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Peter Brownson

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon

, Liverpool

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Peter Brownson: Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Liverpool


Mr Peter Brownson is a nationally and internationally recognised Consultant Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgeon at the Liverpool Upper Limb Unit based at The Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University NHS Trust. 
As a managing partner of The Bone and Joint Centre, he is a specialist in arthroscopic, reconstructive and replacement shoulder and elbow surgery, truly offering a range of services and welcoming both private patients and patients referred by NHS Commissioners.


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Training and experience

Following his medical degree at Liverpool University, Mr Brownson undertook orthopaedic research and training in Nottingham, gaining extensive trauma experience at the internationally renowned Queens Medical Centre.  He completed his training with a Fellowship in shoulder and elbow surgery at the highly regarded Nottingham Shoulder and Elbow Unit directed by Professor W Angus Wallace.  

Together with his colleagues at The Royal Liverpool Hospital, Mr Brownson has developed the Liverpool Upper Limb Unit, an international Centre of Excellence for shoulder and elbow surgery.  His particular expertise lies in arthroscopic shoulder surgery and he is regularly called upon to demonstrate the latest advanced techniques, both in the UK and overseas, as well as acting as Course Director for the Liverpool Advanced Shoulder Arthroscopy Course.

Mr Brownson is the Upper Limb Surgeon to Liverpool Football Club and additionally treats players from five other Premiership clubs.  A regular contributor to the academic literature, he is also often approached for his views on upper limb related topics by the media.

Mr Brownson is recognised as being at the forefront of shoulder and elbow surgery in the UK. This was recognised in 2012 when he was elected as a member of Council for the British Elbow and Shoulder Society (BESS). More recently, Mr Brownson was elected as the Vice President of the Society and will become President in 2017. 

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Clinical interests

With  a national and international reputation as being at the forefront of arthroscopic (keyhole) surgical techniques, Mr Brownson offers assessment and treatment for the full range of conditions affecting the shoulder and elbow, including shoulder instability, loss of shoulder movement, sports and traumatic injury, and stiffness or pain in the shoulder or elbow. He is also highly skilled in open surgical procedures.

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Research interests

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 for the 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 lead on the development of a set of national guidelines for the management of shoulder dislocations. The BESS Care Pathway on The Management of Traumatic Anterior Shoulder Dislocations was published in June 2015 in the journal Shoulder and Elbow.

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Mr Peter Brownson offers a range of surgical treatments for shoulder and elbow complaints, including arthroscopic (keyhole) surgery and minimally invasive, bone-sparing techniques.

Shoulder and elbow conditions treated by Mr Peter Brownson

Mr Brownson offers expert investigation and treatment for the full range of conditions affecting the shoulder and elbow, including:

  • Rotator cuff tears
  • Shoulder and elbow arthritis
  • Shoulder dislocation/instability
  • Frozen shoulder
  • SLAP tears
  • Subacromial impingement
  • Barkart lesion
  • Winging scapula
  • Tennis elbow
  • Osteochondritis dissecans

See what patients are saying about Simon Brownson


I would like to thanks Mr Peter Brownson & Jo Gibson for the amazing work they did with my shoulder! From the initial appointment to the surgery and the appointments after, their expert help let me know I was in the best hands. My return to play has been much faster than first anticipated and my shoulder feels stronger than ever. I can now attack the rest of my career with confidence.

Tyler Hamilton - Hull City Football Club
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Accreditation and admitting rights

Peter Brownson is an accredited consultant for the following hospitals, clinics and groups...

Professional details


FRCS(Ed), FRCS(Orth), DM

Qualified in 1986 in United Kingdom

Registrations and licensing

  • General Medical Council (GMC)

    Registration no.: 3170878
    Date of registration: 01-Aug-1987

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