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Alistair Hunter is a Consultant Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgeon at University College London Hospitals and sees private patients at The Princess Grace Hospital, The Hospital of St John and St Elizabeth and The Institute of Sports, Exercise and Health. He has a specialist interest in hand, wrist and elbow surgery.
He studied at Cambridge University and University College London. He trained in Trauma and Orthopaedics in Manchester and London and was awarded Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons in 2013.
He has completed Fellowships in hand, wrist and upper limb surgery at the Hand Unit, Chelsea and Westminster Hospital and the Upper Limb Unit, Wrightington Hospital. He has also undertaken a Traveling Fellowship to the Institut Kaplan, Barcelona (Ethicon Foundation Award). He has developed advanced skills in the management of complex hand and upper limb injuries and common and complex conditions of the hand, wrist and elbow. More recently, he travelled on the European Wrist Arthroscopy Society Tour to Paris, Lyon, Strasbourg and Reims to further enhance his skills in minimally invasive techniques in hand and wrist surgery.
Alistair was awarded the Postgraduate Diploma in Hand Surgery by the British Society for Surgery of the Hand in 2015. He has been awarded 'Surgeon of the Year' at University College Hospital for 2016, nominated by fellow staff members. He publishes scientific papers on hand and upper limb surgery, has contributed to several books and presents at conferences nationally and internationally. He is an invited reviewer for the Bone and Joint Journal and a number of other international scientific journals. Alistair is a member of the British Society for Surgery of the Hand (BSSH) and the European Wrist Arthroscopy Society (EWAS).
He is the Royal College Surgical Tutor for UCLH, with responsibility for trainee surgeons across the Trust. He teaches medical students at UCL, is an invited speaker on Degree Courses and international courses and holds a Masters Degree in Medical Education. He is Course Director of the Preparation for FRCS (Tr&Orth) Course and the Practical Preparation for Orthopaedic ST3 Interviews Course.
Alistair is married with two daughters. He enjoys sports, particularly tennis and participating in triathlons. He enjoys film, holidays and, most of all, spending time with his young family.
Areas of interest
Injuries - Sports related injuries; Wrist fractures; Wrist sprains; Scaphoid fractures and non-unions, including vascularised and non-vascularised bone grafting; Scapholunate ligament wrist injuries; Finger and hand fractures and dislocations; Skiers’ thumb; Nerve injuries/lacerations;Tendon injuries/lacerations; Hand, wrist and upper limb trauma including fractures, nerve injury and tendon injury
Conditions: Carpal tunnel syndrome; De Quervain’s disease; Ganglion cysts; Trigger finger; Arthritis of the base of thumb; Dupuytren’s disease surgery, including minimally invasive treatment; Post traumatic reconstruction; Joint replacements for arthritis of the hand and wrist; Minimally invasive wrist arthroscopy; Arthritis of the wrist; Rheumatoid arthritis of the hand, wrist and elbow; Tennis elbow and golfer’s elbow, triceps tear, biceps tear, arthritis of the elbow, elbow fractures
- Hiba Khan
Anaesthetists worked with
- Dr Maria Chazapis Fee Assured
- Dr Ali Mofeez Fee Assured
Current NHS consultant posts held
Consultant Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgeon
University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Alistair Hunter’s main clinical and research interests centre on hand, wrist and elbow surgery. This includes complex trauma, post traumatic reconstruction, sports related injuries, Dupuytren’s disease, nerve related pathology, joint replacements, carpal instability and expanding techniques such as wide-awake surgery and wrist arthroscopy.
Alistair enjoys spending time with his young family, travelling on holidays, playing tennis and participating in triathlons.
2017 - 'Surgeon of the Year' at University College Hospital, London. Voted by fellow staff members
2016 - National 'Highly Commended' award for University College London Hospitals Upper Limb Regional Block Room service (HSJ Annual Awards)
2014 - Royal College of Surgeons Ethicon Foundation Travelling Fellowship Award
2002 - Nuffield Trust Fellowship, research project medical elective
(Additional) Languages spoken
- French - Conversational
Peer Reviewed Publications
2021 Hunter AR, Temperley D, Trail IA. Capitate shortening osteotomy and vascularised bone grafting for Kienbock’s disease in ulnar neutral or positive wrists. Journal of Hand Surgery (Eur) In Press
2020 Trowbridge S, Wignadasan W, Davenport D, Sarker S, Hunter A, Gidwani S. Is it safe to restart elective day-case surgery? Lessons learned from upper limb ambulatory trauma during the COVID-19 pandemic. Journal of Clinical Orthopaedics and Trauma. 2020 Jul 25.
2020 Haider Z, Hunter A. Corrigendum to" Orthopedic Trainees' Perceptions of the Educational Value of Daily Trauma Meetings". Journal of Surgical Education, Volume 77 (2020), Pp 991-998. Journal of Surgical Education. 2020;77(5):1323.
2020 Vaghela KR, Velazquez-Pimentel D, Ahluwalia AK, Choraria A, Hunter A. Distal radius fractures: an evidence-based approach to assessment and management. Br J Hosp Med (Lond). 2020;81(6):1-8.
2020 Haider Z, Hunter A. Orthopedic Trainees' Perceptions of the Educational Value of Daily Trauma Meetings. Journal of Surgical Education. 2020;77(4):991-998.
2019 Elvey MH, Miller R, Khor KS, Protopapa E, Horwitz MD, Hunter AR. The use of low-intensity pulsed ultrasound in hand and wrist nonunions. J Plast Surg Hand Surg. 2020;54(2):101-106.
2019 Sharma V, Witney-Lagen C, Cullen S, Kim E, Haider Z, Davy A, Hunter A. The Role of Early Post-Operative Radiographs Following Distal Radius Fracture Fixation with a Volar Locking Plate: Time for Change?. J Hand Surg Asian Pac Vol. 2019;24(4):435-439.
2019 Hexter A, Hunter A. Response to: Factors that influence medical student learning in the operating room: Medical students' perspective. Med Teach. 2019;41(5):607–608.
2019 Hexter AT, O'Dowd-Booth C, Hunter A. Factors that influence medical student learning in the operating room. Med Teach. 2019;41(5):555–560
2019 Witney-Lagen C, Hunter AR. Diagnosis and management of shoulder dislocations. British Journal of Hospital Medicine 2019; 80(3)
2018 Sharma V, Haider Z, Hunter A. The modified Brunelli procedure: a simple passage for the flexor carpi radialis tendon graft. The Annals of The Royal College of Surgeons of England, 2018; 100(8):682-682.
2017 Prakash R, Ong E, Brown D, Hunter AR. Patient-initiated splintage of a mallet finger injury avoids unnecessary complications. British journal of hospital medicine 2017; 78(5): 296
Courses offered to GPs
Lecture at The Princess Grace GP Lecture Programme on 'The management of pain in the hand, wrist and elbow'
Lecture at The Institute of Sport, Exercise and Health on 'Sports injuries of the hand and wrist'
Lecture at The Princess Grace GP Lecture Programme on Carpal tunnel and Dupuytren's disease
- Diploma in Hand Surgery University of Manchester 2015
- FRCS (Tr&Orth) Royal College of Surgeons of England 2013
- MSc in Medical Education Cardiff University 2012
- MBBS University College London 2003
- FHEA Higher Education Academy Fellowship 2010
- BA Cambridge University 2000
- MRCS Royal College of Surgeons of England 2006
- Hand and Wrist Trauma Fellowship Chelsea and Westminster Hospital Hand Unit, UK 2014
- Upper Limb Fellowship Wrightington Hospital Upper Limb Unit, UK 2015
- Travelling Fellowship - Ethicon Foundation Insitut Kaplan, Barcelona, Spain 2014
Reference number 6072922
Professional bodies (positions held - last 3 yrs)
- Royal College Surgical Tutor University College London Hospitals 2017
Details of entry to specialist register
- GMC - Trauma and Orthopaedics , 2014
Affiliations / memberships
Member - General Medical Council
Fellow - Royal College of Surgeons of England
Member - British Society for Surgery of the Hand
Member - European Wrist Arthroscopy Society
Member - AO Trauma Foundation
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Information for healthcare professionals (Bupa patients only, last 12 months)
Tendon sheath injection of therapeutic substance including Viscosupplement +/- image guidance - (5-50)
Carpal tunnel release (open) - (5-50)
Injection(s) +/- aspiration, into joint, cyst, bursa - (1-5)
Open release of constriction of sheath of tendon (e.g. trigger finger) - (1-5)
Injection(s) +/- aspiration, into joint, cyst, bursa with image guidance - (1-5)
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