Mr Michael Woodruff

Orthopaedic Consultant

MB ChB, FRCS(Ed), FRCS (Tr and Orth)

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I was appointed as a consultant orthopaedic hand and wrist surgeon with The Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. I was born in Preston, although I moved away from the area as a child. Nevertheless, I am proud of my Lancastrian roots so I was delighted when the opportunity arose to return to the area with my family. I graduated from Sheffield Medical School in 1994. I undertook my basic surgical training in trauma and orthopaedic surgery with the Yorkshire Deanery. I have ten years experience of trauma and orthopaedic surgery.I first developed an interest in hand surgery whilst I was a senior house officer working at the "Woodlands" Orthopaedic Hospital in Birmingham. As a result, I was able to proactively plan and organise my training as a Higher Surgical Trainee in order to pursue a career in hand and wrist surgery.I have been fortunate to train under some of the top hand surgeons both in this country and the world. These have included Professor J Jupiter, Chief of Hand Surgery at Massachusetts General Hospital and Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at Harvard Medical School, Professor J Stanley at Wrightington Hospital, Mr D Campbell, Consultant at St James University Hospital and Chairman of the AO International Hand Group, and Professor T Davis, Professor of Hand Surgery at Queens Medical Centre, and the outgoing editor of the Journal of Hand Surgery. My aim is to provide a high quality, patient-centred hand and wrist service to the people of Lancashire.Besides the more common hand and wrist procedures, I perform joint replacements in the hand and a variety of procedures for disorders of the wrist including wrist arthroscopies and vascularised bone grafts for conditions such as scaphoid non-unions.

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Qualification and professional memberships

Professional memberships

North West Deanery Specialist Training Committee for Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery

North West Hand Society

British Society for Surgery of the Hand

British Orthopaedic Association

Research and publications

Basal thumb arthritis Scaphoid fractures Distal radius fractures

Current NHS posts

Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

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I am a keen sportsman and played representative cricket for my county as a teenager. I now play golf (badly) and enjoy mountain biking and walking.

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