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Glasgow Royal Infirmary/Stobhill

Due to the ongoing Covid-19 (Coronavirus) issues our hospital services are currently undergoing a restructuring in order to meet the changing demands on our resources. You may be asked to attend for a video review with our health care providers via our innovative Attend Anywhere video conferencing service or to undergo consultation via telephone.


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If you have a concern regarding a musculoskeletal complaint, you should look at resources such as NHSInform, and if necessary consult your GP.

In an emergency, use this link to find your local Glasgow Emergency Department or Minor Injuries Unit.

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The aim of this website is to provide information about our orthopaedic department and the services we provide. You will find information for patients who will be attending appointments or undergoing surgery. There is also information for staff and students.

The Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at Glasgow Royal Infirmary provides the full orthopaedic range of services to the population of North East Glasgow. We also provide specialist care in areas such as complex arthroplasty, complex peri-articular trauma, musculoskeletal oncology and limb reconstruction to a wider population in the West of Scotland.

We have close links to the local universities for both research and teaching. We regularly have undergraduate medical students. There are also students rotating through the department who are studying nursing, physiotherapy and many other associated healthcare professions.

Attending the Orthopaedic Outpatient Department

Visit the Orthopaedic Outpatients page to see information regarding our outpatient appointment service including the following:

  • Being referred to orthopaedics
  • Patient Focused Booking
  • Confirming your appointment
  • Attending your appointment
  • Patient transport information

The information on this page includes recent updates in light of the current Covid-19 pandemic.


Your Journey to Orthopaedic Surgery

Following your attendance at our outpatient clinic the clinician may add your name to our surgical waiting list. Click here to see the journey you will make through our department including.

  • Being added to the Waiting List
  • Treatment Time Guarantees
  • Patient Rights
  • Attending for Pre-Operative Assessment
  • Consultant/anaesthetic Review
  • Attending for Surgery
  • Your Anaesthetic
Patient Information Leaflets

When attending your clinic appointment to see the Specialist Clinician you may be given a selection of leaflets to take home with you or you may have been advised to download one of our patient information leaflets. Click here to find all our publications organised by body part.

Who to Contact

Note that all the contact numbers detailed on this page are for the Orthopaedic Department at Glasgow Royal (Stobhill) only.

Patient Focused Booking Lines: 0141 201 3105/3114 (for orthopaedic appointment queries/cancellations)

Attend Anywhere Helpline: ORTHOPAEDICS NORTH only – 0141 201 3721

If you know the name of your consultant and have been listed for surgery, please contact the relevant secretary, you can find details on our contacts page.

OUR OFFICE HOURS (excluding public holidays)

Monday to Thursday 8am – 5pm

Friday 8am – 4pm

In an emergency, use this link to find your local Glasgow Emergency Department or Minor Injuries Unit.

Media Files

It may be that the clinician has asked you to watch one of our videos to help alleviate your symptoms, prepare you for surgery, or to assist you in your post-operative recovery period.

Here you will find a comprehensive list of all media and video files available.

Pre-op Assessment

Before your orthopaedic surgery you may be invited to attend a Pre-Operative Assessment appointment, this is to check your health and give you information on the surgery.

To find out more about your Pre-Op Assessment appointment along with what to expect and what to bring with you, please click here.

Specialist Orthopaedic Physiotherapy

The Extended Scope Physiotherapy Practitioners (ESP) are specialist clinicians who have undertaken additional orthopaedic training. They work in a similar role to the Consultants within the Orthopaedic Outpatient Clinics at Glasgow Royal Infirmary.

To find out more about their role in your recovery click here.

Orthopaedics Patient Information/News


Patients should note that due to the Covid-19 (Coronavirus) issue patient visiting to our wards is currently restricted. Information is being updated.