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Since late last year, Guernsey residents requiring spinal surgery are being sent to Salford Royal Hospital, the largest spinal tertiary-care centre in the UK.
This week, Guernsey Therapy Group were proud to host a spinal surgery study day delivered by Tom Watt, one of the key physiotherapists at Salford Royal Hospital.
Tom is an Advanced Clinical Practitioner in the Complex Spinal Team at Salford Royal. He has been instrumental in setting up some of the programs in Salford and it was a pleasure to tap in to his expert knowledge.
Physiotherapists from around the island were in attendance, including all 11 of GTGs outpatient musculoskeletal physios who will be responsible for the rehabilitating patients after spinal surgery.
Some of the surgeries which will be undertaken in Salford include:
- Lumbar discectomy
- Lumbar decompression
- Lumbar laminectomy
- Anterior cervical discectomy and fusion
- Cervical disc replacement
- Cervical decompression
- Multi-level fixation
- Single-level fixation
- Scoliosis correction