Dr Philip Bearcroft
MB BChir FRCP FRCR
I was appointed Consultant Radiologist at Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge in 1997 where I specialise in Musculoskeletal Radiology. I have written over 50 papers, virtually all in relation to musculoskeletal radiology and I review papers for a number of peer review radiological journals. I have a particular interest in computers and I previously acted as the Lead Clinician for the PACS project (Picture Archiving and Communication System) at Addenbrooke's Hospital. I have recently stood down having served terms as Clinical Director, and then Divisional Director, for the Radiology Department at Addenbrooke’s Hospital. I served in the Olympic Village and at Wimbledon during the summer 2012 Olympics investigating and treating Olympic athletes who presented with a wide variety of clinical musculoskeletal complaints.
Diagnostic Imaging I specialise in musculoskeletal imaging in general, and in imaging of sports injuries and chronic overuse injuries in particular. At the Cambridge Lea Hospital, I have access to state-of-the-art imaging facilities and in addition to reporting on plain films, I perform ultrasound, CT and MRI examinations in a wide range of musculoskeletal conditions. Therapeutic Imaging I also specialise in image-guided treatment of sports injuries and chronic overuse injuries. Using imaging techniques to guide injections ensures that the injected material reaches the intended target, increasing efficacy and potentially reducing the risk of complications. I perform ultrasound or fluoroscopic guided therapeutic injections of steroids or of anaesthetic for diagnostic purposes. I also inject Hyaluronic acid agents or local anaesthetic into the hip for patients with osteoarthritis and again this is performed under image guidance and under local anaesthetic (avoiding the need for a general anaesthetic). In the shoulder specifically, I perform hydrodistension for frozen shoulder, and barbotage for calcific tendinitis, again under ultrasound guidance and local anaesthetic. All these procedures are performed on an outpatient basis avoiding an inpatient stay.
Some of the principal treatments carried out by Dr Philip Bearcroft at Spire include:
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