Mr Andrew Irwin

Mr Andrew Irwin

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon
FRCS Ed, FRCS Ed (Orth)

Specialises in

  • Shoulder arthroscopy
  • Stabilisation and replacement surgery
  • Rotator cuff repair
  • Tennis elbow
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Practising at

Clinic times:
Tuesday (alternate): 2pm - 8pm
Thursday (alternate): 2pm - 5.30pm
Friday: 2pm - 5.30pm

An initial consultation with Mr Andrew Irwin is from £200.

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Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mr Andrew Irwin at Spire include:

Other treatments

  • Sports injuries of the shoulder and elbow
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Professional profile

My main clinical interests are in arthroscopy (keyhole surgery) of the upper limb joints. The most common conditions I treat include frozen shoulder, shoulder instability (dislocations), rotator cuff tears, impingement and acromioclavicular joint arthritis/degeneration and all sports injuries of the shoulder and elbow. I also perform joint replacement for shoulder and elbow arthritis including joint resurfacing and total joint replacement including both standard and reverse polarity arthroplasties.

My undergraduate medical training was in South Africa, followed by 10 years of postgraduate orthopaedic training in Bristol, Scotland (Royal Hospitals, Aberdeen), The Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, Stanmore and the RJAH Orthopaedic Hospital, Oswestry, Shropshire. I completed a shoulder fellowship in Toronto, Canada prior to commencing my current post at West Herts NHS Trust in 1997.

Throughout my life I have loved playing and watching sport and I understand the frustrations felt by sports people when injury affects their ability to take part in their sport.

Another large part of my practice is advising patients as they get older with aching joints that may require joint replacement. Within my NHS role I am responsible for training higher surgical trainees and I am a member of the North West Thames Training Rotation Committee.

General Medical Council Number: C3161401

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Additional information

Clinical interests

Elbow surgery
Shoulder surgery

Special Clinical Interests: Diagnosis and investigation of shoulder, elbow and wrist pain, arthroscopic (keyhole) shoulder surgery for shoulder impingement, rotator cuff tears, shoulder instability (dislocation), frozen shoulder and sports related injuries of the upper limb.

Qualification and professional memberships

Personal profile

I am married with four children who take up most of my spare time.

I occasionally manage a round of golf and enjoy fishing, gardening, running, cycling and driving my 1964 Massey Ferguson tractor for relaxation.

Contact information

Telephone 0800 585 112
Private secretary Mrs Val Holland
Private secretary telephone 01727 865 057
Private secretary email
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