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Mr Rupert Wharton

Orthopaedic Surgery

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BM BSc FRCS (Tr and Orth) Dip Hand Surg (Br and Eur)

Special Interests

Trauma & Orthopaedic surgery, Hand surgery, Wrist surgery, Elbow surgery, Wrist arthroscopy, Arthritis of the base of the thumb, Hand and Wrist, Wrist Fractures, Hand Fractures, Dupuytren’s disease, Carpal and Cubital Tunnel Release

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Professional Biography

Mr Rupert Wharton is a Consultant Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgeon at King Edward VII's Hospital, specialising in sports injuries and degenerative conditions of the hand and wrist. He works closely with hand therapy colleagues to ensure all non-operative solutions have been tried before considering surgery. {{ label }}

His practice interests include arthroscopy (keyhole surgery) for the wrist, treatment of base of thumb arthritis including joint replacement and fusion, hand and wrist fracture management, Dupuytren’s disease, and treatment of nerve compression syndromes including carpal tunnel syndrome (pressure on the median nerve in the hand) and cubital tunnel syndrome (pressure on the ulnar nerve in the elbow)

He trained on the North West Thames Rotation, having ranked first in Trauma and Orthopaedics national selection 2014.

He has a subspecialty and research interest in hand, wrist and elbow surgery following fellowships at the prestigious Wrightington Upper Limb Unit, Chelsea and Westminster Hospital and at the Pulvertaft Hand Centre, Derby.

He was awarded the Soli Lam Travelling Fellowship by the British Orthopaedic Association to the prestigious Institut Kaplan, Barcelona, and Institut de la Main, Paris.

He is an alumnus of the British Orthopaedic Association’s Future Leaders Programme 2022, and he is an officer in the Royal Naval Reserve with a keen interest in leadership in healthcare and in the operating theatre.

He has sat on the BOTA committee as Publicity Officer and produced the JOINT annual journal. He represented BOTA to the British Orthopaedic Association Professional Practice and Patient Liaison Committees. He was BOTA Linkman for the North West Thames rotation between 2014 and 2020, and ran the deanery core curriculum training 2019-20. Current memberships include BOTA, BOA, BSSH, International Wrist Arthroscopy Society, AO, RCS(Eng).

Outside of his professional career, Mr Wharton resides in South-West London, he is married with three children.

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