Consultant Profile

Mr Duncan Watkinson

Mr Duncan Watkinson MBBS FRCS (Tr and Orth)
Practicing at:
Spire Portsmouth Hospital
  • Orthopaedic surgery
    • Arthroscopy
    • Elbow surgery
    • Shoulder surgery
    • Sports injury
Special clinical interests:

Arthroscopic shoulder surgery
Reverse geometry shoulder replacement
Tennis elbow
Sports injuries of the upper limb

Current NHS and /or university posts:

Consultant Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgeon, Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust

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

British Elbow and Shoulder Society
British Orthopaedic Association
Royal College of Surgeons of England (Fellow)

Contact Details 
Telephone number to make a private appointment:
023 9235 2206
Private secretary:
Michele Murphy
Private secretary telephone number:
023 9235 2206
Private secretary fax:
023 9235 2206
Private secretary email address:
Background Information 
Professional profile:

Mr Watkinson qualified as a doctor from the University of Newcastle Upon Tyne in 1992 and trained as a specialist surgeon on the Wessex Orthopaedic Rotation. He had the opportunity to develop his expertise in shoulder and elbow surgery by undertaking a fellowship in France with Professor Pascal Boileau, one of the world's leading shoulder and arthroscopic surgeons.

His orthopaedic practice concentrates exclusively on conditions affecting the shoulder and elbow. He favours key hole techniques where possible and now carries out more than three quarters of operations arthroscopically.

Mr Watkinson's research interests include arthroscopic rotator cuff repair, reverse geometry shoulder replacement and complex ligament injuries of the elbow. He has published articles in leading orthoapedic journals and presented at a variety of national and international conferences. Mr Watkinson has been invited to write a chapter on reverse geometry shoulder replacement for the new edition of the Oxford Textbook of Orthopaedics and Trauma.

In 2005 he was awarded the Charles Neer Award for Shoulder Surgery by the American Shoulder and Elbow Society.

Mr Watkinson now performs Platelet Rish Plasma (PRP) treatment in the out-patient department of Spire portsmouth Hospital, allowing him to treat problems such as 'tennis elbow' without the need for surgical intervention.

Mr Watkinson speaks fluent French.

Personal profile:

Mr Watkinson's main interests outside of medicine are his family and sport. He played football and rugby for many years but has now hung up his boots. However he still enjoys windsurfing and the occasional game of tennis when time allows.

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Mr Duncan Watkinson

Mr Duncan Watkinson Orthopaedic surgery Consultant, Portsmouth, private hospital specialist.

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