Mr Andrew Clarke



GMC number: 2923367

Practising since: 1984


Orthopaedic surgery

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  • Weekly Wednesday 09:00 - 13:00
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Mr Clarke is a Consultant Orthopaedic and Hand Surgeon based in Taunton who qualified at the Middlesex Hospital, London in 1984. He completed his orthopaedic training in Sheffield and his special interest in surgery of the hand was developed as an international fellow to the Sydney Hospital Hand Surgical Unit. He provides an extensive range of hand/wrist and elbow surgical procedures for both traumatic and elective conditions usually on a day case basis. He worked for 26 years as an NHS consultant at Musgrove Park Hospital, Taunton.

Common operations performed by Mr Clarke include carpal tunnel release, surgery for hand/wrist arthritis, Dupuytren's contracture, including minimally invasive needle fasciotomy). He works in close collaboration with his anaesthetic colleagues who provide both general and local anaesthetic techniques to ensure maximum pain relief.

Mr Clarke is a passionate trainer of orthopaedic registrars and he is a past Royal College examiner in orthopaedic surgery. At Musgrove Park Hospital NHS Trust, he was a past Clinical Director for Orthopaedics and he has previously served terms on national training committees for both education and medico-legal matters.

Treatments offered:

  • Hand surgery
  • Dupuytren's fasciectomy
  • Carpal tunnel release
  • Ulnar nerve release
  • Trigger finger release
  • Ganglion removal
  • Arthritis surgery including trapeziectomy
  • Steroid injections
  • Finger joint replacements

Other interests

Medico-legal reporting in personal injury and clinical negligence. 

Personal interests

Golf, fly fishing and outdoor pursuits. 

Treatments and tests offered by Mr Andrew Clarke at Nuffield Health

  • Carpal tunnel release
  • Hand surgery
  • Trapeziectomy
  • Dupuytren's fasciectomy
  • Cubital tunnel release
  • Steroid injections

Locations Mr Andrew Clarke works with

Related experience


Orthopaedics - Surgery of hand and upper limb.


  • Royal College of Surgeons
  • Medical Defence Union
  • British Orthopaedic Association
  • British Society for Surgery of the Hand

Insurers Mr Andrew Clarke works with

Mr Andrew Clarke works with the following private medical insurance providers:

  • Aviva Health
  • AXA Health
  • Benenden Health
  • Bupa
  • Bupa On Demand
  • Cigna
  • CS Healthcare
  • Exeter Family Friendly
  • Simplyhealth
  • WPA


Mr Andrew Clarke does not hold a share or financial interest in this hospital, another Nuffield Health hospital or the company.

Mr Andrew Clarke does not have a share or financial interest in equipment used at this hospital or another Nuffield Health hospital.

Mr Andrew Clarke does not hold any paid advisory role(s) at this hospital or on behalf of Nuffield Health.