Mr Ian M R Lowdon FRCS

Trauma & orthopaedic surgery

  • Fee assured

Specialises in

  • Hand & Wrist
  • Shoulder & Elbow

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

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Procedures completed

  • W9040

    Injection(s) +/- aspiration, into joint, cyst, bursa - (5-50)

    BMI The Ridgeway Hospital (5-50)

  • A6510

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

    BMI The Ridgeway Hospital (1-5)

  • T5900

    Excision of ganglion - (5-50)

    BMI The Ridgeway Hospital (1-5)

  • T6520

    Tendon sheath injection of therapeutic substance including Viscosupplement +/- image guidance - (1-5)

    BMI The Ridgeway Hospital (1-5)

  • T5203

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

    BMI The Ridgeway Hospital (1-5)

  • W0890

    Excision distal clavicle (as sole procedure) - (1-5)

  • T5210

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

    BMI The Ridgeway Hospital (1-5)

  • W3032

    Removal of fixator/frame/pins/wires and change of plaster - (1-5)

    Great Western Hospital (1-5)

  • W2700

    Fixation of epiphysis (including epiphysiodesis, correction of angular deformity) - (1-5)

    Great Western Hospital (1-5)

  • T5223

    Dupuytren's dermofasciectomy and graft, or for recurrent disease - multiple digits - (1-5)

  • W8194

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

  • T6800

    Delayed or secondary repair of tendon (including graft, transfer and/or prosthesis) (not otherwise specified) - (1-5)

  • W0850

    Partial excision of bone (including exostoses) - (1-5)

    BMI The Ridgeway Hospital (1-5)

  • T7440

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

  • T7110

    Tenosynovectomy - (1-5)

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