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Mr Lorenzo Garagnani

Consultant Profile

Mr Lorenzo Garagnani


Consultant Hand and Wrist Surgeon

Speciality: Hand and Wrist Surgery, Orthopaedic Surgery

0203 733 2093

Professional Profile

Mr Lorenzo Garagnani is a highly specialised Consultant Hand and Wrist Surgeon who treats the whole spectrum of disorders of the hand, wrist and peripheral nerves of the upper limb, both in adults and children.
He qualified in Medicine and Surgery at Bologna University (Italy) then he trained in Trauma and Orthopaedics in the prestigious Bologna Specialist Training Programme, mainly based at the world famous Rizzoli Orthopaedic Institute.
Mr Garagnani completed his sub-specialist training in hand and wrist surgery in centres of excellence in the UK, where he was Hand Fellow at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital in London, at the Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Department of the Oxford University Hospitals, and at the Hand Clinic in Windsor. In 2009, he was appointed Specialist Hand Surgeon at Humanitas Clinical Institute in Rozzano, Milan (Italy). Between 2009 and 2012 he worked in London, as locum Consultant at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital and as Hand Fellow in congenital hand anomalies at the world-renowned Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children.
In 2012, Mr Garagnani was appointed Consultant Hand and Wrist Surgeon at the Department of Hand Surgery and Microsurgery of the University Hospital Policlinico di Modena (Italy), where he jointly led the busy Paediatric Hand Surgery/Congenital Upper Limb and Hand Anomalies Service.
In 2015, he was appointed Consultant Orthopaedic Hand and Wrist Surgeon at Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust in London, where he is now based.
In 2017,  Mr Garagnani was appointed Hon Senior Clinical Lecturer at the Faculty of Life Sciences and Medicine of King’s College London.
Mr Garagnani’s regular activities also include supervision of and teaching to Specialist Trainees, Hand Fellows and King’s College medical students. He is author of numerous scientific publications that include articles and book chapters, and is regular speaker and invited faculty at national and international conferences and courses. Mr Garagnani is internationally recognised for his work and research on new minimally invasive techniques that allow reduction of surgical morbidity in hand and wrist surgery.

Specialises In

Hand and wrist trauma (treatment of fractures, ligament, tendon and nerve injuries)
Hand and wrist joint disease (degenerative and inflammatory joint disease – osteoarthritis, arthropaties, rheumatoid arthritis)
Upper limb nerve disorders (including carpal tunnel and cubital tunnel syndromes)
Tendon surgery (including treatment of trigger finger and tenosynovitis, tendon reconstruction, tendon transfers)
Wrist arthroscopy (keyhole surgery)
Dupuytren’s contracture treatment
Removal of growths/cysts in the hand and upper limb (including ganglion cysts, lipomas, enchondromas, GCTs)
Congenital and paediatric hand surgery – treatment of anomalies of the hand and upper limb in children and adults

Professional Memberships

British Society for Surgery of the Hand (BSSH)
American Society for Surgery of he Hand (ASSH)
Member of the International Relations Committee 2015-2018
Italian Society for Surgery of the Hand – Societa’ Italiana di Chirurgia della Mano (SICM)
European Wrist Arthroscopy Society (EWAS)
International Society for Sport Traumatology of the Hand (ISSPORTH)
Italian Medical Society of Great Britain (IMSoGB)
Royal College of Surgeons of England (RCS)
International Bone Research Association (IBRA)

Contact Details

NHS Base

Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust


020 3326 3832

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