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Miss Victoria Deans

Miss Victoria Deans

Consultant Hand & Wrist Surgeon
MBChB, MRCS, MSc, FRCS (Tr & Orth)

Practising at

Spire Elland Hospital

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Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Miss Victoria Deans at Spire include:

Orthopaedics - hand and wrist

Other treatments

• CMC joint OA, base of thumb arthritis, and STT joint arthritis, PIP joint fusion, small joint PIP and DIP joint OA fingers
Dupuytren's collagenase injections, fasciotomy, fasciectomy, dermofasciectomy, ray amputation
• Hand and finger arthritis
• Thumb arthritis
• Wrist arthritis, including partial or total wrist fusion
• Scaphoid fracture surgery, include acute and chronic fixation with bone graft
• Proximal row carpectomy
• Cubital tunnel syndrome
• Tendonitis surgery - Dequervain's tenosynovitis surgery
• Tendon transfer

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Professional profile

I am a dedicated hand and wrist surgery consultant at Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust in Yorkshire. In 2004 I qualified from the University of Leicester, then completed both my membership (MRCS, 2007) and fellowship (FRCS, 2013) exams with the Royal College of Surgeons, and an MSc (2011) in orthopaedic surgery.

In 2012 I was awarded an educational bursary award by The Royal College of Surgeons of England. In 2014-15, I completed 1 of 11 nationally competitive advanced training programme hand and wrist surgery fellowships in Manchester, which are recognised by the British Society for Surgery of the Hand (BSSH) as the best hand surgery training programmes. I worked for three highly experienced hand and wrist surgery consultants, one of whom was the president of the BSSH at that time. Currently I perform in excess of 500 hand and wrist surgery operations per year, as recorded in my surgical logbook.

I provide a specialist service in hand and wrist surgery, and practice dedicated hand and wrist surgery in my NHS consultant post (in addition to my orthopaedic on calls).

I regularly attend the BSSH scientific meetings, and remain committed to and active with research and audit in hand and wrist surgery techniques. My last systematic review of the evidence for surgical treatment of STT joint wrist arthritis is being published in The Journal of Hand Surgery (AP volume) in October 2017, and I presented this evidence at the BSSH scientific meeting in Bath in 2015 (see attached article). I also presented my audit work comparing our hand trauma service with the BSSH guidelines at the scientific meeting in 2013.


Clinical Interests

Hand and wrist surgery

Special Clinical Interests: carpal tunnel surgery; nerve compression surgery/release; cubital tunnel surgery; trigger finger injection; trigger finger release surgery; ganglion removal surgery; Dupuytren's contracture surgery; dermofasciectomy; fasciectomy; fasciotomy; Xiapex/ Collagense injections; arthritis surgery for wrist/ fingers/ base of thumb; trapeziectomy; hand/ wrist joint fusion and partial fusion; 4 corner fusion; proximal row carpectomy; total wrist fusion.

Private contact details

Telephone For appointments at Spire Elland 01422 324041 or 01422 324020

Journals

Scaphotrapeziotrapezoidal Joint Osteoarthritis: A Systematic Review of Surgical Treatment
19/01/2016

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Qualification and professional memberships

MBChB / University of Leicester / 2004
Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery

MRCS / England / 2007
Membership of the Royal College of Surgeons

MSc / University of Warwick / 2011
Master of Science - Diploma in Orthopaedic surgery

FRCS / UK / 2013
Fellowship of the Royal Colleges of Surgeons


Professional memberships

Member of Royal College of Surgeons (England)
General Medical Council
British Society for Surgery of the Hand associate member


Professional leadership

I remain active in teaching and mentoring in hand and wrist surgery, and am part of the teaching faculty at the Wrightington FRCS upper limb course.

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Current NHS posts

Consultant Hand and Wrist Surgeon

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Personal Profile

I regularly play sports including playing in a league hockey team, going to the gym and skiing.

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