Mr John Harrison


BMedSci(Hons), MSc, FRCS(Ed)(Orth), MFSEM(UK)

GMC number: 4300663

Practising since: 1996


Orthopaedic surgery

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  • Tuesday 9:00 - 12:00
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John Harrison specialises in surgery of the hand and wrist, and upper limb. His main interests lie in the treatment of sports injuries, Dupuytren's contracture, peripheral nerve compression, small joint arthritis, scaphoid non-union surgery, and ligament reconstructive surgery in the upper limb.

He treats professionals from football clubs, rugby union, British Superbikes and TeamGB Rowing. He covers general trauma when on-call.

He did his higher surgical training in Manchester, and his Fellowship at Wrightington Hospital in hand and wrist surgery, shoulder arthroscopy and elbow surgery.

He has an MSc in orthopaedic engineering from Cardiff University and is an elected Member of the Faculty of Sports and Exercise Medicine.

He has published and presented work both nationally and internationally ( score 22.4 / 243 citations), and his interests include local anaesthetic hand surgery and scaphoid non-union. Previous work has directly led to the development of replacement joints for the elbow and the wrist (distal radio-ulnar joint).

Mr Harrison is a medicolegal expert in personal injury and clinical negligence and produces reports within 5 working days of seeing the client. He completes up to 100 reports per year.

All medical reports are indexed and fully researched. Terms of Engagement must be signed prior to appointment.

Other interests:

Wrist - excision ganglion, scaphoid non-union, vascularised bone grafting, ligament reconstruction, wrist arthroscopy, trauma.

Hand - carpal tunnel, trigger finger, Dupuytren’s contracture, the base of thumb arthritis,  joint replacement in the hand, trauma.

Special interests

  • Dupuytren's fasciectomy
  • Bone graft
  • Osteotomy
  • Peripheral nerve surgery
  • Hand surgery
  • X-ray
  • Trapeziectomy
  • Cubital tunnel release
  • Arthroplasty

Treatments and tests offered by Mr John Harrison at Nuffield Health

  • Osteotomy
  • Hand surgery
  • Elbow surgery
  • Trapeziectomy
  • Dupuytren's fasciectomy
  • Cubital tunnel release
  • Arthroplasty
  • Tennis elbow release

Locations Mr John Harrison works with

Related experience


1. Harrison JWK, Thomas P, Asir A, Wilkes G, Hayton M. Chronic exertional compartment syndrome of the forearm in elite rowers: a technique for mini-open fasciotomy and a report of six cases. Hand (NY) 2013; 8 (4):450-453

2. Asaad AM, Andronic, A, Newby MP, Harrison JWK. Diagnostic Accuracy of Single-compartment Magnetic Resonance Arthrography of the Wrist in Detecting Common Causes of Chronic Wrist Pain. Journal of Hand Surgery (European)  2017; 42(6): 580-585

3. CE Watkins, DW Elson, JWK Harrison, J Pooley. Long-term results Lateral Resurfacing Elbow replacement. Bone and Joint Journal 2018: 100-B: 338-343

4. Nourreddine H, Harrison JWK. Fasciectomy under Local Anaesthetic and Adrenaline for Dupuytren’s Contracture in a Community Setting in the UK and Cost Analysis. Bone and Joint Journal 2020: 102-B(10):1354–1358

5. Ghazala C, Ashford-Wilson S, McLaughlin K, Harrison JWK. Failed trapeziectomy treated by thumb metacarpal base arthrodesis: a case series. Techniques in Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery 2021; 25(4): 219-225


  • Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh
  • British Orthopaedic Association
  • Faculty Sports and Exercise Medicine (UK)

Other posts held

  • Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Gateshead

Insurers Mr John Harrison works with

Mr John Harrison works with the following private medical insurance providers:

  • Aviva Health
  • AXA Health
  • Bupa
  • Cigna
  • Exeter Family Friendly
  • Simplyhealth
  • WPA
  • Vitality Health (Pru Health)
  • Benenden Health


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

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

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