Mr Ian M R Lowdon FRCS: Trauma & orthopaedic surgery
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Mr Ian M R Lowdon FRCS

Trauma & orthopaedic surgery

  • Fee assured
Overview

Specialises in

  • Elbow
  • Hand
  • Shoulder

About me

Appointed as Orthopaedic Surgeon at Swindon in 1989, I have an extensive experience of Orthopaedic and Trauma surgery.

With increasing specialization over the years I now concentrate on Hand and upper limb surgery.

I have personally recorded outcomes of surgery for all operations, showing results as good, or better than, quoted in large studies, with low complication levels.

Common procedures that I undertake include Carpal tunnel decompressions; Dupuytren’s surgery (including needle fasciotomies); trigger finger, ganglion and arthritis surgery; arthroscopic surgery of the wrist, elbow and shoulder; finger joint replacements and fusions; tendon and microsurgical nerve repairs and fracture fixations; treatment of tennis and golfers elbows.

I believe that surgery should only be done when other, less risky, treatments have failed, and that recovery from hand surgery is dependant on not only excellent operative technique, but also correct post-operative management. At the Ridgeway hospital we have superb hand therapists, who can often treat patients and avoid the need for surgery, or provide support through the rehabilitation period, ensuring an optimum result following surgical treatment.


In addition most operations are now undertaken under local or regional anaesthetic. A general anaesthetic can almost always be avoided. Advanced techniques of local anaesthesia are much less painful during administration, and the range of operations that can be undertaken is far greater than previously.

Areas of interest

Hand surgery; Upper limb surgery

Medical secretaries

  • Hazel
  • Ridgeway Hospital Moormead Road Wroughton SWINDON SN4 9DD
  • 07798 624422

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Procedures completed

  • S5210

    Injection into subcutaneous tissue/painful trigger point under local anaesthetic - (5-50)

    BMI The Ridgeway Hospital (1-5)

  • A6510

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

    BMI The Ridgeway Hospital (1-5)

  • T7230

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

    BMI The Ridgeway Hospital (1-5)

  • W9040

    Injection(s), +/- aspiration, into joint(s), cyst, bursa or soft tissue - (1-5)

    BMI The Ridgeway Hospital (1-5)

  • T5900

    Excision of ganglion - (1-5)

  • W0282

    Total excision of trapezium - (1-5)

  • W8194

    Arthroscopic subacromial decompression and excision of distal clavicle (including arthroscopic procedures in glenohumeral joint) - (1-5)

    Great Western Hospital (1-5)

  • A6580

    Carpal tunnel release (open) - bilateral - (1-5)

    BMI The Ridgeway Hospital (1-5)

  • T7440

    Injection into cord for Dupuytren's Contracture (including post injection finger extension) - (1-5)

    BMI The Ridgeway Hospital (1-5)

  • T5203

    Dupuytren's fasciectomy single digit with proximal interphalangeal joint - (1-5)

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