Mr Clarke is a full-time NHS 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.
Common operations performed by Mr Clarke include carpal tunnel decompression, surgery for hand/wrist arthritis, Dupuytren's contracture (including minimally invasive needle fasciotomy) and tennis elbow release. 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 Royal College examiner in orthopaedic surgery. At Musgrove Park Hospital NHS Trust, he is a past Clinical Director for Orthopaedics and he sits on national training committees for both education and medico-legal matters.
Medico-legal reporting in personal injury and clinical negligence.
Golf and fly fishing.
Treatments and tests offered by Mr Andrew Clarke at Nuffield Health
- Carpal tunnel release
- Manipulation under anaesthesia (MUA)
- Extracorporeal shockwave therapy (ESWT)
- Hand surgery
- Elbow surgery
- Bilateral Tenotomy
- Image guided joint injections
- Dupuytren's fasciectomy
- Cubital tunnel release
- Tennis elbow release
- Bone Graft
Orthopaedics - Surgery of hand and upper limb.
- Royal College of Surgeons
- Medical Defence Union
- British Orthopaedic Association
- British Society for Surgery of the Hand
Other posts held
- Consultant Orthopaedic & Hand Surgeon, Musgrove Park Hospital
Insurers Mr Andrew Clarke works with
Mr Andrew Clarke works with the following private medical insurance providers:
- Aviva Health
- AXA PPP Healthcare
- Benenden Health
- Bupa On Demand
- CS Healthcare
- Exeter Family Friendly
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.