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Mr Rob Poulter - Orthopaedics

Mr Rob Pulter is a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon in Truro, Cornwall who specialises in hand and wrist surgery

Based at: Duchy Hospital | Get directions | Go to hospital website

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Clinical interests

As a full time hand surgeon his expertise covers all conditions affecting the hand and wrist, both bony and soft tissue. He has a particular interest in nerve entrapment syndromes such as carpal tunnel syndrome.

Further specialist interests include Dupuytren’s contracture; Arthritis and soft tissue reconstruction.

He believes strongly in patient led care and decision making. The importance of clear communication between doctors, patients and hand therapists ensures a good team approach. 

He teaches on local and national courses in hand surgery and is a university academic tutor for University of Exeter medical students, as well as a clinical supervisor for F2 doctors.

He has chaired a national committee for the British Society for Surgery of the Hand, and has co-authored national guidelines for the treatment of nerve injuries (BOAST guidelines).


Academic background

He underwent undergraduate training at the Royal Free Hospital School of Medicine in London.

Surgical and specialist orthopaedic training was in the Southwest of England. 

Prestigious Fellowships in Hand and Peripheral nerve surgery were completed at Nottingham, Melbourne and Sydney.


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NHS base

Royal Cornwall Hospital