Mr Mathew  Smith

Mr Mathew Smith

Consultant Orthopaedic Shoulder and Elbow Surgeon

MB ChB MRCS (Eng) FRCS (Tr & Orth)

Specialises in

  • Shoulder arthroscopy
  • Shoulder replacement
  • Rotator cuff repair

Also available for:

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Please call 0151 522 1812 for appointments at the Bone and Joint Centre.

I am a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon specialising in shoulder and elbow surgery. I specialise in both arthroscopic (keyhole) and open surgery of the shoulder and elbow treating both elective shoulder and elbow problems as well as injuries and fractures of the shoulder and elbow. I also undertake carpal tunnel releases.

I undertook my basic surgical training in the Manchester area and Specialist Registrar training on the North West Rotation. During my Specialist Registrar training I gained a diploma in Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation Technology (Dundee University, passed with Merit). After passing the FRCS (Tr & Orth) exam in 2006, and becoming a Fellow of The Royal College of Surgeons of England, I specialised in Upper Limb Surgery by undertaking three fellowship posts. The Fellowship posts in Wrightington Hospital and The University of Lancashire Teaching Hospitals (Preston and Chorley) were completed prior to the completion of my training and award of Certificate of Completion of Training leading to entrance to General Medical Council’s Specialist Register.

I delayed taking up a consultant post by undertaking Peter Brownson’s fellowship within The Liverpool Upper Limb Unit and was appointed as a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon at The Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospitals NHS Trust in July 2009, taking up a post as a Specialist Shoulder and Elbow Surgeon within the Liverpool Upper limb Unit.

I have been working with the team at Spire Liverpool since September 2009, maintaining active research interests looking into a variety of shoulder and elbow conditions having published in peer reviewed journals. I am also a course director of the Liverpool Masterclasses in Shoulder Surgery.

I am an AO instructor and the editor of the shoulder section of the Ministry of Justices Training Programme for Medical Experts. I actively participate in the training of junior doctors, allied healthcare professionals and consultant colleagues.


General Medical Council Number: C4401825

Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mr Mathew Smith at Spire include:


Other treatments

  • Capsular release for frozen shoulder
  • Carpal tunnel release for carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Sports shoulder injuries
  • Treatment of tennis and golfers elbow syndrome

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Additional information

Shoulder surgery
Elbow surgery

MB ChB / Manchester University Medical School / 1997
Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery

MRCS (Eng) / Royal College of Surgeons England / 2001
Member of the Royal College of Surgeons of England

FRCS (Tr&Orth) / Royal College of Surgeons / 2006
Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons

PGDip / University of Dundee / 2014
Post graduate diploma in orthopaedic and rehabilitation technology

Professional memberships

British Medical Association

General Medical Council

British Orthopaedic Association

British Shoulder and Elbow Society

North West Upper Limb Group

Association of Personal Injury Lawyers

Professional leadership

Associate Clinical Director of Trauma and Orthopaedics at RLBUHT
Upper Limb Unit Director RLBUHT

I actively participate in clinical research within the Liverpool Upper Limb Unit in all topics relating to the shoulder and elbow. Current large scale research projects include research into the treatment of shoulder fractures with shoulder replacements in elderly patients and participation in the prestigious UKFrost trial. UKFrost is a national multicentre study looking at the treatment of the frozen shoulder.

The Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospitals NHS Trust

I am married with three children so am constantly on the go with children's activities ranging from rugby and football to gymnastics. When not working I am partial to a glass of red wine. At the weekends when not ferrying children to parties or activities I tend to be found knee deep in gardening.

Telephone 0151 522 1812
Private secretary Clare van de Waal
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