Miss Tressa Amirthanayagam

Miss Tressa Amirthanayagam

Orthopaedic Consultant - Upper Limb

Practising at

Spire Harpenden Hospital

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Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Miss Tressa Amirthanayagam at Spire include:

Orthopaedics - elbow and shoulder at Spire Harpenden Hospital

Other treatments

  • Tennis and golfer’s elbow
  • Ulnar nerve surgery
  • Frozen shoulder treatment
  • Upper limb sports injuries and upper limb fractures

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Professional profile

Miss Tressa Amir is a consultant orthopaedic surgeon with a special interest in shoulder, elbow and upper limb conditions. Her main surgical interests include advances in the arthroscopic (keyhole) treatment for rotator cuff injuries and dislocations of the shoulder as well as joint replacement for shoulder arthritis.

Having qualified from Cambridge University and Imperial College London, she completed her specialist orthopaedic training on the North-West Thames rotation in London. This gave her the opportunity to work with many world renowned upper limb surgeons. Prior to becoming a consultant she underwent a one-year advanced UK training fellowship in shoulder, elbow, wrist and hand surgery at the Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital in Oswestry.

She is on the GMC specialist register for orthopaedic surgery and is a member of the British Shoulder and Elbow Society (BESS). She is a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon at West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust and the clinical lead for Upper Limb.

Miss Amir was appointed as a Wellcome Trust Fellow in 2013 and undertook research on rotator cuff sparing approaches for total shoulder replacement. She was also involved in the development of a new total shoulder replacement with the Biomechanical Engineering Department at Imperial College. Her work has been published and presented internationally.

In her NHS role, she is involved in the training of higher surgical trainees. She teaches on a number of orthopaedic and trauma courses nationally and is an AO Faculty member. She enjoys teaching and explaining complex principles simply and transfers these skills to help ensure patients have sufficient knowledge and understanding to make informed decisions about their treatment.

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Qualification and professional memberships

FRCS / England / 2013
Royal College of Surgeons

MA (Cantab) / University of Cambridge / 2004

MBBS (Hons) / Imperial College / 2003
University of London

Professional memberships

Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons
British Elbow and Shoulder Society
British Medical Association
General Medical Council
AO Trauma

Professional leadership

Clinical Lead for Upper Limb, West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust
Enhanced Recovery Lead, West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust

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Current NHS posts

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon with a specialist interest in Upper Limb, West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust: Watford General Hospital, St Albans City Hospital & Hemel Hempstead Hospital

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Personal Profile

Enjoys spending time with her family and learning new things. Enjoys travelling, photography and has recently taken up silversmithing.

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Private contact details

Telephone 01582 714 449
Email clare.inns@spirehealthcare.com
Private secretary Clare Inns

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