Professor Peter Brownson
Consultant orthopaedic shoulder and elbow surgeon
DM FRCS (Ed) FRCS (Tr & Orth)
After studying at Liverpool University, I qualified in 1986. I was elected a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh in 1991, after which I undertook a period of orthopaedic research at Nottingham University. I continued my orthopaedic training in Nottingham, during which time I acquired extensive experience in trauma surgery working at the Queens Medical Centre (one of the busiest trauma hospitals in Europe with a worldwide reputation as a Centre of Excellence for trauma). My initial consultant post was at the University Hospital Aintree but subsequently moved to the Royal Liverpool Hospital where I worked in collaboration to develop the Liverpool Upper Limb Unit.
The unit has achieved an international reputation as a Centre for Excellence in the field of shoulder and elbow surgery and particularly with regards to arthroscopic (keyhole) surgery. As a result I have gained both national and international recognition as being at the forefront of arthroscopic (keyhole) surgical techniques. In recognition of this, I was awarded the Travelling Fellowship of the British Elbow and Shoulder Society in 2002.
I am Course Director of the Liverpool Advanced Shoulder Arthroscopy Course which is one of the largest arthroscopic shoulder surgery courses outside of the United States and also the Course Director of the AO Liverpool Shoulder and Elbow Trauma Course which was the first course of its type ever to be awarded AO recognition. I am regularly invited to lecture and carry out live surgical demonstrations at trauma and upper limb related courses across Europe, carrying out live surgical demonstrations of advanced arthroscopic shoulder surgery techniques.
I'm the Upper Limb Surgeon to Liverpool Football Club and also treat players from three other Premiership Football Clubs. In addition, I regularly contribute to articles in the national press.
Some of the principal treatments carried out by Professor Peter Brownson at Spire include:
Orthopaedics - elbow and shoulder
Decompression for shoulder impingement, capsular release for frozen shoulder, arthroscopic shoulder repair for shoulder instability/dislocation, arthroscopy for acromioclavicular joint arthritis, sports shoulder injuries, treatment of tennis and golfers elbow syndrome
Spire Liverpool 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.
MB ChB / Liverpool University / 1986
Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery
FRCS (Ed) / Edinburgh / 1991
Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh
DM / Nottingham / 1994
Doctor of Medicine
FRCS (Tr & Orth) / Queens Medical Centre, Nottingham / 1996
Inter-collegiate Fellowship (Orthopaedic Surgery)
President Elect British Elbow and Shoulder Society
British Orthopaedic Association
The Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospitals NHS Trust
I am married with two children. I enjoy sailing, cycling and skiing.