Surgeons from the UK and around the world who are undertaking training at Wrightington are at the end of or beyond their formal training programme - they represent the very best of surgeons in training.

The Upper Limb Unit has ten Fellows and two SpR's - Usually of year 5/6 level.

The posts are suitable for surgeons with special interests in Hand, Elbow and Shoulder Surgery.

Our upper limb service covers all aspects of Hand, Wrist, Elbow and Shoulder Surgery. It does however include arthroplasty, arthroscopy, arthritis, post traumatic reconstruction, tendon and nerve surgery and the management of Dupuytren's disease, as well as primary and complex trauma. We now have developed a large sports medicine practice and receive patients from many Professional teams and National Sporting Organisations. There is a busy Rheumatology Unit on site with 3 Rheumatologists providing many interesting and complex referrals.

Each of our surgeons has special and complementary interests. Fellows have the opportunity of designing their Fellowship to suit their individual needs and interests.

There is ample opportunity for basic science and clinical research, with the support of our research team, as well as the Trust's very active and dynamic R&D Department. Research and teaching are regarded as an integral part of the job.

Key Features of this fellowship

  • Large volume operating
  • Research systems and support staff in place
  • Teaching opportunities on local courses
  • International reputation of the unit with good world wide connections
  • Department of Health approved Cadevaric Workshop
  • High success rate at future consultant appointments having left the fellowship.

To Apply for a Fellowship Click Here

Upper Limb Fellows Teaching Sessions

Upper limb Fellows Teaching Sessions are held every Thursday 5:30pm to 6:30pm in the Meetings Room between Wards A & B
If you are a previous or current Fellow of WULU, please join the 'Wrightington Upper Limb Unit Alumni' Group on LinkedIn

Clinical Visits and Other Educational Opportunities

We get many enquiries about educational and training opportunities in the Wrightington Upper Limb Unit. There are a number of options open to interested surgeons and therapists. These include:

1. Fellowship:

These are formal paid Fellowship training posts, open to surgical trainees in their final years of training or newly qualified surgeons with an interest in the upper limb. These are for 6-12 months and very competitive. A GMC registration or equivalent is essential and at least four years of postgraduate orthopaedic training.

For more details and to apply click here.

2. MChOrth position:

For surgeons only, with surgical experience and interested in further training in Orthopaedics, with a higher degree.
You can register for the MChOrth degree through Professor Murali and work at as a registrar. This is for 3 years.

Details are online here

3. Clinical Attachment:

Short clinical visits are available to surgeons and therapists. These are very popular and we limit the number of clinical visitors. You will not be able to perform or assist with any surgery or directly partake in clinical activities, but would be welcome to join the weekly educational activities in the Unit. Visits can be arranged by contacting an upper limb consultant or emailing Diane Allmark, at or via an Orthopaedic Product Company (Smith & Nephew, Arthrex, DePuy, Tornier, Corin).