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Last updated: 17 Jun 2020
- General Orthopaedics
- Shoulder & Elbow
Mr Barker graduated MB ChB from Aberdeen University in 2001. He went on to complete comprehensive basic surgical training in Aberdeen, Inverness, New Zealand and Australia. Following this he undertook his Orthopaedic training on the North of Scotland Deanery program, passing his FRCS (Tr and Orth) specialist exam in 2012.
Prior to taking up his position as a Consultant in Aberdeen, Mr Barker completed two 6 months specialist Fellowships in Australia. His first 6 months was spent at the Ballarat Orthopaedic Centre, where he became proficient in advanced techniques in Hip and Knee Replacement. He then spent 6 months working at the prestigious Melbourne Shoulder and Elbow Centre.
Mr Barker has been in his current NHS Consultant post since 2014. As well as participating in the general trauma on call rota, he specialises in complex upper limb trauma. His elective practice is varied with a large proportion of his work consisting of Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery and Shoulder Replacements. He now also performs MAKO Robot arm assisted Hip and Knee Replacements.
Areas of interest
Shoulder Arthroscopy including Rotator Cuff Repair, Subacromial Decompression and Stabilisation;
Open Shoulder Reconstruction including Latarjet and AC Joint;
Shoulder Replacement - Anatomic and Reverse;
Tennis Elbow Surgery;
Elbow Arthroscopy ;
Knee Replacement including Robot assisted;
Hip Replacement including Robot assisted;
Current NHS consultant posts held
Consultant Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgeon
Woodend Hospital, Aberdeen - Elective
Aberdeen Royal Infirmary - Trauma
Platelet Rich Plasma Injections
Tennis Elbow Surgery
Research on these topics published in Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery, Shoulder and Elbow Journal and presented at National and International Meetings
I am a keen golfer and still try to play when time allows.
North of Scotland Orthopaedic Trainee of the Year 2013
British Shoulder and Elbow Society Ian Kelly Best Young Investigator Award 2009
Evaluation and management following failed shoulder stabilization surgery: A review
Kumar, K., Punit, A., Bhatia, C., Barker, S.L.
Journal of Arthroscopy and Joint Surgery 2018 (5) 119-125
Open Release versus Radiofrequency Microtenotomy in the Treatment of Lateral Epicondylitis: A Prospective Randomised Controlled Trial
Hamlin, K., Munro, C., McKenna, S., Barker S.L., Kumar, K.
Shoulder and Elbow Online July 2017 (DOI:https://doi.org/10.1177/1758573217715255)
Assessment Following Distal Radius Fractures: A Comparison of 4 Scoring Systems, Visual Numerical Scales and Objective Measurements
Barker, S.L., Rehman, H., McCullough, A.L., Fielding, S., Johnstone, A.J.
J Hand Surg Am 2016; 41(2): 219-224
Ultrasound-guided platelet-rich plasma injection for distal biceps tendinopathy
Barker SL, Bell SN, Connell D, Coghlan JA
Shoulder & Elbow 2015 7 (2): 110-114 (DOI:10.1177/1758573214567558)
In Vivo Temperature Measurement in the Subacromial Bursa during Arthroscopic Subacromial Decompresion
Barker, S.L., Johnstone, A.J., Kumar, K.
J Shoulder Elbow Surg 2012 21, 804-807 (DOI: 10.1016/j.jse.2011.09.024)
Arthroscopic Capsular Release for Frozen Shoulder – Time to Thaw the Delay?
Munro, C., Barker, S.L., Kumar, K.
Surgical Science, 2013, 4, 22-24 (DOI: 10.4236/ss.2013.49A004)
Femoral Vein Injury from an Intertrochanteric Hip Fracture
Medlock, G., McCullough, A.L., Barker, S.L.
Injury 2015 (DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.injury.2015.03.004)
Prospective Randomised Controlled Trial Comparing Open Release and Radiofrequency Microtenotomy in the Treatment of Lateral Epicondylitis: Initial Results
Hamlin, K., Barker S.L., McKenna, S., Munro, C., Kumar, K.
Bone Joint J Dec 2015, 97-B(Supp 17), 9 (http://www.bjjprocs.boneandjoint.org.uk/cgi/content/abstract/97-B/supp_17/9)
Ultrasound guidance does not improve short term outcomes of lateral epicondylitis treated with platelet rich plasma injections.
McMillan, T., Neilly, D., Gardner, T., Cairns, D., Kumar, K., Barker, S.L.
The Bone and Joint Journal. vol. 98-B no. SUPP 18 5. November 2016.
Short term outcomes of Lateral Epicondylitits treated with Platelet Rich Plasma Injections
Neilly, D., McMillan, T., Gardner, T., Cairns, D., Kumar, K., Barker, S.L.,
Shoulder and Elbow Volume 9, Supplement 1, October 2017 S11
- MBChB Aberdeen University 2001
- FRCSEd(Tr&Orth) Royal College of Surgeons Edinburgh 2012
- Clinical Fellowship in Lower Limb Reconstruction Ballarat Orthopaedic Centre, Ballarat, Victoria, Australia 2013
- Clinical and Research Fellowship in Upper Limb Surgery Melbourne Shoulder and Elbow Centre, Melbourne, Australia 2014
Reference number 6025113
Details of entry to specialist register
- GMC Specialist Register in the Specialty of Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery, 2013
Affiliations / memberships
Member of British Orthopaedic Association
Member of British Shoulder and Elbow Society
Fellow Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh
- 21-24 Albyn PlaceABERDEENAB10 1RW
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- 01224 595993
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