Consultant Profile

Mr  Michael Woodruff

Mr  Michael Woodruff MB ChB FRCS(Ed) FRCS (Tr and Orth)
Practicing at:
Spire Fylde Coast Hospital
  • Orthopaedic surgery
    • Hand Surgery
    • Wrist surgery
Special clinical interests:

Hand and wrist surgery (all), tennis and golfers elbow,cubital tunnel syndrome

Research interests:

Basal thumb arthritis, scaphoid fractures, distal radius fractures

Year of first medical qualification:
Current membership(s) of professional, national and regional bodies:

North West Deanery Specialist Training Committee for Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery
North West Hand Society
British Society for Surgery of the Hand
British Orthopaedic Association

Contact Details 
Telephone number to make a private appointment:
0800 092 9601
Private secretary telephone number:
0800 092 9601
Personal email address:
Wed pm
Background Information 
Professional profile:

I was appointed as a consultant orthopaedic hand and wrist surgeon with The Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. I was born in Preston, although I moved away from the area as a child. Nevertheless, I am proud of my Lancastrian roots so I was delighted when the opportunity arose to return to the area with my family. I graduated from Sheffield Medical School in 1994. I undertook my basic surgical training in trauma and orthopaedic surgery with the Yorkshire Deanery. I have ten years experience of trauma and orthopaedic surgery. I first developed an interest in hand surgery whilst I was a senior house officer working at the "Woodlands" Orthopaedic Hospital in Birmingham. As a result, I was able to proactively plan and organise my training as a Higher Surgical Trainee in order to pursue a career in hand and wrist surgery. I have been fortunate to train under some of the top hand surgeons both in this country and the world. These have included Professor J Jupiter, Chief of Hand Surgery at Massachusetts General Hospital and Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at Harvard Medical School, Professor J Stanley at Wrightington Hospital, Mr D Campbell, Consultant at St James University Hospital and Chairman of the AO International Hand Group, and Professor T Davis, Professor of Hand Surgery at Queens Medical Centre, and the outgoing editor of the Journal of Hand Surgery. My aim is to provide a high quality, patient-centred hand and wrist service to the people of Lancashire. Besides the more common hand and wrist procedures, I perform joint replacements in the hand, and a variety of procedures for disorders of the wrist including wrist arthoscopies and vascularised bone grafts for conditions such as scaphoid non-unions.

Personal profile:

I am a keen sportsman and played representative cricket for my county as a teenager. I now play golf (badly) and enjoy mountain biking and walking.

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Mr  Michael Woodruff

Mr  Michael Woodruff Orthopaedic surgery Consultant, Blackpool, Lancashire, private hospital specialist.

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