will be provided instead. If you require treatment by a physiotherapist or occupational therapist then we will refer you directly for this. 

If a face to face appointment or a telephone consultation is needed then you will be contacted within 5 days with an appointment.

As a result of implementation, we have seen a reduction in the delay for patients seeing the most appropriate clinician and receiving the most appropriate treatment whilst avoiding unnecessary attendances to the clinic.

Admin Team: 01246516120

Hand & Wrist Service

  • Mr Joe Garcia
  • Mr John Wright
  • Mr Apurv Sinha
  • Sarah Barnard & Rachel Nicholson (Occupational therapists)

Services provided:
•    Hand & wrist soft tissue injuries and fractures
•    Wrist pain including sports injuries
•    Hand & wrist arthritis
•    Rheumatoid arthritis
•    Nerve decompression
•    Dupuytrens disease
•    Tendonitis

  • Mr Joe Garcia
  • Mr John Wright
  • Mr Apurv Sinha
  • Sarah Barnard & Rachel Nicholson (Occupational therapists)

Services provided:
•    Hand & wrist soft tissue injuries and fractures
•    Wrist pain including sports injuries
•    Hand & wrist arthritis
•    Rheumatoid arthritis
•    Nerve decompression
•    Dupuytrens disease
•    Tendonitis

Shoulder & Elbow Service

  • Mr Shantanu Shahane
  • Mr Apurv Sinha
  • Mr John Wright
  • Nanette Oakes (Extended Scope Practitioner)

Services provided:
•    Shoulder & elbow soft tissue injuries and fractures
•    Shoulder & elbow replacements
•    Shoulder arthroscopic procedures
•    Shoulder & elbow elective surgery

Knee Service

  • Mr Fazal Ali
  • Mr Jeevan Chandrasenan
  • Mick Heys (Extended Scope Practitioner)

Services provided:
•    Knee soft tissue injuries and fractures
•    Knee arthroscopic procedures
•    Young adult knee arthritis – cartilage procedures, re-alignment osteotomies
•    Partial knee replacement
•    Patellofemoral instability

Acute knee clinic:

The acute knee clinic is run every week. It is a consultant led service that ensures all knee injury patients receive an early assessment. Urgent investigations such as MRI scans can then be arranged and if surgery is needed this can be provided without any delay. By providing this niche service, we ensure the best outcomes in our patients suffering knee injuries.

Hip & Knee Arthroplasty Service

  • Miss Becky Aspinall
  • Mr Phil Williams
  • Mr Edward Holloway
  • Mr David Wood
  • Lorraine Sanderson & Debra King (Arthroplasty nurse practitioners)

Services provided:
•    Hip fractures & peri-prosthetic fractures
•    Hip & knee replacements
•    Revision hip & knee replacements
•    Management of infected hip & knee replacements

Foot & Ankle Service

  • Mr Matt Morris
  • Mr Jonathan May
  • David Sprot (Extended Scope Practitioner)

Services provided:
•    Foot & ankle soft tissue injuries and fractures
•    Sports injuries and arthroscopic surgery
•    Bunions
•    Mortons neuroma
•    Forefoot deformity 
•    Flat and high arched foot deformities
•    Arthritis
•    Ankle replacements