Consultant Profile

Mr James Hopkinson-Woolley

Mr James Hopkinson-Woolley MBBS MSc FRCS(Orth) European Diploma in Hand Surgery
Practicing at:
Spire Cambridge Lea Hospital
  • Hand and Wrist Surgery
    • Orthopaedic surgery
      • Hand Surgery
      • Wrist surgery
    Special clinical interests:

    All aspects of hand and wrist surgery and upper limb nerve surgery

    Research interests:

    Scaphoid fractures, Dupuytren's disease and Carpal Tunnel Syndrome.
    I have a research degree from Oxford University in Wound Healing.


    Current NHS and /or university posts:
    Consultant Orthopaedic Hand Surgeon, Addenbrooke's NHS Foundation Trust
    Year of first medical qualification:
    Current membership(s) of professional, national and regional bodies:

    General Medical Council
    Royal College of Surgeons of England
    British Society for Surgery of the Hand

    Contact Details 
    Telephone number to make a private appointment:
    01223 266990
    Wednesday – 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th & 5th of month – 13.30 to 17.00
    Background Information 
    Professional profile:

    My work concentrates mainly on hand and wrist surgery but I also undertake nerve surgery (for 'Tingly' or numb fingers) in the upper limb in general e.g. for Cubital Tunnel syndrome.  Conditions that I treat include Dupuytren's Disease, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Cubital Tunnel Syndrome, Arthritis in the Hand and Wrist, tendon problems (such as 'Trigger Finger' and 'de Quervain's Disease') and 'Lumps and Bumps' such as ganglion cysts and other swellings.

    Personal profile:

    I have been a Consultant Orthopaedic Hand Surgeon since November 2000 and my NHS practice is at Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge.

    I studied medicine at St Thomas' Hospital, London followed by General Surgical Training in Oxford and Gloucester, Plastic Surgery Training back at St Thomas' Hospital and then Higher Specialist Training in Orthopaedic Surgery based at Addenbrooke's Hospital.

    At Oxford I was a member of Trinity College and undertook research into limb development and wound healing, being awarded an MSc by research.

    I later undertook a Fellowship in Hand Surgery in Oxford and was awarded the European Diploma in Hand Surgery in Amsterdam in 2002.  This is a qualification held by a relatively small number of Hand Surgeons in the UK and Europe.

    I live in Cambridge.  Spare time is spent with my family and, in addition to my wife's and children's interests, I am a keen skier.  I take part annually in an international amateur ski race and I am Medical Adviser to 'British Ski and Snowboard', the National Governing Body for Snowsports.

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    Mr James Hopkinson-Woolley

    Mr James Hopkinson-Woolley

    Hand and Wrist Surgery at Spire Cambridge Lea Hospital

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