Mr Raymond Anakwe

I am a Consultant Trauma & Orthopaedic Surgeon, a specialist hand, wrist and elbow surgeon and a serving medical officer in the Royal Army Medical Corps of the British Army. He has served at home and on operations as the Regimental Medical Officer to 1st Battalion The Black Watch and as a surgeon deployed in a field hospital in Europe, North America, the Balkans, Iraq and Afghanistan. My higher surgical training has been in Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery. During my training I spent 2 years in the Edinburgh Trauma Unit where I have gained broad experience in the management of complex fractures and the assessment and management of patients with multiple injuries.

My subspecialist fellowship training has given me additional experience in the full range of trauma, elective, reconstructive and arthroplasty surgery of the hand, wrist and elbow. I completed a fellowship post as an upper limb fellow at Glasgow Royal Infirmary and a second fellowship post at Wrightington Hospital as well as visiting fellowships to specialist centres in North America and South Africa.

I offer the full range of trauma and elective surgery options for hand, wrist and elbow problems as well as common general orthopaedic problems. I work closely with colleagues specialising in radiological investigation and treatment, therapy, electrophysiology and nerve studies, pain management and rehabilitation to achieve the best outcomes and a speedy return to function for you.

My other professional interests include education and training, I am the Director of Medical Education for surgery and also have an interest in audit, safety and effectiveness. My specialist areas of practice include


  • Sports injuries
  • Elbow arthroscopy
  • Elbow stiffness
  • Elbow instability
  • Elbow replacement
  • Elbow trauma reconstruction
  • Tennis/Golfers elbow
  • Ulnar nerve lesions
  • Biceps tendon rupture
  • Olecranon bursitis

Hand and Wrist

  • Wrist arthroscopy
  • Arthritis of the wrist and hand
  • Trauma reconstruction
  • Wrist replacement
  • Ganglion
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Small joint replacement
  • Dupuytrens disease including new treatments
  • Tendonitis
  • Trigger finger
  • Fusion surgery
  • Hand and wrist fractures
  • Scaphoid injuries and reconstruction
  • Finger injuries


  • Fractures of the long bones
  • Instability
  • Wrist pain, hand pain, elbow pain
  • Rheumatoid arthritis

Medicolegal assessments for patients who have suffered accidents or injuries

Mr Raymond Anakwe