Medicolegal CV


Mr Rupert Wharton

Consultant Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgeon Kingston Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

GMC: 7042609

MPS: 34655

Medco: IME8959


Average number of reports per month: 15


2022 European Board of Hand Surgery Diploma
2022 British Diploma Hand Surgery (BSSH/University of Manchester)
2019 Fellowship of Royal College of Surgeons (Tr and Orth)
2009 Bachelor of Medicine, University of Southampton
2008 BSc (1st class honours) University of Southampton

Professional Memberships:

  • British Society for Surgery of the Hand (BSSH)
  • Surrey Hand Society
  • British Orthopaedic Association
  • International Wrist Arthroscopy Society
  • International Bone Research Association
  • Royal College of Surgeons of England

Medicolegal Courses

  • Excellence in Report Writing – England and Wales (Bond Solon) Sept 23
  • Personal Injury: The Law and the Expert’s Role (Bond Solon) June 23

Specialist interest

I have a sub-specialist hand and wrist practice treating hand injuries, sequalae of hand and wrist trauma following both operative and non operative care, nerve injury and nerve compression, tendinopathy and degenerative conditions of the hand and wrist. I perform tendon transfer surgeries for chronic tendon injury, as well as wrist arthroscopy and wrist ligament reconstruction including open techniques using tendon grafts including for post traumatic arthritis.

Clinical experience

Consultant appointment: Kingston Hospital 2022
Fellowships: Wrightington Upper Limb Unit (2022) Chelsea and Westminster (2021/2) Pulvertaft Hand Centre, Derby (2021)
Travelling fellowships: Institut de la main, Paris (2022) – world renowned hand surgery unit
Institut Kaplan, Barcelona (2021) – world renowned wrist surgery unit
Certification of Completion of Training: October 2020
Registrar training: North West Thames Rotation (2014 – 2020) – Trauma and Orthopaedics

Peer reviewed published author in topics below: (full list available on request)

I have over 25 peer reviewed publications in high impact factor journals including Journal of Hand Surgery, European volume, Journal of Wrist Surgery, Annals of Royal College of Surgeons, Annals of Surgery, Journal of the American College of Surgery.
  • Wrist Arthritis
  • Wrist replacement
  • Wrist ligament injury and repair
  • Wrist Arthroscopy
  • Forearm injuries
  • Hand injury
  • Hand infection
  • Skin coverage for hand
  • Hand tendinopathy
  • Children’s fractures

Textbook contributions:

I have written chapters in the following textbooks:-
  • Masters Techniques in Orthopaedic Surgery: The Wrist 2024 (Moran, Rizzo) Wolters Kluwer
  • Carpal Ligament Injuries and Instability: FESSH Instructional 2023 (Heras-Palou, Corella, Luchetti) Thieme
  • Orthopaedics and Trauma (Current Concepts and Best Practices) 2023 (Drs Slullitel, Ross, Camino- Willhuber) Springer
  • 50 Studies every Orthopaedic Surgeon should know (Michael E Hochman) Oxford Medicine

Presentations (full list available on request)

I have given over 30 international and national presentations on numerous hand and wrist surgery topics, as well as children’s orthopaedics, knee surgery, safety in trauma and orthopaedics and limb reconstruction. Conferences presented at include the following:-
  • American Society for Surgery of the Hand (ASSH)
  • International Federation of Societies for Surgery of the Hand (IFSSH)
  • International Society of Orthopaedic
  • Surgery and Traumatology (SICOT)
  • European Federation of National Associations of Orthopaedics and Traumatology (EFORT)
  • British Society for Surgery of the Hand (BSSH)
  • British Orthopaedic Association (BOA)
  • Society for Academic and Research Surgery (SARS)
  • British Orthopaedic Trainees Association (BOTA)

Instructions and Terms

I accept instruction for personal injury cases. I am currently not accepting instruction for negligence work. My NHS trauma practice is in the generality of trauma and orthopaedics, and the non operative management of spinal injuries, and so I accept instructions for scoping reviews of all musculoskeletal injury.
My elective practice is exclusively hand and wrist surgery, and so I accept sub-specialist instruction in these areas.
Wait time: Typically 6 – 12 weeks, although urgent cases can be considered on request
Payment terms: 90 days