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Mr Edward Powell-Smith

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon

MBBS, BSc, FRCS (Trauma & Orthopaedics), PGGE (Merit) Advanced educational studies

Practices at: BMI The Duchy Hospital

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Mr Edward Powell-Smith qualified from the University College London Medical School in 2000, before completing his basic surgical training on the South Coast. He undertook his higher orthopaedic surgical training in Wessex, during which time he developed a subspecialty interest in hand and wrist surgery.

As a senior trainee he undertook fellowships in both orthopaedic and plastic hand and wrist surgery at the Chelsea and Westminster Hospital and St Andrews Centre for plastic surgery.

Following his fellowship training Mr Powell-Smith had developed particular skill and interest in the management of complex hand trauma and soft tissue injury. As well as arthritic conditions of the hand and finger joint replacements which combine plastic surgery and orthopaedic experience.

As well as his clinical practice he has an interest in medical education and he has recently been elected to sit on the education and training committee of the British Society for Surgery of the Hand. In addition, he is also a member of the standards in Hand Surgery committee.

Clinical Interests



  • Hand and wrist surgery

  • Dupuytrens disease

  • Peripheral nerve entrapment (Carpal tunnel and cubital tunnel)

  • Management of arthritic conditions of the fingers

  • Thumb and wrist including finger joint replacement

  • Hand and wrist trauma including the management of complex hand and wrist fractures as well as injuries to ligaments, tendons and nerves.

Professional Membership



  • British Medical Association

  • British Society for Surgery of the Hand

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