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Mr Jeremy Read

Mr Jeremy Read

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon
MBBS, BSc, MSc (Sports medicine), FRCS (Tr & Orth)

Practising at

Spire Harpenden Hospital

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Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mr Jeremy Read at Spire include:

Other treatments

• Hand and wrist arthritis
• Tendon problems
• Sports injuries

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Professional profile

I am a fellowship trained orthopaedic hand and wrist surgeon, having under taken sub specialist fellowships in hand surgery both at the New Zealand and South Pacific Regional Hand Unit (Middlemore Hospital) and UCLH. I work as an NHS consultant in the West Hertfordshire Hospitals Trust, offering a full range of trauma and elective care, for hand problems.

I offer percutaneous needle fasciotomy as an outpatient based treatment for Dupuytren's contracture. I am experienced in the arthroscopic management of wrist injuries, as well as the treatment of arthritic conditions of the hand and wrist. I am supported by our highly experienced and specialised hand therapists at both Spire Harpenden and Spire Bushey. Rosalyn Tyreman and Bhasker Reddy support at Spire Bushey and Tina Cockhill at Spire Harpenden.


Clinical Interests


Special Clinical Interests: Dupuytren's (including Percutaneous Needle Fasciotomy), Hand and Wrist arthritic conditions, Kienbock's, Trauma reconstruction, Common nerve compressions, Athletes Wrist, thumb base arthritis.

Private contact details

Telephone 0800 585 112
Private secretary Emma
Private secretary telephone 07565 446713
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Qualification and professional memberships

BSc / Charring Cross and Westminster Medical School / 1994
Undergraduate degree

MBBS / Charring Cross and Westminster Medical School / 1997
Undergraduate Medical Degree

MSc / University of London / 2003
Master's degree in Sports Medicine

FRCS (Tr & Orth) / Royal College of Surgeons, London / 2008
Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons


Professional memberships

Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow
British Society for Surgery of the Hand (BSSH)

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Current NHS posts

West Hertfordshire Hospital Trust

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Personal Profile

Outside of work I like to spend time with my young family enjoying outdoor pursuits. I am also interested in stereoscopic photography and try to play the guitar!

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