Treatment restrictions due to coronavirus (COVID-19)

As part of our longstanding relationship, we are proud to be dedicating our resources to the NHS at this important time. As a result many of our treatments are currently suspended and we are reviewing all planned procedures and consultations. We are making every effort to talk to impacted patients and apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

Mr Duncan Watkinson

Mr Duncan Watkinson

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon
MBBS, FRCS (Tr and Orth)

Practising at

Spire Portsmouth Hospital

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Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mr Duncan Watkinson at Spire include:


Other treatments

  • Elbow surgery

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Professional profile

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 Rish Plasma (PRP) treatment in the out-patient 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.

Clinical Interests

Shoulder surgery
Upper limb surgery
Elbow surgery

Special Clinical Interests: Reverse geometry shoulder replacement. Tennis elbow. Sports injuries of the upper limb.

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Media Coverage

Dear doctor, I've had to stop playing tennis due to shoulder pain. Will resting help?

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Qualification and professional memberships

Professional memberships

British Elbow and Shoulder Society
British Orthopaedic Association.
Royal College of Surgeons of England

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Current NHS posts

Consultant Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgeon, Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust

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Personal Profile

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.

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Private contact details

Private secretary Michele Murphy
Private secretary telephone 02392 352206
Private secretary fax 02392 352206
Private secretary email

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