Gidwani, Sam – consultant hand and wrist surgeon


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Sam Gidwani is a consultant hand and wrist surgeon.Contacts

Secretary: Heather Watson
Secretary tel: 020 7188 4435
Secretary email:

Area of expertise: hand, wrist and forearm surgery

  • Biography

    Mr Gidwani’s practice is exclusively focused on the treatment of disorders of the hand and wrist. He has worked as a consultant within the orthopaedic department at Guy’s & St Thomas’ since 2009. He also contributes to the regional hand trauma service with colleagues from the plastic surgery department. He was head of the orthopaedic department from September 2014 to September 2017.

    Mr Gidwani is a keen educator, for example having co-founded the yearly St. Thomas’ Cadaveric Hand Trauma Course in 2011. He also travels to Nepal with the charity Working Hands on a yearly basis to treat patients with hand problems, chiefly related to leprosy.

  • Education and training

    • BSc – First Class Honours – King’s College London

    • MBBS – King’s College London

    • MRCS and FRCS(Trauma & Orthopaedics) – Royal College of Surgeons

    • Diploma in Hand Surgery – BSSH & University of Manchester

    • Hand Surgery Fellowships in Oxford (Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre), Derby (Pulvertaft Hand Centre) and Brisbane (Princess Alexandra Hospital)

  • Special interests

    • all aspects of adult hand and wrist surgery
    • wrist surgery, hand surgery for rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis (including joint replacement), tendon transfer surgery, nerve compression syndromes, Dupuytren’s disease and hand and wrist fracture treatment

  • Research interests

    • wrist fracture surgery and outcomes
    • scaphoid fractures (chief investigator of TOHETI scaphoid study)
  • Publications

    Seminal papers in hand and wrist surgery. Nash W, Walker R, Gidwani S, Ajueid A. Orthopaedics and Trauma 2015; 29(6); 408-18.

    Percutaneous fixation with Kirschner wires versus volar locking plate fixation in adults with dorsally displaced fracture of distal radius: randomised controlled trial. BMJ 2014;349 (as part of the DRAFFT study group)

    Preventing recurrence of radioulnar synostosis with pedicled adipofascial flaps. Sonderegger J, Gidwani S, Ross M. J Hand Surg Eur 2012; 37(3); 244-50.