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Last updated: 12 Nov 2020
- Shoulder & Elbow
I underwent my Orthopaedic training in Glasgow and the West of Scotland region before embarking on sub-specialty training in shoulder surgery. My expertise in shoulder surgery was attained from a 1-year fellowship at the internationally renowned Reading Shoulder Unit under the supervision of Mr. Stephen Copeland and Mr. Ofer Levy. I was also awarded the Scottish travelling fellowship and British Elbow and Shoulder Society North American travelling fellowship, in 2006 - 2007. These travelling fellowships allowed me to visit shoulder surgeons in Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, Hospital for Special Surgery in New York, New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Clinique Générale, Annecy, France. I am actively involved in teaching and research. I am a faculty member on shoulder arthroscopy and shoulder arthroplasty courses. My areas of expertise are shoulder arthroscopy, shoulder replacement including shoulder resurfacing & reverse shoulder arthroplasty, elbow replacement and surgical fixation of shoulder and elbow fractures.
Areas of interest
Arthroscopic shoulder surgery including rotator cuff repair, sub-acromial decompression, excision of calcification deposits, AC joint resection, SLAP repair and shoulder instability
Coracoid bone transfer (Laterjet procedure)
Reverse shoulder replacement
Surgical treatment of proximal humeral fractures, clavicle fractures, AC joint injuries
Surgical management of fractures around the elbow
Ulnar nerve decompression
Surgical treatment of golfer's elbow and Tennis elbow
- Doreen Buchan
- Spire Murrayfield Hospital 122 Corstorphine Road EDINBURGH EH12 6UD
- 0131 316 2552
Anaesthetists worked with
Mr Sunil Sharma has worked with Dr Alistair Lee at the following hospitals:
- Spire Murrayfield Hospital Edinburgh (1-5)
- Fife shoulder surgery: http://www.fifeshouldersurgery.co.uk
Current NHS consultant posts held
Consultant trauma & Orthopaedics - NHS Fife
Rotator cuff tears
Adhesive Capsulitis (frozen shoulder)
Post-traumatic elbow stiffness
Shoulder resurfacing & replacement
BESS (British Elbow Shoulder Society) travelling fellowship - 2007
(Additional) Languages spoken
Sharma S, Fraser M, Lovell F, Reece AT, McLellan AR. Characteristics of males over 50-years who present with fractures: Epidemiology and underlying risk factors. J Bone Joint Surg (B) 2008;90:72-7.
Sharma S, Rymaszewski LA: The results of elbow arthrolysis for post-traumatic stiffness of the elbow. J Bone Joint Surg (B) 2007;89:77-81.
Sharma S: A missed monteggia variant. Journal of Orthopaedics & Traumatology 2006;7(2):100-2.
Sharma S, Dreghorn CR: Shoulder arthroplasty registry – The Scottish experience. Annals of the Royal College of Surgeons of England 2006;88(2):122-6.
Sharma S: Upper gastrointestinal bleeding as a complication in patients having hip or knee arthroplasty. Orthopaedics 2006;29(3):255-257.
Arora J, Sharma S, Blyth M: The role of preoperative templating in primary total knee replacement. Knee surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy 2005;13(3):187-9.
Sharma S, MacKay G: Arthroscopic repair of ruptured distal biceps tendon using an endobutton. Arthroscopy: The journal of arthroscopic and related surgery 2005;21(7):897.
Rymaszewski LA, Sharma S, McGill PE, Murdoch A, Freeman S, Loh T: A team approach to musculoskeletal disorders. Annals of the Royal College of Surgeons of England 2005; 87(3): 174-180.
Sharma S, Nicol F, Hullin M, McCreath SW. Long term results of uncemented LCS total knee replacement in patients with rheumatoid arthritis. J Bone Joint Surg (B) 2005;87-B:1077-80.
Sharma S, Sibinski M, Sherlock DA. A profile of Legg-Calve-Perthes’ disease. J Bone Joint Surg (B) 2005:87-B:1536-40.
Sharma S, Massraf A: Ulnar nerve compression as a consequence of isolated pisiform dislocation. Injury Extra 2005; 36(4): 79-81.
Sharma S, Rymaszewski LA: Bone graft used as a cement restrictor in elbow arthroplasty. Orthopaedics 2004;27:810-2.
Sharma S: The effect of flexion of the knee in the postoperative period on blood loss in knee arthroplasty – A study on 50 patients. Journal of Orthopaedics and Traumatology 2004;5:11-3.
Sharma S: Impact of the full shift rota. Bulletin Royal College of Surgeons of England 2004;86:318-20.
Rymaszewski LA, Sharma S.: Radial head replacement. Current Orthopaedics 2003;16:331-40.
Courses offered to GPs
Annual talks & seminars to GPs in Fife
Annual workshops for GPs at the Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh
- FRCS (Trauma & Ortho) Intercollegiate Board of the Royal College of Surgeons 2005
Reference number 4757557
Details of entry to specialist register
- Trauma & Orthopaedics, 2007
Affiliations / memberships
- Spire Murrayfield Hospital Edinburgh, EH12 6UD
- 14:00 - 18:00
- 0131 316 2560
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