Mr Stephen Lipscombe

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon

FRCS (Orth), BSc (Physiology), Diploma hand surgery

"Spire Cheshire Hospital provides excellent care and facilities with further investment in the clinic areas and expanding theatre capacity supporting patients and clinical activity."


Specialises in

  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Dupuytren's disease
  • Thumb and hand arthritis
  • Hand swellings
  • Trigger digits

I am a consultant in hand and wrist surgery. I was appointed as a consultant at Whiston hospital in 2012, completing the Mersey deanery training rotation and having merited an honours degree at Liverpool Medical School.

I completed an advanced fellowship in hand and wrist surgery and successfully completed the British diploma in hand surgery in 2012. Strong academic background having completed a first class degree in physiology at Liverpool University where I studied calcium signalling in pancreatic acinar cells.

My surgical practice includes traumatic injuries to the upper limb and elective hand/wrist surgery including nerve disorders (carpal tunnel syndrome and ulnar nerve procedures), ganglion and cyst excision, degenerative and rheumatoid disorders (small joint and wrist fusion) joint replacement (base of thumb, finger joints, and wrist replacement), Dupuytren's disease (collagenase injection, fasciectomy, and skin grafting), and minimally invasive wrist arthroscopy procedures.

I perform over 400 hand and wrist procedures each year.

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General Medical Council Number: C6053053

Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mr Stephen Lipscombe at Spire include:

Orthopaedics

Other treatments

Small joint arthrodesis and arthroplasty, carpal and wrist arthrodesis, trapeziectomy and CMCJ arthroplasty, total wrist arthroplasty, ulnar nerve decompression, tendon surgery / repair and wrist arthroscopy. 

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Important information about COVID-19 tests

Spire Cheshire Hospital is only able to provide Covid-19 tests to patients undergoing surgery at our hospital. Covid-19 testing or antibody tests are not available as a standalone service.

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Additional information

Clinical interests

Hand surgery
Hand and wrist surgery
Medico-legal
Orthopaedic surgery
Sports injury
Wrist surgery

Qualification and professional memberships

Bsc Physiology / Liverpool, UK / 1997
Bachelor of Science

MBChB / University of Liverpool / 2002
Bachelor of Medicine
Degree given to physicians at the basis of their training

FRCS (Tr & Orth) / London, UK / 2011
Fellowship of the Royal Colleges of Surgeons

Diploma Hand Surgery / Manchester, UK / 2013
Diploma Hand Surgery


Professional memberships

FRCS (Orth) London

BSSH (British Society of Surgery of the Hand)

British Orthopaedic Association (BOA)

General Medical Council


Professional leadership

I am responsible for the orthopaedic junior staff at Whiston hospital conducting the induction course and providing training throughout the attachments

Research and publications


Articles

Scaphoid fracture non-union: a systematic review of the surgical treatment using bone graft
January 2015

Short review article: Ultrasonic assessment of flexor tendon mobilisation: effect of different mobilisation techniques on flexor tendon excursion
January 2012

Long term outcomes of percutaneous tennis elbow release
January 2012

Current NHS posts

St Helens and Knowsley Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

Personal profile

I am a keen sportsmen and the majority of my leisure time is spent training for Olympic distance triathlon, competing in Chester, Salford, Bala and Cholmondely events each year. 

I live locally in Chester with my wife Hilary and daughter Anabelle (Chester Zoo is one of our favourite destinations)! I am a member of the Folio Society for book collections and I have a season ticket at Manchester United.

Contact information

Telephone Out patient appointments - 01925 215 087
Website http://www.privatehandsurgeon.co.uk
Private secretary Joanne Bird
Private secretary telephone 01925 598 217
Private secretary email stephen.lipscombe@consultantcare.com