openforbusinessCoronavirus update: Our practice has mechanisms to protect our patients and staff while we continue to provide healthcare services. We have moved all patients to telehealth (phone or video) consultations, except where we have previously confirmed the requirement for an in-person physical examination or wound care. Only emergency surgery is being conducted in hospitals for the foreseeable future, in keeping with Government directives. We continue to hold in-person consultations for physical examinations and procedures such as skin biopsies. 

If our practice is unable to physically open for business in the weeks or months ahead we will communicate this to existing scheduled patients via email and SMS (please do not attempt to reply other than with Y or N to an SMS, as the automated system does not facilitate this). Incoming telephone calls and receipt of voicemail messages may be temporarily affected by such a change. We will use this website banner to update you on changes to our practice in the weeks and months ahead. Thank you for your understanding as our entire community works through these unprecedented and rapidly evolving times together (last updated: 4 April 2020).

Hand & wrist surgery

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Dr Jill Tomlinson has undertaken additional specialist training in hand, wrist and microsurgery and offers a complete range of hand and wrist surgical services which are described in detail at the Melbourne Hand Surgery website. The surgical and non-surgical services provided include the treatment of :

 What is Hand Surgery?

Hand surgery is an area of medicine that treats conditions of the fingers, hand, wrist and forearm. The treatment may be surgical or non-surgical depending on the condition. Hand surgeons are either plastic surgeons or orthopaedic surgeons who have undertaken additional post-fellowship training specifically in hand surgery. 

pressingpalmHand surgeons work closely with hand therapists, whose work is integral to the achievement of optimal functional outcomes. Hand therapists are either occupational therapists or physiotherapists who have undertaken special training in the management of hand and wrist conditions. Hand therapy may include involve the construction of splints, advice on graduated exercise regimens, scar management and desensitisation.

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This website is authored by Dr Jillian Tomlinson, a fully qualified plastic, reconstructive and hand surgeon who practices in Melbourne, Australia. This website aims to inform patients and health professionals about hand surgery, illness prevention and the practice philosophy of Dr Jill Tomlinson. This website's content is designed to complement, not replace, the relationship between a patient and his/her own doctor. The information is not intended to replace the advice of a health professional. This website does not host or receive funding from advertising or from the display of commercial content.