London International Patient Services

Hand, Wrist and Elbow Surgery

London International Patient Services provides world-class Hand, Wrist and Elbow Surgery in state-of-the-art facilities across central London.

Why LIPS for Hand, Wrist and Elbow Surgery?

LIPS is clinician-led and focused on giving exceptional treatment to patients from across the globe.

LIPS brings together a highly-skilled group of experienced consultants who are acknowledged experts in their fields. LIPS selects consultants with significant reputations, working at the top of their specialty in prestigious London teaching hospitals. With extensive experience in trauma and orthopaedics and outstanding surgical capabilities, the surgeons provide the latest evidence-led treatments and cutting-edge rehabilitation to restore the strength and function of your hand, wrist and elbow.

Hand, Wrist and Elbow Surgery by internationally-renowned surgeons

Mr Dafydd ‘Taff’ Edwards leads the Hand, Wrist, and Elbow Surgery team at London International Patient Services.

Mr Taff Edwards is a fellowship-trained Trauma and Orthopaedic surgeon with an interest in routine and trauma upper limb surgery.
He is also a proud member of the British Army and has served abroad on many occasions as a proactive team member and leader contributing to the surgical management and reconstruction of the critically injured.

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.


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Continuity of consultant care

At LIPS, your consultant will care for you throughout your patient journey. They will offer support, treatment and guidance from your first consultation through investigation, surgery and rehabilitation.

You can be reassured that the surgeons and nurses will know your name, understand your treatment and will be on hand to answer your questions or worries. LIPS provides translation support for our many international patients, to assist effective communication. LIPS has found that excellent continuity of care inspires trust and confidence in our patients.

Dedicated multidisciplinary team

Hand, Wrist and Elbow Surgery can be highly complex. To ensure you achieve the very best outcome, LIPS has an expert multidisciplinary team, including neurophysiologists, radiologists, physiotherapists and occupational therapists. They support the surgeons by providing high-quality imaging, monitoring and rehabilitation to restore the mobility, strength and function of your hand, wrist or elbow.

Comprehensive care for the hand, wrist and elbow

Whether you have had a sporting injury, complex trauma to the elbow, or are suffering from carpal tunnel syndrome; LIPS provides expert upper-limb assessment, thorough investigation and bespoke treatment programmes tailored to your needs.

LIPS provides specialist care for:

• Sports injuries affecting the hand, wrist and elbow
• All upper limb trauma
• Fractures of the hand, wrist and elbow
• Nerve damage in the hand, wrist and elbow
• Elbow reconstruction following complex trauma
• Reconstruction and repair of tendons and ligaments in the elbow

• Osteoarthritis and Rheumatoid arthritis of the hand, wrist and elbow
• Wrist pain
• Carpal tunnel syndrome
• Cubital tunnel syndrome
• Ganglion cyst removal
• Dupuytren’s disease

The best specialist for your hand, wrist and elbow problem

The experienced clinicians at LIPS work closely as a team, meaning that you can access high-quality, individualised healthcare through a single point of contact.

Pain and problems in the upper limb can develop as a result of abnormalities in the neck or because of underlying medical conditions. If following assessment, your consultant believes your symptoms would be best treated by another expert, they will provide swift, seamless and hassle-free transition to another skilled specialist.

Wide-awake surgery

LIPS provides innovative wide-awake surgery, using advanced local anaesthetic techniques. This revolutionary type of surgery has been described as a game-changer in hand and wrist surgery. The procedure is pain-free, but patients can still move their limb. The surgeon can assess the effectiveness of the surgical intervention during the operation, ensuring better results and a quicker recovery.

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