Mr Peter Brownson : Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Shoulder and Elbow Specialist, Liverpool, Merseyside
Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Shoulder and Elbow Specialist, Liverpool, Merseyside: Mr Peter Brownson
A Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon in
Liverpool who is a specialist in arthroscopic shoulder and elbow surgery and
offers private treatment at the Spire Liverpool Hospital on Merseyside.
recognised nationally and internationally for his expertise in arthroscopic
shoulder surgery. He is regularly invited to lecture and carry out live
surgical demonstrations at courses across Europe. He is the Upper Limb Surgeon
to Liverpool Football Club and in addition treats players from 3 other
Premiership Football Clubs. He is regularly asked to provide articles for the
Mr Brownson studied at Liverpool University
and qualified in 1986 (MB ChB). He was elected a Fellow of the Royal College of
Surgeons of Edinburgh in 1991 (FRCS Ed), after which he undertook a period of
orthopaedic research at Nottingham University. This research involved impact
biomechanics as applied to aircraft passenger safety. It culminated in the
submission of his doctoral thesis and the award of an DM (the medical
equivalent of a PhD). In addition, the research resulted in him being awarded
an Honorarium in the Syme Professorship at the Royal College of Surgeons of
Edinburgh in 1993 and the crash brace position proposed, was subsequently
adopted by the Civil Aviation Authority, for use on passenger aircraft.
Mr Brownson continued his orthopaedic
training in Nottingham, during which time he acquired extensive experience in
trauma surgery working at the Queens Medical Centre. He obtained the specialist
fellowship in trauma and orthopaedic surgery in 1996 (FRCS Orth). He completed
his training with his appointment as the Shoulder Fellow in the Nottingham
Shoulder and Elbow Unit where he acquired sub specialist skills in all aspects
of shoulder and elbow surgery.
In 1998 Mr Brownson was appointed as a
Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon in Liverpool since when he has been instrumental
in helping to establish the Liverpool Upper Limb Unit as a centre of
On a personal level, he has achieved both a
national and international reputation as being at the forefront of arthroscopic
(keyhole) surgical techniques. In recognition of this, Mr Brownson was awarded
the Travelling Fellowship of the British Elbow and Shoulder Society in 2002. He
continues to be actively involved in upper limb research and he has published a
number of articles on upper limb related topics.
is an Editorial Reviewer for the Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery. He
is the Course Director of the Liverpool Advanced Shoulder Arthroscopy Course
which is one of the largest courses of its type outside of the United States.
In 2012 he was elected to the Council of
the British Elbow and Shoulder Society and is currently serving as the
Mr Brownson is married with two children. He enjoys sailing, cycling and skiing.
Research, publications and training
Mr Brownson continues to be actively involved in upper limb research and has recently published a number of papers relating to the arthroscopic treatment of common shoulder surgery problems:
A Modified Crash Brace Position for Aircraft Passengers.Aviation, Space & Environmental Medicine, vol 69 no 10 October 1998 975-978.
Brownson P, Wallace W A, Anton D J.
Fractures of the Distal Radius in Goalkeepers
Boyd K, Brownson P, Hunter JB
The British Journal of Sports Medicine 2001:35; 409-411
Traumatic latissimus dorsi tendon rupture
Jonathan P. Livesey, Peter Brownson, W.Angus Wallace
Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery
November 2002 (Vol. 11, Issue 6, Pages 642-644)
Clavicular hook plate for lateral end fractures – A prospective study
Meda KP, Machani B, Brownson P, Frostick SP, Braithwaite I, Sinopidis C
Injury 2006 Mar;37(3):277-83
Arthroscopic stabilisation of the shoulder: a prospective randomised study of absorbable versus non-absorbable suture anchors.
Tan CK, Guisasola I, Macchani B, Kemp G, Sinopidis C, Brownson P, Frostick SP
Journal ofArthrsocopy and related research 2006 Jul; 22 (7): 716-720.
Repair of distal biceps tendon ruptures using suture anchors through a single anterior incision
Khan AD, Penna S, Yin Q, Sinopidis C, Brownson P, Frostick SP
Journal ofArthrsocopy and related research. 2008; 24 (1): 39-45
A kinematic assessment of normal elbow movement in activities of modern day living
Sinha A, Nazar MA, Moorhead J, Bhalaik V, Brownson P
Shoulder & Elbow April 2010, volume 2, Issue 2, pages 118-123
Daily Mail – Good HealthWhat those creaking joints really mean
28 Sept 2010
A radiological study to define safe zones
for drilling in clavicle plate osteosynthesis.
Sinha A, Edwin J, Bhalaik V, Brownson P.
Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery (British)
Mr Brownson continues to be actively
involved in upper limb research and has recently presented a number of papers relating to the
arthroscopic treatment of common shoulder surgery problems Including:
- Limited capsular release and controlled
manipulation under anaesthesia forthe treatment of frozen shoulder syndrome
- Bidway ASC, Neilsen M, Brownson P.
- British Elbow and Shoulder Society Annual
Congress June 2104
In 2013 Mr Brownson was commissioned by the
British Elbow and Shoulder Society ( BESS) to be the lead author for a
BESS Care pathway on traumatic anterior
shoulder instability – this is due for publication in the very near future
Details of clinical success
The outcome following arthroscopic shoulder
stabilisation was reviewed in Liverpool. These results formed part of a
randomised prospective controlled trial published in the Journal of Arthroscopy
in 2006. Data confirmed that at a mean follow up period of 4 years, the
redislocation rate was below 10%.
Arthroscopic release for frozen shoulder
formed part of a prospective randomised study. These results have been
presented at the Bristish Elbow and Shoulder Society meeting in Telford in
2007. The results confirmed that over 90% of patients benefited from
artnroscopic release within 4 weeks of surgery. There was further improvement
at the 3 months stage, with an improvement in all for up to 12 months.
Mr Brownson is regularly asked to lecture
on both national and international courses. In the last 5 years he has given
over 35 such lectures in countries including the United States, Germany and
France as well as carrying out a number of live surgical demonstrations.
Accreditation and admitting rights at private hospitals Mr. Peter Brownson is an accredited consultant for the UK's leading private healthcare providers and private hospitals including Spire Healthcare.
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