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Mr Howard Cottam is a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon specialising in Upper Limb Surgery. He studied medicine at King's College London, before completing both his Basic Surgical and Trauma & Orthopaedic training rotations in the South-East of England. 

He undertook Shoulder & Elbow Fellowship training at the busy Avon Orthopaedic Centre in Bristol before returning to King's College Hospital for further Fellowship training in Hand & Wrist surgery.

Professional Memberships

  • British Orthopaedic Association
  • British Elbow and Shoulder Society
  • British Society for Surgery of the Hand


Clinical Interests

  • Shoulder Surgery: Shoulder Arthroscopy; Subacromial Decompression for Impingement; Rotator Cuff Repair; Shoulder Stabilisation following Dislocation; Release for Frozen Shoulder; Acromioclavicular Surgery; Shoulder arthritis; Shoulder Replacement for Arthritis
  • Elbow Surgery: Tennis and Golfer's Elbow Release; Elbow Arthroscopy; Cubital Tunnel (Ulnar Nerve) Release
  • Wrist surgery: Wrist Arthroscopy; Ganglion Surgery; Surgery for Wrist Ligament Injuries; Surgery for Inflammation of the Wrist Tendons; Wrist Fracture Surgery
  • Hand surgery: Joint injections; Carpal Tunnel Decompression; Dupuytren's Contracture Surgery; Trigger Finger Release; Trigger Thumb Release; Thumb Arthritis; Hand Arthritis


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