Charles Pailthorpe is a consultant Consultant Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgeon at Circle Reading Hospital

Mr Charles Pailthorpe

Consultant Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgeon

Circle Reading Hospital

0118 922 0026

Make an enquiry

Professional profile

Charles Pailthorpe is a Consultant Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgeon at Circle Reading Hospital.

He qualified from Birmingham Medical School, having joined the Royal Army Medical Corps as a student.

He had a variety of postings in military hospitals in England, West Germany and Hong Kong and had tours to Northern Ireland, West Germany, Belize, the Falklands and Nepal. While in Northern Ireland he was mentioned in dispatches. He later served in the First Gulf War.

His training in trauma and orthopaedic surgery involved experience in military hospitals and also two years in the NHS in Oxford. He started his consultant career at the Cambridge Military Hospital in Aldershot in 1992 but left the Services in 1995 to take up his current post at the Royal Berkshire Hospital NHS Trust.

His military career inevitably involved a large experience in traumatic injuries, but his elective interest in orthopaedic conditions has always been in the upper limb.

Personal profile

Charles is married with a son and a daughter. He enjoys walking his dogs, is a keen long distance cyclist, builds computers and is a webmaster for five different sites. He has obtained a postgraduate certificate in Medical Informatics from the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh in 2006.

Current NHS or research position

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon at the Royal Berkshire Hospital and Clinical Lead for the West Berkshire Community Hospital.

Year of first medical qualification

1977

Special clinical interests

The rheumatoid hand, wrist and elbow and other arthritic conditions of the wrist. Sports injuries and fractures of the wrist and hand.

Research interests

He is designing a wrist replacement in collaboration with an American company.

Current membership(s) of professional, national and regional bodies

He is the current Chairman of the Education and Training Committee of the British Society for Surgery of the Hand (BSSH) and became the Webmaster for the Society in 2013.

He is the Chairman of a joint committee between the BSSH and the British Orthopaedic Association (BOA) to produce best practice guidelines for 'The management of distal radial fractures'.

Fast track your treatment with Charles Pailthorpe

Just enter your details below and we'll ring you to provide a quote or answer your questions.

We will use your personal information to process and respond to your enquiry and contact you with relevant information. For further information, please see our website privacy policy.

Fast track your treatment

Just enter your details below and we'll ring you to provide a quote or answer your questions. We will use your personal information to process your enquiry and contact you with relevant information. For further information, please see our website privacy policy.

0118 922 6888

Circle Reading Hospital, 100 Drake Way, Reading, RG2 0NE

Good

Overall rating 16th November 2016