Personal profile

Sally-Anne Phillips is a Consultant Trauma and Orthopaedic surgeon working in NHS Lanarkshire, specialising in conditions affecting the hands and wrists. When you consult with her, you can be assured of a Consultant who will listen to your problems, take your concerns seriously and advise you on the best course of action.

Hand conditions have always interested her, particularly the combination of complex anatomy with fine detailed treatment to improve a patient’s overall hand function.

Her medical training was at University College London where she obtained a BSc (Hons) in the History of Medicine before finishing her medical degree. She completed both her basic surgical and orthopaedic training in the South East of Scotland, working at the renowned Edinburgh orthopaedic unit. In 2016 she was selected for the prestigious Training Interface Group Hand fellowship where she worked for a year with hand specialists at Newcastle Upon Tyne. She then undertook and achieved the British Hand Surgery Diploma. This is a postgraduate examination awarded by the University of Manchester recognising excellence in knowledge and application of hand surgery.

Sally-Anne Phillips has multiple research publications and in 2014, she was awarded a MD by the University of Edinburgh for her research work into T lymphocytes and the immune system. Currently she is a primary investigator for the DISC trial, a multi-centred randomised control trial comparing surgery versus collagenase injection in patients with Dupuytren’s disease.

Her private and medicolegal practice reflects her specialist areas.

Clinical Interests

  • Nerve compression (including carpal tunnel syndrome and surgery
  • Arthritis affecting the hand, thumb and wrist
  • Dupuytren’s disease (needle fasciotomy, open operation, and recurrent disease)
  • Hand and wrist injuries including fractures, tendon, ligament injuries and post traumatic reconstruction
  • Tendon problems
  • Wrist pain with keyhole treatment

Professional Memberships

  • General Medical Council
  • Medical Defence Union
  • British Society for Surgery of the Hand
  • British Medical Association
  • British Orthopaedic Association
  • Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh

Year qualified:

2001