Mr Gordon McArthur, Mr McArthur has a specialist interest in all aspects of hand and wrist surgery

Mr Gordon McArthur MBChB, MRCS (Ed), MFST (Ed), FEBHS, FRCS (Plast)

Mr McArthur has a specialist interest in all aspects of hand and wrist surgery

Areas of expertise

Recommendations for Mr McArthur

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Recommended by:

  • by Mr Maxim Horwitz, Orthopaedic Surgeon

  • by Dr Benjamin Thomas, Pain medicine specialist

  • by Mr Rupen Dattani, Orthopaedic Surgeon

  • Address

  • Parkside Hospital

    53 Parkside, Wimbledon, London, GB, SW19 5NX

  • BUPA Cromwell Hospital

    164-178 Cromwell Rd, Kensington, London, GB, SW5 0TU

  • New Victoria Hospital

    184 Coombe Lane West, , Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey, GB, KT2 7EG

  • Chelsea And Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

    Chelsea & Westminster Hospital, 369 Fulham Road, London, Greater London, SW10 9NH

  • About Mr Gordon McArthur

    GMC number: 4601948

    Year qualified: 1999

    Place of primary qualification: University of Aberdeen

    Mr Gordon McArthur is a London trained Plastic Surgeon with a specialist interest in all aspects of hand and wrist surgery, including children's hand surgery. His NHS practice is based in one of the UK's premier Hand Units at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital. He also offers private consultations across London in a number of locations. He regularly treats sports professionals and musicians. He works closely with a specialist hand therapy team to optimise treatment and hasten recovery. He also has strong links with many other health professionals to offer a truly holistic service.

    Mr McArthur was born and educated in Scotland. He attended the University of Aberdeen Medical School where he qualified with two degrees and a number of distinction awards. His basic surgical training was completed in Edinburgh and Glasgow. After obtaining Membership of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh he decided on a career in Plastic Surgery and relocated to London to maximise his training opportunities. In London, he was trained by some of the UK's leading Plastic Surgeons working in some of the busiest units in the UK. His training was completed with specialist fellowships at Great Ormond Street Hospital and the Royal Marsden Hospital. He also trained in cosmetic surgery at the London Clinic.

    Mr McArthur is a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh and a Fellow of the European Board of Hand Surgery. He is also on the GMC Specialist Register for Plastic Surgery. He has published in a number of peer-reviewed international journals and has presented on an international stage on many occasions. He is also available for consultation as an expert in complex medico-legal cases.

    What are your main subspecialist interests?

    My main subspecialist interest would be hand surgery, with adults and children making up half and half of the mix.

    What are the common symptoms that your patients tend to present with?

    The majority of patients I see will have either hand injuries or chronic hand conditions. Hand injuries are often a mixture of open injuries where they've sustained a laceration or with an underlying tendon or nerve injury or a closed fracture from a simple fall or a sporting injury.

    The chronic hand injuries tend to be more long term. They are often related to tendon injuries, repetitive strain, work-related injuries and joint problems such as arthritis or from previous trauma injury to the joints.

    There will also be a small lineup of tumor work, gangrene work, nerve surgery as well.

    What are the treatments that you are able to offer your patients?

    I try and offer a very holistic service. I work very closely with my hand therapy team. Lots of the work initially is often based using splints and exercises.

    For neck, often, we will use some steroid injections if required. There are a number of conditions that can be treated very easily with steroid injections. Sometimes I liaise with my radiologist to carry those out with more precision if required.

    Surgically would be the final step, which some patients will go to straight away. The majority of patients, we'll trial other things first.

    Areas of expertise

    • Congenital hand surgery
    • Children's hand injuries
    • Adult hand and wrist injuries
    • Nerve surgery including carpal tunnel syndrome
    • Dupuytrens surgery and injections
    • Tendon injury and dysfunction including trigger digits
    • Osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis
    • Ganglion surgery
    • General plastic surgery including scar management and cosmetic procedures

    Professional memberships

    Other specialists recommended by Mr McArthur

  • Mr Jorge Leon-Villapalos, Plastic Surgeon

    ❝ I would recommend Jorge for anyone who requires advice or treatment for a burn injury. ❞

  • Mr Rupen Dattani, Orthopaedic Surgeon

    ❝ I would highly recommend for anyone with an elbow or shoulder problem ❞

  • Dr Benjamin Thomas, Pain medicine specialist

    ❝ Ben helps me regularly to treat patients with pain problems ❞

  • Dr Gajan Rajeswaran, Radiologist

    ❝ Fantastic knowledge and diagnostic skills ❞