This year Simon celebrated ten years at London Bridge Hospital in 2015. He’s been in full-time private practice since 2011, but before that he was Clinical Director of Orthopaedics at Barts, and part of the trauma team at The Royal London, where London’s helicopter is based.
Simon deal with problems affecting shoulders, elbows and hands. He has strong links with London’s physical therapy community, knowing that a team approach usually works best. Rehab is the mainstay of recovery from upper limb problems, even if an operation is sometimes needed along the way. Keyhole surgery can be great, but sometimes conventional techniques are required. Simon sees patients at The Shard, but also consults at Old Broad Street, Tower Hill and Sevenoaks; he is at the London Orthopaedic Clinic every week too. You’ll often find hospital staff and GPs coming to see him too. Clinics are professional but relaxed, with long appointments so there is always time to get to the bottom of the problem.
At the shoulder: fractures, tendon tears, bursitis, ‘impingement’ (this doesn’t actually exist!), dislocations, gym pain, frozen shoulder. At the elbow: biceps ruptures, tennis elbow, stiffness, instability. In the hand: trapped nerves, ganglion, Dupuytrens contracture, arthritis. trigger fingers.