Mr Jeremy Read: Trauma & orthopaedic surgery

Mr Jeremy Read

Trauma & orthopaedic surgery


  • Fee assured

Specialises in

  • Hand
  • Wrist

About me

Mr Read is a consultant orthopaedic surgeon, whose practice is dedicated to the treatment of hand and wrist problems, including arthritis, nerve compressions, Dupuytren's contracture and Kienbock's disease.

Mr Jeremy Read qualified from Charing Cross & Westminster Medical school and subsequently underwent orthopaedic training through the South West Thames orthopaedic rotation.

Following general orthopaedic training Mr Read undertook a one-year overseas specialist fellowship, training in hand and microsurgery at Middlemore Hospital, Regional and South Pacific hand unit in Auckland and also a year long UK sub specialist hand fellowship at University College Hospital London.

During his fellowship training Mr Read gained experience in advanced orthopaedic and plastic surgical techniques, the management of hand and wrist injuries as well as degenerative conditions. After completing his fellowship at UCH Mr Read was appointed as a consultant at the West Hertfordshire Hospitals Trust.

Mr Read has published in peer reviewed journals and presented at both national and international meetings. He is also an invited reviewer for journals in hand surgery and sports medicine.

Mr Read is responsible for training higher surgical trainees in the diagnosis and management of hand problems at the West Hertfordshire hospitals trust, and is also a faculty member for courses in hand surgery techniques held nationally. Following advanced training Mr Read has developed expertise in managing both common and complex hand problems, and is particularly interested in developing the use of percutaneous needle fasciotomy as an outpatient-based treatment for Dupuytren's contracture.

Areas of interest

Hand & wrist arthritis; Dupuytren's contracture; Needle fasciotomy; Carpal tunnel; Kienbock's; The athletes hand and wrist

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Procedures completed

  • W9040

    Injection(s) +/- aspiration, into joint, cyst, bursa - (5-50)

    Spire Harpenden Hospital (1-5)

  • A6510

    Carpal tunnel release (open) - (5-50)

    Spire Harpenden Hospital (1-5)

  • W8602

    Therapeutic arthroscopy of wrist joint (as sole procedure) - (5-50)

    Spire Harpenden Hospital (1-5)

  • T5410

    Dupuytren's subcutaneous fasciotomy - (5-50)

    Spire Harpenden Hospital (1-5)

  • T7230

    Release of constriction of sheath of tendon (e.g. trigger finger) - (1-5)

  • W0850

    Partial excision of bone (including exostoses) - (1-5)

    Spire Harpenden Hospital (1-5)

  • W2830

    Removal of internal fixation from bone / joint, excluding k-wires - (1-5)

    Spire Harpenden Hospital (1-5)

  • T7231

    Open release of constriction of sheath of tendon (e.g. trigger finger) - (1-5)

    Spire Harpenden Hospital (1-5)

  • T6910

    Tenolysis, of extensor (not otherwise specified) - (1-5)

    Spire Harpenden Hospital (1-5)

  • W1940

    Primary open reduction of short bone with fixation (including intra-articular) - (1-5)

  • S0633

    Excision of lesion of skin or subcutaneous tissue - up to three, Trunk & Limbs (excluding lipoma) - (1-5)

    Spire Harpenden Hospital (1-5)

  • A6900

    Revision of release of peripheral nerve - (1-5)

  • W2100

    Primary open reduction of intra-articular fracture of long bone with internal fixation, e.g. proximal humerus or proximal tibia (+/- arthroscopic assistance) - (1-5)

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