Mr Murali Bhat runs a specialised practice for hand, wrist, elbow, shoulder and foot problems in Surrey and Sussex. Hand surgery is a specialised sub-division within Orthopaedic and Plastic surgery. The hand, wrist, elbow, shoulder and nerves are infinitely complex. With weekly private clinics in the Sussex and Surrey area, there are facilities for arthroscopy, small and large joint replacement, tendon and ligament surgery and fracture fixation. Mr Bhat regularly sees and operates on patients with common foot and ankle problems. A qualified Hand Therapist is also available to help with conditions that do not require surgery, or to assist recovery after surgery. The Upper Limb and Hand Surgery Service works in association with a Neurophysiologist, Neurologist, Radiologist, Rheumatologist, Plastic Surgeon and an Anaesthetist. Experience and interests: Mr Bhat is widely in refereed journals and has a research doctorate (MS) from Bombay University. He is a member of the British Society for Surgery of the Hand. He lectures locally, nationally and internationally. He holds the European Diploma of Hand Surgery awarded by the European Hand Society. In 2003-04, he worked at the Shoulder unit in Queen Alexandra Hospital, Portsmouth. In 2002-03, he worked as a Consultant in Upper limb and Hand surgery at Ashford and St Peter’s hospital, Chertsey. In 2001-02, he worked as a National Fellow in Hand Surgery in Queen’s Medical Centre, Nottingham. He is a fully qualified Orthopaedic Surgeon from India and the UK. His interest and training in Hand Surgery started in 1990 when he was an Orthopaedic Resident in Bombay. He is very highly trained in trauma management from Portsmouth, Nottingham, Belfast and Bombay, all large teaching units with a first class trauma service. He has written several papers on Shoulder, wrist and Hand disorders including scaphoid and perilunate injuries, trapeziectomy, rheumatoid hand and frozen shoulder. He is a member of Faculty on the Advanced Trauma Life Support course, Hand Surgery Course for the FRCS Orth in Nottingham, Basic Science and Hand Surgery course in Chertsey for several years. He also takes a keen interest in training junior doctors at the Surrey and Sussex NHS Trust. As part of Continuing Medical Education, he regularly attends meetings and courses.