Mr Edward Powell-Smith

Harrogate’s hand and wrist specialist

I am a specialist orthopaedic surgeon in Yorkshire, with clinics in Harrogate. As an experienced sub-specialist I treat all hand and wrist problems and regularly perform a wide range of operations.

I specialise in finger joint replacements and wrist arthroscopy and also offer non-surgical treatments.

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Specialist Care

Hand and wrist surgery is complex. I have trained in some of the leading orthopaedic and plastic surgery units in order to offer you the best surgical techniques and ensure good functional and cosmetic outcomes.

Consultant delivered

By choosing me as your private hand and wrist surgeon, you are guaranteed my care whether in clinic, on the ward or in the operating theatre. The continuity of care you deserve.

Extended Team

I work with a small team of carefully chosen specialists who complement my service by offering diagnostic imaging, interventional radiology and specialist hand rehabilitation therapy services


17th August 2018

“Mr Powell-Smith saw my scaphoid fracture one day after I broke it, and advised me with sheer professionalism. He was able to arrange an operation, which was done almost immediately, … Read more

Scaphoid Fractures

17th August 2018

The Scaphoid is a small kidney bean shaped bone in the wrist that is vulnerable to injury, especially in high-energy situations as British Superbike rider Dan Linfoot discovered after a … Read more

Finger joint replacement: A patients journey

15th November 2017

Finger joint replacements can be a great way of alleviating the pain of arthritis whilst allowing you to retain or even improve the function of your hand. Below is a … Read more

Congratulations to Harrogate’s St George’s Archery Club

8th November 2017

A Huge congratulations to Harrogate’s St George’s Archery club who won the club team title at the National Clout Archery Championships 2 weeks ago. I would especially like to congratulate Carol … Read more

How to manage a fractured wrist

3rd January 2017

With winter here and the icy weather setting in trips, slips and falls are all too common. Instinctively we put out our arms to break the fall meaning that your … Read more

How can I help your hand?

12th December 2016

In order to treat conditions that affect the hand and wrist you need to develop an understanding of what it is that makes the hand a unique instrument. Functionally the … Read more