- Fee assured
- Verified account
- Open Referral network
- Hand & Wrist
- Video and telephone consultations
I am a trauma & orthopaedic consultant with a special interest in hand, wrist and peripheral nerve surgery. Appointed as a consultant in 2020 at Musgrove Park Hospital in Taunton, my practice covers musculoskeletal and nerve problems relating to the hand, wrist and elbow.
After completing my medical training at Cardiff University, I spent my first two years rotating round hospitals in South Wales. I then worked abroad for several years in Sydney, Australia before returning to the UK to begin my surgical training. My trauma and orthopaedic specialist training was based in Devon & Cornwall gaining hand surgery experience at all the hospitals I worked in. At the end of my training, I undertook a nationally appointed and highly competitive Advanced Interface Fellowship at the University of Birmingham Hospitals, the largest ortho-plastic hand unit in the United Kingdom. After a year in Birmingham, I then secured a second fellowship at the University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff to learn arthroscopic wrist techniques and advanced wrist fracture surgery. During my fellowship training I completed the British Diploma in Hand Surgery run by the British Society for Surgery of the Hand. I have an interest in Medical Leadership and was awarded a bursary by the British Orthopaedic Trainees Association to attend the British Orthopaedic Association Future Leaders Programme. The fellowship lasted 12 months, exploring medical leadership techniques and experiences from national experts. I have also completed a Postgraduate Master’s degree in Sports Medicine from the University of Bath. This helped combine my extracurricular passion for sport and previous high level playing with my professional interest in sports injuries.
As a dual fellowship trained hand and wrist surgeon, I treat all conditions that effect the hand and wrist up to the elbow. This can involve directed therapy with hand therapy colleagues, injections or surgery.
Common operations that I perform include but are not limited too; carpal tunnel decompression, surgery for hand or wrist arthritis including joint replacements, Dupuytren's contracture procedures (fasiectomy, skin grafts and minimally invasive needle fasiotomy) and cubital tunnel release. Procedures are performed under local anaesthetic, regional anaesthetic or general anaesthetics – whatever is the safest and most appropriate for the surgery to be performed and achieve the best pain relief or functional result from surgery.
Areas of interest
Carpal tunnel decompression
Cubital tunnel release
Arthritis of the hand and wrist
Base of thumb pain
- Mrs Lesley Potter
- Nuffield Health Taunton Hospital Staplegrove Taunton TA2 6AN
- 07391 199397
Anaesthetists worked with
- Dr Ian Davies Not Fee Assured
Information for healthcare professionals (Bupa patients only, last 12 months)
Injection(s) +/- aspiration, into joint, cyst, bursa - unilateral - (5-50)
Open release of constriction of sheath of tendon (e.g. trigger finger) - (1-5)
Revision of release of peripheral nerve - (1-5)
Therapeutic arthroscopy of wrist joint (as sole procedure) - (1-5)
Dupuytren's fasciectomy single digit with proximal interphalangeal joint - (1-5)
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