Dr. Lucia Heras

Consultant Orthopedic & Hand Surgeon

Dr. Lucia Heras

Consultant Orthopedic & Hand Surgeon

Dr. Lucia Heras - Hand Surgeon

Department: Orthopaedic
Specialty: Hand Surgeon & Orthopaedic Surgeon / Hand Unit (Orthopaedics)
Interests: Complex fractures of hand, wrist or elbow; Chronic hand and wrist pain; Hand deformities; Ligament repair and ligament reconstruction; Tendons repair and tendon reconstruction; Joint replacements in the hand/wrist etc.

Languages: English and Spanish


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Dr. Lucia Heras has a rich experience of more than 40 years. She worked in Madrid, Spain, for 10 years, after which she moved to UK. In the UK, she was a permanent Consultant at the renowned Newham University Hospital, in London, where she was also responsible for developing and managing a Hand Unit for 15 years.

She has also served as a Professor and Examiner for the University of London and for the GMC (General Medical Council), where she examined for the PLAB for more than 8 years. She was later appointed by the GMA as an Assessor too.

In 2008, she shifted to the UAE, where she has worked with both Government and private hospitals. In UAE, she worked for 3 years at SKMC in Abu Dhabi, moving to Dubai she played a key role in the launch of a few well-known orthopaedic, spinal and advanced surgery hospitals (Medcare, Burjeel and King’s College), where she worked for 10 years. In 2022, Dr. Heras moved to help the development of the new academic-orientated facility, Fakeeh University Hospital, also in Dubai.

In UAE, Dr. Heras has been instrumental in organizing various courses and workshops in hand surgery, and even created the IAOC as the 1st Congress dedicated only to Hand Surgery, 6 years ago; it is now run by the UAE Society for Hand Surgery.

She has published many research papers in hand/wrist pathology and trauma and has been the Co-author of a book in management of different infections, edited in Spain (Manejo de Infecciones en Urgencia). She has also edited and wrote some chapters in a Hand Surgery Book by IFSSH in 2010.

She teaches regularly and has been a faculty member in the 2-year Fellowship training program in Hand Surgery running in Gaza Strip, as part of Humanitarian work for a period of 6 consecutive years.


  • Complex/complicated fractures fixation of hand, wrist or elbow
  • Malunited or non-united fractures of the hand/wrist/forearm (Scaphoid, Radius, Ulna)
  • Ligament repair and ligament reconstruction on wrist or fingers (TFCC, SLIL, LTIL, UCL)
  • Tendon’s repair and tendon reconstruction with tendon graft or tendon transposition
  • Joint replacements in the hand/fingers/wrist (MCPJ, PIPJ, CMC, RC, DRUJ)
  • Partial or total arthrodesis wrist
  • Severe hand injuries; reconstruction surgery of the hand and wrist
  • Treatment of Dupuytren disease
  • Treatment of Kienbock’s disease
  • Customized treatment in cases of severe damage done by previous surgeries in others facilities
  • Treatment of rheumatoid hand
  • Treatment of congenital hand deformities
  • More common cases of trigger fingers, carpal tunnel syndrome, or De Quervain tenosynovitis with conservative and surgical approach
  • Specialized in Treatment of professional sport persons (golfer players, footballers, cricketers, polo players, cross fit, gymnastics, acrobats, etc) as well as professional musicians

  • Membership
  • Qualifications
  • Research & Publications
  • Royal College of Surgeons
  • British Hand Society (BSSH)
  • Member of the Spanish Hand Society (SECMA)
  • Member of the European Hand Society (FESSH)
  • Member of the British Orthopaedic Association (BOA)
  • Member of the Spanish Society of Cosmetic Medicine and Surgery
  • Licentiate in Medicine and Surgery (Bachelor), University Complutense of Madrid, Spain, 1980
  • Chilean Certificate of Accreditation in Medicine and Surgery, 1998
  • Board Certified, Spanish Ministry of Education in Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery, Spain, 1998
  • Certificate of Specialist in Acupuncture, University Complutense of Madrid, Spain, 1985
  • Certified Training for the Specialty Trauma & Orthopaedic Surgery, UK, 1997
  • Trained in General Surgery, Orthopaedics and Plastic Surgery in Hospital Clinico de San Carlos, Madrid (Spain), 1980-1990
  • Trained in Hand Surgery in London, Kentucky and Spain, 1990-1997

Book written:

  • Chapter written in the “Hand Surgery Book” IFSSH 2010.
    •  “Unusual Isolated Rotational Unicondylar Fracture Proximal Phalanx” Pages 21-23.
    • “TFCC Reconstruction with Palmaris Longus tendon graft”.
  • Co-writer of a book in management of different infections, “Manejo de Infecciones en Urgencia”.
    • Chapter 55 Septic Arthritis” Book: Manejo de Infecciones en Urgencia published in 2007 by EDIcomplet   ISBN: 978-84-87450-054
    • Chapter 56 Osteomylitis” Book: Manejo de Infecciones in Urgencia published in 2007 by EDIcomplet   ISBN: 978-84-87450-054
    • Chapter 57 Epidermal and Dermal Infections” Book: Manejo de Infecciones en Urgencia published in 2007 by EDIcomplet   ISBN: 978-84-87450-054
    • Chapter 86 Shock Toxic Syndrome” Book: Manejo de Infecciones en Urgencia published in 2007 by EDIcomplet   ISBN: 978-84-87450-054


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