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Welcome to my elbow and shoulder web-site which I hope you find informative and useful.
I treat a wide range of conditions of the shoulder and elbow. I have extensive experience in treating instability problems, rotator cuff pathology, and in joint replacement surgery for arthritis of both shoulder and elbow. Many conditions can be treated using keyhole surgery. For conditions that do not require surgery, I can arrange treatment by the most appropriate physiotherapist for your condition.
I have worked at York Hospital since 1999 when I was appointed as Consultant. I founded the Shoulder & Elbow Unit in York, introducing modern arthroscopic techniques for shoulder and elbow surgery to York Hospital.
In 1996-7 I completed my orthopaedic training with a prestigious one-year shoulder fellowship under the guidance of the world renowned shoulder surgeon, Mr Stephen Copeland. I spent some of this year gaining further experience from leading experts in the field of shoulder surgery in Germany and Austria.
My philosophy is that every person is unique, and I am able to apply my experience and expertise to your individual situation in order to gain the best possible results for you.
I hope this web-site goes some way to helping you navigate the complexities of different conditions, diagnosis and possible treatments. However if you do have any concern about pain or restriction in movement, or have suffered an injury to your shoulder, the only real way to learn about what it is and what can be done for you is to see a dedicated specialist.
If I can be of further assistance, please come and see me.
Areas of interest
Elbow and shoulder injections; Shoulder surgery; Elbow surgery; Arthroscopy; Rotator cuff surgery; Decompression surgery; Shoulder stabilisation surgery; Joint replacement surgery - surface; Total and reverse geometry shoulder; Joint replacement surgery - elbow; Tennis & golfer's elbow surgery
- Val Chipchase
- Clifton Park Hospital Bluebeck Drive Shipton Road YORK YO30 5RA
- 07961 076773
Anaesthetists worked with (Bupa members, please ask your consultant whether your anaesthetist is fee-assured)
Current NHS consultant posts held
I am a full time NHS Consultant at York Teaching Hospital. As well as my elective practice treating shoulder and elbow conditions, I treat all types of shoulder and elbow trauma.
- BSc(Hons) - Ist Class University Of Wales 1984
- MB. BCh. University of Wales, College of Medicine 1987
- Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England Royal College of Surgeons of England 1992
- Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons - Trauma & Orthopaedics Royal College of Surgeons of England 1997
Details of entry to specialist register
- CSST, 1998
Affiliations / memberships
British Orthopaedic Association
British Elbow & Shoulder Society
British Medical Association
General Medical Council
Post treatment communication
Following treatment of a Bupa member, I will communicate with GPs in line with Department of Health, GMC and appropriate professional bodies guidelines.