The painful shoulder, shoulder arthroscopy, shoulder stabilisation surgery, shoulder replacement surgery and acromioclavicular joint reconstruction
Bone loss in shoulder instability, rotator cuff repair, clavicle fracture fixation, locking plate fixation of shoulder fractures and AC joint reconstruction
Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon – North Bristol NHS Trust (Southmead Hospital)
British Elbow and Shoulder Society (BESS)British Orthopaedic Association (BOA)Royal College of Surgeons of EnglandWorld Orthopaedic ConcernSouth West Shoulder and Elbow GroupBritish Medical Association (BMA)
I was appointed as a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon at North Bristol NHS Trust in 2005. I have an elective and emergency practice sub-specialising in the shoulder and elbow surgery. My particular interests include open and arthroscopic shoulder surgery for conditions including rotator cuff tears, recurrent instability and dislocated AC joints. I have experience of all types of shoulder replacement. My undergraduate medical training was at St Mary's Hospital (Imperial College) in London (1988-1993). I spent six months as a World Orthopaedic Concern volunteer surgeon in rural South Africa during 1997-8. I undertook higher surgical training as a Specialist Registrar on the South West (North) rotation based in Bristol (1999-2005). My advanced surgical fellowship training for 1 year (2004) was at the Melbourne Shoulder and Elbow Clinic in Australia and the Cape Shoulder Institute in Cape Town, South Africa. In 2006 I was awarded the Postgraduate Certificate of Medical Education from the University of Bristol and in 2008 became the postgraduate tutor for orthopaedic registrar teaching.
I am married with two young daughters and live in Bristol. I have played many years of team sport including several seasons of local league rugby for North Bristol RFC where I was player of the season 1999-2000. More recently rugby has changed to the touch variety. I am a member of the Gloucestershire Gypsies and the Cryptics Cricket Clubs and play enthusiastic squash in a highly competitive medics ladder. I also ski, swim and play tennis and golf as time allows.
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