Mr Dafydd ‘Taff’ Edwards

BSc, MB ChB, FRCS (Tr & Orth)

Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgeon (Upper Limb)

Special Interests:
  • Carpal and Cubital Tunnel Syndrome
  • Ganglion cyst treatment
  • Dupuytrens disease
  • Osteoarthritis and Rheumatoid arthritis of the hand, wrist and elbow
  • Sports injury to the Hand, wrist and Elobw
  • Trauma – Fracture treatment
  • Nerve related and injury problems
  • Complex trauma elbow reconstruction
  • Tendon / Ligament repair and reconstruction
  • Wide Awake Surgery

EmailEdwards.admin@lips.org.uk

Telephone: 0207 164 6114 (ext 2)

Fax: 0207 022 1606

Synopsis

Mr Taff Edwards is a fellowship trained

Trauma and Orthopaedic surgeon with

an interest in routine and trauma upper limb surgery.

Mr Taff Edwards is a fellowship trained Trauma and Orthopaedic surgeon with an interest in routine and trauma upper limb surgery.

He is also a proud member of the British Army and has served abroad on many occasions as a proactive team member and leader contributing to the surgical management and reconstruction of the critically injured.

Mr Edwards is currently a Consultant Surgeon at the Royal London Hospital, a Major Trauma Centre where he offers outstanding care to severely injured patients as well as an elective service in Hand, Wrist and Elbow surgery. His background extends from experience and training at the DGH and Trauma Centre Level,

and has undertaken the yearlong prestigious British Society of Surgery to the Hand (BSSH) Advanced Training Fellowship based at Wrightington hospital where he specialised in wrist/hand surgery, complex elbow reconstruction and peripheral nerve injury.

Mr Edwards enjoys involvement in pragmatic evidence-based clinically driven research and has engaged in clinical research whilst on Fellowship in collaboration with a team of specialists expertized in their field.

History

Mr Edwards has an extensive background in numerous local and international hospitals where he practised in Trauma and Orthopaedics, Plastic Surgery, Emergency Medicine, and the care of Military personnel with complex injuries. Furthermore, he has deployed 4 times on operational duties to Iraq and Afghanistan working on the front line as a medic and within the Field Hospital. Mr Edwards also has been involved in teaching and research in many fields. He studied for his research Doctorate at Imperial College London from 2014 to 2016 for which he was awarded The Alexander Medal Presented by Prince Richard, the Duke of Gloucester; The Premier Award of the British Army medical services for professional work of outstanding merit.

He is a tutor at Queen Mary College on the Master in Trauma course. His professional knowledge and skills are constantly kept up to date and is reflected in his recent publications and book contribution, notably an author for the latest edition of Grays Anatomy (2019).

Publications

Wide-Awake Wrst and Small Joints Arthroscopy of the Hand.
Hand clinics. 2019 Feb 1;35(1):85-92.
Liu B, Ng CY, Arshad MS, Edwards DS, Hayton MJ.
Psychosocial Aspects Of Challenge And Threat Appraisal In Orthopaedic Training.
Journal of Truama and Orthopaedics. 2018 Mar 6(1), 72-74.
Edwards DS, Talwalkar S.
The contribution of the posterolateral capsule to elbow joint stability: a cadaveric biomechanical investigation.
Journal of shoulder and elbow surgery. 2018 Apr 20.
Edwards DS, Arshad MS, Luokkala T, Kedgley AE, Watts AC.
Importance of Consistent Datasets in Musculoskeletal Modelling: A Study of the Hand and Wrist
Annals of Biomedical Engineering.:1-5
De Monsabert BG, Edwards D, Shah D, Kedgley A.
Surgical Management of Musculoskeletal Trauma
Surgical Clinics of North America. 2017 Oct 31;97(5):1119-31.
Stinner DJ, Edwards D
Heterotopic Ossification: A Review of Current Understanding, Treatment, and Future.
Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma. 2016 Oct 1;30:S27-30.
Edwards DS, Kuhn KM, Potter BK, Forsberg JA.
Risk stratification for the recurrence of trigger thumb after surgical release in the paediatric patient
European Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery & Traumatology 26.6 (2016): 587-590.
Edwards, D. S, and R. H. Richards;

International Presentations

The Biomechanics of Blast Related Amputee Heterotopic Ossification: computational modelling and physical experiments.
Combined Service Orthopaedic Society Conference, May 2016
D. S. Edwards, N. Rosenberg, A. Karunaratne, J. C. Clasper, A. M. J. Bull.
A Study to Assess the Contribution of the Postero-lateral Capsule in Elbow Stability
Wrightington Gold Medal Research Day, May 2017
D. S. Edwards
Motorcycle Accidents: Patterns of Upper Limb Injury and Outcome in A Semi-Rural District General Hospital
Joint American and British Society for Surgery to the Hand Conference; May 2009
D. S Edwards, S. Muthian, S. Wimsey, W. Samuel
Mini-Posterior Approach Hip Arthroplasty Reduces Blood Loss and Intra Operative Variables Improve with Experience
British Hip Society, January 2015
S. A. R. Barbur, D. S. Edwards, G. J. Stranks
Subclinical Haematinic Deficiency Is Common in Orthopaedic Patients Undergoing Elective Total Knee Replacement
British Society of Haematology, 54th Annual Scientific Meeting, April 2014
J .Silvermann, D. S. Edwards, N. Sargant
Modified Joystick Technique for Scapholunate Reduction
Joint American and British Society for Surgery to the Hand Conference; May 2009
S. Muthian, D.S. Edwards, W. Samuel
Spontaneous Dislocation of The Trapeziometacarpal Joint: A Case Report.
Joint American and British Society for Surgery to the Hand Conference; May 2009
S. Muthian, D.S Edwards, W. Samuel
Tacosil Use on Operational Deployments.
Military Surgical Conference, April 2009
A. Stannard, D.S Edwards, A. Ramasamy, D. Hinsley, A Brooks.

Prizes

The Alexander Medal presented by Prince Richard, the Duke of Gloucester. The Premier Award of the British Army medical services for professional work of outstanding merit.
Combined Services Orthopaedic Society Research Prize
May, 2017
Philip Fulford Prize. Best Research Paper, Combined Services Orthopaedic Society
May, 2016
Imperial College London Presidents Award for “Outstanding Research Team” Centre for Blast Injury Studies
2015
Montefiore Memorial Medal
2014
Honorary Research Fellow Royal College of Surgeon (England)
May, 2014

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