Anthony Hearnden

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon FRCS (Tr&Orth), Shoulder, Elbow, Hand and Wrist

Mr. Anthony Hearnden is a consultant orthopaedic surgeon specialising exclusively in surgery of the hand, wrist, shoulder and elbow. His practice involves the use of advanced arthroscopic and minimally invasive methods. He offers a comprehensive multi-disciplinary upper limb approach, through close links with referring therapists and clinicians.

Mr. Hearnden provides a tertiary referral service for many upper limb problems, in particular complex elbow surgery. He is regularly referred these difficult cases from other upper limb surgeons in the south of England.


Mr. Hearnden qualified from King’s College Medical School, London, in 1995. Completing his years as a junior doctor at the Royal Surrey County Hospital, he then spent a year learning techniques in plastic surgery. His orthopaedic training was in south west London, before winning a prestigious hand and shoulder surgery fellowship at the Wrightington Upper Limb Unit, Manchester.

In 2007 he was made a consultant at Wrightington, where he routinely treated complex and tertiary hand, elbow and upper limb disorders from the north west of England. He returned to Guildford in 2010 to take up a consultant post at the Royal Surrey County Hospital.

In addition to his surgical qualifications, he holds a BSc in medical physics and is an honorary senior lecturer in orthopaedic management at Salford University. He is widely published in the medical journals and a member of the Ascension Orthopaedics product development team for new joint replacements in the hand and wrist. Mr. Hearnden also lectures nationally and internationally on upper limb surgery.

British Orthopaedic Association
British Elbow and Shoulder Society
British Hand Society
Royal College of Surgeons of England

Research interests
Mr Hearnden is currently researching elbow arthroplasty for complex fractures for previously failed replacements. He is also a member of Ascension orthopaedics product development team for new joint replacement prostheses in the hand and wrist.

Personal interests
Anthony lives in Surrey with his wife and two daughters. He is an equestrian enthusiast, enjoys fine wine, skiing and renovation projects.

BMI Mount Alvernia Hospital
Guildford Nuffield Hospital
Royal Surrey County Hospital 

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