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Orthopaedics - Glasgow Royal Infirmary


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. 

The aim of this website is to provide information about the department and the services we provide. There is information for patients attending appointments or undergoing surgery. There is also information for staff and students.


If you have a concern regarding a musculoskeletal complaint, you should look at resources such as NHSInform, and if necessary consult your GP. We cannot provide direct healthcare advice via the internet or email. 


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

Patient Information / NEWS

Traffic Disruption due to the European Championships Glasgow 2018

From 2-12 August 2018, Glasgow and Berlin will host the inaugural European Championships. There will be a wide range of sporting and entertainment events, including Cycle Road Races and a Time Trial event, taking place across Glasgow and surrounding areas. The Women's Road Race will take place on Sunday 5 August from 12:30-16:30 and the Men's Road Race will take place on Sunday 12 August from 10:30-16:30.

The Time Trial will take place on Wednesday 8 August from 08:45-15:45, but road closures as a result of the Time Trial will be in place from 02:00-20:00 on Wednesday 8 August. In addition, local parking restrictions will be in place from 16:00 on Monday 6 August until 23:59 on Wednesday 8 August

There will be significant road closures and diversions for all cycle events and there will be disruption to your normal journey if it forms part of the route. Please visit for more information. This page also includes links to maps for each section of the Road Races and Time Trial.