Mr Simon Wimsey

Personal profile

Consultant Q&A Orthopaedic Surgery

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.

When not at work, Mr Wimsey enjoys playing squash, cycling, windsurfing, skiing and spending time with his wife and two young children.

Additional training

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

Professional Memberships

Professional bodies (positions held - last 3 yrs)

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

Details of entry to specialist register

  • Full Specialist Registration with General Medical Council, 2012

Clinical Interests

  • All Hand, Wrist and Elbow Surgery - Trauma, Sports injuries and Elective work
  • 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 (whiplash, complex upper limb injuries)
Mr Wimsey not only treats a wide range of common upper limb disorders, but is also skilled in treating complex conditions that may require nerve, tendon and soft tissue reconstruction or vascularised grafting techniques.

Research interests

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.


Useful Links

Current NHS and /or University Posts

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

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