Mr James Hopkinson-Woolley

Mr James Hopkinson-Woolley

Mr James Hopkinson-Woolley Hand Cambridge UK

Trauma & orthopaedic surgery 03339655


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  • Open Referral network
Bupa Platinum consultant
Fee assured
Open Referral network

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  • Hand & Wrist

About me

I am a Hand Surgeon and Hand Specialist in Cambridge, U.K. I qualified from St. Thomas's Hospital, London, in 1989 and had surgical training in Oxford and London before moving to Cambridge for Orthopaedic training in East Anglia. I returned to Oxford for specialist training in the Hand and was first appointed to a consultant post at Heath Road Hospital, Ipswich in the year 2000. I was appointed to the staff at Addenbrooke's Hospital as a Consultant Hand Surgeon in 2005.

I undertook postgraduate research in Oxford, for which I was awarded an MSc, and I have research papers published on wound healing, scaphoid fractures and carpal tunnel syndrome surgery.

I am reviewer for scientific articles submitted to the Journal of Hand Surgery, European Volume and I am on the Editorial Board for that Journal.

I enjoy teaching and teach Medical Students and Junior Doctors and give lectures on Regional, National and International courses.

I am on the Specialist Register of the General Medical Council and am a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England. I am also a Member of the British Society for Surgery of the Hand.

In addition to having qualifications as a Hand Surgeon (European Diploma in Hand Surgery) I have an interest in all conditions and injuries affecting the Hand and Wrist, whether they require surgery or require non-surgical treatment. In that respect, I am both a Hand Doctor and a Hand Surgeon and, therefore, I am a Hand Specialist.

I am a pure hand and wrist specialist but I do also treat upper limb peripheral nerve problems such as cubital tunnel syndrome (compression of the ulnar nerve at the elbow) and posterior interosseous nerve compression (compression of a nerve in the forearm.

I also give medicolegal advice for Hand and Wrist conditions and injuries.

Areas of interest

Hand Surgeon;Wrist Surgeon;Hand Surgery;Wrist surgery;Hand Injuries;Wrist Injuries;Carpal tunnel syndrome;tingly fingers; finger numbness;numb fingers;Dupuytren's contracture;Hand stiffness;Stiff hand;Trigger finger; Trigger thumb;Clicking finger;Clicking thumb;Stiff finger;Stiff thumb;Cubital tunnel syndrome;posterior interosseous nerve palsy;Ganglion cysts;Finger cyst;thumb cyst;Hand cyst;Nail cyst;painful nail;grooved nail;Glomus tumour;Hand lump;Finger lump;Hand swelling;Finger swelling,Thumb lump; thumb swelling;De Quervain's disease;Tendonitis; Tendinitis;Hand synovitis;Wrist synovitis;Finger synovitis;Thumb synovitis;Hand fractures;Wrist fractures;Scaphoid fractures;Tendon problems; Hand arthritis;Wrist arthritis;Hand pain;Painful hand;Finger pain;Painful finger;Thumb pain;Painful thumb;Repetitive strain injury;RSI.

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