Mr Matthew	 Kent

Mr Matthew Kent

Consultant Orthopaedic Shoulder and Elbow Surgeon

MBChB, FRCS (Tr&Orth), MSc (OrthEng)

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I am a consultant orthopaedic surgeon working at Liverpool University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and have been able to work exclusively in shoulder and elbow surgery for many years.

I qualified from Liverpool University in 1999 and later moved to Cambridge to complete my training in Trauma and Orthopaedics.  Following this I chose to return to Liverpool to undertake the prestigious Shoulder & Elbow fellowship in a centre recognised for its excellence in this area.  After finishing the fellowship, I was honoured to be appointed to a consultant post with the Liverpool Upper Limb Unit.

It is my ambition to keep Liverpool at the forefront of advances in shoulder and elbow surgery.  In recognition of this I was awarded the British Elbow and Shoulder Society travelling fellowship in 2013.  This allowed me to spend time at several specialist centres in the USA, bringing back new techniques and advances to Liverpool.  I have been able to continue to visit other centres across Europe and the USA since.

Research is key to the development of safe shoulder and elbow surgery.  I have published several research articles relating to shoulder and elbow surgery.  I have also been the principal investigator at the Liverpool site for four national studies and one international study relating to trauma care, frozen shoulder, shoulder replacement and rotator cuff surgery.

I remain active with teaching.  I am regularly invited to present at both national and international meetings.  I ran the Liverpool Shoulder Masters Course series over a 3 year period and became president of the North West Upper Limb Group from 2014 – 2017.

I aim to provide personalised treatments with all investigation and treatments decisions made based on individual circumstances.  I believe that the treatment of most shoulder and elbow conditions should be team based with physiotherapy forming an important role in treatment and recovery. 


Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mr Matthew Kent at Spire include:

Orthopaedics - elbow and shoulder

Other treatments

  • Elbow replacement
  • Shoulder joint replacement
  • Tendinopathy

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Additional information

Elbow surgery
Shoulder surgery

MSc (OrthEng) / Cardiff University / 2012
Master of Science in Orthopaedic Engineering

FRCS (Tr & Orth) / The Royal College of Surgeons / 2009
Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons

MBChB / University of Liverpool / 1999
Bachelor of Medicine

Professional memberships

British Elbow and Shoulder Society

North West Upper Limb Group

Royal College of Surgeons England

Consultant Orthopaedic Shoulder and Elbow Surgeon, Liverpool University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Outside of work I enjoy most outdoor activities including: skiing, sailing, cycling, gardening and hill walking.

Telephone 0151 522 1881
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