Consultant Profile

Mr Mark Crowther

Mr Mark Crowther MBBS FRCS (Eng) FRCS (Tr & Orth)
Practicing at:
Spire Bristol Hospital
  • Orthopaedic surgery
    • Arthroscopy
    • Elbow surgery
    • Shoulder surgery
    • Sports injury
Special clinical interests:

The painful shoulder, shoulder arthroscopy, shoulder stabilisation surgery, shoulder replacement surgery and acromioclavicular joint reconstruction

Research interests:

Bone loss in shoulder instability, rotator cuff repair, clavicle fracture fixation, locking plate fixation of shoulder fractures and AC joint reconstruction

Current NHS and /or university posts:

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon – North Bristol NHS Trust (Southmead Hospital)

Year of first medical qualification:
Current membership(s) of professional, national and regional bodies:

British Elbow and Shoulder Society (BESS)
British Orthopaedic Association (BOA)
Royal College of Surgeons of England
World Orthopaedic Concern
South West Shoulder and Elbow Group
British Medical Association (BMA)

Contact Details 
Private secretary telephone number:
0117 317 1790
Private secretary fax:
0117 973 8678
Private secretary email address:
Personal email address:
Tuesdays, Fridays (on request)
Background Information 
Professional profile:

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.

Personal profile:

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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Mr Mark Crowther

Mr Mark Crowther Orthopaedic surgery Consultant, Bristol, private hospital specialist.

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