Lancashire born and schooled in Bolton, Mr Redfern qualified from Barts' Hospital in 1988 after studying Physiological Sciences at Oriel College, Oxford. His training continued in London; successively at St Mary's Hospital, the Royal Postgraduate Medical School Hammersmith Hospital and Charing Cross Hospital. Winner of the prestigious Laming Evans Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons in 1994, his Upper Limb training was completed as a fellow at the Wrightington Hospital.
Mr Redfern returned to Lancashire for good when he became a Consultant at Lancashire Teaching Hospitals in 1999.
His major interests are in hand, wrist and elbow disorders and injuries. He has published and presented nationally and internationally in each of these fields. He teaches regionally and nationally on trauma and hand surgery, and is a faculty teacher in wrist and elbow arthroscopy at the Royal College of Surgeons of England. He is an Examiner for the Royal College of Surgeons and Vice Chairman of his BMA Division.
Typical hand, wrist, elbow and arm problems successfully treated by Mr Redfern include the following:-
Pain Stiffness Numbness Contractures
Weakness Lumps Deformity
whether caused by injury, disease or simple ‘wear and tear’
Common conditions include carpal tunnel syndrome and other trapped nerves, trigger digits, Dupuytren’s contracture of the hand, thumb arthritis, ganglions, tennis and golfers elbow.
Mr Redfern offers non-surgical and surgical treatments, including keyhole surgery of the elbow, wrist and hand.