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Mr Tim Crook is a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon with a special interest in Upper Limb Surgery. He qualified in 2000 from Southampton University. He undertook his Higher Surgical Training in the Wessex region, obtaining Fellowship to the Royal College of Surgeons (FRCS) in Trauma and Orthopaedics in 2009. 

tim crook
Tim Crook

Mr Crook has worked with some of the world’s leading Upper Limb experts. In 2010 he travelled to Sydney, undertaking an internationally renowned Hand and Wrist Fellowship for one year. The Sydney Hand Unit is a centre of excellence for simple and complex Hand and Wrist conditions, including the treatment of professional sports injuries. He was awarded a Travelling Bursary from the British Society for Surgery of the Hand in support of this. He returned to the UK to commence a Consultant post at Dorset County Hospital in July 2011. His Hand and Wrist practice includes the treatment of arthritis, nerve compression syndromes, Dupuytren’s Disease, Tennis Elbow, lumps and bumps, and Complex Hand, Wrist and Elbow Trauma. He performs arthroscopic (keyhole) treatment of wrist problems in addition to endoscopic carpal tunnel release. He also undertook over two years of Specialist Training in Shoulder surgery and performs both open and arthroscopic shoulder procedures for conditions such as subacromial impingement, rotator cuff problems and arthritis.

Mr Crook has published extensively with research interests including Tennis elbow, Wrist Arthritis and Tendon Surgery. He has presented work Internationally in America, Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong and many parts of Europe. He has a particular interest in Upper Limb Sport Injuries.

He has completed a Post graduate Diploma in Sports and Exercise Medicine and is a Member of the Royal College of Surgeons’ Faculty of Sports and Exercise Medicine. He was associated with the medical team at Portsmouth Football Club during their 2008 FA Cup winning season.

 

Mr Sean Walsh is a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon with a special interest in Upper Limb Surgery. He qualified in 1990 from Southampton University. He undertook his Higher Surgical Training in the Wessex region, obtaining the FRCS in Trauma and Orthopaedics in 2001.

Sean Walsh
Sean Walsh

He elected to specialise in Hand, Wrist and Elbow surgery. This specialised training was undertaken at the Plastic, Reconstructive and Hand unit at Addenbrookes Hospital Cambridge and Southampton University Hospital. In 2002-2003 he undertook an Advanced Hand Surgery Training Fellowship at the internationally renowned Pulvertaft Hand Unit in Derby.
In 2003 he set up and developed the Hand Wrist and Elbow service at the Dorset County and Winterbourne hospitals. He performs in excess of 600 operations per annum. His private practice is exclusively hand, wrist and elbow conditions.

His Hand and Wrist practice includes the treatment of arthritis, nerve compression syndromes, including open and endoscopic carpal tunnel release, Dupuytren’s disease, tendon surgery, and complex hand and wrist injuries/trauma. He performs arthroscopic treatment of wrist problems. His elbow surgery practice includes treatment of arthritis, elbow contracture and loose bodies with open and arthroscopic techniques. Tennis and golfers elbow surgery, surgery for ulnar nerve compression at the elbow, elbow replacement surgery and complex elbow trauma. He utilises the latest proven techniques and implants to provide his patients with the best possible care.
Mr Sean Walsh also has a passion for training other surgeons and was The Royal college of Surgeons Surgical Tutor at Dorset County Hospital from 2007-2012. He has been the Surgical Training Committee representative for the Trust for over 5 years. He teaches at regional post graduate courses several times a year. He organises, convenes and lectures on training courses for Consultants, Surgeons in Training, General Practitioners, Hand therapists and Physiotherapists on aspects of orthopaedic, Hand and Wrist surgery. He has been invited to lecture nationally on hand and wrist surgery topics. In 2013-2014 he was named as Orthopaedic Trainer of the Year for the entire Wessex region.

Mr Walsh has published extensively with research interests including wrist arthroscopy, cartilage repair techniques, nerve compression syndromes, elbow replacement surgery, ganglion surgery outcomes. He has also published on several operative techniques in hand and wrist surgery. His research has been presented nationally and internationally. He has a Masters Degree in Orthopaedic Engineering awarded with a Distinction from Cardiff University .

Areas of Expertise

  • Hand and Wrist Surgery
  • Elbow Surgery
  • Trauma Surgery.