Mr Jeremy Read is a consultant orthopaedic surgeon specialising in hand and wrist surgery. Mr Read works in the west herts hospitals trust providing trauma care as well as specialis elective and and wrist surgery. Privately he works out of the spire hospitals in Harpenden and Bushey. Mr Read offers trauma and elective care of all hand conditions For further information visit www.hertshandsurgeon.com
I saw Mr Read after experiencing extreme pain in my hand carrying out day to day activities. He advised me that I needed a trapeziectomy with ligament reconstruction. He told me it would be 3 months before I started to feel the benefit. He wasn't wrong. But after the operation and following extensive physiotherapy, 5 months on I have absolutely no regrets. I have just found the list of things I had stopped doing before the operation and can now do them all and with no pain.
In June I had a ganglion removed from my right wrist. Care given at both the consultation at Spire Harpenden and operation at One Hatfield Hospital was extremely good and the operation was carried out under a local anaesthetic. Staff at the hospital were pleasant and made very effort to make the procedure as painless as possible. I would definitely recommend Jeremy and his team
My appointment with Mr Read was for a second opinion on a problematic previously fractured wrist.From the first consultation he assessed the issue and gave me options adding his view as to where to start.I went with his recommendation which was the least intrusive, although this meant he had to remove the plate and pins . I’m now 4 weeks on from the operation with him and it’s like Ive got a new wrist .Im discharged from both a further Consultation and my Physio sessions. A great result for me .I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Mr Read for any hand ,wrist or forearm injuries .
I came to Mr Read for a 2nd opinion after my wrist (distal radius) fracture had healed badly, limiting the range of movement of my dominant right hand, and impacting my ability to pursue hobbies and sports. From the outset, he identified that there was a problem, and this was confirmed shortly afterwards by x-rays, which showed a malunion of the fracture. My thumb tendon had also been ruptured during the fracture, and he clearly explained how he would repair the tendon and restore the correct geometry of my wrist (via osteotomy) in a single procedure. It’s now eight weeks since the operation, and thanks to Mr Read’s excellent surgery and his colleague’s specialist hand therapy, I’ve recovered most of my range of movement and I’m well on the way to rebuilding my full wrist strength. In summary, I’m very glad I opted for a 2nd opinion, and I recommend Mr Read without hesitation for his reassuring manner and his expertise in hand surgery.
Due to late diagnosis, carpal tunnel syndrome in my right wrist was already severe when I had the first operation. After scarring caused a return of symptoms, I had a second one. Both were undertaken on the NHS but neither was done by Mr Read. When I was able to have consultations with him, he suggested he undertake a third and introduce a gel over the excised scarring to prevent another build-up. This he did, under local anaesthetic, almost seven weeks ago and at my post-op session a few days ago I was able to show that some dexterity and strength had already returned. Based on this experience, I'd say that Mr Read's surgical skills are of the highest order and that his ability to listen carefully and understand why a patient seeks time with him, both in consultations and for surgery (I refused a first date for the third operation when he was not available) when a condition is not straightforward. I hope not to need a similar operation on the left wrist but if I do, intend to press for him to be my surgeon.