Bo Povlsen

Mr Bo Povlsen, an Emeritus Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon at Guy's & St Thomas' Hospital, London, with over 20 years of experience, specialises in non- and minimal invasive surgical treatment of hand, elbow, and shoulder conditions. He is an Associated Professor of Hand Surgery at the University of Linkoping and focuses on plastic surgery, trauma & orthopaedic surgery, offering video and telephone consultations in his sub-specialties including shoulder, elbow, and hand surgeries.


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  • Hand & Wrist
  • Video and telephone consultations
  • Shoulder & Elbow

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  • London

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Mr Bo Povlsen, an Emeritus Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon with over 20 years of expertise exclusively treating hand, elbow, and shoulder issues. Specialising in non- and minimal invasive surgical treatments, he utilises customised rehabilitation programs along with injections. Previously at Guy's & St Thomas' NHS Trust, Mr Povlsen is also an Associate Professor of Hand Surgery at the University of Linkoping, Sweden, and a board member for the BOA Professional Practice Committee. In his spare time, he volunteers in the developing world, showcasing a dedication to philanthropy. Having received his orthopaedic specialist qualifications in Sweden in 1990, Mr Povlsen's specialisations encompass Plastic Surgery and Hand Surgery. His memberships in prestigious medical societies include the British Elbow and Shoulder Society, the British Society for Surgery of the Hand, the British Orthopaedic Association, and the British Medical Association. With more than 60 publications to his credit, Mr Povlsen imparts training in Shoulder and Elbow procedures and offers courses to General Practitioners upon request. Bo Povlsen's vast array of sub-specialties includes Hand & Wrist, Shoulder & Elbow treatments, and he provides video and telephone consultations. His areas of interest span a wide range of conditions from shoulder pain, frozen shoulder, to hand arthritis and wrist fractures. Apart from his medical pursuits, Mr Povlsen enjoys activities like sailing, tennis, and golf in his personal life. Working passionately in the developing world for voluntary organisations, he embodies a commitment to global health and welfare.

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