Mr Alistair Hunter: Trauma & orthopaedic surgery

Mr Alistair Hunter

Trauma & orthopaedic surgery

  • Fee assured

Specialises in

  • Elbow
  • Hand
  • Wrist

About me

Alistair Hunter is a Consultant Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgeon at University College London Hospitals and he sees private patients at The Princess Grace Hospital and The Institute of Sports, Exercise and Health. He has a specialist interest in hand, wrist and elbow surgery.
He studied medicine at Cambridge University and University College London Medical School and undertook basic surgical training in London at St. Thomas’ Hospital, becoming a Member of the Royal College of Surgeons in 2006. He completed higher specialist training in Orthopaedics on the North Western and Middlesex/University College Hospital rotations, and achieved Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons in Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery in 2013.
He has completed subspecialist training Fellowships in hand, wrist and upper limb surgery at the Hand Unit at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital and the Upper Limb Unit at Wrightington Hospital. He gained an Ethicon Foundation award for his Travelling Fellowship to the Institut Kaplan, Barcelona. He was awarded the Diploma in Hand Surgery by the British Society for Surgery of the Hand in 2015.
He publishes research in his specialist areas of interest and is a member of the British Society for Surgery of the Hand (BSSH) and the European Wrist Arthroscopy Society (EWAS). He has a strong interest in medical education and holds a Master’s Degree from Cardiff University in this subject. He is involved in the training of Orthopaedic surgical trainees and teaches on a number of national courses. He is course director for the Preparation for FRCS (Tr&Orth) Course.

Areas of interest

Injuries - Sports related injuries; Wrist fractures; Scaphoid fractures and non-unions, including vascularised and non-vascularised bone grafting; Scapholunate ligament wrist injuries; Finger and hand fractures and dislocations; Skiers’ thumb; Nerve injuries/lacerations;Tendon injuries/lacerations; Hand, wrist and upper limb trauma including fractures, nerve injury and tendon injury

Conditions: Carpal tunnel syndrome; De Quervain’s disease; Ganglion cysts; Trigger finger; Arthritis of the base of thumb; Dupuytren’s disease surgery, including Xiapex injections; Post traumatic reconstruction; Joint replacements for arthritis of the hand and wrist; Minimally invasive wrist arthroscopy; Arthritis of the wrist; Rheumatoid arthritis of the hand, wrist and elbow; Tennis elbow and golfer’s elbow

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Procedures completed

  • W6630

    Primary closed reduction of fracture or dislocation of joint, +/- fixation (including cast application) - (1-5)

    Princess Grace Hospital (1-5)

  • W3200

    Open reduction and internal fixation of cancellous bone graft scaphoid non-union - (1-5)

    Princess Grace Hospital (1-5)

  • X3510

    IV sedation administered by operator - (1-5)

    Princess Grace Hospital (1-5)

  • W9040

    Injection(s) +/- aspiration, into joint, cyst, bursa - (1-5)

    Princess Grace Hospital (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)

    Princess Grace Hospital (1-5)

  • A6510

    Carpal tunnel release (open) - (1-5)

    Princess Grace Hospital (1-5)

  • W8602

    Therapeutic arthroscopy of wrist joint (as sole procedure) - (1-5)

    Princess Grace Hospital (1-5)

  • X4810

    Change of cast without general anaesthetic - (1-5)

  • A7350

    Local anaesthetic blockade of named major nerve or plexus - (1-5)

  • T6750

    Primary repair of flexor of hand (excluding zone II) - (1-5)

  • T5203

    Dupuytren's fasciectomy single digit with proximal interphalangeal joint - (1-5)

  • A6080

    Neurectomy (major nerve) - (1-5)

    Princess Grace Hospital (1-5)

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