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Mr Jeremy Read trained at Charing Cross & Westminster Medical school, where he gained not only his medical qualification but also a BSc in pharmacology. After medical school he received basic surgical training in the St Peters Hospital rotation and then proceeded to undertake an MSc in Sports Medicine.
Following his MSc he continued his general orthopaedic training in the South West Thames orthopaedic rotation. He received specialist training in hand surgery as a hand fellow at the Middlemore Hospital, New Zealand and South Pacific regional hand unit. Here he worked with both orthopaedic and plastic surgeons and gained extensive experience in treating both elective problems and traumatic hand injuries, including micro vascular repair and tendon injuries. This training was further enhanced with a second specialist hand fellowship at University College Hospital in London
Mr Jeremy Read is an orthopaedic consultant at the West Hertfordshire Hospital Trust, where he specialises in treating hand and wrist problems, as well as treating general orthopaedic trauma.
Mr Jeremy Read is experienced in treating both common and complex hand and wrist problems including carpal tunnel syndrome, trigger fingers, Dupuytren’s contracture including Percutaneous Needle Fasciotomy, Kienbock’s disease, lunate replacement surgery and all degenerative and post traumatic problems
Mr Read manages all common hand problems including Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Trigger Finger, DeQuirvain’s Tenosynovitis, Thumb Base Arthritis, Keinbocks Disease and Dupuytren’s contracture. Mr Read is skilled in percutaneous needle faciotomy which is an outpatient minimally invasive treatment for Dupuytren’s contracture
Trauma care includes sub-specialist trauma care for complex wrist fractures using advanced fragment specific fixation techniques. He is skilled in limited incision techniques for managing scaphoid fractures and cares for all complex hand fractures. He is also skilled in the management of late complications of fractures such as scaphoid non union and malunion of the distal radius.