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BSc. FRCS(Eng). FRCS(Ed). ChM. FRCS (Orth).

Name: Jeremy Field  
Home Address:
Duntisbourne Leer Farm
DATE OF BIRTH: 26.3.59
GMC: Full No. 2830313 MEDICAL DEFENCE: (MDU) 177428

EDUCATION: 1973-1977 Greshams School, Holt, Norfolk 
  1977-1983 Charing Cross Hospital Medical School,

QUALIFICATIONS: 1980 Intercalated BSc - Biochemistry (London) 2:1
  1983 MBBS (London)
  1985 Primary FRCS (London)
  1988 FRCS (Edinburgh)
  1989 FRCS (England)
  1991 ATLS Provider
  1994 Master of Surgery (Bristol)
  1995 FRCS(Orth)
  2003 Examiner for Intercollegiate FRCS(Orth)

PRESENT 1996 - Consultant Orthopaedic and Hand Surgeon
APPOINTMENT   Cheltenham General Hospital.


1.8.86-31.3.87 Orthopaedics: Mr.J.A.W.Fitzgerald
  (Southampton) Mr.J.A.Robertson
1.3.89-31.7.89 Orthopaedic Registrar J.D.Rawlings
  (Plymouth) Mr N.Seymour
1.8.88-31.1.89 Plastic Surgery Mr.B.G.Lamberty
  (Cambridge) Mr.R.C.Campbell
1.8.89-31.7.90 Southmead Hospital Mr.H.E.D.Griffiths, Mr.C.E.Ackroyd
  (General) Mr.G.C.Bannister
1.8.90-29.2.91 BRI (Hand Surgery) Mr.I.J.Leslie
1.3.91-28.2.92 Research Fellow Mr.R.M.Atkins
  (ChM Thesis)  
1.3.92-31.8.92 Southmead Hospital Mr.C.E.Ackroyd
  Trauma/Cold Mr.G.C.Bannister, Mr.I.G.Winson.
16.9.92-29.2.93 Knee/trauma (BRI) Mr.J.H.Newman
1.3.93-31.8.93 Hand Surgery/Tumours Mr.I.J.Leslie/Mr.J.Dixon
1.9.93-31.12.93  Professorial Unit Mr.R.M.Atkins
1.1.94-31.12.94 Sydney Hand Unit Mr.T.J.Herbert, Prof W. B. Conolly
1.1.95-28.2.95 Knee/Hips Mr.A.J.Ward/Mr.J.H.Newman
1.3.95-31.8.95 Childrens Orthopaedics  Mr.P.J.Witherow
1.9.95-29.2.96 Revision Hips/Feet Prof. I.D.Learmonth/Mr.I.Winson


TRAUMA: Extensive experience of all types of trauma including head and chest injuries was gained at Southampton. Further experience was obtained at Plymouth, Southmead Hospital Bristol (which was a 1 in 2 rotation for one year) and the BRI. Six weeks were spent at the Freiberg Trauma Centre (Germany) with Prof. Kuner as an AO fellow in August 1993. 1994 Most of the year spent in Australia was involved in treating trauma of the hand and wrist under Mr T Herbert.

Hip Surgery - I have been performing hip replacements for 10 years, gaining experience with both cemented and uncemented prostheses. I no longer perform revision surgery.

Foot Surgery - Six months with Ian Winson. 20% of my present practice is foot surgery.

Hand Surgery - Six months on the Hand Unit at the BRI with experience of both traumatic and cold orthopaedic hand problems, was followed by six months dealing with cold hand surgery at the Avon Orthopaedic Centre.

HAND FELLOWSHIP Extensive trauma and elective operative experience was obtained working with Mr T J Herbert at the Sydney hand Unit, Australia. I personally performed 10 scaphoid non-union reconstructions, 20 dorsal capsulorraphies with scapholunate ligament repairs, for carpal instability, 10 endoscopic carpal tunnel releases and 50 wrist arthroscopies.

MRCS Examination Course in London (March 1999).

PRESENT PRACTICE I do a 1 in 5 trauma rota dealing with all kinds of trauma at consultant level. 90% of my work is hand surgery, both cold and traumatic. The rest tends to be foot surgery.

Teaching & Examining

I examine on the Board of the FRCS (Orth) Exam twice a year. I have been an external Examiner in Jeddah in Saudi Arabia in November 2009.

I chair the International AO Orthopaedic principles Fracture Fixation Courses. As from January 2010 I will be the overall Chair of the Principles Course, being in charge of four courses in the UK per year.

I teach on the AO Hand and Wrist Course. I have chaired an AO Hand and Wrist Course in Cairo in October 2009.

I teach on the AO Tips for Trainers Course, which trains Faculty members for teaching on the Principles Advances and Hand Courses. I also teach on the Tips for Chairmen course once a year which trains AO faculty to chair courses.

I also teach at the Royal College of Surgeons on the Training the Trainers Course, which teaches both Registrars and existing Consultants on how to train and assess their trainees.

I sit on the research and audit committee of the Hand Society and have done for three years.

I teach SHOs, Physiotherapists and Registrars aspects of Hand Surgery every Tuesday morning.

Medical Legal Experience

I have been writing Medico-Legal reports for 15 years initially as a Registrar in Bristol and now as a consultant hand surgeon in Cheltenham. I have written over 1000 reports to date with approximately 50:50 split of plaintiff/defendant cases. I have recently started doing Medical litigation cases. I have attended courses on the "Single Joint Expert" in Bristol and two PRLS courses, one on giving evidence as an Expert witness 2002 and the Expert Witness marketing course in 2003.

I perform 100 medico legal reports a year and my most recent court attendance was in September 2011 where I acted on behalf of the defendant and the outcome was successful. I am a member of the Society of Expert Witnesses. I am also in the National Directory of Consultant Examiners, on the panel of experts for Medical and Professional Services Limited and the IMS Expert Panel.


1983 Mechanisms of lysis of red blood cells by Heparin.
H.M.Patel, J.Field, N.Parvel, B.E.Ryman.
Bioscience Reports.
1983; 3: 39-46.

Carcinoma of the lung associated with Digital Ischaemia.
J.Field, I.F.Lane.
1986; 41: 573-574.


Transaxillary Angiography; an Acceptable approach when Perfemoral Angiography is not acceptable.
J.Field, J.Mclvor, R.M.Greenhalgh
European Journal Vascular Surgery. 1987; 1: 193-195.


 Early Experience with 'B' mode ultrasound mapping of long Saphenous vein prior to femoro-distal bypass.
M.D.McShane, J.Field, J.Smallwood.
Ann. Royal Coll. Surgeons of England. 1988; 70: 147-149.


Bedding and Sleeping Position in the Sudden Infant Death Syndrome.
J Field.
British Medical Journal.
1990; 301: 871-872.


A Comparison of the Three Methods of Administration of Antibiotic Prophylaxis in Knee Surgery.
J.Field, J.Webb, G.C.Bannister
Journal of Arthroplasty.
1992; 7: 17-19.


Features of Algodystrophy at Ten Years Following Colles Fracture.
Jeremy Field, Hand Surgeon, D.Warwick, G.C.Bannister
Journal of Hand Surgery
1992; 17B: 318-320.


The Long Term Prognosis of Displaced Colles Fracture: A Ten year Prospective Review.
Jeremy Field, Hand Surgeon, D.Warwick, G.C.Bannister, A.G.F.Gibson
1992: 23: 8; 529-32.

1993 The measurement of Radial Shortening.
D.Warwick, Jeremy Field, Hand Surgeon D.Prothero, G.C.Bannister.
Journal of Hand Surgery 1993;
18B; 1: 50-53.

 Darrach's Procedure - a benign operation?
Jeremy Field, Hand Surgeon, R.J.Majkowski, I.J.Leslie
Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery
1993; 75B: 53-57.


Colles Fracture after 10 years. A Prospective Study.
D.Warwick, Jeremy Field, Hand Surgeon, D.Prothero, G.C.Bannister
Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research
1993; 275: 270-274.


Objective Improvements in Algodystrophy following Treatment with Regional Intravenous Guanethidine.
Jeremy Field, C.Monk, R.M.Atkins.
Journal of Hand Surgery
1993; 18B: 339-342.


The effect of intravenous regional Guanethidine on the natural history of post-traumatic algodystrophy.
Jeremy Field, R.M.Atkins.
Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases
1993; 52; 6: 467-469.


Algodystrophy is associated with tight plaster of Paris casts.
Jeremy Field, R.M.Atkins
The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery
1993 1994; 76B: 6: 901-905.


Osteoarthritis of the Wrist. A primary or secondary phenomenon?
Jeremy Field, D.Warwick, G.C.Bannister
Journal of Orthopaedic Rheumatology 1994;
24 : 126-128.


Master of Surgery thesis - Algodystrophy following wrist trauma

One years research (Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy or RSD) studying the associations of post traumatic algodystrophy. One hundred consecutive Colles' fracture patients were assessed for features of algodystrophy after one, five, nine and twelve weeks following fracture. A new method of quantifying finger stiffness was devised. It was possible to diagnose algodystrophy 1 week after Colles' fracture.

Algodystrophy was associated with a tight plaster cast but not the median nerve dysfunction. There was no association with psychological impairment. The effect of treatment with intravenous regional guanethedine was investigated.

ChM awarded January 1995


Total Wrist Fusion - a functional assessment.
Jeremy Field, Hand Surgeon, T.J.Herbert, R.Prosser.
Journal of Hand Surgery. 1996; 21B: 4: 429-435.


 Psychological distress associated with Algodystrophy.
Jeremy Field & V.F.Gardner.
Journal of Hand Surgery 1996;
21B : 6 : 100-101.


Controversies in the Diagnosis and Management of Algodystrophy.
J.D.J.Eldridge, Jeremy Field, M.J.Hubble, E.J.Smith
Current Opinion in Orthopaedics 1996;
7 : 49-52.


Algodystrophy is an Early Complication of Colles' Fracture. What are the implications?
J.Field & R.M.Atkins.
Journal of Hand Surgery 1997;
22B : 2 : 178-182.


 Algodystrophy and its association with Dupuytren's Disease.
J.A.Livingstone & J.Field
Journal of Hand Surgery, 1999;
24B : 2 : 199-202


The effect of Trasylol on bleeding during THR
A M Langdown, H Huma, J Field.
Journal of Arthroplasty. 2000; 15(8):1009-1012


Does splintage help pain after Carpal Tunnel decompression
R Bhatia, J Field, J Grote, H Huma.
Journal of Hand Surgery 25, 25B:2:150


Tranexamic Acid and bleeding following primary total hip arthroplasty
N Garneti, J Field.
Journal of Arthroplasty (Accepted 2003)


Measurement of finger stiffness in algodystrophy
J. Field
Hand Clinics 19 (2003) 511-515.


Prevalence of osteoarthritis of the trapeziometacarpal joint.
J. Field (letter published in 2005 edition)
Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery
. 2005 Dec; 87(12):2614-8.


Limited wrist arthrodesis versus radial osteotomy for Advanced Kienböck's Disease - for a fragmented lunate.
Accepted for publication (2006) Journal of Hand Surgery Asian Volume

2006 Morbidity of hand and wrist Ganglia.
P. Tomlinson & J. Field.
Hand Surg. 2006 Jul; 11(1-2):5-8

To suspend or not suspend that is the question? A randomised controlled blind study of Trapeziectomy alone verses Trapeziectomy + FCR suspension.
JBJS (British) 2006 88B, Issue Supp _11, 261.


Scaphoid bone bruising - probably not the precursor of asymptomatic non-union of the scaphoid.
La Hei N, McFadyen I, Brock M, Field J
J Hand Surgery Eur Vol. 2007; 32(3) : 337-40.


To suspend or not suspend: a randomised, single blind trial of simple trapeziectomy versus trapeziectomy + flexor carpia radialis suspension.
Field J, Buchanan, D
J Hand Surgery Eur Vol. 2007 Aug:32(4) : 462-6. Epub 2007 Mar 30


Comparison of MRI and wrist arthroscopy for assessment of wrist cartilage.
Mutimer J, Green J, Field J
J Hand Surg Eur Vol. 2008 Jun;33(3) : 380-2


Two to Five year follow up of the LPM ceramic coated proximal interphalangeal joint arthroplasty.
J. Field
J Hand Surgery Eur Vol. 2008 Feb; 33E 1: 38-44


 A report on the early failure of the LPM proximal interphalangeal joint replacement.
Hobby JL, Edwards S, Field J, Giddins G
Research and Audit Committee of the BSSH.
J Hand Surg Eur Vol. 2008 Aug;33(4):526-7


If it looks in is it really in? Intra-articular screw penetration of the distal radius - a radiological study.
JBJS May 2009;91-B:355


Warm or Warmer? A randomised controlled trial of room temperature versus bodytemperature for local anaesthetic infiltratoion in open carpal tunnel release.
A Bebbington, M Tredgett & J Field


Does post-operative hand elevation reduce swelling? A randomised study.
R P Baker, J Field, C Gozzard, M C Wyatt & Y Robertson
The Journal of Hand Surgery March 2010;European Volume 35E, Number 3, 192 - 194.


Warm or refrigerated local anaesthetic for open carpal tunnel release: a single blind randomized controlled study.
P J Tomlinson & J Field

The Journal of Hand Surgery March 2010;European Volume 35E, Number 3, 232 - 233


Should unstable extra-articular distal radial fractures be treated with fixed-angle volar locked plates or percutaneous kirschner wires? A prospective randomized controlled trial.
McFadyen I, Field J, McCann P, Ward J, Nicol S, Curwen C.
Injury, 2010 Aug 4.




2007 Randomised controlled study of trapeziectomy and FCR suspension versus ascension hemiarthoplasty for CMCJ osteoarthritis.
2007 Randomised controlled study comparing room temperature - v - body temperature (1% Lignocaine with Adrenaline) for infiltration of local anaesthetic prior to open carpal tunnel release.
2010 Green needle, Orange needle? In administration of local anaesthesia for carpal tunnel



1992 Welcome Research Fellowship
Edward Lillie Fellowship
1993 AO Fellowship (Freiburg)

ARC Grant (No. A0053 Value - £42,600)
To finance a controlled trial of the effectiveness of Guanethedine treating algodystrophy

1994 Ethicon Travelling Fellowship
1994 Sydney Hand Fellowship.