Mr James Hopkinson-Woolley
MBBS MSc FRCS (Orth) European Diploma Hand Surgery
Consultant Hand Surgeon
I qualified from St. Thomas's Hospital in 1989 and had surgical training in Oxford and London before moving to Cambridge for Orthopaedic training in East Anglia. I returned to Oxford for specialist training in the Hand and was first appointed to a consultant post at Heath Road Hospital, Ipswich in the year 2000. I was appointed to the staff at Addenbrooke's Hospital as a Consultant Hand Surgeon in 2005.
I undertook postgraduate research in Oxford, for which I was awarded an MSc, and I have research papers published on wound healing, scaphoid fractures and carpal tunnel syndrome surgery.
I am on the Specialist Register of the General Medical Council and am a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England. I am also a Fellow of the British Orthopaedic Association and Member of the British Society for Surgery of the Hand.
In addition to having qualifications as a Hand Surgeon I have an interest in all conditions and injuries affecting the Hand and Wrist, whether they require surgery or require non-surgical treatment. In that respect, I am both a Hand Doctor and a Hand Surgeon and, therefore, I am a Hand Specialist.
Hand & Wrist Conditions
Special clinical interests
All conditions affecting the Hand and Wrist, which may benefit from non-surgical treatment (such as splints, Hand Therapy or injections) or may benefit from surgery.
I also treat nerve related conditions at the elbow (cubital tunnel syndrome) and in the forearm. Examples of conditions treated (with or without surgery) include: Tingly fingers (carpal tunnel syndrome or cubital tunnel syndrome), trigger digits/de Quervain's disesae, arthritis of the hand and wrist, Dupuytren's disease, hand and wrist injuries, nail conditions, lumps and bumps about the hand and wrist (including ganglion cysts) and wrist pain and hand pain.
Carpal tunnel syndrome
Current NHS and/or university posts
Consultant Orthopaedic Hand Surgeon, Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.
Current membership(s) of professional, national and regional bodies
Royal College of Surgeons of England
British Society for Surgery of the Hand