Mr Andrew Logan

Mr Andrew Logan

Consultant Hand Surgeon
MB, BCh, FRCS (Orth), Diploma in Hand Surgery (Br)

Practising at

Spire Cardiff Hospital

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Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mr Andrew Logan at Spire include:


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Professional profile

I am a specialist hand and wrist surgeon. This has been developed during six years of registrar training spending three of those years in specialist hand training posts. My final year of training was at the Pulvertaft Hand Centre in Derby. It is an internationally renowned centre of excellence where I received advanced training in hand and wrist surgery. From my appointment in 2007 as a Consultant Hand Surgeon I have established a specialist surgical practice that is supported by a team of specialist hand therapists. As a specialist I am on the editorial board of the European Journal of Hand Surgery. I am also on the board that runs the British Diploma in Hand Surgery, which senior hand trainees and junior hand consultants take. I have written chapters on wrist fractures for orthopaedic text books and scientific articles from my own research. I receive tertiary referrals for hand conditions from other hospitals in South Wales.

My elective and trauma practice exclusively involves conditions and injuries affecting the hand and wrist. This includes sports injuries, all hand and wrist fractures and soft tissue injuries. On the elective side this includes all hand and wrist conditions for example carpal tunnel and other nerve release operations, Dupuytren's contracture, trigger digits, arthritis surgery, joint fusions and replacements and wrist arthroscopy. I strongly believe that if a condition can be successfully treated without an operation then a non-operative route should be taken. In this regard I work closely with specialist hand therapists who can provide therapy and splinting.

I keep an up to date log book of my operations to date. I also collect outcomes of the procedures that I perform. As a consultant up until 8th December 2016 I performed 2799 trauma hand operations and 7278 elective hand operations. The numbers for the most common operations are: Carpal tunnel decompression's - 2508, Dupuytren's fasciectomy - 1138, Ulna nerve release - 519, Trigger finger release - 540, Wrist arthroscopy - 371, Trapeziectomy - 327.

I am the educational supervisor for the Foundation year 2 orthopaedic trainees. I also train registrar surgeons in hand surgery.

I am an honorary clinical teacher at the University of Wales

I am on the editorial board of the European Journal of Hand Surgery. I am the deputy chair of the hand diploma committee. A committee that organises and runs the hand diploma exam for senior hand trainees and junior hand consultants.

Clinical Interests

Hand and wrist surgery
Hand surgery
Soft tissue injuries
Sports injury
Wrist surgery

Private contact details

Telephone 029 2073 1112
Private secretary Judith
Private secretary fax 029 2019 4123
Private secretary email

Media Coverage

I appeared on 'Strictly Come Dancing' in 2013 as a treating consultant for one of the celebrities.

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Qualification and professional memberships

MB, BCh (Hons) / University of Wales, Cardiff / 1997
Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery

Professional memberships

British Society for Surgery of the Hand
British Medical Association
Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh
Expert Witness Institute

Professional leadership

I am on the Editorial Board of the European Journal of Hand Surgery
I am Deputy Chair of the hand diploma committee - a committee that organises the hand diploma exam for senior hand trainees and trainees who have recently become hand consultants.

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Current NHS posts

Consultant Hand Surgeon, University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff.

Consultant Hand Surgeon, Llandough Hospital, Cardiff.

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Research and Publication

I contribute to the European Journal of Hand Surgery as an editorial board member and reviewer and have featured in numerous articles myself, see some examples below.


Acute Hand and Wrist Injuries in Experienced Rock Climbers

Can Rock Climbing Lead to Dupuytren’s Disease?

The benefit of radiologically guided steroid injections for trapeziometacarpal arthritis

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Personal Profile

I enjoy my work in hand surgery. Outside of work I spend a lot of time with my wife and children and their hobbies. I keep fit by jogging weekly and do karate for over 3 hours each week. For non exersise I allow myself one evening a week for online gaming with a friend and my 2 brothers.

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