Mr Robert Farnell was appointed as a consultant hand and wrist surgeon in Leeds and honorary senior lecturer at the University of Leeds in 2002. He works as a specialist surgeon treating conditions affecting the hand and wrist. In addition to the treatment of common complaints, Mr Farnell provides a service for the management of complex conditions that are referred from other surgeons throughout the region.
Mr Farnell is actively involved in training. He supervises the national hand fellow, and is a member of the AO faculty, teaching trainees and other consultants in fracture fixation techniques. Mr Farnell is the founder and secretary of the Yorkshire Wrist Society, which provides a forum for other orthopaedic surgeons to meet and discuss complex cases.
Mr Farnell manages most conditions affecting the hand and wrist. His particular areas of expertise include:
Hand - peripheral nerve entrapment, Dupuytrens disease, trigger finger, arthritis of the hand and thumb and hand trauma.
Wrist - all trauma including fractures of the distal radius, scaphoid fractures and non-union, wrist arthritis, wrist ligament injuries, wrist pain, correction of malunited distal radial fractures and wrist arthroscopy.