We are a collaborative group of academic researchers, therapists, physicians, and surgeons, who work together to understand the epidemiology, pathogenesis, and clinical impact of common hand conditions. Our ultimate aim is to improve the care of patients with hand and wrist problems.
The hands are a pivotal part of the body. They are involved in almost every aspect of daily life, and loss of function can cause severe disability. Furthermore, they are important in everyday social interactions.
Hand and wrist problems affect people of all ages. Children can be born with malformations; older people can be affected by conditions such as arthritis or Dupuytren’s disease; people of all ages are affected by trauma to the hand and wrist, or by nerve compression syndromes. These disorders can lead to pain, deformity, and loss of function.
We strongly believe that close collaboration between physicians, surgeons, therapists, and scientists will lead to better understanding of these conditions, better outcomes for our patients, and new and improved treatments in the future. We work together on translational research projects with patient quality of life at the core.
Prof Dominic Furniss, NDORMS- BSSH GODD Dupytrens Study, Molecular Genetics of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Mr Ian McNab, NOC- Consultant Orthopaedic Hand Surgeon
Mr Chris Little, NOC- Consultant Orthopaedic Hand Surgeon
Mr Paul Critchley, NOC- Consultant Plastic Surgeon
Mr Henk Giele, NOC- Consultant Plastic Surgeon
Ms Lucy Cogswell, NOC- Consultant Plastic Surgeon
Mr Nick Riley, NOC- Consultant Orthopaedic Hand Surgeon
Ms Michelle Spiteri, JR- Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon
Mrs Sarah Tucker, NOC- Consultant Plastic Surgeon
Mr Michael Lamyman, OUH- Consultant Plastic Surgeon
Ms Sara Atkins, OUH- Consultant Plastic Surgeon
Miss Anne Alexander- Senior Hand Therapist
Miss Sue Gosling- Senior Hand Therapist
Furniss Group- BSSH GODD Dupytrens Study, Molecular Genetics of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Arden Group- Epidemiology of Musculoskeletal Disease
Nanchahal Group- Fibroproliferative disorders (Dupytren’s disease)
Jain Group- NINJA Trial
Vincent Group- Molecular pathogenesis of hand osteoarthritis
Watt Group- Translational research in Osteoarthritis
Sherlock Group- Immunobiology of Spondyloarthropathy