Mr Simon Wimsey

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon

MBChB, MRCS, FRCS (Tr&Orth)

Professional Memberships

  • Member of BSSH British Society for Surgery of the Hand 2011

Clinical Interests

  • Carpal tunnel syndrome and other peripheral nerve entrapment
  • Revision carpal tunnel surgery - Neurolysis and interpositional fat graft
  • Dupuytren’s contracture - Fasciectomy/Needle fasciotomy/Collagenase (Xiapex)
  • Trigger Finger / Trigger Thumb
  • De Quervain’s tenosynovitis
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Joint replacements
  • Cysts
  • Ganglia
  • Ligament Reconstructions
  • Tennis / Golfer’s Elbow
  • PRP injections
  • Hand / Wrist / Elbow Arthroscopy
  • Trauma fracture fixation
  • Correctional Osteotomies
  • Total/Partial wrist fusions
  • Medicolegal reports

Professional Website

Current NHS and /or University Posts

  • Consultant Trauma & Orthopaedic Surgeon, Princess Alexandra Hospital NHS Trust, Harlow

 

Personal profile

Scope of Practice

Mr Wimsey is a Consultant Trauma & Orthopaedic surgeon with a special interest and expertise in hand, wrist and elbow conditions.

According to his 2020 Dr Foster data, he sees approximately 3200 clinic patients and performs just under 700 hundred operations per year. He has a 0% death rate and a complication rate of less than 1%. He treats almost all upper limb conditions, including those requiring specialist nerve, tendon, bone and arterial grafting. He also uses a microscope or magnification loupes for the majority of the operations he performs, enabling him to take special care of the small vital structures present in the hand, wrist and elbow.

Mr Wimsey's practice covers Hertfordshire, Essex and Middlesex and he will endeavour to treat you at your preferred location. His treatment philosophy is entirely patient focussed and centres on getting you better as quickly as possible whilst minimising the risks and side effects of any treatment he proposes.

Over 75% of the patients he sees in clinic do not require surgery. This may be because the problem is self-limiting, or that appropriate physiotherapy is all that is needed. These treatments include splinting, ultrasound therapy, warm wax baths, ultrasound and shockwave therapy. Some conditions can be cured either temporarily or permanently by steroid injection. A small proportion of patients may then go on to require surgery. It must also be emphasized that some medical conditions can only be treated by surgery in order to have a satisfactory outcome. This can be keyhole or open and Mr Wimsey can provide his expert advice as to which avenue to choose for which condition.

Training

Mr Wimsey is a dual fellowship trained Hand & Upper Limb Surgeon who qualified from Bristol University Medical School in 2000. He undertook both his Basic and Higher Surgical Training in Wessex. In 2009, he completed an AO Trauma Fellowship in Grenoble, France, under the auspices of Professor Saragaglia, where he learnt specific techniques in the management of complex upper limb trauma. In 2012 he undertook a 6 month Sports Medicine fellowship with Mr Peter Hales in Perth, Western Australia, caring for a number of elite athletes as well as learning his pioneering techniques of endoscopic peripheral nerve surgery. He then spent a further 6 months working for Professor Tonkin in Sydney, NSW at the Royal North Shore Hospital, gaining exposure to microsurgery, brachial plexus and congenital hand surgery.

During the course of his training, Mr Wimsey has published over a dozen scientific articles on orthopaedic disorders and has presented at both national and international conferences. He is also an invited reviewer for several Orthopaedic Journals, regularly audits his work and teaches on courses for trainee surgeons at both MRCS and FRCS (Tr & Orth) level.

AO Trauma Fellowship AO 2009
Upper Limb Sports Medicine Fellowship POSM, Perth, Australia 2012
Microsurgery Fellowship Royal North Shore Hospital, Sydney, Australia 2012

In 2009, he completed an AO Trauma Fellowship in Grenoble, France, under the auspices of Professor Saragaglia, where he learnt specific techniques in the management of complex upper limb trauma. In 2012 he undertook a 6 month Sports Medicine fellowship with Mr Peter Hales in Perth, Western Australia, caring for a number of elite athletes as well as learning his pioneering techniques of endoscopic peripheral nerve surgery. He then spent a further 6 months working for Professor Tonkin in Sydney, NSW at the Royal North Shore Hospital, gaining exposure to microsurgery, brachial plexus and congenital hand surgery.


Year qualified:

2000