Mr Harpal Singh Uppal

Mr Harpal Singh Uppal

Consultant Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgeon
BA MA BMBCh Msc FRCS (Tr & Orth)

Practising at

Spire Harpenden Hospital

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Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mr Harpal Singh Uppal at Spire include:

Orthopaedics - elbow and shoulder

Orthopaedics - hand and wrist

Other treatments

Shoulder surgery: advanced arthroscopic reconstructive surgery, open surgery including major shoulder joint replacement surgery, revision shoulder arthroplasty and the specialist management of complex shoulder trauma.

Elbow surgery: arthroscopic tennis elbow surgery, arthroscopic debridement and capsular release for arthritis, ulna nerve decompression, elbow ligament reconstruction surgery and primary and revision elbow joint replacement surgery.

Hand and wrist: carpal tunnel, trigger finger release, interest in wrist fracture reconstruction post trauma.

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Professional profile

Mr Uppal is a consultant orthopaedic surgeon who specialises in complex reconstructive shoulder and elbow surgery.

He is an Oxford graduate and completed his early surgical training in the Oxford region. Mr Uppal undertook higher specialist training in trauma and orthopaedics in the West Midlands deanery, gaining expert training in trauma and elective surgery in University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire.

Mr Uppal was selected for and successfully completed three very prestigious and internationally well recognised fellowships in Exeter and in Bristol. Over these 18 months, he gained specialist advanced training, making him an expert in arthroscopic and open surgery of the shoulder, elbow and wrist.

Mr Uppal has published extensively in peer reviewed journals and is thus the research lead for the department. He has a master’s degree in evidence-based orthopaedic surgery from the University of Warwick and has an interest in the development of artificial intelligence-driven machine vision systems to aid in the treatment of patients with shoulder and elbow disorders. Mr Uppal uses his in-depth knowledge of research to deliver the most up-to-date and safe treatments for his patients.

Clinical Interests

Shoulder surgery
Elbow surgery

Special Clinical Interests: Complex shoulder and elbow arthroscopy (Keyhole); Shoulder and elbow replacements (primary and revision); Complex Upper Limb Trauma.

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Qualification and professional memberships

BA / Oxford / 2000
University of Oxford

BMBCh / Oxford / 2003
University of Oxford

MA / Oxford / 2005
University of Oxford

Msc / Warwick / 2013
University of Warwick

FRCS (Tr & Orth) / England / 2013
Royal College of Surgeons of England

Professional memberships

FRCS (Tr & Orth)

Professional leadership

Research Lead Trauma and Orthopaedics – East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust

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Current NHS posts

Consultant Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgeon at East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust

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Personal Profile

Mr Uppal is happily married and has a keen interest in football.

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Private contact details

Private secretary Debbie Young
Private secretary telephone 0787 6870 700
Private secretary email