Mr Alex Cowey

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon

MB ChB, FRCS (Tr & Orth), Diploma Hand Surgery (BSSH)

Year qualified:1998


Personal profile

Alex Cowey was appointed as a Consultant Orthopaedic and Hand Surgeon at the Royal United Hospital, Bath and Royal National Hospital for Rheumatic Diseases in March 2009.

He completed his University degree at Manchester as well as his basic surgical training, before undertaking Higher Surgical training in Orthopaedics and Trauma in Oswestry, a national and international centre for Orthopaedic training.

He became a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh in Trauma & Orthopaedic in 2007 and subsequently undertook a highly specialised training fellowship in Hand Surgery in Manchester and Wrightington working and learning from some of the best hand surgeons in the UK. In 2009 he was awarded a Diploma in Hand Surgery by the British Society for Surgery of the Hand, a society he is a member of along with the British Orthopaedic Association.

Alex has lectured both nationally and internationally in hand surgery and in 2010 joined the AO faculty the internationally recognised authority in trauma surgery.

Professional Membership

  • British Orthopaedic Association

  • British Society for the Surgery of the Hand

Clinical Interests

  • Hand surgery, wrist surgery, elbow surgery

  • Dupuytren's disease

  • Nerve compression eg. carpal tunnel syndrome

  • Rheumatoid arthritis and other rheumatological problems

  • Osteoarthritis of the hand and arm

  • Tennis elbow

  • Upper limb pain

  • Sports injuries of the upper limb

  • Fractures

  • Sprains and soft tissue injuries including tendon injuries

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