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Mr Rhodes's undergraduate training was in London where he had his first taste of orthopaedics at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital in Stanmore. His postgraduate surgical training was in Liverpool where he had the opportunity to work with Prof Leslie Klenerman and later with Prof Simon Frostick. In this period he developed an interest in shoulder and elbow disorders and undertook a fellowship in Seattle with Prof Frederick Matsen and Doug Harryman where he gained further experience with arthroscopic surgery.
Mr Rhodes has been a Consultant in Lancaster since May 1999. His elective work is now entirely focussed on upper limb surgery but he also has a general trauma practice. He regularly performs shoulder and elbow replacements for trauma and arthritis and arthroscopic procedures on the shoulder. He routinely performs soft tissue procedures in the hand including carpal tunnel release, trigger finger release and operations for Dupuytren's contracture.
Also he has a special interest in the history of surgery and is the Chairman of the Lancaster Medical Museum group. His leisure interests include table tennis and music.
Areas of interest
Upper limb surgery : Trauma
Current NHS consultant posts held
Consultant Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgeon,
Royal Lancaster Infirmary and Westmorland General
History of Surgery
Clinical Excellence Award
Morecambe Bay Medical Journal
Notes & Records of the Royal Society
Courses offered to GPs
I regularly give talks about the history of Surgery
- B.Sc. London University 1984
- MB. BS. London University 1987
- F.R.C.S. Royal College of Surgeons of England 1991
- F.R.C.S. ( Orth.) Intercollegiate Examination Board 1997
Details of entry to specialist register
- Trauma and Orthopaedics, 1999
Affiliations / memberships
British Elbow and Shoulder Society ( BESS )
British Orthopaedic Association ( BOA )
British Society for the History of Medicine ( BSHM )
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.
In the event of an urgent query following treatment, Bupa members should use the following contact details
BMI Lancaster - 01524 62345