Mr Nick Fernandez
Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon
Circle Reading Hospital
0118 922 6888
Mr Nick Fernandez studied medicine at the London Hospital Medical College qualifying in 1976. He undertook house jobs in Hastings and Chichester, SHO in neurosurgery and A&E at The London Hospital, surgical SHO rotation in Exeter, SHO orthopaedics in Bath and General Surgical Registrar in Poole. He passed FRCS in 1982. He then trained on the Wessex Orthopaedic Rotation at Portsmouth, Alton and Southampton. He passed FRCS Ed (Orth) in 1989.
He was appointed as Consultant in orthopaedics and trauma in 1993 in West Dorset as a General Orthopaedic Surgeon with a paediatric interest.
He has developed a subspecialist interest in shoulder surgery. Nick was an invited member of faculty at the Reading Advanced Shoulder Course 2013.
He travels regularly in Europe and North America to visit other surgeons and learn new techniques.
Nick is married to Joanne and has 3 children. They live near Weymouth. He enjoys skiing, cycling, kite-surfing, and paddle boarding with his family. He keeps bees and is a keen gardener. He enjoys playing the flute (badly!)
Arthroscopic surgery of the shoulder and knee
Shoulder, hip and knee arthroplasty
He has publications on acl reconstruction, peudarthrosis of the ulnar, internal fixation of the lateral malleolus in the elderly, locking of mcp joints, retrosternal dislocation of the clavicle, shoulder decompression techniques and is currently participating in CSAW trial.
Current membership(s) of professional, national and regional bodies
- Shoulder arthroscopic release
- Ulnar nerve release surgery
- Hip replacement surgery
- Knee replacement surgery
- Knee arthroscopy
- Knee replacement surgery (partial)
- Kneecap stabilisation surgery
- Meniscal repair surgery
- Peripheral neuropathies
- PRP and autologous blood injections
- Diagnostic ultrasound
- Extracorporeal shockwave therapy
- Foot bunion removal surgery
- Ingrowing toenail treatment
- Shoulder stabilisation (Bankart repair)
- Shoulder replacement surgery
- Rotator cuff surgery
- Tennis elbow treatment
- Golfer's elbow treatment
- Carpal tunnel syndrome surgery
- Trigger finger release surgery
- Knee pain diagnosis & treatment
- Knee cartilage surgery