Mr Timothy Hems: Trauma & orthopaedic surgery

Mr Timothy Hems

Trauma & orthopaedic surgery


  • Fee assured

Specialises in

  • Hand

About me

Mr Tim Hems is an experienced Hand and Orthopaedic Surgeon working at BMI Ross Hall Hospital and the Victoria Infirmary, Glasgow since 1997, and now at the new Queen Elizabeth University Hospital. He is also the lead clinician for the Scottish National Brachial Plexus Injury Service.

Mr Hems attended medical school in Cambridge and Oxford Universities. He undertook training in Orthopaedic Surgery in Glasgow and Oxford, with specialist fellowships in Hand Surgery in Manchester, Wrightington, London and Bern, Switzerland. He was awarded the European Diploma in Hand Surgery by the Federation of European Societies for Surgery of the Hand in 1997.

Mr Tim Hems has a special interest in peripheral nerve and brachial plexus injury and reconstruction for paralysis of the upper limb. He has been a member of Council of the British Society for Surgery of the Hand, lectures regularly on National Courses, and has written chapters for books on Hand Surgery. He has undertaken extensive research on aspects of Hand Surgery including nerve repair and wrist fractures with over 40 publications. He has recently been appointed as an editor of the Journal of Hand Surgery (European Volume).

Areas of interest

• Wrist fractures • Peripheral nerve disorders • Nerve entrapment • Hand surgery • Brachial plexus • Nerve surgery (reconstructive)

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Procedures completed

  • T7230

    Release of constriction of sheath of tendon (e.g. trigger finger) - (5-50)

    BMI Ross Hall Hospital (1-5)

  • T5223

    Dupuytren's dermofasciectomy and graft, or for recurrent disease - multiple digits - (1-5)

    BMI Ross Hall Hospital (1-5)

  • W9030

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

  • S5210

    Injection into subcutaneous tissue/painful trigger point under local anaesthetic - (1-5)

    BMI Ross Hall Hospital (1-5)

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