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Mr Edward Powell-Smith
Mr Edward Powell-Smith
MB BS, BSc, FRCS Tr-Orth
Orthopaedic Surgery
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Hand & Wrist Surgery
Trauma Surgery


General Medical Council: 4718103




New appointment: £200
Follow-up appointment: £140


I was appointed as a consultant Hand and Wrist Surgeon at Harrogate District Hospital in 2013. Since taking up my post I have continued to develop my understanding of the complex relationship between anatomy and function that makes treating hand and wrist problems so unique.

Specialist training 

I have extensive registrar training n hand surgery as well as fellowship training in both Orthopaedic and Plastic Surgery.

I undertook fellowships (advanced training) in prestigious departments

  • Chelsea and Westminster Hand Surgery Unit
  • British Society for Surgery oh the Hand (BSSH) fellow at the St Andrews centre for Plastic Surgery, Broomfield Hospital

By working with the Plastic surgeons I have gained a detailed understanding of the innate relationship between soft tissue healing, scar formation and improved functional outcome. By utilising these skills during routine operations I have seen less postoperative soft tissue swelling resulting in less stiffness and improved patient outcomes.

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Medical Procedures

I undertake all aspects of Hand and Wrist surgery for conditions such as nerve entrapment and Arthritis as well as managing hand and wrist injuries that require both operative and non operative intervention. 

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Special Interests

I firmly believe that there is a solution to any problem and that the key to successful outcomes in hand surgery is to select the right solution for the right patient. In Hand and wrist surgery the emphasis is about maintaining function but minimising discomfort. I am a strong advocate for small joint replacement within the hand for painful arthritis including MCP, PIP and DIP joint replacements. More information on these can be found on my website harrogatehandclinic.com



  • CCT in Orthopaedics and Trauma and entered onto GMC Specialist Register (2011)
  • Fellow of The Royal College of Surgeons (Trauma & Orthopaedics)
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Medical Education (University of Winchester)
  • MBBS – University College London (2000)
  • BSc (Hons) Anatomy and Developmental Biology University College London (1997)