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Mr Mark Crowther

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon
MBBS, FRCS (Eng), FRCS (Tr & Orth)

Practising at

Spire Bristol Hospital

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Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mr Mark Crowther at Spire include:

Orthopaedics - elbow and shoulder

Other treatments

Sports injury, Shoulder surgery, Elbow surgery.

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Professional profile

I was appointed as a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon at North Bristol NHS Trust in 2005. I have an elective and emergency trauma practice sub-specialising in shoulder and elbow surgery. My particular interests include open and arthroscopic shoulder surgery for conditions including rotator cuff tears, recurrent instability, shoulder arthritis 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. For over 5 years from 2012, I was the Training Programme Director for the 60 strong registrar higher surgical training rotation for the Severn Deanery of Health Education England South West. Since 2015 I have been a member of the national selection design group for recruitment of orthopaedic trainees and in early 2017 I was appointed to the Specialty Advisory Committee for Trauma & Orthopaedic Surgery acting as the liaison member for the Republic of Ireland.

I am involved in regular audit and quality improvement projects as well as a variety of research projects leading to publications. Since 2012 I have chaired the South West and South Wales Shoulder & Elbow Group for case discussions and peer review.


Clinical Interests

Shoulder surgery
Sports injury
Elbow surgery
Arthroscopy

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

Private contact details

Telephone 0117 317 1790
Website http://www.soc-bristol.co.uk/
Private secretary Emily Smith
Private secretary telephone 0117 317 1790
Private secretary fax 0117 973 8678
Private secretary email emily.smith@soc-bristol.co.uk
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Qualification and professional memberships

MBBS / University Of London / 1993
Bachelor of Surgery

FRCS (Eng) / England / 1997
Fellowship of the Royal Colleges of Surgeons

FRCS (Tr & Orth) / England / 2003
Fellowship of the Royal Colleges of Surgeons

PGCME / University Of Bristol / 2006
Postgraduate Certificate in Medical Education


Professional memberships

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

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Current NHS posts

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, North Bristol NHS Trust (Southmead Hospital).

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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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