Mr Alistair Hunter: Trauma & orthopaedic surgery

Mr Alistair Hunter

Trauma & orthopaedic surgery

  • Fee assured

Specialises in

  • Elbow
  • Hand
  • Shoulder
  • 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, The Hospital of St John and St Elizabeth and The Institute of Sports, Exercise and Health. He has a specialist interest in hand, wrist and elbow surgery.
He studied at Cambridge University and University College London. He trained in Trauma and Orthopaedics in Manchester and London and was awarded Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons in 2013.
He has completed Fellowships in hand, wrist and upper limb surgery at the Hand Unit, Chelsea and Westminster Hospital and the Upper Limb Unit, Wrightington Hospital. He has also undertaken a Traveling Fellowship to the Institut Kaplan, Barcelona (Ethicon Foundation Award). He has developed advanced skills in the management of complex hand and upper limb injuries and common and complex conditions of the hand, wrist and elbow. More recently, he travelled on the European Wrist Arthroscopy Society Tour to Paris, Lyon, Strasbourg and Reims to further enhance his skills in minimally invasive techniques in hand and wrist surgery.
Alistair was awarded the Postgraduate Diploma in Hand Surgery by the British Society for Surgery of the Hand in 2015. He has been awarded 'Surgeon of the Year' at University College Hospital for 2016, nominated by fellow staff members. He recently travelled on the European Wrist Arthroscopy Tour through major European Centres specialising in minimally invasive wrist surgery. He publishes scientific papers on hand and upper limb surgery, has contributed to several books and presents at conferences nationally and internationally. He is an invited reviewer for the Bone and Joint Journal and a number of other international scientific journals. Alistair is a member of the British Society for Surgery of the Hand (BSSH) and the European Wrist Arthroscopy Society (EWAS).
He is the Royal College Surgical Tutor for UCLH, with responsibility for trainee surgeons across the Trust. He teaches medical students at UCL, is invited Faculty on national courses and holds a Masters Degree in Medical Education. He is Course Director of the Preparation for FRCS (Tr&Orth) Course, working with UCLPartners Academic Health Science Partnership, and is Convenor of the Essential Hand Surgery Cadaveric Workshop and the Practical Preparation for Orthopaedic ST3 Interviews Course.
Alistair is married with two daughters. He enjoys sports, particularly tennis and participating in triathlons. He enjoys film, holidays and, most of all, spending time with his young family.

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

  • X3510

    IV sedation administered by operator - (1-5)


  • W6630

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


  • W3200

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


  • W9040

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


  • A6510

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


  • A7350

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

    (1-5) (1-5)

  • W8602

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


  • T6750

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

  • T6580

    Tendon graft, or tendon transfer (as sole procedure, not otherwise specified) - (1-5)


  • W2502

    Closed reduction of fracture of long bone (including cast or percutaneous K-wires) - (1-5)

  • T5900

    Excision of ganglion - (1-5)


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