A highly experienced plastic and reconstructive surgeon, specialising in hand and skin cancer surgery.
Mr David Elliot
is Consultant Plastic Surgeon at Southend Hospital NHS Trust and Senior Hand Surgeon at St Andrew's Centre for Plastic Surgery, Chelmsford, Essex. He provides private plastic and reconstructive surgery for hand conditions and skin cancer at two independent hospitals in Essex:
- Spire Wellesley Hospital, Southend-on-Sea
- Ramsay Springfield Hospital, Chelmsford
A leading plastic and reconstructive surgeon in Essex
Mr Elliot is a highly regarded and experienced plastic and reconstructive surgeon, with an international reputation in the field of hand trauma and repair. Presented the Kay-Kilner prize by the British Association of Plastic Surgeons, he is a regular contributor to the academic literature and frequently speaks at national and international conferences.
Conditions treated by Mr David Elliot
Mr Elliot offers plastic and reconstructive surgery for hand and skin conditions including:
- Hand trauma, including damage to the tendons, bones, blood vessels and nerves
- Nerve pain secondary to hand trauma
- Osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis of the hand
- Nerve compression syndromes
- Dupuytren's disease
- Non-melanoma skin cancer (basal cell carcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma)
- Melanoma skin cancer
Expert repair of hand tendons
Tendons are strong bands of tissue that connect muscles to bone. The normal function of the hand is dependent on two groups of tendons: those that run vertically, responsible for the straightening and the fingers and thumb (extensor tendons), and those that run across the palm of the hand, responsible for bending the fingers and thumb (flexor tendons). When these tendons are divided or split normal hand movement is lost. The most common causes of tendon damage are cuts, crushing injuries, animal bites, sports injuries and rheumatoid arthritis.
Mr Elliot provides expert repair of both the extensor tendons, which can usually be repaired through an incision in the hand under local anaesthetic, and the flexor tendons which are more difficult to access and run close to important nerves, requiring all the skills of a specialist hand plastic surgeon.
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