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Mr McMurtrie trained at the University of Cambridge and Royal Free Hospital London. He undertook his orthopaedic training in the West Midlands including 18 months specialising in upper limb surgery at the Hand and Upper Limb Unit in Oswestry.
In 2011 he undertook specialist hand surgery training on the 12 month Advanced Training Post in Hand Surgery Fellowship in Manchester, where he gained considerable experience in microsurgery and plastic surgery of the hand and was awarded the British Hand Diploma (BSSH and University of Manchester).
He completed his training with a further 12 month Upper Limb Fellowship in shoulder, elbow and hand surgery at the Wrightington Hospital Upper Limb Unit in 2013.
He was appointed a Consultant Orthopaedic and Upper Limb Surgeon at the Wrexham Maelor Hospital, North Wales in February 2013.
His interests include carpal tunnel syndrome, peripheral nerve surgery, Dupuytren's disease, trigger finger, fracture surgery, osteoarthritis, nerve and tendon injuries, wrist surgery, shoulder surgery, keyhole surgery, arthroscopy, rotator cuff tears and subacromial impingement.
He is committed to maintaining surgical excellence and to training and is a clinical and educational supervisor for trainee orthopaedic surgeons in Wrexham and teaches and lectures regularly on the upper limb courses in Oswestry.
Areas of interest
Carpal tunnel syndrome; Cubital tunnel syndrome, peripheral nerve surgery; Dupuytren's disease; Trigger finger; Fracture surgery, Osteoarthritis; Wrist surgery; Shoulder surgery; keyhole surgery; Arthroscopy; Rotator cuff tears; Subacromial impingement.
Current NHS consultant posts held
Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon (Upper Limb)
Wrexham Maelor Hospital
Digital nerve anatomy in the hand
2008 GK Rose Prize (Oswestry)
2011 British Hand Diploma
(BSSH and University of Manchester)
2012 The Lloyd Griffiths Medal (Oswestry)
M A Akhavani, McMurtrie A, Webb M, Muir L
A review of the Classification of Dupuyten’s Disease
J Hand Surg Eur vol 2015 Feb;40:155-165
Jamil W, McMurtrie A, Nesbitt P, Muir LT
A three-step technique to correctly identify the trapezium without the need for fluoroscopic imaging
Hand (N Y). 2012 Dec; 7 (4):461-3
McMurtrie A, Watts AC
Tennis elbow and Golfer’s elbow
Orthopaedics and Trauma 2012; 26 (5):337-344
Weddell C, McMurtrie A, Hamad A
A Simple aid to fracture reduction in the digit
Annals of Royal College of Surgeons Eng. 2012 Jul;94(5):369-70
McMurtrie A, Sinha S, Hay SM
A Technical Tip for the Coonrad/Morrey Total Elbow Replacement
Techniques in Shoulder and Elbow Surgery: 2010; 11 (2):45-46
Guha AR, Mukhopadhyay S, McMurtrie A, Kulshreshtha R, Karlakki S L
The Efficacy of Autologous Blood Transfusion In Primary Total Hip Arthroplasty
Journal of Orthopaedics 2009; 6(3)e12
Guha A R, McMurtrie A, Singh R
The Pacinian corpuscle: a method of locating the digital nerve.
Journal of Hand Surgery: European Volume. 2009 Oct; 34 (5):696-7
Parsons S J, McMurtrie A, Cooke S, Balain B, Jaffray D
Facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy assessment and treatment
Orthopaedics and Trauma. 2009 Jun; 23(3): 180-185
McMurtrie A, Guha A R, Singh R
The anatomy of the ulnar digital nerve of the little finger: a cadaveric study.
Journal of Hand Surgery: European Volume. 2009 Jun;34(3):397-8
- British Hand Diploma British Society for Surgery of the Hand and University of Manchester 2011
- FRCS (Tr and Orth) Royal College of Surgeons England 2009
- MA Cambridge University 2001
- MBBS London 2000
- Advanced Training Post Fellowship in Hand Surgery Manchester 2010
- Shoulder, Elbow and Hand Fellowship Wrightington 2012
Reference number 4734165
Details of entry to specialist register
- Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery, 2012
Affiliations / memberships
British Medical Association
British Orthopaedic Association
British Society of Surgery for the Hand
British Elbow and Shoulder Society
North West Surgical Hand Society
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.