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 a permanent position at Southland (Kew) Hospital. She operates out of Invercargill and does weekly clinics there as well as monthly clinics in Wanaka and Queenstown (at the Studio, of course!).  Her areas of interest are hand and wrist conditions as well as nerve and tendon conditions around the elbow. 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/