Consultant Profile

Mr Robert Farnell

Mr Robert Farnell MB BS FRCS(Eng) FRCS(Trauma & Orth)
Practicing at:
Spire Leeds Hospital
  • Hand and Wrist Surgery
    • Orthopaedic surgery
      • Arthroscopy
      • Hand Surgery
      • Sports injury
      • Upper limb surgery
      • Wrist surgery
    Special clinical interests:

    Hand surgery:
    Peripheral nerve entrapment
    Dupuytrens disease
    Trigger finger
    Arthritis of the hand and thumb
    Fractures of the hand and fingers
    Ganglion and other lump removal

    Wrist surgery:
    Fractures of the distal radius
    Scaphoid fractures and non-union
    Wrist arthritis
    Wrist ligament injuries
    Wrist arthroscopy

    Research interests:
    Non-union of the scaphoid bone
    Current NHS and /or university posts:
    Consultant Hand and Wrist Surgeon, Leeds Teaching Hospitals Trust
    Honorary Senior Lecturer, University of Leeds
    Year of first medical qualification:
    Current membership(s) of professional, national and regional bodies:
    British Society for Surgery of the Hand (BSSH)
    British Orthopaedic Association (BOA)
    Faculty for AO/ASIF study of internal fixation
    British Medical Association (BMA)
    Royal College of Surgeons of England
    Contact Details 
    Telephone number to make a private appointment:
    0113 218 5908/9
    Private secretary telephone number:
    0786 7788371
    Private secretary email address:
    Personal email address:
    Background Information 
    Professional profile:
    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.
    Personal profile:
    Football (shared responsibility as the Leeds United orthopaedic surgeon)
    Golf - member of Sand Moor Golf Club

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    Mr Robert Farnell

    Mr Rob Farnell, Consultant Orthopaedic, Hand and Wrist Surgeon, Upper Limb, Sports Injury, Arthroscopy, Dupuytrens, Fractures, Ganglion, Spire Leeds, Private Hospital, Roundhay, Leeds, Yorkshire

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