Mr Lorenzo Garagnani

Personal profile

Mr Garagnani qualified at Bologna University (Italy). He trained in Trauma and Orthopaedics, mainly based at Rizzoli Orthopaedic Institute, a leading institution in the field of Orthopaedics. He completed his sub-specialist training in Hand and Wrist Surgery in the UK, where he was Hand Fellow at the Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Department of the Oxford University Hospitals, Hand Fellow at The Hand Clinic in Windsor, Hand Fellow at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, and Paediatric - Congenital Hand Fellow at the world renowned Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children in London.

As a specialist Hand and Wrist Surgeon, he worked at Humanitas Clinical Institute (Rozzano, Milan, Italy), was Locum Consultant at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital in London, and Consultant at the Department of Hand Surgery and Microsurgery of Policlinico di Modena University Hospital (Modena, Italy) where he was joint Lead of the Paediatric – Congenital Upper Limb and Hand Anomalies Service. Mr Garagnani was appointed Consultant Hand and Wrist Surgeon at Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust in London in November 2015. In 2017, he was also appointed Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer at the Faculty of Life Sciences and Medicine of King’s College London.

Mr Garagnani is author of numerous peer reviewed scientific publications and regular speaker and invited faculty member at national and international conferences and courses. Mr Garagnani is member of several international hand and wrist surgery societies, past member of the Guidelines Committee of SICM (Italian Society for Surgery of the Hand), and current member of the International Relations Committee of the ASSH (American Society for Surgery of the Hand). Mr Garagnani’s research focuses on innovative and minimally invasive techniques in paediatric and adult hand surgery that allow reduction of surgical morbidity.

Professional Memberships

  • British Society for Surgery of the Hand (BSSH)
  • American Society for Surgery of he Hand (ASSH)
  • Italian Society for Surgery of the Hand – Societa’ Italiana di Chirurgia della Mano (SICM)
  • European Wrist Arthroscopy Society (EWAS)
  • International Society for Sport Traumatology of the Hand (ISSPORTH)
  • Italian Medical Society of Great Britain (IMSoGB)
  • International Bone Research Association (IBRA)
  • Royal College of Surgeons of England (RCS)

Clinical Interests

  • Congenital and paediatric hand surgery – treatment of anomalies of the hand and upper limb in children and adults
  • Hand and wrist trauma (treatment of fractures, ligament, tendon and nerve injuries)
  • Hand and wrist joint disease (degenerative and inflammatory joint disease – osteoarthritis, arthropaties, rheumatoid arthritis)
  • Upper limb nerve disorders (including carpal tunnel and cubital tunnel syndromes)
  • Tendon surgery (including treatment of trigger finger and tenosynovitis, tendon reconstruction, tendon transfers)
  • Wrist arthroscopy (keyhole surgery)
  • Dupuytren’s contracture treatment
  • Removal of growths/cysts in the hand and upper limb (including ganglion cysts, lipomas, enchondromas, GCTs)

In Press

Victim of Nice attack runs marathon for hospital that rebuilt his hand
A holidaymaker injured in the Nice lorry terror attack in 2016 is running the marathon to thank the London hospital that treated him afterwards.
Evening Standard | 16/04/2018

From adversity to gratitude, running 26 miles for Guy’s and St Thomas
In July 2016, while on holiday in France, Laurence Olding got caught up in the horrific Bastille Day terrorist attack in Nice which killed 86 people. He was treated at Guy’s and St Thomas’ for a severe fracture to his wrist, and is now fundraising to show thanks for his care by running the London Marathon.
Guy's and St Thomas Hopsital blog | 13/03/2018

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