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- Hand & Wrist
Mr Andrew Mahon is a Specialist Hand and Wrist Surgeon with over 12 years experience as a Consultant in this field. Prior to this he undertook a national Advanced Training Post in Hand Surgery after completing his Specialist Training.
He is experienced in all aspects of Hand and Wrist Surgery including injuries and the consequences of injury, nerve compression, nerve injury, Dupuytren's contracture, hand and wrist arthritis and chronic regional pain syndrome. He was the first surgeon in Worcestershire to treat Dupuytren's contracture with Collagenase injections.
He has a particular interest in wrist problems including carpal instability, ligament injuries and fractures of the scaphoid and distal radius. In 2015 he was one of 4 surgeons to participate in a European Wrist Arthroscopy Tour, visiting several centres of excellence in Arthroscopic Wrist Surgery in order to gain experience in techniques that are not widespread in the UK. Since that time he has performed surgery for scaphoid non union and wrist ligament injury using keyhole techniques.
Areas of interest
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome; Dupuytren's contracture; Collagenase; Arthritis; Trigger finger; Ganglions; Hand injury; Fractures; Scaphoid Fractures; Radius Fractures; Tendon injury; Wrist pain; Wrist Injury; Carpal Instability; Nerve compression; Nerve surgery (reconstructive); Wrist surgery; Hand surgery; Arthroscopy
Current NHS consultant posts held
Mr Mahon has been employed at University Hospital Coventry & Warwickshire since September 2014, having moved from Worcestershire Acute NHS Trust.
His NHS practice includes a wide range of hand surgery including severe injuries and tertiary referrals from other hospitals.
Mr Mahon has recently been a principal investigator for two important national multi centre research studies.
He is currently involved in research on:
Distal radius fractures
Pain control post wrist surgery
Previous research includes
Fracture fixation methods in addition to previous research in the areas above.
Mr Mahon is married with 3 children. He is a keen cyclist and has raced in the British 4X series in the recent past.
Much of his free time is devoted to supporting his children in sporting events including mountainbiking, swimming, triathlon and athletics at national, regional and county levels.
(Additional) Languages spoken
- Welsh - Conversational
Mr Mahon's work on providing surgery for hand injuries on a day case basis was referenced in British Society for Surgery of the Hand (BSSH) Report 2007, as a recommendation for provision of hand trauma care.
He is a co-author of the 2017 update of the BSSH Report, which advises on requirements for the provision of Hand Surgery in the U.K.
He has further publications on hand trauma provision, fixation of finger fractures, distal radius fracture fixation and injuries to the carpus.
His biomechanical comparison of different forms of screw fixation has been cited many times in publications on the fixation of tibial plateau fractures.
Courses offered to GPs
Mr Mahon has delivered lectures and small group teaching sessions to GPs, other healthcare workers and patients at private hospitals, GP practices and other venues.
He is happy to take requests for such sessions.
Readmission rate 0%
Infection rate <1%
Mortality rate 0%
- MB BCh University of Wales College of Medicine 1993
- FRCSI Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland 1999
- MSc in Orthopaedic Engineering University of Wales College Cardiff 2003
- FRCS (Tr & Orth) Intercollegiate Board 2004
- Advanced Training Post in Hand Surgery Royal Orthopaedic Hospital / SellyOak Hospital / Birmingham Children's Hospital 2005
Reference number 4012247
Details of entry to specialist register
- Trauma & Orthopaedics, 2006
Affiliations / memberships
British Society for Surgery of the Hand
European Wrist Arthroscopy Society
British Medical Association
Post treatment communication
Following treatment of a Bupa member, I will communicate with GPs in line with Department of Health, GMC and appropriate professional bodies guidelines.