Mr Robert Farnell: Trauma & orthopaedic surgery

Mr Robert Farnell

Trauma & orthopaedic surgery

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Specialises in

  • Hand
  • Wrist

About me

Mr Farnell is an experienced specialist Consultant Hand and Wrist Surgeon who was appointed in 2002. He graduated from the University of London in 1990. After his House Surgeon and Physician posts in Chichester and South London he taught anatomy at the St George’s Hospital Medical School, London. His Basic Surgical Training continued at St George’s, St Helier and Kingston Hospitals in South London and Surrey until he was awarded the Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons of England.

Mr Farnell undertook his higher surgical training in Yorkshire and was awarded the Fellowship in Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery in 2001. He held further clinical hand fellowships in Leeds (National Interface Hand Fellow), Indianapolis (AO Hand Fellow), Louisville (AO Hand Fellow) and Leeds (Microsurgical Fellow) before he was appointed as a Consultant Hand and Wrist Surgeon to the Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust in 2002. Here he works exclusively as a specialist hand and wrist surgeon and provides a tertiary referral service for the management of complex injuries to the hand and wrist referred from other Orthopaedic Surgeons and Hospitals.

Mr Farnell remains actively involved in surgical education. As a trainee he was an elected member of the British Orthopaedic Trainees Association for 4 consecutive years. Here he represented the UK trainees at the British Medical Association, the British Society for Surgery of the Hand, the Organising Committee for the Instructional Courses in Hand Surgery and as Secretary of the British Orthopaedic Trainees Association. He currently is a Member of the UK Faculty for the AO Foundation instructing in hand and wrist trauma courses in the UK, he teaches on the Royal College of Surgeons hand courses and Synthes cadaver courses. He is the Educational Supervisor of the National Interface Hand Fellow in Leeds and is an elected member of the Education and Training Committee for the British Society for Surgery of the Hand. He is an examiner for the interface Hand Diploma, which is the specialist hand examination for hand trainees in the UK.

Mr Farnell has written several invited book chapters in international postgraduate text books and journals and he reviews scientific articles for several scientific journals.

Mr Farnell works as a specialist surgeon treating conditions affecting the hand and wrist. He provides a service for the management of complex conditions that are referred from other surgeons throughout the region.

Areas of expertise:

HAND: peripheral nerve entrapment, Dupuytrens disease, trigger finger, arthritis of the hand and thumb and hand trauma.

WRIST: All trauma particularly fractures of the distal radius and scaphoid bone, wrist arthritis, wrist arthroscopy, scaphoid non-union, wrist ligament injuries, correction of mal-united wrist fractures and wrist pain.

Areas of interest

Hand Surgery: carpal tunnel syndrome, dupuytren's contracture, arthritis, nerve compression, hand injuries, hand fractures, hand pain, thumb pain.

Wrist Surgery: scaphoid fractures and non-union, wrist fractures, fractures of the distal radius, wrist pain.

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Procedures completed

  • A6510

    Carpal tunnel release (open) - (5-50)

    Spire Leeds Hospital (1-5)

  • T5900

    Excision of ganglion - (1-5)

    Spire Leeds Hospital (1-5)

  • W0284

    Total excision of trapezium and ligament reconstruction - (1-5)

    Spire Leeds Hospital (1-5)

  • S5210

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

    Nuffield Health Leeds Hospital (1-5)

  • X4810

    Change of cast without general anaesthetic - (1-5)

    Spire Leeds Hospital (1-5)

  • T7230

    Release of constriction of sheath of tendon (e.g. trigger finger) - (1-5)

    Spire Leeds Hospital (1-5)

  • A5210

    Epidural injection (lumbar) - (1-5)

    Spire Leeds Hospital (1-5)

  • T7231

    Open release of constriction of sheath of tendon (e.g. trigger finger) - (1-5)

    Spire Leeds Hospital (1-5)

  • W6630

    Primary closed reduction of fracture or dislocation of joint, +/- fixation (including cast application) - (1-5)

  • A6600

    Release of entrapment of deeply placed peripheral nerve - (1-5)

    Spire Leeds Hospital (1-5)

  • T5210

    Dupuytren's fasciectomy multiple digits with proximal interphalangeal joints - (1-5)

    Spire Leeds Hospital (1-5)

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