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- Hand & Wrist
I am a consultant orthopaedic hand and wrist surgeon. I have been a consultant in the NHS since 2008. My current post is consultant orthopaedic surgeon at The James Cook University Hospital in Middlesbrough. I have worked there since 2010 and am currently clinical lead for hand surgery.
I undertook my higher surgical training in trauma and orthopaedics in the north east of England, the later years of this training concentrated on surgery of the hand and upper limb. Following this I undertook fellowship training in hand and wrist surgery at Leeds General Infirmary in 2007 to 2008. I am a fellow of the British Orthopaedic Association and have been a member of the British Society for Surgery of the Hand since 2008.
I am take part in clinical research and am currently actively involved in trials concerning scaphoid fractures, finger injuries and Dupuytren’s disease.
Areas of interest
Hand and wrist surgery;carpal tunnel syndrome;cubital tunnel syndrome;Dupuytren's disease including Xiapex/collagenase treatment;osteoarthritis of the hand and wrist; inflammatory arthritis of the hand and wrist;tendon problems;fractures;post traumatic problems of the hand and wrist;trigger finger/thumb;ganglions;wrist pain and instability;scaphoid fracture and non-union;epicondylitis tennis elbow;
carpal tunnel release;cubital tunnel release;finger joint replacement;thumb joint replacement;wrist replacement;joint fusion;wrist arthroscopy;scaphoid surgery;tendon repair;tendon transfer;tendon reconstruction;wrist ligament reconstruction;
Current NHS consultant posts held
Consultant orthopaedic surgeon at The James Cook University Hospital in Middlesbrough
Dupuytren's disease including collagenase.
Management of scaphoid fractures
- MB ChB University of Edinburgh 1996
- MRCS(Glasg) Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow 2000
- FRCS(Glasg)(Tr and Orth) Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow 2006
- Fellowship in hand and wrist surgery Leeds General Infirmary 2008
Reference number 4316037
Professional bodies (positions held - last 3 yrs)
- Fellow British Orthopaedic Association 2008
- Member British Society for Surgery of the Hand 2008
Details of entry to specialist register
- Mr Christopher Coapes (Trauma and Orthopaedics), 2007
- BMI Woodlands Hospital, DL1 4PL
- 14:00 - 17:00
- 07887 995895
- Cobalt Hospital, NE27 0BY
- 13:30 - 20:00
- 0191 270 3250
- Tees Valley Treatment Centre, TS1 3QY
- 17:30 - 19:30
- 01642 737855
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.
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