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Mr Tomlinson specialises in Upper Limb Surgery, providing a comprehensive service incorporating the hand, wrist, elbow and shoulder.


He is the Senior Upper Limb Surgeon in Winchester and has extensive knowledge and experience in managing a wide range of disorders including arthritis (both Rheumatoid and Osteoarthritis), nerve compression (eg. Carpal Tunnel Syndrome), sports injuries and workplace related problems.

Professional profile


​Mr Tomlinson trained in the Bristol and Oxford regions of the UK and has worked with some of the world's leading upper limb specialists. As part of his higher surgical specialisation he spent twelve months in the highly prestigious Sydney Upper Limb Unit in Australia. This unit, one of the largest in Australia is a centre of excellence for a wide variety of complex conditions and surgical procedures. During this period he also worked closely with the Sydney Swans (Australian Rules Football League), Sydney Roosters (National Rubgy League) and the Sydney Waratahs (National Rugby Union).


​Mr Tomlinson has particular expertise in a broad range of upper limb surgical services which include joint replacement, keyhole (arthroscopic) surgery, Dupuytren's contracture (including Xiapex collegenase injection, needle fasciotomy and surgical treatments), nerve compression (Carpal and Cubital tunnel syndromes), repetitive strain injuries, microsurgery, wrist instability, workplace related problems and sports injuries.


His practice covers the whole of the Hampshire region as well as regularly accepting patient referrals from within the UK and Internationally. 

Personal profile 

Mr Tomlinson lives in Winchester and is a dedicated family man, looking after his wife and two children. He loves the great outdoors and is a keen sportsman, enjoying a wide range of outdoor activities including football, cycling, walking, skiing and climbing.

He is passionate about providing the highest standard of care, whilst appreciating the importance of making his patients feel at ease. He not only focuses on the Orthopaedic issues at hand but will always take into account the impact of the condition and any potential treatment on his patients' lives, families and careers, minimising any impact on these.  In particular his goal is always to resolve the problem and allow his patients to return to their normal lives as soon as possible.



Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Trigger finger / thumb

Dupuytren's including Xiapex injection

Ganglion excision

Tumour excision

Wrist arthroscopy (keyhole surgery)

Lump removal

Sports injuries and fractures
Repetitive strain and workplace related injuries
De Quervain's tenosynovitis
Rheumatoid arthritis
Joint replacement
Hand/wrist fractures including scaphoid minimally invasive fixation




Cubital tunnel syndrome (ulnar nerve compression)

Tennis elbow (Lateral epicondylitis)
Golfer's elbow release (Medial epicondylitis)
Stiff Elbow
Locking of the elbow
Elbow arthritis (including keyhole and minimally invasive surgery)
Rheumatoid arthritis
Elbow joint replacement
Excision of elbow nodules or bony spurs
Elbow injuries including fractures




Shoulder arthroscopy (keyhole surgery)
Impingement syndrome (supraspinatus tendinitis)
Sub-acromial bursitis
Acromial bony spur
Biceps tendon pain
Rotator cuff tears
Frozen shoulder (adhesive capsulitis)
Shoulder injuries including fractures
Shoulder arthritis
Shoulder and arm (humerus) fractures
Collarbone (clavicle) fractures
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