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Mr Dimitrios Tsekes

Trauma & orthopaedic surgery

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Last updated: 29 Apr 2020

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  • Hand & Wrist
  • Shoulder & Elbow

About me

Name: Mr Dimitrios Tsekes

Mr Dimitrios Tsekes is an Orthopaedic Consultant, Shoulder and Elbow Surgeon


Qualifications: FRCS(orth), FEBOT, MSc
Memberships: BOA, BESS
Languages: English, Greek

GMC: 7059272

NHS base: Basildon and Thurrock University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Training History and Professional Profile:

Mr Dimitrios Tsekes can provide a full comprehensive Shoulder and Elbow service for degenerate disease and sports injuries, promoting good medical practice. His approach to the patient is holistic and multidisciplinary, working close with Orthopaedic consultants and other skilled health professionals, in order to provide a caring and evidence-based treatment to his patients.

Mr Tsekes holds a substantive post as "Trauma and Orthopaedic Consultant" in Basildon University Hospital specialising in shoulder and elbow surgery. His roles include Research and Development Lead, as well as Unit Training Director for the Orthopaedic Department.
He has completed two substantive Upper Limb Fellowships; in Royal Free London focusing in shoulder arthroplasty and arthroscopies, and in Royal London Hospital focusing on Shoulder, Elbow, Wrist and Hand complex trauma as well as elective Upper Limb Surgery.

He graduated from the University of Athens Medical School in 2003. He completed his training as core surgical trainee and in 2007 he started his specialist training in Trauma and Orthopaedics at Athens Naval Hospital, focusing in Orthopaedic Sports Injuries. Following that he trained in hand surgery and microsurgery in Athens’ Major Trauma Center (KAT). In 2009 he obtained his MSc in “Metabolic Bone Disorders” from University of Athens Medical School. He subsequently trained in London as a registrar at Whittington Hospital and Barnet and Chase Hospitals, acquiring experience and skills in the whole spectrum of Orthopaedics, obtaining the Fellow of European Board of Orthopaedics and Traumatology (FEBOT) and Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England (FRCS) diplomas.

He has completed two fellowships in upper limb surgery and worked as Orthopaedic Consultant and upper limb specialist in Queens University Hospital.

Throughout his Orthopaedic career Mr Tsekes has completed research, published articles in peer reviewed journals and has numerous presentations in Orthopaedic meetings in national and international level.
Finally, Mr Tsekes is passionate about training and teaching, and was a candidate for the Trainer of the Year Award for 2018 in RLHOTS rotation. He structures and runs courses on Upper Limb Surgery while being a member of faculty for shoulder surgery cadaveric labs in Paris.

Areas of interest

Shoulder pain; hand pain; arm pain; elbow pain; shoulder arthritis; elbow arthritis; hand arthritis; shoulder replacement; elbow replacement; carpal tunnel; trigger finger; Dupuytens; shoulder dislocation; shoulder stabilisation; rotator cuff tear; rotator cuff repair; biceps injury; biceps repair; tendon repair; subacromial impingment; subacromial bursitis; tendon tear; sports injuries; tennis elbow; golfer’s elbow; deQuervain; shoulder fracture; elbow fracture; removal of metal; hand surgery; shoulder surgery; elbow surgery

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