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Mr Oreste Basso

Consultant Hand & Upper Limb Surgeon

MD, MS (LDN), FRCS (Tr & Ortho)

Practices at: Hendon Hospital

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Personal Profile

Mr Oreste Basso graduated in 1986 in Italy. Soon after, he was appointed 1st year post- graduate resident in General Surgery at the Bronx- Lebanon Hospital of the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York, where he completed his surgical internship. He then moved to London, where in 1993, he completed his Basic Surgical Training, attaining the Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons (Edinburgh). In 1996, while he was doing basic science research on Ligaments biomechanics at Imperial College London, he was appointed Specialist Registrar on the South Thames Higher Surgical training Programme in Trauma & Orthopaedics, based at Guy’s and St. Thomas’ Hospitals, London. In 2003, he completed his specialist training, having passed the Specialist Board Examination in Trauma & Orthopaedics and was awarded the Certificate of Completion of Specialist Training in the same Specialty. During his surgical training, Mr Basso was awarded a Higher Academic Degree (Master of Surgery) by the University of London (year 2000) for his research on ligaments biomechanics at Imperial College. This work won prestigious prizes and was presented at the World Congress on Orthopaedic Sports Trauma 2000 in Brisbane. The work was finally published in the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, among others.

Mr Basso’s sub specialist training in Hand Surgery took place at St. Andrew’s Centre, the North- East Thames Regional Hand & Plastic Surgery Unit, situated in Essex. His Shoulder surgery training took place at the Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton. He is currently on the General Medical Council Specialist Register. 

Mr Basso is a member of the British Society of Surgery of the Hand (BSSH) and also a component of the 'Scaphoid Fractures Study Group'. As such, Mr Basso participated, as Project Leader Collaborator, in the collection of clinical data to be included in the National Audit on Occult Scaphoid fractures, led by the BSSH. More recently, he collaborated further with the BSSH to develop the ‘Trigger trial’, another multicentre clinical project, aimed at comparing the clinical effectiveness of steroid injection versus surgery in treating trigger fingers. His current research interest is about the surgical treatment of chronic wrist pain.

  • Hand and Wrist Trauma Surgeon
  • Elective Interest in Hand, Wrist and Upper Limb
  • Former Specialist Registrars Trainer and
  • Examiner, University College London Medical School
  • Higher Academic Degree, University of London
  • Lead Collaborator for multi-centre trials
  • Published on Patients satisfaction
  • Member of British Society Surgery of the Hand
  • University of London Convocation (Holder of Higher Degree)
  • Reviewer, British Journal of Healthcare Management

Educational profile

  • 1986 Medical graduation
  • 1988- 90 Resident in General Surgery, the Bronx- Lebanon Hospital Center, NYC
  • 1990 Moved to London where he completed his Basic Surgical Training
  • 1995 Started his research on ligaments biomechanics at Imperial College London
  • 1996 Appointed Specialist Registrar, Trauma & Orthopaedics Guy’s and St. Thomas’ Hospitals, London
  • 2000 Appointed Master of Surgery by University of London (Imperial College)
  • 2002 Passed UK National Board Examination in Trauma & Orthopaedics
  • 2003 Awarded the Certificate of Completion of Specialist Training in Trauma & Orthopaedics

(Specialist Training Authority, London).

Professional Website


Clinical Interests

Clinical Interests

His clinical skills include:

  • Long term intractable wrist pain
  • Fingers deformity and ruptured hand and wrist ligaments
  • Dupuytren’s contracture
  • Correction of base of the thumb osteoarthritis
  • Fingers joint prosthetic replacement for painful arthritis, including inflammatory type (Rheumatoid Arthritis)

His interest in promoting the best possible Patients' experience has made him very keen on improving and monitoring Patients' satisfaction levels, prompting him to publish two articles on the topic of patients experience through hospital services.

Specific Shoulder & Elbow Problems managed:

  • Rotator Cuff Tears
  • Subacromial impingement
  • Shoulder Instability
  • Dislocations
  • Compressive Neuropathy at the Elbow
  • Detachment of Biceps Tendon

Professional Memberships

  • Life Member of the London Convocation (holder of Higher Academic Degree)
  • Full Member British Society Surgery of the Hand
  • Member of the British Elbow and Shoulder Society