Personal profile

Mr Oreste Basso graduated in 1986 (Italy). Soon after, he was appointed 1st year post- graduate resident in General Surgery at the Bronx- Lebanon Hospital in New York, where he completed his surgical internship. He then moved to London, where in 1993, he completed his Basic Surgical Training, attaining the Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons (Edinburgh). During a period spent doing basic science research at Imperial College Institute of Biomechanics in London, he was appointed Specialist Registrar on the South Thames Higher Surgical training Programme in Trauma & Orthopaedics, based at Guy’s and St. Thomas’ Hospitals, London. In 2003, he completed his specialist training, having passed the Specialist Board Examination in Trauma & Orthopaedics and was awarded the Certificate of Completion of Specialist Training in the same Specialty.

In 2000, he obtained a Higher Academic Degree (Master of Surgery) by the University of London for his research on Ligaments biomechanics at Imperial College. This work won prestigious prizes and was presented worldwide and published in the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery among others.

His sub specialist training in Hand Surgery took place at St. Andrew’s Centre, the North- East Thames Regional Hand & Plastic Surgery Unit, situated in Essex. His Shoulder surgery training took place at the Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton. He is currently on the General Medical Council Specialist Register. 

Clinical Interests

  • Hand & wrist arthritis
  • Dupuytren's contracture
  • Hand trauma
  • Joint replacement (hand and wrist)
  • Sports injuries
  • Tendon surgery
  • Shoulder Arthroscopy
  • Rotator Cuff Injuries
  • Subacromial Decompression

Professional Memberships

  • Life Member of the London Convocation (holder of Higher Academic Degree)
  • Full Member British Society Surgery of the Hand
  • Member of the British Elbow and Shoulder Society

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