I am a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, practicing in Bournemouth and Poole, Dorset. My specialist area is hand, wrist and elbow surgery.
The Patients Info section gives an overview of the Orthopaedic conditions which I treat. This is not a comprehensive guide but purely a site to gain further information either before or after a consultation. The information is not intended to replace a face to face consultation.
Consultations involve a discussion about the history of your presenting complaint, followed by an examination of the area affected. Further investigations, if required, can be carried out i.e x-ray, nerve tests, MRI/CT scans etc.
Only after this process can a diagnosis be made, questions answered and treatment options proposed. This will be tailored to each individual case. This is the best way to make an informed decision on the treatment options for an individual patient.
The General Practitioners section gives information to my GP colleagues, on the diagnosis of these Orthopaedic conditions and what treatment(s) can be started in Primary Care, and when referral onto the Orthopaedic team is relevant.