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Last updated: 29 Jun 2020
- Hand & Wrist
Mr Edward Powell-Smith qualified from the University College London Medical School in 2000, before completing his basic surgical training on the South Coast. He undertook his higher orthopaedic surgical training in Wessex, during which time he developed a subspecialty interest in hand and wrist surgery.
As a senior trainee he undertook fellowships in both orthopaedic and plastic hand and wrist surgery at the Chelsea and Westminster Hospital and St Andrews Centre for plastic surgery.
Following his fellowship training Mr Powell-Smith had developed particular skill and interest in the management of complex hand trauma and soft tissue injury. As well as arthritic conditions of the hand and finger joint replacements which combine plastic surgery and orthopaedic experience.
As well as his clinical practice he has an interest in medical education and he has recently been elected to sit on the education and training committee of the British Society for Surgery of the Hand. In addition, he is also a member of the standards in Hand Surgery committee.
Areas of interest
Hand surgery; Painful arthritis of the finger joints and thumb including finger joint replacements; Thumb base arthritis; Dupuytrens contracture; Carpal tunnel syndrome, cubital tunnel syndrome and all other nerve problems in the hand and arm; Trigger finger and thumb; All fractures of the hand and injury to tendons and nerves; Wrist Surgery; Wrist pain and instability problems; Painful arthritis of the wrist; Fractures of the scaphoid and distal radius (wrist) including late presenting fractures; Ligament reconstructions of the wrist
- 01423 226580
Anaesthetists worked with
- Dr Abhinav Kant Fee Assured
- Dr Martin Huntley Fee Assured
Current NHS consultant posts held
Consultant Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgeon
Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust
Hand and wrist trauma
Enchondroma of the distal phalanx causing rupture of flexor digitorum profundus: Successful fixation avoiding a pull-out suture. Merchant J, Powell-Smith E. J Hand Surg Eur Vol. 2013 Dec 3.
Iatrogenic ulna fracture following Kirschner wire fixation of a distal radius fracture in a 98-year-old lady.
Kendrick BJ, Pailthorpe CA, Powell-Smith E. J Hand Surg Eur Vol. 2012 Jul;37(6):579-81.
Efficacy of locking plate fixation in stabilizing distal radius fractures in patients aged 50 years or over.
Tawfik J, Powell-Smith E, Bremner-Smith A. J Hand Surg Eur Vol. 2012 Jan;37(1):80-1
Courses offered to GPs
Available to talk about all aspects of hand and wrist surgery, contact Deana Richardson on 01423553749 to arrange a meeting
- MBBS University College London 2000
- FRCS (Tr-Orth) Royal College of Surgeons 2009
- PGCE (merit) Medical education University of Winchester 2008
Reference number 4718103
Professional bodies (positions held - last 3 yrs)
- BSSH Education and Training Committee British Society for Surgery of the Hand 2013
- Standards in Hand Surgery Committee British Society for Surgery of the Hand 2013
Details of entry to specialist register
- Orthopaedics and Trauma, 2011
Affiliations / memberships
British Medical Association
British Society for Surgery of the Hand
- BMI The Duchy Hospital, HG2 0HF
- 09:00 - 12:30
- 01423 553749
Post treatment communication
Following treatment of a Bupa member, I will communicate with GPs in line with Department of Health, GMC and appropriate professional bodies guidelines.
In the event of an urgent query following treatment, Bupa members should use the following contact details
01423 553 749