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Profile of Mr Chris Little

Chris Little OBSc (Hons), MBChB, FRCS, FRCS (Trauma & Orth)

Orthopaedic Surgeon

Special interests: Arthroscopic wrist and upper limb surgery, carpal tunnel surgery, hand, wrist and elbow arthritis surgery, Dupuytren's fasciectomy, hand and wrist injuries, shoulder impingement and rotator cuff problems.

Mr Little qualified in 1993 from Bristol University, undertaking his basic surgical training in Bristol (Frenchay) and Gloucester before coming to Oxford for his Higher Surgical Training. He was a Clinical Lecturer in 2003/2004, undertaking research into patient-reported outcomes of elbow surgery (winning the Lipman-Kessel prize), elbow replacement surgery and scaphoid fracture surgery, before going to Birmingham for a national interface training post in hand and wrist surgery. He worked as a consultant in the Oxford Trauma Service and at the University Hospital in Coventry before taking up a consultant appointment in hand and upper limb surgery in 2006.

Chris undertakes open and arthroscopic (keyhole) treatments of most complex and simple shoulder, elbow, hand and wrist conditions, and participates in the hand trauma service and post-trauma reconstruction of hand and wrist conditions.

He organises the regional higher surgical training core curriculum, and sits on the regional education training committee. He has edited the orthopaedic module of the Royal College of Surgeons STEP programme, and has contributed to current orthopaedic textbooks. He is involved in the training of undergraduate and postgraduate students and trainees, including hand and shoulder fellows. He continues to participate in research collaborations on a local and national level.