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I am a Consultant Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgeon who specialises exclusively in Hand and Wrist Surgery.
My NHS practice is based at St George’s, one of Europe’s leading teaching hospitals and one of London’s major trauma centres. I fully participate in the general trauma rota and enjoy all aspects of fracture surgery.
My sub-specialty interests are complex high energy wrist trauma (much of which presents to St George’s) and the subsequent complications , wrist pain including sports injuries (eg TFCC Tears in tennis players), scaphoid fractures, wrist fractures, arthroscopy (key-hole surgery), nerve decompressions (carpal tunnel), Dupuytren’s disease (including Xiapex or collagenase injections), Rheumatoid Hand, tendonitis (including De Quervain’s Syndrome).
I am committed to training and research and have presented and published work nationally and internationally. My research interests are basal thumb arthritis, specialist hand/wrist conditions, high energy wrist trauma and general trauma. I am the Principle Investigator at St George’s for the NIHR multicentre trial investigating surgery versus collagenase (Xiapex) as treatments for Dupuytren’s Disease. I maintain continuous professional development and strive to keep up with the latest research and techniques.
At St George’s, I am the Lead Clinician for the Department of Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery, and previously was the Royal College Surgical Tutor.
I am happy to see children (age 12 and over ) with hand or wrist injuries.
Training & background
I qualified from Oxford University in 1996. As a junior doctor I had a rewarding and varied career working for the coveted Nuffield Department of Vascular and Transplant Surgery, Oxford under Professor Sir Peter Morris, and later under Professor Farndon in Bristol. I also worked at Cambridge University teaching anatomy and had tutorial responsibility for medical students at Trinity College. After completing my general surgical training I specialised in Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery on the St George’s registrar programme in London. I have undertaken super-specialist hand/wrist fellowships at the Windsor Hand Clinic under the world renowned David Evans and the premier specialist plastics hand unit in Queen Victoria Hospital, East Grinstead.
British Society for Surgery of the Hand (BSSH)
British Orthopaedic Association
Royal College of Surgeons of England
Oxford University Medical Society
Oriel College Medical Society