Mr Taff Edwards

Mr Dafydd ‘Taff’ Edwards

BSc (Hons), MBBS FRCS (Trauma & Orth) MD (Res) DMCC RAMC

Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgeon (Upper Limb)

Special Interests:

  • Carpal and Cubital Tunnel Syndrome
  • Ganglion cyst treatment
  • Dupuytren’s disease
  • Osteoarthritis and Rheumatoid arthritis of the hand, wrist and elbow
  • Sports injury to the hand, wrist and elbow
  • Trauma – Fracture treatment
  • Nerve related and injury problems
  • Complex trauma elbow reconstruction
  • Tendon / Ligament repair and reconstruction
  • Wide Awake Surgery


Mr Taff Edwards is a fellowship trained Trauma and Orthopaedic surgeon with an interest in routine and trauma upper limb surgery.

Mr Edwards is currently a Consultant Surgeon at the Royal London Hospital, a Major Trauma Centre where he offers outstanding care to severely injured patients as well as an elective service in Hand, Wrist and Elbow surgery. His background extends from experience and training at the DGH and Trauma Centre Level,

and has undertaken the yearlong prestigious British Society of Surgery to the Hand (BSSH) Advanced Training Fellowship based at Wrightington hospital where he specialised in wrist/hand surgery, complex elbow reconstruction and peripheral nerve injury.

Mr Edwards enjoys involvement in pragmatic evidence-based clinically driven research and has engaged in clinical research whilst on Fellowship in collaboration with a team of specialists expertized in their field.


Mr Edwards has an extensive background in numerous local and international hospitals where he practised in Trauma and Orthopaedics, Plastic Surgery, Emergency Medicine, and the care of Military personnel with complex injuries. Furthermore, he has deployed 4 times on operational duties to Iraq and Afghanistan working on the front line as a medic and within the Field Hospital. Mr Edwards also has been involved in teaching and research in many fields. He studied for his research Doctorate at Imperial College London from 2014 to 2016.

He is a tutor at Queen Mary College on the Master in Trauma course. His professional knowledge and skills are constantly kept up to date and is reflected in his recent publications and book contribution, notably an author for the latest edition of Grays Anatomy (2019).

International Presentations

The Biomechanics of Blast Related Amputee Heterotopic Ossification: computational modelling and physical experiments.

Combined Service Orthopaedic Society Conference, May 2016

D. S. Edwards, N. Rosenberg, A. Karunaratne, J. C. Clasper, A. M. J. Bull.

A Study to Assess the Contribution of the Postero-lateral Capsule in Elbow Stability

Wrightington Gold Medal Research Day, May 2017

D. S. Edwards

Motorcycle Accidents: Patterns of Upper Limb Injury and Outcome in A Semi-Rural District General Hospital

Joint American and British Society for Surgery to the Hand Conference; May 2009

D. S Edwards, S. Muthian, S. Wimsey, W. Samuel

Mini-Posterior Approach Hip Arthroplasty Reduces Blood Loss and Intra Operative Variables Improve with Experience

British Hip Society, January 2015

S. A. R. Barbur, D. S. Edwards, G. J. Stranks

Subclinical Haematinic Deficiency Is Common in Orthopaedic Patients Undergoing Elective Total Knee Replacement

British Society of Haematology, 54th Annual Scientific Meeting, April 2014

J .Silvermann, D. S. Edwards, N. Sargant

Modified Joystick Technique for Scapholunate Reduction

Joint American and British Society for Surgery to the Hand Conference; May 2009

S. Muthian, D.S. Edwards, W. Samuel

Spontaneous Dislocation of The Trapeziometacarpal Joint: A Case Report.

Joint American and British Society for Surgery to the Hand Conference; May 2009

S. Muthian, D.S Edwards, W. Samuel

Tacosil Use on Operational Deployments.

Military Surgical Conference, April 2009

A. Stannard, D.S Edwards, A. Ramasamy, D. Hinsley, A Brooks.


Honorary Research Fellow Royal College of Surgeon (England) - May, 2014

Combined Services Orthopaedic Society Research Prize - May, 2017

Philip Fulford Prize. Best Research Paper, Combined Services Orthopaedic Society - May, 2016

Imperial College London Presidents Award for “Outstanding Research Team” Centre for Blast Injury Studies - 2015

Montefiore Memorial Medal - 2014

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