Mr James Hopkinson-Woolley

Trauma & orthopaedic surgery


  • Fee assured

Specialises in

  • Hand & Wrist

About me

I qualified from St. Thomas's Hospital in 1989 and had surgical training in Oxford and London before moving to Cambridge for Orthopaedic training in East Anglia. I returned to Oxford for specialist training in the Hand and was first appointed to a consultant post at Heath Road Hospital, Ipswich in the year 2000. I was appointed to the staff at Addenbrooke's Hospital as a Consultant Hand Surgeon in 2005.

I undertook postgraduate research in Oxford, for which I was awarded an MSc, and I have research papers published on wound healing, scaphoid fractures and carpal tunnel syndrome surgery.

I am reviewer for scientific articles submitted to the Journal of Hand Surgery, European Volume and I am on the Editorial Board for that Journal.

I enjoy teaching and teach Medical Students and Junior Doctors and give lectures on Regional, National and International courses.

I am on the Specialist Register of the General Medical Council and am a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England. I am also a Member of the British Society for Surgery of the Hand.
In addition to having qualifications as a Hand Surgeon I have an interest in all conditions and injuries affecting the Hand and Wrist, whether they require surgery or require non-surgical treatment. In that respect, I am both a Hand Doctor and a Hand Surgeon and, therefore, I am a Hand Specialist.

I also give medicolegal advice for Hand and Wrist conditions and injuries.

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I am a specialist Hand Surgeon treating Hand Surgery and Wrist Surgery conditions, including Hand Injuries and Wrist Injuries, with the most common including: Carpal tunnel syndrome; tingly fingers; finger numbness; numb fingers; Dupuytren's contracture; Hand stiffness; Stiff hand; Trigger finger; Trigger thumb; Clicking finger; Clicking thumb; Stiff finger; Stiff thumb; Cubital tunnel syndrome; Ganglion cysts; Finger cyst; thumb cyst; Hand cyst; Nail cyst; painful nail; grooved nail; Glomus tumour; Hand lump; Finger lump; Hand swelling; Finger swelling, Thumb lump; thumb swelling; De Quervain's disease; Tendonitis; Tendinitis; Hand synovitis; Wrist synovitis; Finger synovitis; Thumb synovitis; Hand fractures, Wrist fractures, Scaphoid fractures; Tendon problems; Hand Surgery; Wrist surgery; Hand arthritis; Wrist arthritis; Hand pain; Painful hand; Finger pain; Painful finger; Thumb pain; Painful thumb; Repetitive strain injury; RSI.

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