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Areas of Expertise
Mr Sammut treats a wide range of degenerative, traumatic and congenital hand and wrist conditions in both adults and children.
He performs a range of treatments, including:
- Peripheral nerve microsurgery
- Surgery for arthritis
- Tendon transfers for paralysis
- Tendon repair
- Nerve compressions
Some of the conditions he commonly treats are:
- Sports injuries
- Carpal tunnel and cubital tunnel
- Dupuytren’s disease
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Ganglion cyst
- Osteoarthritis of the base of thumb
- Scaphoid fracture
- Flexor tendon injury
- Tendon entrapment (triggering)
- Nerve injury
- Nerve entrapment
- Benign and malignant tumours
- Wrist ligament injury
- Wrist osteoarthritis
- Congenital malformation
- Complex regional pain syndrome
Mr Donald Sammut (FRCS Plast, FRCS Eng)is a consultant hand surgeon who, since 2003, has been in full time private practice.
In 1980, he qualified as a doctor from Charing Cross Hospital, University of London, and trained first as a general surgeon in London and Bedford, before training in plastic surgery, in London, Liverpool, Salisbury, Billericay and Manchester.
His higher training included hand fellowships with specialists in Strasbourg (Guy Foucher), London (David Evans), and Barcelona (Marc Garcia Elias), with an additional fellowship in craniofacial and aesthetic surgery in Paris (Daniel Marchac).
In 1993, he was appointed consultant hand surgeon at Frenchay Hospital in Bristol and he has, since then, specialised exclusively in hand surgery. He is particularly well known for reconstruction of the hand after trauma and paralysis.
As lead clinician, he established the Hand Unit at Frenchay Hospital, Bristol and the Congenital Hand Unit at the Bristol Children’s Hospital and ran these services between 1993 and 2003. Between 1999 -2009, he was also a congenital hand surgeon at the Humanitas Hospital, Milan, Italy.
Since 1999, he has founded, and has run, surgical programmes in leprosy hospitals in India and latterly, in Nepal. He travels there twice a year, leading a team of UK surgeons, teaching and mentoring Nepali surgeons and operating on patients with leprosy and with extensive scarring from burns.
He is an artist, a member of the Chelsea Arts Club, and his work has been exhibited in London. He also illustrates medical and non-medical works.