Information for Patients
Within this section you will find information to help inform and support patients who are considering or preparing for operations and procedures. The links are not exhaustive but are provided to sign post to the wide range of information and support available.
The BOA is not able to provide medical advice to individual patients but there are a number of resources available for patients across the musculoskeletal (MSK) sector.
Frequently asked questions and information that we hope is helpful while you are waiting for your surgery. If you have any specific questions you should contact your Consultant surgeon or GP.
Having Surgery / Recovery from Surgery
information from external resources which we hope will be helpful to you while you wait for surgery and to help your recovery afterwards.
Information on Specific Orthopaedic Conditions
These specialist societies provide patient resources for specific orthopaedic conditions and procedures and can help patients find a specialist orthopaedic consultant.
More Resources to Help you Manage your Condition
These external resources give advice and support to help patients manage musculoskeletal conditions while you wait for your hospital consultation, treatment, or surgery.
BOA Statements and Articles
Read patient related BOA statements, articles and news items.
Information on Medical Regulators, Treatment Outcomes and your Rights as a Patient
Find information on the healthcare regulators for doctors and hospitals in the UK as well as patient registries that review performance and patient outcomes for joint replacements and fracture care.
Charities specifically providing help and support for patients with orthopaedic conditions.
Unfortunately, we are no longer able to issue Orthocards (new or replacements). If you need a note for passing through the airport security because of your metal joint replacement, we suggest that you ask your GP or consultant for a letter of confirmation but we cannot guarantee this will be effective. If you have any other queries about this, please don’t hesitate to contact us.