Mr Mark Falworth
Consultant Orthopaedic and Shoulder Surgeon
MB BS, FRCS (Eng), FRCS (Orth)
I graduated in medicine from Kings College, London in 1996 before undertaking my basic and higher surgical and orthopaedic training in London on the St. Mary’s and Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital (RNOH) Training Programs.
My interest in shoulder and elbow surgery was reinforced by the completion of an AO Trauma and Shoulder Fellowship in Salzburg, Austria as well as spending six months as the Shoulder and Elbow Fellow at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, Stanmore. I spent a further year as a Sports Surgery and Arthroplasty Fellow at Sportsmed SA in Adelaide, South Australia, before returning to the UK in 2006 to take up a Consultant position at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, Stanmore. In 2009 I was also awarded a prestigious British Elbow and Shoulder Society Travelling Fellowship during which I spent time in America learning new techniques in arthroscopic and minimally invasive shoulder surgery.
My practice within the NHS and at Spire Bushey Hospital is related solely to the management of conditions affecting the Shoulder and Elbow. At the RNOH the bulk of my work is involved in the management of complex referrals from other UK based orthopaedic surgeons, but my interests include all aspects of shoulder and elbow surgery including shoulder impingement, rotator cuff disease, instability, frozen shoulder, sports related shoulder & elbow injuries and shoulder & elbow joint replacement. I maintain close links with the physiotherapy department to both aid treatment and facilitate post-operative rehabilitation.
I have been involved in clinical research resulting in numerous presentations as well as over 30 clinical/scientific publications and book chapters. I am involved in the training of higher surgical trainees at Stanmore as well as other visiting surgeons. I lecture both nationally and internationally on shoulder and elbow surgery and have close links with orthopaedic device companies with whom I am actively involved in the development of computer-aided surgery and its use in shoulder replacements.
Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mr Mark Falworth at Spire include:
• Shoulder stabilisation
• Elbow replacement
• Frozen shoulder
• Tennis elbow
• Revision shoulder and elbow surgery
• Shoulder impingement
Author of over 30 peer reviewed publications
Lectures nationally and internationally on shoulder and elbow surgery
Consultant Shoulder and Elbow Surgeon, Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, Stanmore
Clinic Lead; Shoulder and Elbow Unit, Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, Stanmore
My main interests outside work revolve around my wife and two children who take up most of my free time. When time allows I am a keen skier and an avid spectator of rugby. I am also a qualified Rugby Football Union (RFU) coach with my other interests including travel, photography, sailing and fine wines.