I am a Consultant Hand and Wrist Surgeon at the Pulvertaft Hand Centre in Derby and have recently been appointed Honorary (Consultant) Assistant Professor, University of Nottingham, Medical School. I underwent orthopaedic training in the Trent Region, gaining the FRCS (Trauma and Orthopaedics) exam. I have undertaken specialist training in Derby, Nottingham and Oxford where I was the National Hand Fellow. I have been examined in, and passed, the British Post Graduate hand Diploma.
Mr Dan Armstrong listened, understood the specialist care required for my rare metabolic condition to recover from negligent NHS treatment which had left me in excruciating pain with severe osteomyelitis and amputation of my finger imminent. Dan immediately sent me for a MRI which diagnosed osteomyelitis of the finger and put me on a intensive course of antibiotics to treat the infection. He also sent me to physio as I had lost the use of my finger due to excruciating pain from infection and unlawful debridement. I gave no permission to the NHS facility for debridement as we told the NHS facility of my rare metabolic condition and the absolute need to be treated by specialists who understood it . I am under specialist NHS care who would be directing treatment and gave permission for lance and drain only. NHS facility completely ignored my condition, my legal consent / my input and my husband's input with utter contempt of their patient. I was discharged by NHS facility being told the X ray showed no osteomyelitis (wrong test only MRI detects osteomyelitis), no swabs analysed with my skin, nail removed at greater risk of amputation and in agony with a finger clearly infected. I demanded antibiotics and informed my specialist care and went to Dan for a second opinion. It is now 5 months after NHS facility negligence. Dan Armstrong used the correct test to diagnose osteomyelitis, used intensive course of antibiotics to successfully treat the infection and physio to regain the use of my finger. Dan explained all treatment options which were discussed and jointly agreed. Dan listened, understood the medical complications of my rare metabolic disease and treated me with great respect, dignity and empathy. He was happy to work with my specialist NHS care at Cambridge for my rare metabolic disease where I am under medical research. Bottom line - Dan saved my finger from amputation and with my rare metabolic condition probably my life from risk of sepsis. Dan is a highly competent surgeon to have fully recovered my finger in the state he found it. He treats his patient with great care, understanding, empathy and I would highly recommend him. Absolute pleasure to have been treated by Dan.
Doctor Armstrong, is one of the most kind and caring doctors I have met. I got referred back to Mr Armstrong after another doctor wouldn't listen to me and left me in tears. Since then Mr Armstrong has made sure that I see him and he did my right extended carpal tunnel release, I'm currently waiting to have the same done to my left hand and I wouldn't want anyone but Mr Armstrong to do this. He is one of the most amazing doctors I have ever met and thank you so much for sorting everything. You truly are one of the great Doctors
I sustained a bad fracture of my right little finger in December 2016 and since then I have had several knock on effects which have caused me to visit theatre 3 times to try and put things right. I am now coming to the end of my care and cannot thank Mr Armstrong enough for his patience, honesty and excellent patient care from Day 1. Please be rest assured you are in good hands (Pardon the pun) with Mr Armstrong and all he will ever do is be honest, speak in a language you understand and give you the best advice. Each time I have been under his care in theatre I have been made to feel relaxed and fully informed along the way.
A surgeon who has your Interest at heart. Speaks to you NOT at you. Knows his subject and tells you in words you can understand. Makes you feel at ease and will answer your questions. Would recommend Mr Armstrong wholeheartly with no reservations..
Mr Armstrong is a blimmin brilliant dr. I've had two operations under his care and awaiting a third. He is patient and calm and thorough. He is great at explaining and showing you what will happen. He and his team are excellent and give the higelhest standard of care possible.