Mr Gregory John Packer

Mr Gregory John Packer

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon
FRCS (Ed) FRCS (Orth)

Practising at

Spire Wellesley Hospital

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Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mr Gregory John Packer at Spire include:


Other treatments

Elbow surgery, shoulder surgery, sports medicine, upper limb surgery, wrist surgery, physiotherapy (referral); joint manipulation treatment and spinal rehabilitation.

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Professional profile

I have been a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon for 21 years with a sub speciality interest in the treatment of upper limb disorders. I have considerable experience therefore in the treatment for surgical disorders of the shoulder, elbow and wrist. I have particular experience in the field of treatment of wrist fractures and chronic wrist disorders.

I probably perform the greatest number of wrist replacements surgeries of any surgeons in the UK and now have an international reputation in the field of wrist replacements. I have undertaken the worlds first specific design and wrist hemi-arthroplasty and undertaken the worlds first series of 20 of these operations and more recently undertaken the worlds first modular wrist hemi-arthroplasty surgery. I have sub speciality interest in upper limb surgery and therefore deal with disorders of the shoulder, the elbow and the hand and wrist. I have particular expertise in the field of joint replacement of the upper limb; including shoulder replacement, elbow replacement, wrist replacement, replacement of the distal radioulnar joint, prosthetic replacement of the thumb and replacement of the finger.

I have been in both the NHS and private practice for 21 years and therefore have extensive experience in the field of upper limb surgery. For example, I now perform approximately 70 wrist replacements per year both partial and total. Approximately 15 replacements of the distal radioulnar joint and approximately 100 thumb replacements.

I have been involved in medical management for the whole of my career having initially been clinical director for Orthopaedics, then a Business Unit Director for MSK services at Southend University Hospital which involves managerially responsible for Orthopaedics, Chronic Pain, Rheumatology and the whole of Rehabilitation. I am now Clinical Director for MSK which encompasses the same remit.

I have Consulting agreements with Biomet, SWEEMAC, Extremity Medical and Acumed. I am therefore involved in teaching and training for these companies, together with product development each year. I have surgeons who visit me to gain practical experience in the field of upper limb surgery, particularly wrist replacement surgery. I am also invited to go to international conferences to lecture and to also travel internationally to assist surgeons who are starting to undertake wrist replacements.

I have a Medico Legal practice which includes personal injury, medical negligence and also undertaken work for the Health Service Ombudsmen.

I welcome appropriate patients wishing to refer and pay for treatment themselves without the need for a GP letter of referral.

Clinical Interests

Elbow surgery
Hand surgery
Shoulder surgery
Soft tissue injuries
Sports injury
Upper limb surgery
Wrist surgery
Hand and wrist surgery

My clinical interests for the wrist are wrist arthroscopy, wrist replacement, distal radio-ulnar joint replacement, fractured distal radius, open reduction and fixation, chronic wrist problems, ligament reconstruction and partial/total fusion. My clinical interests for the elbow are elbow joint arthroscopy and elbow joint replacement. My clinical interests for the hand are thumb joint replacement and finger joint replacement. My clinical interests for the shoulder are arthroscopic sub acromial decompression and shoulder replacement.

Private contact details

Telephone Spire Wellesley insured patients: 01702 447 921, Spire Wellesley self pay patients: 01702 447 926
Private secretary Stephanie Horwood
Private secretary telephone 07713 143 665
Private secretary email
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Qualification and professional memberships

MBBS / University of London / 1983
Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery

Professional memberships

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery
British Orthopaedic Association
British Society of Surgery of the Hand
American Society of Surgery of the Hand

Professional leadership

Clinical Director of MSK Services at Southend University Hospital

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Current NHS posts

Southend Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

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