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Having graduated from the Calcutta University, India, I completed my surgical training in the UK. I joined the Royal Air Force Medical Branch, United Kingdom. I did most of my higher surgical training in Nottingham and Derby. I completed fellowship in hand upper limb surgery in Adelaide and Sydney, Australia 1999 - 2000.
In the several years as an upper limb surgeon I have gained expertise in surgery of the hand, wrist elbow and shoulder including joint and tendon reconstruction.
I was appointed as Consultant in Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery in 2000 at Royal Hospital Haslar. I set up the South Hampshire Hand Surgical Unit there with the help of two other hand surgeons. Since I left Haslar to come to Peterborough, the hand unit grew to seven hand surgeons. I have set up a new hand unit in Peterborough where I treat both military and civilian hand trauma and other conditions involving the upper limbs. In my non NHS/ military time I work at the Fitzwilliam Hospital Peterborough.
I have served as clinical director twice and gained extensive operational experience in battle field surgery on deployments
Not only did I gain extensive war surgical experience but also managed to paint water colour and pastel paintings in the little spare time I had. On my return Admiral Jenkins, Surgeon General (late) and Admiral Jarvis organized an exhibition of my paintings at the Metropol Building, White Hall. There was considerable press interest including BUPA News and BFBS radio) in my paintings which told the story of the journey of a field hospital, having been painted in rather austere conditions. The paintings have been part of several publications and some of the prints are in several military establishment in the country and abroad. I donated to SSAFA (Soldiers Sailors Air Forces Association) and The Royal British Legion significant amount of money from the proceeds of the sale of the prints. It gives me immense pleasure in raising the morale of my colleagues, both senior and junior. I have been in vited to several NHS trusts and Universities as well as professional societies to talk about my war paintings. To my knowledge I was the first unofficial war artist at the frontline in 2003.
I am the head of Trauma and Orthopaedics, Royal Air Force, United Kingdom.
I actively participate in surgical training and look after the RAF trainees. I attend their annual assessments at local Deanery. I have supervised several research papers produced by trainees both at the frontline field hospitals and at home.I have several publications in national and international peer review journals. I am part of the faculty for the Military Operational Surgical Training held regularly at the Royal College of Surgeons of England, London. I am also the Linkman for the British Orthopaedic Association in my Hospital.
I work closely with my Trust civilian colleagues. I appraise middle grades, teach registrars and a faculty member of the Trust’s Clinical supervisors course. I am both a clinical and educational supervisor.
Areas of interest
Hand surgery; Upper limb disorders; Elbow surgery; Shoulder surgery; Wrist surgery
- Kate Evans
- Fitzwilliam Hospital Milton Way Bretton PETERBOROUGH PE3 9AQ
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Anaesthetists worked with (Bupa members, please ask your consultant whether your anaesthetist is fee-assured)
Current NHS consultant posts held
Peterborough City Hospital
Hand and Wrist Surgery
Painting and charity.
I was awarded the Order of St John in 2011
MOST VENERABLE ORDER OF ST JOHN 2011
BEST PAPER PRESENTATION : Combined Services Orthopaedic Society - 22nd Annual Meeting 14 May 1999, Haslar, Gosport.
NATO MEDAL – OP PALATINE 2000
QUEEN’S JUBILEE MEDAL 2002, 2012
OP ORACLE MEDAL 2002
OP TELIC MEDAL 2003
OP HERRIC MEDAL 2009
Best Poster British Society of Surgery for the Hand, London, Pyrocarbon PIP Joint study 2010.
Volar dislocation of the lunate causing multiple flexor tendon ruptures. Journal of Hand Surgery vol.19B No 2 April 1994.2.
Delayed diagnosis of femoral neck fractures. British Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery 1996 and Injury Vol 28, No 4, 1997.
The Outcome Following Arthroplasty for Cuff Tear Arthropathy. British Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery 2000 : 82 - B : SUPP 1.
Military external fixation of fractures.. ADF Health. April 2001 Vol 2 No 1 (Journal of the Australian Defence Force Health Service).
Chondrosarcoma of thumb metacarpal- a case report with literature review. Hand Surgery Vol6, No 1 (July 2001).
Entry Feature: a new arthroscopic anatomic finding.. The Knee 2004 April, vol 11(2), p99-101, ISSN: 0968-0160
A method for determining the rate of major limb amputations in battle casualties: Experiences of British Field Hospital in Iraq, 2003.Annals of Royal College of Surgeons England 2005; 87: 113-116.
Injuries of the hand in a British Field Hospital in Iraq. Journal of bone and Joint Surgery(Br) 2006; 88-B: SUPP II : 263
Aeromedical Evacuation from Op Telic – comparison of evacuation before,during and after the conflict phase. JBJS(Br) 2006; 88-B: SUPP II : 263
Scaphoid Non-Union. Results of Pedicled, Vascularised Bone Graft, based on the 1, 2 Intercompartmental, Supraretinacular Branch of the Radial Artery.G.JBJS(Br) 2006; 88-B: SUPP II : 265
Magnetic Resonance Imaging Study on Relationship of the Brachial Plexus to the Coracoid in various Shoulder Positions.
Journal OF bone and Joint Surgery(Br) 2006; 88-B: SUPP II : 265
Penetration of the warrior armoured personnel carrier (apc) by shaped charge improvised explosive device(IED) – emerging injury patterns. JBJS(Br) 2009; 91-B: SUPP II : 210
Use of Improvised Hand Externaal Fixator in the Field Hospital JBJS(B) Vol 90-B Supp 2, 346
CMI pyrocarbon hemiarthroplasty for trapeziometacarpal joint arthritis. JBJS (Br) Vol 93 B 2011 Supp 1.
The Accuracy of Direct Magnetic Resonance Arthrograms in Detecting Triangular Fibrocartilage Complex and Inter-carpal Ligament Tears. BOA Annual Congress 2012.
Pyrocarbon hemiarthroplasty in thumb carpometacarpal arthritis. p 157 12th Triennial World Congress International Federation of Societies of Surgery of the Hand
Courses offered to GPs
I have regular talks on upper limb surgery at the Fitzwilliam hospital Peterborough and some time Peterborough City Hospital. I also visit GP Surgeries to give talks or question answer sessions.
My out come measures are held centrally at the Fitzwilliam Hospital and Peterborough City Hospital.
- MBBS Calcutta University 1984
- FRCS Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons, Glasgow 1992
- FRCS (Tr and Orth) - Intercollegiate Speciality Board London. Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons, Glasgow 1998
- Fellowship in hand and upper limb surgery Modbury Hospital Adelaide, Australia 1999
- Fellowship in Hand Surgery St Luke's Hospital Sydney 2000
Reference number 4052166
Professional bodies (positions held - last 3 yrs)
- Link Man, Fellow British Orthopaedic Association 2006
- Fellow British Society for the Surgery of the Hand 2002
- Member Combined Services Orthopaedic Society 1994
Details of entry to specialist register
- Trauma and Orthopaedics, 2000
Affiliations / memberships
BOA, BSSH, CSOS
- Fitzwilliam Hospital, PE3 9AQ
- 14:00 - 18:00
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- Fitzwilliam Hospital, PE3 9AQ
- 14:00 - 20:00
- 01733 261717
Post treatment communication
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