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Last updated: 12 Jun 2020
- Hand & Wrist
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Mr Cowey is a Consultant Orthopaedic Hand Surgeon who specialises in hand surgery.
Since graduating from Manchester University, he has undertaken Higher Surgical Training in Orthopaedics and Trauma at Oswestry, an international centre for orthopaedic training.
In 2007 he became a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons in Orthopaedics and Trauma. He subsequently began a highly specialised training fellowship in Hand Surgery in Manchester and Wrightington, where he learned from some of the best hand surgeons in the UK. In 2009 he was awarded a diploma in Hand Surgery by the British Society for the Surgery of the Hand.
Mr Cowey undertakes all forms of Hand and Wrist surgery including trauma and is part of a local network of hand and wrist surgeons who regularly discuss complex cases and their practices to ensure he maintains exceptional standards and continues to learn for those around him.
Mr Cowey is a keen educator and has received awards for his teaching of medical students as well as training the hand surgeons of the future. He has lectured in hand surgery both nationally and internationally. He has sat on the Educational and Training committee for the British Society for the Surgery of the Hand and is a faculty member of the AO Foundation - an internationally recognised authority in trauma surgery.
Current NHS or research position
Special clinical interests:
Hand and Elbow Surgery
Carpal Tunnel surgery
Wrist arthritis and sports injury including fractures
Mr Cowey has been involved in several national projects including the management of wrist fractures, standardising treatment of scaphoid fractures as well as a project looking a new implant to replace the joint at the base of the thumb.
Current membership(s) of professional, national and regional bodies
British Society for the Surgery of the Hand
Mr Cowey is married to Sarah, a Gynaecologist, they have two children, Finley and Tom. Outside of work Mr Cowey spends most of his time on the golf course and is a single figure handicapper, or trying to keep up with children on the ski slopes (a battle that cannot be won).
Areas of interest
Hand surgery; Trauma; Carpal Tunnel; Cubital Tunnel; Dupuytren's; Trigger finger; Tennis elbow; Golfer's elbow; Wrist fracture; Elbow fracture; Biceps tendon; Nerve injury; Arthritis; Ganglion; Carpal boss; Joint replacements
- Ruth Le Page
- Hand to Elbow Clinic 29A James Street West Bath BA1 2BT
- 01225 316895
Anaesthetists worked with
Mr Alex Cowey has worked with Bath Anaesthetic Group LLP at the following hospitals:
- Circle Bath Hospital (1-5)
Current NHS consultant posts held
Consultant Orthopaedic Hand and Trauma Surgeon The Royal United Hospital Bath
- Diploma in Hand Surgery University of Manchester 2008
- FRCS(T&O) Royal College Surgeon of Edinburgh 2007
- MB ChB University of Manchester 1998
Reference number 4522067
Professional bodies (positions held - last 3 yrs)
- Member Educational & Training Committee British Society for Surgery of the Hand 2017
Details of entry to specialist register
- Full registration, 2009
Affiliations / memberships
Royal College of Surgeons of edinburgh
British Society for Surgery of the Hand
British orthopaedic Association
- Circle Hospital, Bath
- 09:00 - 12:00
- 01225 316895
- The Hand to Elbow Clinic
- 14:00 - 17:00
- 01225 316895
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