Mr Alistair Hunter

Mr Alistair Hunter

MA MBBS MSc FRCS (Tr&Orth) FHEA Dip Hand Surg

Orthopaedic Surgery

18 years of experience
7 years as a specialist

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“He was a very warm and welcoming doctor who was really insightful and helpful “
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  • Hand & Wrist Surgery
  • Shoulder & Elbow Surgery
  • Trauma Surgery
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Languages spoken

  • English
  • French
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Registered with

  • General Medical Council: 6072922
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    Consultation fees

    New appointment: £250

    Follow-up appointment: £165

    Practices worked at

    The Princess Grace Hospital

    42-52 Nottingham Place, London, United Kingdom, W1U 5NY
    2,030 reviews

    The Institute of Sport Exercise & Health (ISEH)

    170 Tottenham Court Road, London, United Kingdom, W1T 7HA
    143 reviews

    Specialist's working hours

    16:00 - 19:00
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    13:00 - 19:00
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    Mr Alistair Hunter is a Consultant Orthopaedic and Hand Surgeon at University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. He qualified from Cambridge University and University College London Medical School and completed his core surgical training at St. Thomas’ Hospital, London obtaining his MRCS in 2006. He then undertook specialist training in on the North Western and Middlesex/University College Hospital rotations and was awarded FRCS in Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery in 2013. Mr Hunter undertook his subspecialist training in hand, wrist and upper limb surgery at the Hand Unit at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital and the Upper Limb Unit at Wrightington Hospital, and he also trained at the Institut Kaplan in Barcelona, Spain. in 2015, British Society for Surgery of the Hand awarded him the Postgraduate Diploma in Hand Surgery.

    Mr Hunter is an expert in all hand and wrist conditions. He manages common and complex conditions of the hand, wrist and elbow, and complex hand and upper limb injuries. He has wide experience in minimally invasive techniques in hand and wrist surgery.

    Mr Hunter is passionate about teaching, training and research. He is involved in the training of Orthopaedic surgical trainees and teaches on a number of national courses. He publishes extensively in his field of expertise and lectures regularly at national and international conferences.

    Diseases, Medical Tests and Treatments

    • Hand and upper limb trauma surgery (fractures and tendon/nerve injuries),
    • Post-traumatic hand and wrist reconstruction
    • Dupuytren’s surgery
    • Nerve surgery (carpal tunnel decompression, ulnar nerve release)
    • Tendon surgery (trigger finger)
    • Joint replacement (hand and wrist)
    • Ganglion cyst treatment
    • Minimally invasive surgery with arthroscopy
    • Wide awake local anaethetic no tourniquet (WALANT) procedures
    • Scaphoid nonunion surgery
    • Base of thumb arthritis surgery
    • De Quervain's tendonopathy surgery

    • Sports injuries
    • Dupuytren's disease
    • Nerve-related pathologies
    • Tendon injuries
    • Trigger finger
    • Carpal tunnel syndrome
    • Fractures
    • De Quervain's tendonopathy
    • Thumb arthritis
    • Arthritis (hand and wrist)


    • Carpal Tunnel Decompression
    • Arthroscopy
    • External Fixation Devices
    • Finger Joint Replacement
    • Fracture Fixation Surgery
    • Ganglion Cyst Removal
    • Joint Fusion (Hand)
    • Joint Fusion (Wrist)
    • Joint Injection
    • MRI Scan (Magnetic Resonance Imaging scan)
    • Revision Surgery
    • Rheumatoid Hand Surgery
    • Steroid Injection
    • Tendon Repair
    • Tendon Repair (Hand)
    • Ulnar Nerve Release
    • Wrist Arthroscopy
    • Wrist Replacement
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    Special interests

    • Dupuytren’s Contracture
    • Bone Spurs
    • Hand Extensor Tendon Injuries
    • Hand Fractures
    • Sports Injuries
    • Arthritis (Elbow)
    • Arthritis (Hand)
    • Arthritis (Wrist)
    • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
    • Elbow Fractures
    • Elbow Instability
    • Elbow Stiffness
    • Forearm Fractures
    • Fracture (Broken Bone)
    • Golfer’s Elbow (Medial Epicondylitis)
    • Hand Deformities
    • Hand Flexor Tendon Injuries
    • Hand Pain
    • Hand Problems
    • Kienbock’s Disease
    • Mallet Finger
    • Osteoarthritis
    • Osteomyelitis (Upper Limb)
    • Osteoporotic Fractures
    • Peripheral Nerve Injury
    • Tennis Elbow (Lateral Epicondylitis)
    • Trigger Finger
    • Wrist Fractures
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    • Diploma in Hand Surgery - 2015
    • FRCS (Tr&Orth) - Royal College of Surgeons of England - 2013
    • MSc in Medical Education - Cardiff University - 2012
    • FHEA - Higher Education Academy Fellowship - 2010
    • MRCS - Royal College of Surgeons of England - 2006
    • MBBS - University College London - 2003
    • BA Cambridge University 2000
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