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I enjoy being a dedicated hand and wrist surgery orthopaedic consultant at Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust in Yorkshire, and privately at Spire. I provide a specialist service solely in hand and wrist surgery. Every year I perform more than 500 hand and wrist operations. I remain passionate and committed to my specialism, and keep up to date with current procedures and evidence at national and international conferences.
My training background is that in 2004 I qualified from the University of Leicester, then completed both my membership (MRCS, 2007) and fellowship (FRCS, 2013) exams with the Royal College of Surgeons, and an MSc (2011) in orthopaedic surgery.
In 2012 I was awarded an educational bursary award by The Royal College of Surgeons of England. In 2014-15, I completed one of 11 nationally competitive advanced training programme hand and wrist surgery fellowships in Manchester, which are recognised by the British Society for Surgery of the Hand (BSSH) as the best hand surgery training programmes. I worked for three highly experienced hand and wrist surgery orthopaedic and plastic surgery consultants, one of whom was the president of the BSSH at that time.
I regularly attend the BSSH scientific meetings, and remain committed to and active with research and audit in hand and wrist surgery techniques. My last systematic review of the evidence for surgical treatment of STT joint wrist arthritis is being published in The Journal of Hand Surgery (AP volume) in October 2017, and I presented this evidence at the BSSH scientific meeting in Bath in 2015. I also presented my audit work comparing our hand trauma service with the BSSH guidelines at the scientific meeting in 2013.
In addition, I remain active in teaching and mentoring in hand and wrist surgery, and am part of the teaching faculty at the Wrightington FRCS upper limb course.
Areas of interest
carpal tunnel surgery; nerve compression surgery/ release; cubital tunnel surgery; trigger finger injection; trigger finger release surgery; ganglion removal surgery; Dupuytren's contracture surgery; dermofasciectomy; fasciectomy; fasciotomy; Xiapex/ Collagense injections; arthritis surgery for wrist/ fingers/ base of thumb; trapeziectomy; hand/ wrist joint replacement; hand/ wrist joint fusion and partial fusion; 4 corner fusion; proximal row carpectomy; total wrist fusion; joint injections; xray/ MRI/ CT/ ultrasound scans; nerve conduction studies; physio from Spire
Current NHS consultant posts held
Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon at Calderdale & Huddersfield NHS Trust, Yorkshire
Arthritis; total wrist replacement surgery; base of thumb arthritis surgery (systematic review published and presented at The British Society for Surgery of the Hand)
I enjoy being active and keeping fit, including playing with a hockey team, skiing, cycling and walking. Also I enjoy time off spending time with family and friends.
2012 Royal College of Surgeons of England educational bursary award
1) Scaphotrapeziotrapezoidal Joint Osteoarthritis: A Systematic Review of Surgical Treatment. The Journal of Hand Surgery (Asian-Pacific Volume) 2017; 22(1): 1-9. Victoria M Deans, Zafar Naqui, Lindsay TSW Muir.
2) Is our hand trauma service hitting the BSSH guidelines? The Online Journal of Clinical Audits 2012 4(4). Deans V, Hossain T, Whalley H, Arafa M, Moon A, Mahon A. Re-audited and presented at British Society of Surgery for the Hand national scientific meeting (poster).
Courses offered to GPs
I regularly provide educational evening talks to GPs and nurse practitioners at Spire Elland and Spire Dewsbury.
- FRCS Royal College of Surgeons of England 2013
- MSc (Trauma & Orthopaedic Surgery) University of Warwick 2011
- MRCS Royal College of Surgeons of England 2007
- MBChB University of Leicester 2004
- Fellowship Year in Hand & Wrist Surgery Wythenshawe & Salfors Hospitals, Manchester 2014
Details of entry to specialist register
- Trauma & Orthopaedic Surgery, 2015
Affiliations / memberships
British Society for Surgery of the Hand
Royal College of Surgeons of England
- Cullingworth StreetDEWSBURYWF13 4AN
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- Elland LaneELLANDHX5 9EB
- 13:00 - 17:00
- 01422 324041
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