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Areas of Expertise

Mr Gidwani performs a range of treatments, including:

  • Carpal tunnel release
  • Cubital tunnel release
  • Trigger finger injections and release
  • De Quervain’s injections and release
  • Dupuytren’s fasciectomy
  • Minimally invasive scaphoid fracture fixation
  • Wrist arthroscopy
  • Complex hand and wrist fracture fixation
  • Tendon repairs
  • Joint replacement in the hand and wrist

Some of the conditions he commonly treats are:

  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Cubital tunnel syndrome
  • Trigger finger and trigger thumb
  • De Quervain’s tendinitis
  • Dupuytren’s contracture
  • Hand fractures and ligament injuries e.g. skier’s thumb
  • Wrist pain and instability
  • Wrist and scaphoid fractures
  • Arthritis of the hand e.g. base of thumb arthritis
  • Sports injuries of the hand and wrist

Personal biography

Mr Sam Gidwani, BSc MBBS FRCS(Tr&Orth) DipHandSurg, is a consultant hand surgeon, and orthopaedic hand surgery lead at Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Trust, as well as Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer at King’s College London.

He graduated from King’s College London, in 1995, and completed his training in orthopaedic and trauma surgery in Bristol, Surrey & London. He then spent two and a half years working and training in specialist hand and wrist units. This included time at the Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre in Oxford, the Pulvertaft Hand Centre in Derby, and the Princess Alexandra Hospital in Brisbane, Australia.

He returned to the Pulvertaft Centre as a locum consultant, in early 2009, for six months, before moving to Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospitals, where he has worked since. His practice is entirely focused on disorders and injuries of the hand, wrist and forearm, and in 2011 he was awarded the Postgraduate Diploma in Hand Surgery, by the British Society for Surgery of the Hand (BSSH).

Mr Gidwani runs a regular specialist hand and wrist clinic at Guy’s Hospital and with one other colleague, provides the complex wrist trauma service for the hospital. He contributes to the regional hand trauma service based at St. Thomas’ Hospital, in particular treating complex hand fractures. He also travels to Nepal on a yearly basis with the charity Working Hands, run by colleague Mr Sammut, to treat patients with hand paralysis related to leprosy.

Research

Mr Gidwani is active in hand surgery research, and acts as a reviewer for the European Journal of Hand Surgery. He has research interests in the diagnosis and treatment of wrist and scaphoid fractures, and was the chief investigator of the TOHETI scaphoid study based at Guy’s and St Thomas’. He also has a research interest in the use of joint replacement in the hand and wrist.

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