Mr Gregory John Packer
Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon
FRCS (Ed), FRCS (Orth)
I have been a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon for 21 years with a subspecialty interest in the treatment of upper limb disorders. I have considerable experience therefore in the treatment for surgical disorders of the shoulder, elbow and wrist. I have particular experience in the field of treatment of wrist fractures and chronic wrist disorders.
I probably perform the greatest number of wrist replacements surgeries of any surgeons in the UK and now have an international reputation in the field of wrist replacements. I have undertaken the worlds first specific design and wrist hemi-arthroplasty and undertaken the worlds first series of 20 of these operations and more recently undertaken the worlds first modular wrist hemi-arthroplasty surgery. I have sub speciality interest in upper limb surgery and therefore deal with disorders of the shoulder, the elbow and the hand and wrist. I have particular expertise in the field of joint replacement of the upper limb; including shoulder replacement, elbow replacement, wrist replacement, replacement of the distal radioulnar joint, prosthetic replacement of the thumb and replacement of the finger.
I have been in both the NHS and private practice for 21 years and therefore have extensive experience in the field of upper limb surgery. For example, I now perform approximately 70 wrist replacements per year both partial and total. Approximately 15 replacements of the distal radioulnar joint and approximately 100 thumb replacements.
I have been involved in medical management for the whole of my career having initially been clinical director for Orthopaedics, then a Business Unit Director for MSK services at Southend University Hospital which involves managerially responsible for Orthopaedics, Chronic Pain, Rheumatology and the whole of Rehabilitation. I am now Clinical Director for MSK which encompasses the same remit.
I have Consulting agreements with Biomet, SWEEMAC, Extremity Medical and Acumed. I am therefore involved in teaching and training for these companies, together with product development each year. I have surgeons who visit me to gain practical experience in the field of upper limb surgery, particularly wrist replacement surgery. I am also invited to go to international conferences to lecture and to also travel internationally to assist surgeons who are starting to undertake wrist replacements.
I have a Medico Legal practice which includes personal injury, medical negligence and also undertaken work for the Health Service Ombudsmen.
I welcome appropriate patients wishing to refer and pay for treatment themselves without the need for a GP letter of referral.
Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mr Gregory John Packer at Spire include:
Elbow surgery, shoulder surgery, sports medicine, upper limb surgery, wrist surgery, physiotherapy (referral); joint manipulation treatment and spinal rehabilitation.
MBBS / University of London / 1983
Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery
Clinical Director of MSK Services at Southend University Hospital
Southend Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
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