Treatment restrictions due to coronavirus (COVID-19)

As part of our longstanding relationship, we are proud to be dedicating our resources to the NHS at this important time. As a result many of our treatments are currently suspended and we are reviewing all planned procedures and consultations. We are making every effort to talk to impacted patients and apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

Mr Philip McCann

Mr Philip McCann

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon
BSc (Hons) MB BS (Lond) MRCS (Eng) PGME (Cert) FRCS (Tr&Orth)

Practising at

Spire Bristol Hospital

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Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mr Philip McCann at Spire include:


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Professional profile

I have worked and trained in the UK, Europe, North America and Australia to broaden my exposure to upper limb surgery and equip myself with the diagnostic and operative expertise to deliver excellent patient care. I have developed a wide range of specialist skills that have enabled me to deliver a confident, modern orthopaedic practice.

I obtained my primary medical qualifications at the University of London. I then undertook my surgical training in the South West region, principally within Bristol.

Following completion of my training program I undertook further sub-specialist training as the Trauma and Upper Limb Fellow at the University of Western Australia, before returning to Bristol where I was appointed at the Bristol Royal Infirmary in 2014.

Specialist interest in complex fractures of the shoulder and elbow. Arthroscopic (keyhole) surgery for shoulder and elbow problems including arthritis, tendon tears, impingement and instability. Shoulder replacement surgery including shoulder resurfacing, total anatomic shoulder replacement and reverse geometry shoulder replacement. Management of post traumatic, degenerative and sports-related injuries of the upper limb. Hand and wrist surgery including peripheral nerve decompression and tendon surgery.

I have always had a passion for surgical research and have taken an active interest in the academic controversies in both orthopaedic trauma surgery and elective upper limb orthopaedic surgery. I have had the privilege to be involved in a number of research projects, which have been presented at both national and international meetings.

Furthermore, I have always had great enthusiasm for medical education, on both an undergraduate and post-graduate level. I actively participate in the training of all grades of junior doctors and allied health professionals within a University Teaching Hospital and lecture to the higher surgical trainees locally on shoulder and elbow disorders.

Clinical Interests

Orthopaedic surgery
Shoulder surgery
Elbow surgery
Hand surgery
Soft tissue injuries
Sports injury
Sports medicine
Upper limb surgery
Wrist surgery

Specialist interest in complex fractures of the shoulder and elbow. Arthroscopic (keyhole) surgery for shoulder and elbow problems including arthritis, tendon tears, impingement and instability. Shoulder replacement.

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Qualification and professional memberships

Professional memberships

Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England
European Society of Sports Traumatology, Knee Surgery & Arthroscopy
British Trauma Society, AO Trauma Society

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Current NHS posts

Consultant in Upper Limb and Orthopaedic Trauma surgery, Bristol Royal Infirmary 

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Financial Interests

Owns 10% of Sport and Orthopaedic Clinic (Bristol) Limited which owns 100% of an ESWT Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy Machine machine used at the hospital.

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Private contact details

Private secretary Emily Richards
Private secretary telephone 0117 933 9985
Private secretary fax 0117 973 8678
Private secretary email