Mr Mark Pickford
Consultant Plastic Surgeon
Specialist interest: Hand surgery
Mr Mark Pickford is a Consultant Plastic and Hand Surgeon, subspecialising in the treatment of children with developmental differences. He trained in Plastic Surgery in the UK, and then completed a one-year Hand Surgery fellowship with Harold Kleinert’s group in Louisville, Kentucky (1996-1997).
Mr Pickford runs two hand surgery clinics a week at QVH, one for children, and one for adults. He also runs plastic surgery outpatient services at the Conquest Hospital, once a week on Tuesdays, where skin cancers are the commonest problems being managed.
Besides Children’s hand surgery he also treats Dupuytren’s disease, and a broad spectrum of other common degenerative hand conditions.
Mr Pickford’s interests include hand trauma, surgery for congenital hand differences, management of Dupuytren’s disease including all surgical options and Xiapex/collagenase injection treatment. His work routinely encompasses management of inflammatory arthritic conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis and also degenerative arthritis (osteoarthritis) which manifest themselves in the hand. He has an interest in wrist pathology including degenerative conditions and instabilities resulting from injury, and routinely performs arthroscopy examinations and treatments. His work routinely involves the management of nerve compression syndromes in the upper limb.
Mr Pickford’s work for general plastic surgery covers a broad scope ranging from skin cancer management to breast reconstruction using all available techniques (tissue expansion, Latissimus flaps and DIEP flaps).