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Community Leader

Carlos Heras Palou

Community Leader
Consultant Hand and Wrist Surgeon
Pulvertaft Hand Centre
Royal Derby Hospital
Kings Treatment Centre (KTC) Level 2
Uttoxeter Road
Derby, United Kingdom

Carlos Heras-Palou qualified from the School of Medicine in Zaragoza (Spain) in 1988. Following House Officer and SHO jobs in England he obtained his FRCS in 1993 and completed his training in Orthopaedic Surgery and Trauma in Leicester obtaining his FRCS (Tr & Orth) in the year 2000. He was trained in hand surgery in Leicester, followed by fellowships in Derby and Oxford.

He has hereditary transthyretin-mediated amyloidosis (hATTR amyloidosis), a rare and potentially fatal disease which causes sticky amyloid protein to build up in organs and around nerves.

Luckily, Mr Heras-Palou was diagnosed earlier and only had mild symptoms such as pins and needles and intermittent numbness. He also experienced some pain, difficulty eating and low blood pressure.


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