Surgical Appliances (Orthotics) – Wigan Borough

Description of service

The main function of the surgical appliance service is to facilitate the treatment and rehabilitation of the patient. This is achieved through an orthotic assessment for the need and the provision of a surgical appliance (orthoses) which, will either remedy or relieve a medical condition or a disability. An orthosis may also prevent the development of a more disabling condition.

Examples of some of the Orthoses:

  • Footwear
  • Knee Braces
  • Compression Stockings
  • Abdominal Supports
  • Spinal Braces
  •  Ankle Foot Orthoses  (AFO’s)

The service also offers a continuing programme of maintenance and repair once the orthoses have been supplied.


Who can access the service?

Patients of all age groups.


How can people access the service?

People can access the service via a consultant referral from Wrightington, Wigan & Leigh NHS Foundation Trust or the Bridgewater’s Musculoskeletal Clinical Assessment and Treatment Service (MSK CATS) Team.

Children may also be referred to the service by the Children’s Therapy Team.


Where is the service offered?

The adult service if offered at the three main hospital sites; Wrightington Hospital, Wigan Infirmary and Leigh Infirmary.

A children’s service is offered at Platt Bridge Health Centre and Hope school (for children who attend the school).


Contact details

Leigh Infirmary – Platt Bridge  01942 264055

Wigan Infirmary – Hope School 01942 822309

Wrightington Hospital – 01257 256220

Surgical Appliances Co-ordinator – 01942 773082


Related websites

Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh NHS Foundation Trust


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