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Mr Philip Ahrens qualified from Charing Cross and Westminster medical school in 1992. His postgraduate orthopaedic training was in London, and he undertook a Fellowship in Shoulder Surgeryin Nice, France.
He was appointed Consultant to the Royal Free Hospital in 2003 and practices specialist shoulder and elbow surgery in the NHS and private sectors. His specialist interests are in shoulder and elbow arthroscopy and joint replacement.
Mr Ahrens is active in both research and training, having been awarded the British Elbow and Shoulder Society’s European Travelling Fellowship in 2004, and is the lead investigator in multicentre clinical trials, and other research. He has published, amongst other conditions, on shoulder instability, biceps pathology, elbow arthritis, and shoulder arthritis. He as contributed to textbooks of orthopaedic surgery and reviews scientific articles for several international medical journals,
He is a member of the British Orthopaedic Association, The British Elbow and Shoulder Society, and is a founder member of the Watanabe Club, a society dedicated to the advancement and teaching of arthroscopic shoulder surgery. He is an Honorary Consultant to St Luke’s Healthcare for the Clergy, and was Consultant Shoulder and Elbow Surgeon to the London 2012 Olympics.
Areas of interest
Shoulder surgery; Shoulder pain; Tendonitis; Elbow surgery; Arthroscopy, Sports Injuries
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Anaesthetists worked with (Bupa members, please ask your consultant whether your anaesthetist is fee-assured)
Current NHS consultant posts held
Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust
Reference number 3677162
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Information for healthcare professionals (Bupa patients only, last 12 months)
Labral repair (shoulder stabilisation) - (1-5)
Arthroscopic rotator cuff repair greater than 2cm - (1-5)
Open subacromial decompression and rotator cuff repair +/- excision of distal clavicle - (1-5)
Injection(s) +/- aspiration, into joint, cyst, bursa - (1-5)
Primary open or arthroscopic shoulder stabilisation procedure (including labral/SLAP/tendon repair) - (1-5)
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