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Profile of Mr Ian McNab

Full name
Mr Ian McNab MB, MB, BS, FRCS (Eng), FRCS (Trauma & Orth)
Job title
Consultant Hand Surgeon
Special interests
Hand and wrist surgery, carpal tunnel, complex wrist surgery, scaphoid non-union and small joint replacement

Mr McNab trained at the London Hospital Medical College, University of London as an undergraduate and subsequently in Orthopaedic Surgery at St Bartholomew's Hospital.

He completed his rotation in: Stanmore, Essex, Norwich, Great Ormond Street, and at the Royal London Hospital, obtaining the Certificate of Completion of Specialist Training in Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery in 1999. His specialist fellowship training was undertaken in hand and upper limb surgery in Oxford and then during a year spent in Melbourne, Australia.

Mr NcNab was appointed as a specialist Consultant Hand Surgeon at the Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre and John Radcliffe Hospital in 2000. Emergency and trauma hand surgery is undertaken at the John Radcliffe Hospital, planned and reconstructive hand surgery is undertaken at the Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre.

He is a specialist in the treatment of a full range of hand conditions, including:

  • carpal tunnel syndrome
  • tendon problems
  • Dupuytren's contracture
  • arthritis of the hand and wrist (including small joint replacements in the hand)
  • hand and wrist injuries (including late reconstruction).

His 'super-special interest' is in the treatment of complex wrist problems, including scaphoid fractures, fracture non-unions, and wrist arthroscopy.

Teaching and academic appointments are Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer in the Nuffield Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, and as Honorary Lecturer in Clinical Medicine at Wadham College, University of Oxford.