I graduated as a doctor from Newcastle University in 1992 and trained as an orthopaedic specialist on the Wessex Rotation. I completed my training with a fellowship in shoulder and elbow surgery in France, working with Professor Boileau, one of the world’s leading arthroscopic shoulder surgeons. This allowed me to learn cutting edge keyhole surgery techniques from a recognised master.
I was appointed as a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon at Queen Alexandra Hospital Portsmouth in 2004 and have been the Head of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery since 2011. I was appointed Clinical Director for Orthopaedic Surgery in 2018.
I specialise exclusively in elbow and shoulder problems. I have a particular interest in tennis elbow, shoulder replacement and arthroscopic rotator cuff repair.
I am a member of the British Elbow and Shoulder Society and of the British Orthopaedic Association.
I was awarded the Neer Award for Shoulder Surgery by the American Shoulder and Elbow Society in 2005 for my work on shoulder replacements. I also wrote the chapter on reverse geometry shoulder replacement in the Oxford Textbook of Trauma and Orthopaedics.
I believe that the treatment of your shoulder or elbow problem should start with an accurate diagnosis based on a careful assessment of your problem. As a specialist with over 15 years experience, I can guarantee an expert opinion backed up by appropriate tests such as x-ray, ultrasound or MRI scan.
I will explain the diagnosis to you in plain English and discuss the treatment options. We can then agree on a personal treatment plan to suit your needs.
As an orthopaedic surgeon, I know when surgery is advisable, but also when simpler treatments are appropriate. If an operation is necessary, I favour keyhole surgery whenever possible.