Mr Michael Elvey, Hand and Wrist Orthopaedic Surgeon

Mr Michael Elvey MB BS BSc FRCS (Tr & Orth) Br Dip Hand Surg

Hand and Wrist Orthopaedic Surgeon

MB BS BSc FRCS (Tr & Orth) Br Dip Hand Surg
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Areas of expertise

  • Hand and wrist injuries
  • Osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis
  • Dupuytren's disease
  • Carpal / cubital tunnel syndrome
  • Tendon & nerve injuries
  • Trigger finger / thumb
  • Tennis and golfers elbow
  • Ganglion removal treatment
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Recommendations for Mr Elvey

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  • byDr Laura David, GP

    Mr Elvey is a highly skilled surgeon and has great interpersonal skills. He always goes the extra mile for his patients and will ensure the patient journey is a positive experience. He is always happy to share his knowledge and advice with GPs to help personal development and also enhance patient care.

  • byDr Anatole Vilhelm Wiik, GP Trainee

    Mr Michael Elvey does what is best for his patients. He is technically sound and combined with his diligent work ethic, achieves results which most would dream about. However his kind, honest and trustworthy nature which makes him a real diamond.

  • byMr Nick Ferran, Shoulder Surgeon

    Mike is a trusted and well trained expert in hand and wrist surgery. I work with him at London North West Healthcare NHS Trust and we have operated together on complex cases so I know he is a skilled surgeon. I have no hesitation in recommending patients to him.

  • by Mr Hani Abdul-Jabar, Orthopaedic surgeon

    He is a gifted hand surgeon who cares about his patients and delivers high standards of care.

  • by Ms Michelle Cabay, Occupational Therapist

    It is a great pleasure to work with Mr Michael Elvey. He is very knowledgeable and generous in sharing his knowledge/expertise to other members of the MDT. He uses innovative treatment approaches. He exhibits stupendous compassion to patients and thoroughly explains conditions, treatment procedures/plans to patients well in his clinics and is very well liked. He shows great appreciation of the value of each member of the multidisciplinary team and is really wonderful to work with!

  • by Ms Rachel Maccabee, Hand Physiotherapist

    Mr Michael Elvey is known for his current evidence and forward thinking. He is an excellent surgeon and has great interpersonal skills with colleagues and patients.

  • byDr Laura David, GP

    Mr Elvey is a highly skilled surgeon and has great interpersonal skills. He always goes the extra mile for his patients and will ensure the patient journey is a positive experience. He is always happy to share his knowledge and advice with GPs to help personal development and also enhance patient care.

  • byDr Anatole Vilhelm Wiik, GP Trainee

    Mr Michael Elvey does what is best for his patients. He is technically sound and combined with his diligent work ethic, achieves results which most would dream about. However his kind, honest and trustworthy nature which makes him a real diamond.

  • byMr Nick Ferran, Shoulder Surgeon

    Mike is a trusted and well trained expert in hand and wrist surgery. I work with him at London North West Healthcare NHS Trust and we have operated together on complex cases so I know he is a skilled surgeon. I have no hesitation in recommending patients to him.

  • by Mr Hani Abdul-Jabar, Orthopaedic surgeon

    He is a gifted hand surgeon who cares about his patients and delivers high standards of care.

  • by Ms Michelle Cabay, Occupational Therapist

    It is a great pleasure to work with Mr Michael Elvey. He is very knowledgeable and generous in sharing his knowledge/expertise to other members of the MDT. He uses innovative treatment approaches. He exhibits stupendous compassion to patients and thoroughly explains conditions, treatment procedures/plans to patients well in his clinics and is very well liked. He shows great appreciation of the value of each member of the multidisciplinary team and is really wonderful to work with!

  • by Ms Rachel Maccabee, Hand Physiotherapist

    Mr Michael Elvey is known for his current evidence and forward thinking. He is an excellent surgeon and has great interpersonal skills with colleagues and patients.

  • Address

  • Telephone or video consultation

    Available for patients, please call to arrange, GB, NW8 9NH

  • Hospital of Saint John and Saint Elizabeth

    60 Grove End Rd, St John's Wood, London , GB, NW8 9NH

  • Spire Bushey Hospital

    Heathbourne Rd, Watford, Bushey, GB, WD23 1RD

  • BMI The Clementine Churchill Hospital

    Sudbury Hill, Harrow, GB, HA1 3RX

  • About Mr Michael Elvey

    GMC number: 6164229

    Year qualified: 2007

    Place of primary qualification: University of London

    Mr Elvey is a Consultant Hand and Orthopaedic Surgeon, graduated from the Royal Free and University College London Medical School in 2007 with MBBS and a BSc Hons in Medical Law. He was awarded subspecialty Hand and Wrist fellowships at the world renowned Wrightington Upper limb Unit and Chelsea and Westminster Hospital. He undertook travelling Observership to the Institute De La Main, Paris, France and was awarded the Gold Medal for the highest performance in the British Postgraduate Hand Diploma examination in 2019.

    Mr Elvey publishes regularly in peer-reviewed journals and has received numerous research prizes, presents regularly at national and international scientific meetings.
    He has contributed to major textbooks, is a reviewer for the top hand and wrist publications and maintains an active interest in medical law.

    Apart from medicine Mr Elvey has a passion for sport and enjoys spending time with his young family.

    Areas of expertise

    • Hand and wrist injuries
    • Hand surgery
    • Wrist surgery
    • Osteoarthritis
    • Rheumatoid arthritis
    • Dupuytren's disease
    • Hand trauma
    • Joint replacement (hand and wrist)
    • Sports injuries
    • Upper limb trauma of the hand, wrist, elbow and collar bone
    • Carpal / cubital tunnel syndrome
    • Trigger finger / thumb
    • Ganglion removal treatment
    • Tendinitis
    • Osteo and Inflammatory arthritis of the Hand and Wrist
    • Tennis and golfers elbow
    • Fractures, dislocations, and soft tissue injuries of the hand and wrist
    • Tendon & nerve injuries
    • Skiers thumb
    • Hand and wrist splinting
    • Injections for dupuytrens disease
    • Finger arthritis treatment
    • Hand and wrist ligament reconstruction
    • Hand surgery for dupuytrens disease
    • Ulnar nerve release surgery
    • Wrist arthroscopy

    Frequently asked questions

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

    My practice is split between elective and trauma (injury) presentations. Trauma presentations commonly include fractures, tendon, ligament and nerve injuries, and muscular injuries.

    Electively the common things I see include carpal and cubital tunnel syndrome (pain, numbness, and pins & needles). I treat arthritis symptoms such as pain, stiffness, and swelling, particularly in the elder group of patients, lumps, and bumps such as ganglia and other cysts in the hand and wrists, and overuse syndromes such as tennis elbow and golfer's elbow.

    This is a summary of the most common presentations.

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

    The diagnostic tests I use regularly are X-ray, ultrasound, MRI, and CT. I also use nerve conduction studies. Very occasionally, I request bone scans. In certain circumstances, I perform keyhole as a diagnostic test.

    In terms of trauma treatments, I regularly perform fracture fixations and soft tissue (tendon/ligament/nerve) repairs and reconstructions.

    Electively my most commonly performed procedures include peripheral nerve decompression (carpal and cubital tunnel), excisions of lumps and bumps, trigger finger release, osteoarthritis treatment including arthroscopy, replacements of the joints of the wrist and fingers, wrist and finger fusions, treatment of golfer's and tennis elbow, Dupuytrens procedures including traditional surgery and enzyme injection, and steroid injections for tendinopathies or arthritis.

  • What are your areas of sub-specialist interest?

    My main interests are osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis, tendinopathies, sports injuries (fractures, dislocations, and soft tissues injuries), joint replacement surgery, treatment of Dupuytren's disease, wide awake surgery and keyhole surgery of the hand and wrist.

  • Professional memberships

    Royal College of Surgeons of England
    British Society for Surgery of the Hand
    European Wrist Arthroscopy Society
    British Medical Association (BMA)
    General Medical Council
    Medical Protection Society

    Other specialists recommended by Mr Elvey

  • Mr Nick Ferran, Shoulder Surgeon

    He is a conscientious surgeon with an excellent patient manner and a reliable colleague.