Professor Tommy Lindau


MD, PhD (Hand Surgery)

GMC number: 6095770

Practising since: 1985


Orthopaedic surgery

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Professor Tommy Lindau qualified from the University of Lund, Sweden in 1985. He first became a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon 1992 and later became a certified Hand Surgeon in 1997. He completed a doctoral PhD thesis at the University of Lund, Sweden in 2000.

Professor Lindau took up the post of Consultant Hand Surgeon at The Pulvertaft Hand Centre 2005. Since then he has been appointed Assistant Professor, University of Derby 2006, Visiting Professor, Perugia, Italy 2008, Associate Professor, University of Bergen, Norway 2011-14 and was appointed Professor at University of Derby 2018.

He was President of EWAS (European Wrist Arthroscopy Society) 2010-11, Vice President 2008-10 and Past-President since 2012.

His academic achievements include over 100 publications including;

One Edited textbook; Distal radius fractures. Current concepts. Springer 2014

Four awarded publications including PhD thesis "Distal radius fractures and effects of associated ligament injuries"

15+ book chapters

Two invited forewords; Operative techniques in Hand, Wrist and Elbow Surgery,  2016 and Distal radius fractures. Current concepts 2014.

Professor Lindau has more than 10 international invitations as key-note speaker to various national societies including; Argentinian Hand Society 2011, German Hand Society 2014, Danish Hand Society 2016, Dutch Hand Society 2017.

Professor Lindau works with general hand surgery, but has a special knowledge and interest in wrist problems, particularly problems after distal radius fractures.

Treatments and tests offered by Professor Tommy Lindau at Nuffield Health

  • Hemiarthroplasty
  • Peripheral nerve surgery
  • Amputations
  • Arthroscopy
  • Hand surgery
  • Trigger Point Injections
  • Elbow surgery
  • Trauma reconstruction
  • Arthroplasty
  • Tennis elbow release
  • Bone Graft

Locations Professor Tommy Lindau works with

Related experience



  • British Society for Surgery of the Hand
  • AO Faculty

Other posts held

  • Consultant Hand Surgeon, Royal Derby Hospital

Insurers Professor Tommy Lindau works with

Professor Tommy Lindau works with the following private medical insurance providers:

  • Aviva Health
  • AXA Health
  • Bupa
  • Bupa On Demand
  • Cigna
  • CS Healthcare
  • PHC
  • Simplyhealth
  • WPA


Professor Tommy Lindau does not hold a share or financial interest in this hospital, another Nuffield Health hospital or the company.

Professor Tommy Lindau does not have a share or financial interest in equipment used at this hospital or another Nuffield Health hospital.

Professor Tommy Lindau does not hold any paid advisory role(s) at this hospital or on behalf of Nuffield Health.