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Last updated: 12 Nov 2020
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Mr Tim Crook is a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon with a special interest in Upper Limb Surgery. He qualified in 2000 from Southampton University. He undertook his Higher Surgical Training in the Wessex region, obtaining Fellowship to the Royal College of Surgeons (FRCS) in Trauma and Orthopaedics in 2009.
Mr Crook has worked with some of the world’s leading Upper Limb experts. In 2010 he travelled to Sydney, undertaking an internationally renowned Hand and Wrist Fellowship for one year. The Sydney Hand Unit is a centre of excellence for simple and complex Hand and Wrist conditions, including the treatment of professional sports injuries. He was awarded a Travelling Bursary from the British Society for Surgery of the Hand in support of this. He returned to the UK to commence a Consultant post at Dorset County Hospital in July 2011. He has been working at The BMI Winterbourne Hospital since 2012. His Hand and Wrist practice includes the treatment of arthritis, nerve compression syndromes, Dupuytren’s Disease, Tennis Elbow, lumps and bumps, and Complex Hand, Wrist and Elbow Trauma. He performs arthroscopic (keyhole) treatment of wrist problems in addition to endoscopic carpal tunnel release. He also undertook over two years of Specialist Training in Shoulder surgery and performs both open and arthroscopic shoulder procedures for conditions such as subacromial impingement, rotator cuff problems and arthritis.
HIs practice also includes the treatment of knee injuries such as meniscal tears and knee replacement surgery for arthritis.
Areas of interest
Endoscopic Carpal Tunnel Release; Wrist,elbow and shoulder Arthroscopic (keyhole) Procedures; Non-operative and operative Treatment for Dupuytren's Disease; Joint replacement for arthritis in the hand; Cartiva joint replacement thumb; Trapeziectomy; Nerve compression syndromes; Tennis and Golfer's elbow; Sports injuries; Fractures.
- Katie Reed
- BMI Winterbourne Hospital Herringston Road DORCHESTER DT1 2DR
- 07787 336099
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Current NHS consultant posts held
Dorset County Hospital, Dorchester
Mr Crook is currently one of only four UK surgeons involved in an International research study investigating the use of a new type of joint replacement (Cartiva) for base of thumb arthritis. This is a prestigious study collaborating with leading American Hand Surgery Centres.
Mr Crook has published extensively with research interests including Tennis elbow, Wrist Arthritis and Tendon Surgery. He has presented work Internationally in America, Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong and many parts of Europe. He has a particular interest in Upper Limb Sport Injuries.
He has completed a Post graduate Diploma in Sports and Exercise Medicine and is a Member of the Royal College of Surgeons’ Faculty of Sports and Exercise Medicine. He was associated with the medical team at Portsmouth Football Club during their 2008 FA Cup winning season.
Tim Crook lead a study whilst based in Sydney Australia that involved the invention of a new technique for tendon transfer surgery. The abstract from the Journal of Hand Surgery is included below.
J Hand Surg Eur Vol. 2013 Sep;38(7):795-800. doi: 10.1177/1753193412465233. Epub 2012 Nov 7.
Biomechanical assessment of a novel tendon junction.
Crook T1, Tawfik J, Bertollo N, Wheen DJ, Scougall PJ, Walsh WR.
Sesamoid arthrodesis of the thumb interphalangeal joint to prevent hyperextension in Journal of Hand Surgery (European Volume) Volume 37 Issue 9, November 2012
Mr Tim Crook was involved in describing an innovative technique for wrist surgery. This was published in the Annals of the Royal College of Surgeons.
Ann R Coll Surg Engl. 2014 Jul;96(5):392-3. doi: 10.1308/003588414X13946184902442.
A helping hand from the foot set.
Gough AT, Crook TB, Walsh SP.
Reference number 4695756
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