Mr Duncan Watkinson
Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon
MBBS, FRCS (Tr and Orth)
My orthopaedic practice concentrates exclusively on conditions affecting the shoulder and elbow. I favour keyhole techniques where possible and now carry out more than three quarters of operations arthroscopically.
I now perform Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) treatment in the outpatient department of Spire Portsmouth Hospital, allowing me to treat problems such as 'tennis elbow' without the need for surgical intervention.
I qualified as a doctor from the University of Newcastle Upon Tyne in 1992 and trained as a specialist surgeon on the Wessex Orthopaedic Rotation. I had the opportunity to develop my expertise in shoulder and elbow surgery by undertaking a fellowship in France with Professor Pascal Boileau, one of the world's leading shoulder and arthroscopic surgeons.
Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mr Duncan Watkinson at Spire include:
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My research interests include arthroscopic rotator cuff repair, reverse geometry shoulder replacement and complex ligament injuries of the elbow. I have published articles in leading orthoapedic journals and presented at a variety of national and international conferences. I have been invited to write a chapter on reverse geometry shoulder replacement for the new edition of the Oxford Textbook of Orthopaedics and Trauma. In 2005 I was awarded the Charles Neer Award for Shoulder Surgery by the American Shoulder and Elbow Society.
My main interests outside of medicine are my family and sport. I played football and rugby for many years but have now hung up my boots. However I still enjoy windsurfing and the occasional game of tennis when time allows. I speak fluent French.