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Areas of Expertise

Mr Owen-Johnstone performs a range of treatments, including:

  • Hand and wrist surgery
  • Shoulder surgery
  • Elbow surgery
  • Open and keyhole (minimally invasive) techniques

Some of the conditions he commonly treats are:


  • Finger and thumb arthritis
  • Nerve problems: Carpal Tunnel syndrome, ulnar nerve compression
  • Tendon problems: DeQuervain’s, Trigger digit, Mallet finger
  • Lumps and bumps: Wrist Ganglion, finger cysts
  • Skin contracture: Dupuytren’s disease
  • Fractures: Scaphoid


  • Tennis elbow
  • Biceps tendon rupture
  • Radial head fracture
  • Elbow dislocation
  • Ulnar nerve compression


  • Acromioclavicular joint injuries
  • Clavicle (collarbone) fracture
  • Frozen shoulder
  • Rotator cuff tears
  • Shoulder dislocations and instability
  • Shoulder impingement
  • Pec Major tears

Personal biography

Simon Owen-Johnstone, FRCS (Tr&Orth), is a consultant orthopaedic surgeon in full time private practice.

Having studied medicine at the University of Leicester, Mr Owen-Johnstone graduated in 1993. He then went on to become a junior surgeon at the Norfolk and Norwich Hospital.

He then continued his orthopaedic training on the Barts rotation, taking him to posts at Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital and Great Ormond Street. He also studied at the St Andrews Centre for Plastic Surgery, on a National Fellowship.

In 2004, he was appointed a consultant trauma and orthopaedic surgeon at St Bartholomew’s and The Royal London, working on multiple major injuries brought by the Helicopter Emergency Medical Service.

Before leaving the NHS in 2011 to work solely in the private sector he was the lead clinician for orthopaedics at Barts.

Getting to know Mr Simon Owen-Johnstone

Relaxed, perhaps even informal, certainly friendly. Known for his suits and love of sailing. Will give you the information you need to help you decide how your condition should best be treated.

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