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​Hand, Wrist and Elbow Orthopaedic Team

Welcome to the web pages for the Hand, Wrist and Elbow Orthopaedic Team at Dorset County Hospital.

The team provide a specialist service for the treatment of hand, wrist and elbow conditions. The expert individual treatment, which is essential or required after trauma, illness or any injury, is delivered by our dedicated team to restore optimal function.

These pages are designed to allow patients, GPs and other medical professionals to seek information about Hand, Wrist and Elbow conditions and operations.  Patient information leaflets, care pathways, protocols and rehabilitation guidelines can be accessed in this site. There are also links to other useful websites.

We aim to enhance multi-disciplinary communication and hence improve patients' outcomes and satisfaction with their care. 

Mission Statement:

The Dorset County Hospital NHS Foundation Trust Hand, Wrist and Elbow Orthopaedic team provides an interdisciplinary approach to patients attending or receiving the service. The main aim of the service is to enhance an effective and efficient method to deal with any Hand, Wrist or Elbow conditions following surgery or any cases treated by conservative means.

The Team:

Mr Sean Walsh
Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Specialist Hand, Wrist and Elbow Surgery

Carole Taylor
Secretary to Mr Walsh
01305 254483

Mr Tim Crook
Specialist Upper Limb Surgery

Maree Dethick-Jones
Senior Hand Physiotherapist

Sheena Colhoun
Senior Hand Therapist

Laura Putnam
Hand Therapist

Helen Aves
Orthopaedic Nurse

Nicola Hallet
Orthopaedic Outpatients Healthcare Support

Clerical Assistant
01305 255203 for appointments and queries

James Vincent
Senior Orthopaedic Plaster Technician
01305 255498 (9am to 12pm)

Outpatients Appointments
01305 255461

Further Information

Information for Clinicians

Information for Patients