Dr. Doug Campbell

Orthopaedic Surgeon, UK

Management of Hand and Wrist Injuries in Combat Sports

DA Campbell ChM, FRCS.Ed, FRCS(Glas), FRCS(Orth), FFSEM(UK)

Doug Campbell has been a Consultant Hand and Wrist Surgeon in Leeds, UK since 1998.
He has been a Visiting Orthopaedic Professor in the USA, Australia, Singapore, South Africa, Hong Kong and to the Royal Society of Medicine. In 2014, he was invited to deliver the Richard J Smith Oration at Harvard University describing his work in surgical implant development.

He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh and was awarded an Honorary Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons of Glasgow in 2016. He was also awarded a Foundation Fellowship of the Faculty of Sports and Exercise Medicine in 2010, representing his significant contribution to this growing area of medical specialism.

He has an established and specialist Sports Medicine & Performance practice in hand & wrist problems; in golf (being a Member of the Medical Advisory Board of the European PGA Tour and Ryder Cup) and a specialist medical adviser to British Olympic Associations (both summer and winter sports), professional soccer clubs, the Scottish Rugby Union, Premiership Rugby Union clubs, multiple Rugby League clubs and international teams, international and county cricket organisations as well as non contact sports such as diving and gymnastics. He is also a consultant to the Northern Ballet Theatre and he regularly treats professional musicians, both classical and contemporary.

His research interests are mainly clinically based. He was awarded his Master of Surgery degree (ChM) from the University of Leeds in 2000 with the thesis ‘Post traumatic digital cold related symptoms’. He was the Chairman of the AO Hand Expert Group in Switzerland from 2005 until 2019, leading the design of many current hand & wrist implants and has a passion for the blending of laboratory and research science with clinical applications, including micro surface science and 3D bone mapping of the distal radius, and biomechanical investigation of wrist movement patterns in golf.

He keenly maintains his interest in medical education and regularly lectures globally. He has organized and chaired courses in Switzerland, Holland, South Africa, Dubai, South America and the USA and has lectured in more than 20 countries. He has produced many surgical technique videos, has written chapters in over a dozen textbooks, edited a book on the Management of Hand Trauma and been the lead publisher in more than 25 peer reviewed articles. He is co-editor of the ‘AO Manual of Fracture Management: Wrist’ – the new keynote international textbook publication released in 2019.



Saturday ~ 6th Nov ~ DAY 1 Session 2: Bone

Management of Hand and Wrist Injuries in Combat Sports

Orthopaedic Surgeon, UK