Main telephone number:
020 8401 3000




Orthotics deals with the use of specialised mechanical devices to support or supplement weakened or abnormal joints or limbs. 



Surgical stockings and hoisery

How to refer

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Orthoses are devices which are applied externally to any part of the body to prevent or correct deformity and promote or improve function of the affected area.

We prescribe corrective insoles, shoe adaptions, footwear and bracing for the lower limb (legs and feet), upper limb (arms and hands) and the spine.

Patients with alopecia can be referred from the Dermatology Department for ordering and fitting of wigs.

The orthotics service supply and fit externally applied devices and will accept written referrals from GPs for the following orthotic footwear:

  • Ankle orthoses
  • Ankle foot orthoses (AFOs)
  • Knee ankle foot orthoses (KAFOs)
  • Replacement surgical footwear
  • External shoe raises and biomechanically indicated foot wear adaptions
  • Piedro ‘type’ footwear for children
  • KAFO, AFO, calliper adjustments/repairs
  • Shoe repairs to orthopaedic footwear provided by the Trust
  • Replacement of any item that has been supplied except insoles and hosiery

Other orthoses include:

  • Truss/abdominal binder
  • Cervical collars (not soft collars)
  • Lumbar support/corset – LSO’s
  • Thoracic lumber sacral orthosis – TLSO’s 


Surgical stockings and hosiery

The provision of compression hosiery is managed at source within GP practices.  Nursing staff can be trained in the measurement of compression hosiery and this can be arranged free of charge by hosiery manufactures:

MEDI                           01432 373500

Sigvaris                      01264 326666

Credalast                   0115 9320144


How to refer

Fax completed referral form to 020 8401 3739.

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Contact information     

Orthotics Department

Croydon University Hospital

530 London Rd



Telephone - 0208 401 3000 Ext. 5915/5597   

Fax: 0208 401 3739

We can also be contacted by email at the following address should you have difficulty getting through on the telephone

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Opening Times

Monday – Thursday  9.00am – 12.30pm, 1.30pm – 4.00pm

Friday – 9.00am – 12.30pm

Please note the Orthotic Department is closed for lunch during the hours of 12.30pm – 1.30pm



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