Mr Doug Campbell

Consultant Hand and Wrist Surgeon

MB ChB ChM FRCS.Ed FRCS FFSEM


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I am a Consultant Hand and Wrist Surgeon in Leeds, UK. I qualified from the University of Dundee in 1986 and completed fellowships in hand surgery in Oxford and Boston, Massachusetts. I was appointed to my NHS consultant post in 1998, leaving this in 2017 to pursue a full-time career in private practice. I completed a two year Master of Surgery degree (ChM) in 2000 and published my thesis on the late effects of hand injury.

I provide a specialist clinical service in the areas of injury reconstruction, sports related problems, and complex conditions of the wrist and hand. My contribution to sports medicine was recognised in 2009 by the award of a Foundation Fellowship of the Faculty of Sports and Exercise Medicine.

I have been performing surgical procedures on the hand and wrist since the early 1990s and undertake over 500 procedures each year.

I have been the chairman of the AO Foundation’s Hand Expert Group since 2005. This is an international group of hand surgeons, scientists, developers and statisticians who design, evaluate and introduce innovative surgical products to manage traumatic injuries of the hand and wrist.

I have been a visiting orthopaedic professor in Australia, Singapore, South Africa, Hong Kong and also to the Royal Society of Medicine, as well as a visiting lecturer to the American Society for Surgery of the Hand (ASSH) and the Belgian Hand Surgery Society. I have chaired courses in Switzerland, Holland, South Africa, Dubai and at the Instructional Course of the ASSH.

I have an established and specialist sports medicine and performance practice in hand and wrist problems, being a member of the medical advisory board of the European PGA Tour as well as acting as specialist medical adviser to Olympic associations, professional soccer clubs, the Scottish Rugby Union, Premiership Rugby Union clubs, international cricket teams, UK Diving, UK Gymnastics and GB Judo. I am also a consultant to the Northern Ballet Theatre and I regularly treat professional musicians, both classical and contemporary.

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Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mr Doug Campbell at Spire include:

Orthopaedics

Other treatments

  • Cubital tunnel syndrome
  • Hand and finger injuries and fractures
  • Hand and wrist arthritis
  • Scaphoid fractures
  • Sports injuries of the hand and wrist
  • Thumb arthritis
  • Trigger finger tendonitis
  • Wrist fractures
  • Wrist pain

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Additional information

Clinical interests

Hand surgery
Hand and wrist surgery
Medico-legal
Wrist surgery

Special clinical interests: Pain and functional problems and all aspects of fracture care in the hand and wrist.

Qualification and professional memberships

MBChB / University of Dundee / 1986
Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery

ChM / University of Leeds / 2000
Master in Surgery

FRCS(Ed) / Edinburgh / 1991
Fellow, Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh

FRCS (Orth) / Intercollegiate / 1995
Specialty Surgical Fellow, Royal College of Surgeons

FFSEM (UK) / Edinburgh / 2010
Foundation Fellow of the Faculty of Sports and Exercise Medicine


Professional memberships

British Society for Surgery of the Hand

British Medical Association

Medical and Dental Defence Union of Scotland


Professional leadership

Chairman, AO Foundation, Hand Expert Group
Member, Medical Advisory Board, European PGA Tour