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Andrew Brooksbank is a Consultant Orthopaedic Shoulder Surgeon based at Glasgow Royal Infirmary as part of a large multidisciplinary team. He has wide exposure to all aspects of shoulder pathology from dealing with fractures and rotator cuff injuries to instability and arthritis of the shoulder.
Andrew regularly receives tertiary referrals from other surgeons across Scotland for management of complex shoulder problems. He is involved in education of surgeons in training shoulder surgery and offers specialist fellowship training as part of the GRI fellowship programme.
He undertook specialist Fellowship training in shoulder surgery in Christchurch, New Zealand and Exeter, UK. In New Zealand he had the opportunity to work alongside Surgeons treating professional athletes on a regular basis gaining expertise in complex arthroscopic shoulder reconstructions. In Exeter he worked with one of Britain's leading shoulder surgeons with areas of interest of frozen shoulder, rotator cuff repair and shoulder replacement surgery.
His main areas of interest are traumatic shoulder injuries and their complex reconstruction utilising arthroscopic surgery, treating both contact and overhead athletes.
Andrew is involved in the education of healthcare professionals with an interest in sports injuries in addition to regular lecturing and PG student supervision at Glasgow University's Department of Sports Medicine.
Andrew Is commited to providing accurate healthcare information to patients and professionals through his own shoulder injuries website(www.painfulshoulder.co.uk).
He is also active in research being an investigator in national multicenter trials in the management of clavicle fractures and frozen shoulder.
He also undertakes medicolegal work for personal injury litigation with 10 years experience in report writing for both pursuers and defenders.
Areas of interest
Arthroscopic shoulder surgery; shoulder replacement surgery; surgery for rotator cuff problems; sports injuries to the shoulder; management of shoulder dislocations and frozen shoulder
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Current NHS consultant posts held
Consultant Orthopaedic & Trauma Surgeon with special interest in shoulder surgery, Glasgow Royal Infirmary 2005-
Areas of research
Principal investigator on UK FROST study- A UK wide trial on the management of frozen shoulder treatment.
Principal investigator in study on superior capsular reconstruction for irreparable rotator cuff tears.
Co-investigator on largest UK RCT on plate fixation versus conservative treatment of clavicle fractures.
- MbChB Aberdeen University 1993
- FRCS Ed (Tr& Orth) RCS Ed 2003
- Fellowship training in shoulder surgery Christchurch, New Zealand 2003
- Fellowship training in shoulder surgery PEOC, Exeter 2004
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Following treatment of a Bupa member, I will communicate with GPs in line with Department of Health, GMC and appropriate professional bodies guidelines.