Mr Michael Alan Charles Craigen

Consultant Orthopaedic & Hand Surgeon

MB BS, FRCS London, FRCS Edinburgh, FRCS Orthopaedics, Dip.Hand Surg (Euro)

Professional Membership

  • Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh
  • Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of London
  • British Society of Surgery of the Hand
  • British Orthopaedic Association
  • West Midlands Hand Society

Clinical Interests

Mr Craigen is a specialist hand surgeon whose practice is exclusively in the management of hand, wrist and elbow problems. 

He has a particular interest in the management of wrist conditions, particularly carpal instability, as well as injuries to the wrist.  He also has a particular interest in the management of upper limb spasticity as a result of strokes and cerebral palsy and brain injury.  His expertise is both in the management of trauma and elective conditions and within the hand particularly Dupuytren’s contracture, arthritis of the hand and wrist and nerve compression conditions.

Personal profile

Mr Craigen trained at Guy’s Hospital in London and carried out general surgical and orthopaedic training in various centres.  His orthopaedic training took place in Aberdeen, Glasgow and Southampton and he also carried out specialist hand Fellowships at Wrightington Hospital in Wigan and also the Kleinert Institute in Louisville, Kentucky, USA.  He was initially appointed as a Senior Lecturer (Honorary Consultant) at Queens Medical Centre, Nottingham in 1995 and then moved to Birmingham as a Consultant Hand & Orthopaedic Surgeon in 1997.

Mr Craigen’s current practice is exclusively in surgery of the hand, wrist and elbow at the Queen Elizabeth and Royal Orthopaedic Hospitals.

He is involved with teaching and training both locally and nationally and in international conferences.  He is also involved in medical students and the department at the QEH has a number of senior trainees that come to Birmingham for specialist hand surgery training.  He has published widely, particularly on the management of wrist and spasticity problems in the upper limb.

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