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Latest news: Masks are mandatory when you attend our practice in person, and we request that you log your attendance via our Victorian Government QR code (location code 3D7RE3 in the Service Victoria App) or by writing your details on the physical register at our reception. Elective hospital surgeries are unrestricted and you no longer routinely need to have a COVID test prior to hospital admission. Dr Tomlinson is operating at The Avenue and Glenferrie Private; Epworth Cliveden is indefinitely closed at this time.

We consult with patients via videoconsultation where it is clinically appropriate to do to maximise patient and staff safety under the new COVID normal. Enhanced hygiene measures in our rooms include acrylic screens, masks, hand sanitiser, face shields and physical distancing-related changes; long consultations and our See and Treat service remain adjusted under our COVIDsafe plan to include the use of telehealth to reduce face to face time. We require that all patients provide a referral prior to booking an appointment so we can identify and manage urgent and emergency conditions in a timely manner, and so that Dr Tomlinson can assess your suitability for a telehealth appointment and identify any further information or investigations that might be required before your consultation. 

Hand & wrist surgery

Written by Dr Jill Tomlinson on .

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.