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Mr Jeremy Field has an extensive practice in Gloucestershire, where 90% of his work is hand surgery and the rest is general orthopaedics. This involves both trauma (broken fingers/wrists and tendon and nerve repairs) and non-emergency work, treating conditions such as Carpal Tunnel, Trigger Finger, Dupuytrens treatment and Arthritis in the hand.
In addition to his surgery, Mr Field has a strong research interest, a keen interest in teaching trainees and also more senior surgeons. Mr Field also has a large hand medico-legal practice acting as an expert witness in personal injury and medical negligence cases.
Mr Field qualified in London, then was appointed to an Orthopaedic Registrar job in Bristol. A move to Sydney in Australia followed, where Mr Field did a hand fellowship for a year. On his return to Bristol, Mr Field completed his registrar training writing various papers on Colles fractures, Darrachâ's procedure and algodystrophy.
With a very strong academic background, he still has a keen research interest, submitting a paper in a peer-reviewed journal approximately once a year. His particular interests are Dupuytren's disease and arthritis and consequently joint replacement in the hand.
Mr Field was appointed as an orthopaedic college examiner in 2004. He is a very keen teacher to nurses, medical students, and trainee doctors. Mr Field has been chairman of the AO principles of fracture fixation course which teaches young orthopaedic surgeons the practical aspects of fracture fixation.
Mr Field is now chairman of the UK hand and wrist course which involves teaching more advances trainee orthopaedic and plastic surgeons key aspects of fracture fixation in the hand. He has been writing Medico-Legal reports for 15 years initially as a Registrar in Bristol and now as a consultant hand surgeon in Cheltenham. He has recently started doing Medical litigation cases. Mr Field performs about 100 medico-legal reports a year.
He has also written many publications over the years.