Mr Peter Magnussen


MB BS, MSc (Orth), FRCS, FRCS (Ed)

GMC number: 2372844

Practicing since: 1977


Orthopaedic surgery

Consultation times

  • Tuesdays morning
  • Wednesdays morning
  • Alternate Wednesday afternoon
  • Overview

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01483 207260 (Guildford)


Peter Magnussen trained in London, qualifying at UCL in 1977. His first years were at this teaching hospital as a houseman and demonstrating anatomy before working as a surgeon in a missionary Hospital in Zululand with his wife Mari. He then began his surgical training in the UK rotating through Norwich, Southampton and London before higher surgical training at the Bristol University Hospitals. During this time he undertook fellowships in Australia and Sweden before becoming Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon at the Rowley Bristow Orthopaedic Hospital at St Peter's in 1990. in 1995 he moved to the Royal Surrey County Hospital to develop the hand and upper limb service and has been in practice for twenty-nine years. He has just retired from his NHS practice but continues to be fully available in private practice.
His major interests are hand, wrist and upper limb conditions both simple and complex. He works in partnership with senior specialised hand therapists and imaging colleagues to offer the very best standard of treatment. He continues to lecture, train and chairs The Regional Hand Surgery Group

Special interests

Dupuytren’s Contracture

Arthritis of the wrist and hand

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Trigger Finger


Tennis/Golfer’s Elbow

Ulnar nerve decompression

Other interests

Upper limb surgery specialising in the wrist and hand including:

  • Surgery for Dupuytren's contracture
  • Thumb arthritis
  • Carpal tunnel
  • Trigger finger
  • Ganglia
  • Tennis/Golfer's Elbow
  • Ulnar nerve decompression.

Wrist Surgery

  • For arthritis
  • Trauma including scaphoid and wrist fractures
  • Cartilage problems requiring arthroscopic surgery
  • Fractures and injuries of the wrist and hand

Knee Surgery

  • Arthroscopic surgery

Personal interests

Mr Magnussen lives locally with his wife and has two sons.  He is a keen skier and golfer

Languages spoken


Treatments and tests offered by Mr Peter Magnussen at Nuffield Health

  • Ingrown toenail (and ingrown toenail surgery)
  • Carpal tunnel release
  • Knee arthroscopy
  • Chondroplasty
  • Hand surgery
  • Elbow surgery
  • Bilateral Tenotomy
  • Dupuytren's fasciectomy
  • Cheilectomy
  • Tennis elbow release
  • Bone Graft

Locations Mr Peter Magnussen works with

Related experience


Peter Magnussen has published several papers on various aspects of hand and knee surgery including tendon injury, scaphoid reconstruction, knee ligament reconstruction and knee arthroplasty. He currently supervises Specialist Registrar research projects including  thumb joint replacement and treatment to reconstruct the mal-united wrist.

Peter Magnussen is one of the most experienced hand surgeons in the South West Thames Region and is involved in teaching and training the registrars. He organises the Regional Training programme for hand surgery. He is a regular attendee of the British Society of Surgery to the Hand meetings and advanced wrist and hand courses as a participant and as a teacher.    


  • The Royal College of Surgeons
  • British Orthopeadic Association
  • British Orthopaedic Research Society
  • The British Society for Surgery of the Hand

Other post held

  • Nuffield Health Guildford Hospital

Insurers Mr Peter Magnussen works with

Mr Peter Magnussen works with the following private medical insurance providers:

  • Aviva Health
  • AXA PPP Healthcare
  • AXA PPP International
  • Bupa
  • Cigna
  • CS Healthcare
  • Exeter Family Friendly
  • Health-on-Line
  • PHC
  • SecureHealth
  • Simplyhealth
  • Vitality Health (Pru Health)
  • Westfield Health WPA


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

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

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