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Mr Andrew Fitzgerald

Consultant Hand & Wrist Specialist

MB BS (Lon), FRCS (Eng), FRCS (Trauma & Orth)

Practices at: BMI The Alexandra Hospital

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Mr Andrew Fitzgerald is a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon specialising in hand, wrist and elbow surgery. He has over 20 years’ experience as a Consultant Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgeon working in all aspects of both elective and trauma management in hand, wrist and elbow surgery. He has worked as a Consultant Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgeon specialising in hand and wrist, elbow surgery and lumbar spine disorders at Trafford General Hospital and at the Manchester Royal Infirmary for over 15 years. 

Mr Fitzgerald underwent his initial medical training at the Chelsea and Westminster Medical School and after qualifying obtained general surgical experience on the Westminster surgical rotation and specialist cardiothoracic training at Harefield Hospital.

Mr Fitzgerald subsequently underwent specialist orthopaedic training at The Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital in London in the Congenital Hand Disorder and Peripheral Nerve Injury Unit managing complex hand problems including trauma and all aspects of peripheral nerve dysfunction, injury and tendon and ligament reconstruction.  He also underwent specialist training in paediatric hand surgery at Great Ormond Street Hospital and combined orthopaedic and plastic surgery specialist training at Broomfield Hospital. Mr Fitzgerald worked in the spinal unit and in the specialist back pain unit at The Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital and paediatric spinal unit at Great Ormond Street Hospital.

Mr Fitzgerald has a special interest in the non-operative and pain management approach to low back pain and sciatica.

Mr Fitzgerald has a special interest in nerve disorders in the arm and hand including carpal and cubital tunnel syndrome. He also has specialist training in management of Dupuytren’s disease and ganglion treatment. He also specialises in the management of wrist and hand arthritis including joint reconstruction and replacement. Mr Fitzgerald has extensive experience in the management of Golfer’s and Tennis elbow including the use of Platelet Rich Plasma/Autologous Blood Injections.

Mr Fitzgerald has been actively involved in both undergraduate and post-graduate training and continues to be involved in teaching since leaving the NHS.

Mr Fitzgerald has a direct hands-on approach to his private practice and delivers a bespoke patient experience with direct patient access to Mr Fitzgerald regarding all aspects of their care. He manages his practice solely and does not use a PA as he feels this is the best way to provide an approach to all round management and care for his patients. Mr Fitzgerald works closely with the physiotherapists and hand therapists regarding treatment and rehabilitation post-surgery which is essential to achieve the best outcome.

Mr Fitzgerald maintains interests outside of orthopaedics and is an FA qualified coach and has been involved in coaching and managing teams in grass roots football from aged 8 -18 years old since 2004.

Mr Fitzgerald has a special interest in nerve disorders in the arm and hand including carpal and cubital tunnel syndrome.

Mr Fitzgerald has extensive experience in the management of Dupuytren’s disease/contractures in the hand as well as wrist and hand ganglion treatment.

He also specialises in the management of wrist and hand arthritis including joint reconstruction and replacement as well as tendon repairs and reconstructions and ligament reconstruction in the hand and wrist.

Mr Fitzgerald has extensive experience in the management of Golfer’s and Tennis elbow including the use of Platelet Rich Plasma/Autologous Blood Injections.

Mr Fitzgerald has maintained an on-going interest in the management of acute and chronic low back pain and sciatica including epidural injections, nerve blocks and facet and Sacroiliac joint injections.

Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England
British Orthopaedic Association

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