Mr Philip Ahrens: Trauma & orthopaedic surgery

Mr Philip Ahrens

Trauma & orthopaedic surgery

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  • Shoulder

About me

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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Procedures completed

  • W8194

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


  • T7915

    Arthroscopic rotator cuff repair greater than 2cm - (1-5)


  • T7910

    Open subacromial decompression and rotator cuff repair +/- excision of distal clavicle - (1-5)


  • W9040

    Injection(s) +/- aspiration, into joint, cyst, bursa - (1-5)


  • W7760

    Labral repair (shoulder stabilisation) - (1-5)

  • W5000

    Primary total shoulder replacement - (1-5)


  • W7860

    Arthroscopic arthrolysis of elbow (as sole procedure) - (1-5)

  • T7990

    Revision of open or arthroscopic rotator cuff repair +/- decompression - (1-5)


  • W7810

    Open arthrolysis of shoulder contracture +/- manipulation/injection - (1-5)


  • W7712

    Stabilisation of unidirectional instability of shoulder joint (including anterior, posterior and arthroscopic) - (1-5)


  • W7780

    Revision stabilisation of shoulder joint - (1-5)

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