Hand surgeons and hand therapists work closely together to help you recover from a serious hand or upper-limb injury. We’re very lucky in the South Island to have some great people working in this field. Here are some (but by no means all) of the orthopaedic and plastic surgeons we work with regularly:

Emma Lacey – orthopaedic consultant with expertise in hands and wrists as well as nerve and tendon conditions around the elbow. She operates out of Invercargill, Wanaka and Queenstown (just across the hallway from us at Queenstown Centre of Medical Excellence). www.laceyorthopaedics.co.nz/

Fiona Timms – orthopaedic hand and wrist surgeon based out of Christchurch. She’s trained in NZ, Canada and Australia, and has worked in Middlemore Hospital and North Shore Hospital in Auckland before moving to private practice in Christchurch in 2006. www.handandwrist.co.nz/

Rebecca Ayers – is a plastic, reconstructive and hand surgeon based in Dunedin. She regularly treats nerve compression syndromes, degenerative conditions, post-traumatic reconstruction and congenital abnormalities. You can find out more at www.rebeccaayers.co.nz/