Mr Anthony John Hearnden

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon

MBBS, BSc, FRCS (Tr&Orth)

Personal profile

Mr Anthony Hearnden is a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon specialising in upper limb surgery of the hand, wrist, shoulder and elbow, as well as general trauma.

His surgery uses advanced arthroscopic and minimally invasive methods. His practice offers a comprehensive multidisciplinary upper limb service, through close links with referring therapists and clinicians.

Training and Appointment

Mr Hearnden qualified from King's College Medical School in London.  He was a junior doctor at the Royal Surrey and then completed a year of plastic surgery training.  

His orthopaedic training began in South West London before he won a prestigious hand and shoulder surgery fellowship at The Wrightington Hospital.

He was privileged to be made a consultant at Wrightington, where he routinely treated complex and tertiary hand, elbow and upper limb disorders from the North West of England.  He returned to take up a consultant post at the Royal Surrey County Hospital in Guildford.

Publications and lectures

In addition to his surgical qualifications, Mr Hearnden holds an undergraduate degree in medical physics and is an honorary senior lecturer in orthopaedic management at Salford University.  He lectures nationally and internationally on hand and shoulder surgery and is widely published in the medical journals.

Clinical Interests

  • Arthroscopic (keyhole) operations of the hand and upper limb
  • Hand and upper limb surgery
  • Hand, wrist, shoulder and elbow surgery

Professional Memberships

  • Royal College of Surgeons
  • British Elbow and Shoulder Society
  • British Society for Surgery of the Hand

Research Interests

  • Biomechanics of the shoulder and scapular
  • Techniques in complex elbow reconstruction
  • Finger joint replacement

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