Lorenzo Garagnani


Consultant orthopaedic hand and wrist surgeon


Lorenzo Garagnani MD FRCS EBHS diploma in hand surgery is the joint lead of the hand unit and consultant orthopaedic hand and wrist surgeon at Guy's and St Thomas', joining in 2015. He is also honorary clinical senior lecturer at the faculty of life sciences and medicine at King's College London and the Trust's lead of undergraduate medical education in orthopaedics and year 3 trauma block.

As a specialist hand and wrist surgeon, he worked at Humanitas Clinical Institute (Rozzano, Milan, Italy), was locum consultant at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital in London and consultant at the department of hand surgery and microsurgery at Policlinico di Modena University Hospital (Modena, Italy) where he was joint lead of the children's congenital upper limb and hand anomalies service.

He has a broad adult and children's hand and wrist surgery practice, is a reviewer for international scientific journals and a regular speaker and invited faculty member at national and international conferences and courses.

Lorenzo has a keen interest in medical education and regularly teaches medical students and trains international hand fellows and orthopaedic and plastic surgery trainees.

He is director of the International Bone Research Association (IBRA) London Upper Limb Fellowship, tutor for the British diploma in hand surgery and examiner and member of the examination committee of the European Diploma in Hand Surgery.

Lorenzo is the current president of the Paediatric Hand International Society of Surgeons (PHISOS), secretary general of the Italian Medical Society of Great Britain (IMSoGB) and sits on the International Relations Committee and on the International Traveling Fellows Committee of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand (ASSH). He is past member of the Guidelines Committee of SICM (Italian Society for Surgery of the Hand) and member of a number of international scientific societies.

He has also served as volunteer children's hand and wrist surgeon with a charity providing children's surgery and teaching in Myanmar.

Education and training

Lorenzo qualified at Bologna University, Italy. He trained in trauma and orthopaedics, mainly based at Rizzoli Orthopaedic Institute, a leading institution in the field of orthopaedics. He completed his sub-specialist training in hand and wrist surgery in the UK.

Lorenzo has previously been:

  • hand fellow at the plastic and reconstructive surgery department of the Oxford University Hospitals
  • hand fellow at The Hand Clinic, Windsor
  • hand fellow at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital
  • children's congenital hand fellow at Great Ormond Street Hospital.

He also obtained the European diploma in hand surgery of the European Board of Hand Surgery (EBHS)/Federation of European Societies for Surgery of the Hand (FESSH).

Research interests

  • Minimally invasive techniques and procedures in adult and children's hand and wrist surgery

  • Reduction of surgical morbidity

  • Innovations in surgery

Last updated: April 2022

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