Mr J L Hobby
Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon
FRCS (Tr & Orth), MD
I have worked as a Consultant Hand & Orthopaedic Surgeon at the Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust since 2001. My areas of specialist interest include hand and wrist surgery, shoulder and elbow surgery and trauma.
I graduated from St Thomas’s Hospital in 1989 and did my postgraduate training at St Bartholomew’s in London and on the University of Cambridge Orthopaedic training rotation. I completed an MD Thesis on the clinical effectiveness of MRI of the wrist and was awarded a Hunterian Professorship by the Royal College of Surgeons of England in 2001. I am a member of the British Orthopaedic Association and was President of British Orthopaedic Trainees Association in 2000. I am on the AO faculty for long-bone and hand & wrist trauma.
I am an active member of the British Society for Surgery of the Hand (BSSH) and have been elected to serve as President in 2022. I was the BSSH Stack travelling fellow in 2009 and the American Society for Surgery of the Hand international travelling fellow in 2010. I have been chairman of the BSSH Instructional Courses in hand surgery and I have been asked to chair the education committee of the European Federation for Hand Surgery (FESSH) from June 2021 and co-chair the FESSH Academy course. I am the speciality adviser to GIRFT for hand surgery, and currently the clinical lead for the Hampshire and Isle of Wight elective orthopaedic program group.
My research interests include small joint replacement in the hand, imaging of the wrist, scaphoid fractures, outcome measures in hand surgery and the impact of psychological factors upon surgery. I have published three book chapters and 28 peer reviewed publications.