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Mr Alistair Hunter

Mr Alistair Hunter

Alistair Hunter is a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, specialising in hand, wrist and elbow surgery. He studied at Cambridge University and University College London. He trained in Trauma and Orthopaedics in Manchester and London and was awarded Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons in 2013.

He has completed Fellowships in hand, wrist and upper limb surgery at the Hand Unit, Chelsea and Westminster Hospital and the Upper Limb Unit, Wrightington Hospital. He has also undertaken a Traveling Fellowship to the Institut Kaplan, Barcelona (Ethicon Foundation Award). He has developed advanced skills in the management of complex hand and upper limb injuries and common and complex conditions of the hand, wrist and elbow. More recently, he travelled on the European Wrist Arthroscopy Society Tour to Paris, Lyon, Strasbourg and Reims to further enhance his skills in minimally invasive techniques in hand and wrist surgery.

Alistair was awarded the Postgraduate Diploma in Hand Surgery by the British Society for Surgery of the Hand in 2015. He was awarded ‘Surgeon of the Year’ at University College Hospital in 2016, nominated by fellow staff members. He publishes scientific papers on hand and upper limb surgery, has contributed to several books and presents at conferences nationally and internationally. He is an invited reviewer for the Bone and Joint Journal and a number of other international scientific journals. Alistair is a member of the British Society for Surgery of the Hand (BSSH) and the European Wrist Arthroscopy Society (EWAS).

He has a strong interest in teaching and is the Royal College Surgical Tutor for UCLH, with responsibility for trainee surgeons across the Hospital. He teaches medical students at UCL, is invited Faculty on national courses and holds a Masters Degree in Medical Education. He is Course Director of the Preparation for FRCS (Tr&Orth) Course, working with UCLPartners Academic Health Science Partnership, and is Convenor of the Essential Hand Surgery Cadaveric Workshop and the Practical Preparation for Orthopaedic ST3 Interviews Course.

Alistair is married with two daughters. He enjoys sports, particularly tennis and participating in triathlons. He enjoys film, holidays and, most of all, spending time with his young family.

Mr Kannan Rajesparan

Consultant MSK Radiologist

Dr Kannan Rajesparan is a consultant diagnostic and interventional musculoskeletal radiologist.

His areas of expertise include sports imaging and bone/soft tissue sarcomas. Dr Rajesparan is college tutor for the UCLH radiology training scheme and teaches on undergraduate and postgraduate courses at UCL.

He lectures at a range of conferences, collaborates on research in musculoskeletal imaging, and is a reviewer for several journals.

Dr Rajesparan has been an active member of the British Institute of Radiology through the Clinical Imaging Specialist Interest Group and held the position of chair between 2017 to 2020. He is currently the honorary treasurer at the BIR.

Ms Jade Pattison

Outpatient Therapy Lead/ Clinical Specialist Hand Therapist

Jade qualified as a Physiotherapist in 2002 with a degree in Physiotherapy from the University of Health Sciences Malaga (Spain). After working for 2 years in private practice in Spain, she moved to the UK to progress her career in musculoskeletal physiotherapy.

She is a member of the chartered society of Physiotherapy (CSP) and Health& Care Professions Council (HCPC). She has over 14 years experience in both the NHS and Private sector and her most recent role was Specialist Physiotherapist in Hand Therapy at the Hand and Plastics Unit at Guys and St Thomas’ Hospital.

Jade has developed specialist knowledge in the following areas:
Specialized assessment and treatment of work related upper limb disorders.
Complex wrist conditions
Wrist and hand Tendinopathies.
Tennis and golfers elbow
Skiers Thumb
Carpal tunnel syndrome (pre and post op)
Wrist and hand fractures.
Post surgical wrist and hand conditions.
Bespoke splinting.

Conditions Covered:

  • Wrist sprain: a) scapholunate ligament tear b) scaphoid fracture c) TFCC tear
  • Carpal tunnel
  • de Quervain’s tendonopathy
  • Trigger finger
  • Base of thumb osteoarthritis

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