Mr Duncan Watkinson

Mr Duncan Watkinson

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon

MBBS, FRCS (Tr and Orth)

Specialises in

Languages spoken

English, French

My orthopaedic practice concentrates exclusively on conditions affecting the shoulder and elbow. I favour keyhole techniques where possible and now carry out more than three quarters of operations arthroscopically.

I now perform Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) treatment in the outpatient department of Spire Portsmouth Hospital, allowing me to treat problems such as 'tennis elbow' without the need for surgical intervention.

I qualified as a doctor from the University of Newcastle Upon Tyne in 1992 and trained as a specialist surgeon on the Wessex Orthopaedic Rotation. I had the opportunity to develop my 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.


Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mr Duncan Watkinson at Spire include:


Other treatments

  • Elbow surgery

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Additional information

Shoulder surgery
Upper limb surgery
Elbow surgery

Special clinical interests: Reverse geometry shoulder replacement, tennis elbow, sports injuries of the upper limb.

My research interests include arthroscopic rotator cuff repair, reverse geometry shoulder replacement and complex ligament injuries of the elbow. I have published articles in leading orthoapedic journals and presented at a variety of national and international conferences. I have 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 I was awarded the Charles Neer Award for Shoulder Surgery by the American Shoulder and Elbow Society.

Media Coverage

Dear doctor, I've had to stop playing tennis due to shoulder pain. Will resting help?

Consultant Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgeon, Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust.

My main interests outside of medicine are my family and sport. I played football and rugby for many years but have now hung up my boots. However I still enjoy windsurfing and the occasional game of tennis when time allows. I speak fluent French.

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