Personal profile

Mr Sean Walsh qualified in Medicine at Southampton University Medical School in 1990. He undertook his Orthopaedic Surgical Training on the Wessex Orthopaedic Programme. He gained broad experience over six years in all aspects of orthopaedic surgery and musculoskeletal trauma.

He elected to specialise in hand, wrist and elbow surgery. This specialised training was undertaken at the Plastic, Reconstructive and Hand unit at Addenbrooks hospital Cambridge and Southampton University hospital. In 2002-2003 he undertook an Advanced Hand Surgery Fellowship at the Pulvertaft Hand Unit in Derby (an internationally renowned Hand Surgery Centre). In 2003 he set up and developed the Hand Wrist and Elbow service at the Dorset County and BMI The Winterbourne hospitals.

His private practice is exclusively hand, wrist and elbow conditions. Mr Walsh runs his practice at BMI The Winterbourne every Thursday and provides consultations to patients suffering with all hand pain, arthritis of the hand, wrist pain, wrist arthritis, elbow pain, arthritis of the elbow, tennis elbow, golfers elbow, swollen hands, swollen wrists, swollen fingers, swollen elbow, finger pain, arthritis of fingers, carpal tunnel, ligament issues, cysts, ganglions, wrist joint problems, elbow joint pain, tendon repair, painful tendons, trigger finger pain, hand and wrist fractures, elbow fractures and most upper limb disorders.

Mr Sean Walsh has a Masters Degree in Engineering related to orthopaedic practice. He has published extensively with research interests including elbow replacement surgery, cartilage repair techniques, wrist ganglion surgery and joint replacements in the hand. He has published several novel surgical techniques in National Journals. He has presented his work nationally and internationally.

Mr Walsh also has a passion for training surgeons and was The Royal college of Surgeons Surgical Tutor at Dorset County Hospital from 2007-2012. He organises and lectures on training courses for consultants, surgeons in training, general practitioners, hand therapists and physiotherapists on aspects of both orthopaedic and hand and wrist surgery.

He is the lead surgeon at Dorset County Hospital for Trauma and Orthopaedic Specialty Training. He is regularly involved in National Recruitment for Orthopaedic Surgery and regularly teaches on local and national postgraduate training courses.

Professional Membership

  • General Medical Council

  • British Medical Association

  • Royal College of Surgeons of England

  • British Society For Surgery of the Hand

Clinical Interests

  • Hand surgery
  • Carpal tunnel release
  • Endoscopic surgery
  • Trigger finger surgery
  • Trigger thumb surgery
  • Small joint replacements
  • Mucus cyst and ganglion excision
  • Wrist surgery
  • Wrist joint replacement
  • Upper limb disorders
  • Arthroscopy
  • Arthritis (re-constructive)
  • Nerve surgery
  • Cubital tunnel release
  • Dupuytren's contracture surgery and collagenase injection
  • Elbow surgery
  • Elbow arthroscopy
  • Tennis and golfer's elbow surgery
  • Ligament reconstruction surgery
  • Elbow replacement surgery
  • Trauma surgery
  • Hand and wrist fractures
  • Tendon repair and reconstruction
  • Surgery for Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Joint replacements
  • Synovectomy
  • Soft tissue realignment and reconstruction
  • Digital fusions
  • Wrist fusions

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