Mr Oliver Donaldson: Trauma & orthopaedic surgery

Mr Oliver Donaldson

Trauma & orthopaedic surgery


  • Fee assured

Specialises in

  • Elbow
  • Shoulder

About me

Mr Donaldson is a full time Consultant specialising in shoulder and elbow surgery based at Yeovil District Hospital. He qualified from the University of Bristol in 2002 and underwent his orthopaedic training in Wales. He completed a fellowship in shoulder and elbow surgery at the Liverpool Shoulder Unit.

Mr Donaldson provides extensive experience in shoulder and elbow conditions offering a wide variety of surgical procedures to the shoulder and elbow. He has developed a busy practice in shoulder replacements performing approximately 50 per year, nearly 1% of all shoulder replacements performed in the UK.

Common operations also include keyhole surgery to the shoulder to treat subacromial impingement, rotator cuff problems and shoulder instability.

He has experience in treating tendon problems around the elbow including tennis elbow as well as elbow arthritis.

He has been involved in a number of multicentre clinical trials regarding shoulder surgery and was one of the primary authors for the British Elbow and Shoulder Society's guidance on the management of traumatic shoulder instability.

Areas of interest

Shoulder arthritis; Shoulder dislocation; Shoulder impingement; Rotator cuff problems; Elbow arthritis; Tennis elbow; Golfer's elbow; Biceps problems; Cubital tunnel syndrome; Shoulder fractures including clavicle

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Procedures completed

  • S5210

    Injection into subcutaneous tissue/painful trigger point under local anaesthetic - (5-50)

    Yeovil District Hospital (1-5)

  • W8194

    Arthroscopic subacromial decompression and excision of distal clavicle (including arthroscopic procedures in glenohumeral joint) - (1-5)

    Yeovil District Hospital (1-5) Nuffield Health Taunton Hospital (1-5)

  • W8193

    Arthroscopic subacromial decompression - (1-5)

    Yeovil District Hospital (1-5)

  • T7050

    Lengthening of tendon(s) or open tenotomy - (1-5)

    Yeovil District Hospital (1-5)

  • T7982

    Arthroscopic subacromial decompression and rotator cuff repair (including arthroscopic procedures in glenohumeral joint) - (1-5)

    Nuffield Health Taunton Hospital (1-5)

  • W2100

    Primary open reduction of intra-articular fracture of long bone with internal fixation, e.g. proximal humerus or proximal tibia (+/- arthroscopic assistance) - (1-5)

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