Mr Howard Cottam
Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon
BSc (Hons), MBBS Lond, MSc, FRCS (Tr & Orth)
I specialise in the management of problems related to the shoulder, elbow, wrist and hand joints. I offer expertise in the diagnosis and management for a wide range of upper limb problems, including shoulder arthritis, dislocations, tendon (including rotator cuff) injuries, and frozen shoulder; tennis and golfer's elbow, nerve entrapment around the elbow and arthritis; wrist arthritis, ganglions and ligament injuries plus inflammation of the wrist tendons and carpal tunnel syndrome, trigger finger and thumb, Dupuytren's contracture and arthritis of the small joints of the hand, including the thumb.
I have a particular interest in arthroscopy (keyhole surgery) for the shoulder, elbow and wrist. In addition, I am able to offer arthroplasty (joint replacement) for arthritis of the upper limb joints, as well as surgery for injuries and fractures of the upper limb.
I studied medicine at King's College London, before completing my surgical training rotations across the South East of England. I undertook Shoulder and Elbow Fellowship training at the busy Avon Orthopaedic Centre in Bristol before returning to King's College Hospital for further Fellowship training in Hand and Wrist surgery.
Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mr Howard Cottam at Spire include: