Hand or shoulder problems in Otford, Kent? Please see our consultant orthopaedic surgeon

Mr Yanni is a Consultant Orthopaedic Consultant specialising in conditions relating to the shoulder, wrist, hand, or elbow. With private clinics near Otford, he can see you quickly and provide world-class treatment, covering everything you need, from diagnosis to rehabilitation.

If you think about the number of times a day you use your hands, wrists, elbow, and shoulders for grasping, writing, typing, sports, and more, it is a huge number. So if you are experiencing problems in these areas, Mr Yanni understands how distressing it can be.

Mr Yanni trained at Guys Hospital Medical School, graduating in 1983, before specialising in orthopaedics. This is the branch of medicine devoted to the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of disorders of the joints, bones, ligaments, tendons, and muscles. Mr Yanni has spent over 20 years working in NHS and private orthopaedic clinics. He has held the position of Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon at Bromley Hospitals Group since 1994.

He runs clinics near Otford including at Sevenoaks Medical Centre in Sevenoaks, The Sloane Hospital in Bromley, Chelsfield Park Hospital in Chelsfield. He has flexible appointment times.

From non-surgical treatments to arthroscopic surgery and joint replacements, Mr Yanni provides his patients with the right care. He comes highly rated on Doctify with comments including ‘very caring but totally professional’, ‘very professional with a good outcome’ and ‘I felt safe in his hands.’

Email d.h.yanni@btinternet.com to request an appointment.

“Great surgeon. I felt well informed at all stages. Great outcome from my surgery, absolutely delighted. He was highly recommended to me by 4 friends who had experienced his top rate surgical skills and they didnt’ lie! A lovely man too and first class bedside manner.”

Shoulder, Elbow and hand surgeon in Otford - Mr Dimitri Yanni

Mr Yanni - Hand, Elbow & Shoulder Consultant in Otford

If you have any questions relating to treatments or to book an appointment, please email Mr Yanni at d.h.yanni@btinternet.com

Contact on d.h.yanni@btinternet.com (email preferable) OR telephone Caroline on 020 8460 0123

“Efficient sympathetic and very competent”

Expert hand and wrist doctor in Otford

Mr Yanni is a hand expert working near Otford. He provides state-of-the-art surgical and non-surgical care for hand and wrist conditions.

Common Conditions Treated In Otford

  • Trigger Finger: This condition occurs when the tendons in the finger or thumb do not glide smoothly and become stuck, leaving the affected digit in a bent position until it snaps straight. It can cause pain, swelling, and discomfort.
  • Dupuytren’s Contracture: This causes an abnormal thickening of the tissues located under the skin in the palm. This growth can cause the fingers to bend in towards the palm.
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome: Common symptoms of CTS include numbness or a tingling sensation in the fingers or pain in the hand and wrist.
  • Tendonitis: This is an inflammatory condition that develops in the tendon, causing pain and tenderness, especially near the joint.
  • Base of Thumb Arthritis/Wrist Arthritis: Inflammation and pain are the main symptoms of arthritis in the base of the thumb or the wrist. The joint may feel swollen and tender.
  • RSI: Repetitive movements can cause the muscles, nerves, and tendons to become painful.

Nuggets of Wisdom


Trapeziometacarpal arthritis is a relatively common condition. It gives pain on key pinch and pin pinch.  Patients lose the first web space span (i.e cannot pull a large book from a shelf).  Early treatment consists of anti-inflammatories, injection and splintage.  The results of surgery are extremely good.

Hand & wrist surgeon in Otford
“Charming, very professional in delivering what he intends and believes will be beneficial to my problem.”
Hand Surgery

Contact on d.h.yanni@btinternet.com (email preferable) OR telephone Caroline on 020 8460 0123

Mr Yanni treats shoulder injuries and conditions in Otford

Shoulder pain in Otford is an extremely common condition and Mr Yanni is dedicated to relieving shoulder pain and improving mobility.

  • Frozen Shoulder: This painful condition, called Adhesive Capsulitis, limits the movement of the shoulder and the range of motion. When it is severe, it might interfere with everyday activities, such as getting dressed.
  • Shoulder Impingement: Sometimes referred to as Swimmer’s Shoulder, Tennis Shoulder, or Rotator Cuff Tendonitis, this condition occurs when the tendons in the shoulder are irritated or inflamed.
  • Shoulder Dislocation & Instability: If your shoulder joint becomes loose and leaves the docket, this is called dislocation. The more frequently this occurs, the more unstable it becomes.
  • Rotator Cuff Tear: Injuries and tears to the rotator cuff are a common source of shoulder pain. Symptoms can appear gradually and over time pain the stiffness will get worse and pain may even wake you up when you are asleep.

Mr Yanni - Otford shoulder surgeon

“Got right to the point of a long term injury. Fantastic consultant.”

Shoulder Arthroscopy, Shoulder Pain

Contact on d.h.yanni@btinternet.com (email preferable) OR telephone Caroline on 020 8460 0123

Elbow care and surgery by a private doctor near Otford

Sports injuries, repetitive movements, arthritis, and other trauma can all result in elbow pain. If you are experiencing issues with your elbows Mr Yanni is an expert in diagnosing and treating all conditions.

  • Elbow Arthritis: This common disease causes pain, stiffness, and swelling to many parts of the body, including the elbow. As the cartilage becomes worn away, this can cause the bones to rub together painfully.
  • Cubital Tunnel Syndrome: This is a condition is caused by pressure on the ulnar nerve in the elbow. The most common symptoms are numbness and tingling in the ring finger and little finger.
  • Tennis Elbow: This is a condition that arises from the deterioration of the tendon fibres that attach to the bone on the outside of the elbow. Sufferers most frequently complain of pain and tenderness at the outer side of the elbow.
  • Golfer’s Elbow: Similar to Tennis Elbow, this is when the tendons that attach to the inner elbow start to become worn. The main symptom is pain on the inner side of the elbow.

Mr Yanni - Otford elbow consultant

“I have had minor surgery on a few occasions so I would just like to say I have never felt more at ease or more valued as a patient Mr Yanni was amazing and I would definitely recommend his brilliant work and his superb manor. Thank you.”

Shoulder Arthroscopy, Shoulder Pain

As well as Otford. Mr Yanni treats patients from the following nearby areas

  • Wrotham
  • Mottingham
  • Malling
  • Sydenham
  • Blackheath