Mr Matay Arsan

Mr Matay Arsan

MBBS, Msc, Dip Hand Surg, MD

Consultant Orthopaedic Hand, Wrist and Elbow Surgeon

Special Interests:
  • Sports injuries to the hand, wrist and elbow
  • Hand, wrist & forearm fractures
  • Wrist instability
  • Osteoarthritis
  • CMC 1 arthritis & (partial) trapezectomy
  • Tendonitis, including Tennis Elbow
  • Nerve problems (Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Cubital Tunnel Syndrome / Golfer’s Elbow)
  • Endoscopic Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Dupuytren’s contractures (operative & non-operative treatment- Xiapex injections)
  • Tendon injuries
  • Trigger finger
  • Ganglions, cysts, enchondroma & carpal boss
  • Ligament ruptures such as Scapho-Lunate Ligament, Ulnar Collateral Ligament
  • Ulnar shortening osteotomy as well as Ulnar head prosthesis
  • Radial head replacement – Elbow
Mr Matay Arsan


Mr Arsan is currently the Lead Hand Surgeon at the Homerton University Hospital.

His interests incorporate the complete field of hand & wrist surgery as well as management of elbow disorders.

Mr Arsan consistently uses up to date techniques such as the WALANT (Wide Awake Local Anaesthetics No Tourniquet) as well as evidence-based treatments and minimally invasive (including keyhole) surgery, which enables him to achieve good surgical outcomes. His patients are treated as day cases and can return home after surgery.

Mr Arsan believes in teaching his patients to understand their injury or condition and involves them in not only decision making but also in the post-operative treatment.


Professional Memberships:

  • British Society for Surgery of the Hand (BSSH)
  • British Orthopaedic Association (BOA)
  • Federation of European Societies for the Surgery of the Hand (FESSH)
  • German Hand Society (DGH)
  • German Society for Orthopaedics and Trauma (DGOU)


Mr Arsan grew up in the Netherlands and graduated from medical school at the Vrije Universiteit of Amsterdam and completed his Trauma & Orthopaedic surgical training in Germany. He continued his sub-speciality training through an intensive 3-year hand surgery training at the Hand Zentrum Lingen, a renowned hand centre in Lower Saxony, under the supervision of Dr M. Nicoloff, a leading total-wrist arthroplasty surgeon in Germany. He was then appointed Lead Hand Surgeon of the Trauma & Orthopaedics Department of St. Bonifatius Hospital.


Mr Arsan gained experience working in the academic teaching hospitals of North Rhine-Westphalia, affiliated to the University of Münster, where his post incorporated trauma and management of both non-operative & operative management of high/low-velocity injuries as well as sports injuries.
Matay has been a substantive Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon since 2012. He developed a modern and successful upper limb service for occupational accidents at the St. Bonifatius Hospital as well as St. Christophorus Clinic.

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