By: 8 October 2021
The British Society for Surgery of the Hand launches crowd funder for its debut book

The British Society for Surgery of the Hand is excited to launch the crowd funder for its first ever book, Hands Re:Worked – a stunning montage of photographs celebrating hand patients, their inspiring stories and their hands, reclaimed with the help of surgery.

Hands Re:Worked showcases a wide variety of inspiring patients’ stories, from para-triathletes to stonemasons, Archbishops to survivors of terrorist attacks. The project will be financed by crowd funding, and any additional money raised will be used to support the charitable work of the BSSH.

BSSH Hand Surgeon Ryan Trickett said on the launch: “We could not be more proud to acknowledge the amazing work of our surgeons in this book and we are so grateful to the patients who let us feature their stories. Hands Re:Worked aims to raise awareness of common hand problems and injury, as well as the countless operations that are performed every year by skilled hand surgeons, to restore comfort and function to this most important of human tools.

“We use our hands to feed and dress ourselves, to express our feelings and communicate, to touch and care, to scribe, to play, to work. Loss of hand function threatens our independence, our wellbeing and our livelihoods; hand surgeons are dedicated to restoring these after what are often lifechanging injuries or diseases.”

The British Society for Surgery of the Hand is a medical charity, supporting education, training and research in hand surgery, to improve treatment of patients, both in the UK and globally.

The official launch of the crowd funder for Hands Re:Worked will take place on 14 October at The Royal College of Surgeons from 13:00, upon which copies of the book will be available to purchase at RRP £30 via Individuals or companies are invited to donate to the project, or purchase rewards from £10 to £750, ranging from copies of the book itself, to bespoke artwork by a hand surgeon, or a professional print of one of the images from the book.


Image detail: The hand pictured is of Harry Holland, a figurative artist in Cardiff who received a left wrist fusion procedure from BSSH Member David Shewring.