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Philip McCann BSc (Hons), MB BS (Lond), MRCS (Eng), FRCS (Tr&Ortho;) PGCME

Philip McCann

Curriculum Vitae

Mr McCann is a NHS Consultant in Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery at the Bristol Royal Infirmary and North Bristol NHS Trusts. He has a Specialist interest in complex fractures of the shoulder


Secretary:   Emily Richards

Tel  0117 9339985


  • Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England
  • European Society of Sports Traumatology, Knee Surgery & Arthroscopy
  • British Trauma Society
  • AO Trauma Society

Medico-legal Experience

Mr McCann undertakes medico-legal expert witness work for upper limb injuries and welcomes enquiries in his field of expertise. He is not registered for VAT and therefore limits the amount of work he undertakes in this field


Research Interests and Publications

Mr McCann has a passion for surgical research and takes an active interest in the academic controversies in both orthopaedic trauma surgery and elective upper limb orthopaedic surgery. He has been involved in a number of research projects, which have been presented at both national and international meetings.


Blood transfusion rates following shoulder arthroplasty in a high volume UK centre and analysis of risk factors associated with transfusion.
Dacombe PJ, Kendall JV, McCann PA, Packham IN, Sarangi PP, Whitehouse MR, Crowther MAA. In Press, Shoulder & Elbow, 2018

Short-term rates of radiolucency after primary total shoulder arthroplasty using a cementless metal-backed pegged polyethylene glenoid.
Al-Hourani K, Smith J, Crowther MAA, Sarangi PP, McCann PA. In Press, Shoulder & Elbow, 2018

The Use of a Lacrimal Probe in Closed Catheter Irrigation of Pyogenic Flexor Tenosynovitis.
Haines S, McCann PA. In Press, Techniques in Orthopaedics, 2018.

Wang A, McCann P, Colliver J, Koh E, Ackland T, Joss B, Zheng M, Breidahl B. Do postoperative platelet-rich plasma injections accelerate early tendon healing and functional recovery after arthroscopic supraspinatus repair? A randomized controlled trial.
Am J Sports Med. 2015 Jun;43(6):1430-7

Sellei RM, Waehling A, Weber CD, Jeromin S, Zimmermann F, McCann PA, Hildebrand F, Pape HC. Contrast enhanced ultrasound (CEUS) reliably detects critical perfusion changes in compartmental muscle: a model in healthy volunteers.
Eur J Trauma Emerg Surg. 2014 Oct;40(5):535-9

2014 The Tricipital Aponeurosis – A Reliable Soft Tissue Landmark for Humeral Plating.
McCann PA, Smith GCS, Clark D, Amirfeyz R. Hand Surgery 2015; 20(1): 53-58

2014 Reverse Shoulder Arthroplasty in metastatic disease of the proximal humerus. 
Kapur R, McCann PA, Sarangi PP. Annals of the Royal College of Surgeons of England 2014 Oct; 96(7); 32-35

2014 High Pressure Cementation of the Humeral Canal in Total Elbow Arthroplasty. 
Smith GS, McCann PA, Clarke D, Amirfeyz R. American Journal of Hand Surgery, J Hand Surg Am. 2015;40(2):276-280.

2014 The Biomechanical effect of Partial Medial Epicondylectomy. 
Smith GS, McCann PA Clarke D, Amirfeyz R In Press, Shoulder and Elbow Surgery 2014

2014 The effect of Ultrasound guided Steroid Injection on progression to surgery in Thumb Arthritis. 
McCann PA, Wakeley C, Amirfeyz R. Hand Surgery 2014; 19(1): 49-52

2014 Recurrent Fusobacterium pyogenic myositis of the rotator cuff subscapularis and teres minor. 
McElnay PE, McCann PA, Wakeley CR, Williams M, Amirfeyz R. In Press, Int J Shoulder Surg 2014

2013 The influence of rotator cuff pathology on functional outcome in total shoulder replacement. 
Ahearn N, McCann PA, Tasker A, Sarangi PP. Int J Shoulder Surg. 2013 Oct;7(4):127-31

2013 Thermal damage during humeral reaming in total shoulder resurfacing. 
McCann PA, Sarangi PP, Baker RP, Blom AW, Amirfeyz R. Int J Shoulder Surg. 2013 Jul;7(3):100-4.

2013 Direct arthroscopic percutaneous resection of the Long Head of Biceps tendon. 
McCann PA, Sarangi PP. Surgeon. 2013 Dec;11(6):352-3.

2013 Complex instability of the elbow. 
Tarassoli P, McCann P, Amirfeyz R. Injury. 2013 Sep 27. pii: S0020-1383(13)00441-5.

2013 Magnetic Resonance Imaging Versus Plain Radiography in the Assessment of Glenoid Version for Osteoarthritis of the Shoulder. 
Raymond AC, McCann PA, Sarangi PP. Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery 2013 Aug;22(8):1078-83

2013 Functional Outcome Following Tibio-talar-calcaneal Nailing for Unstable Osteoporotic Ankle Fractures.
Jonas SC, Young AF, Curwen CH, McCann PA. Injury 2013 Jul;44(7):994-7

2012 Patel K, McCann PA. The Emergent Assessment of Supracondylar Fractures of the Paediatric Humerus. 
Journal of Hand Surgery 2012 17(2):161-6.

2012 McCann PA, Clarke D Amirfeyz R, Bhatia R. The Cadaveric Anatomy of the Distal Radius – Implications for the use of Volar Plates.
Ann R Coll Surg Engl. 2012 Mar;94(2):116-20.

2011 McCann PA Comment On: Minimising the risk of extensor pollicis longus rupture following volar plate fixation of distal radius fractures: a cadaveric study.
Ann R Coll Surg Engl 2011; Sep;93(6):494

2011 Bennet S, McCann PA, McFadyen I. Intrameduallary nailing for the stabilization of ulnar metastases.
Journal of Hand Surgery 2011; 16 (3)

2011 Duggan SMJ, Ghosh L, McCann PA. Routine laboratory tests in adult trauma. 
In Press Ann R Coll Surg Engl 2011. Ann R Coll Surg Engl(Suppl) 2011;93:253

2011 McFadyen I, Field J, McCann PA, Ward J, Nicol S, Curwen C. Should Unstable Extra-Articular Distal Radial Fractures be treated with Fixed Angle Volar Locked Plates or Percutaneous Kirschner Wires? - A Prospective Randomised Controlled Trial. 
Injury 2011; 42: 162-166

2011 McCann PA, Jackson M, Mitchell ST, Atkins RM, The Complications of Open Reduction and Internal Fixation of Pilon Fractures of the Distal Tibia.
Int Orthop. 2011;35(3):413-8

2010 McCann PA, Ghosh L, Gleeson R. Arthroscopic Kirschner Wire Fixation of Displaced Paediatric Tibial Spine Fractures.
Techniques in Knee Surgery 2010; 9(4):231

2010 McCann PA. A suggested modification to the Intra-operative Tap Test.
Ann R Coll Surg Engl. 2010; 92(7):628

2010 Jones R, Clarke D, McCann PA. Upper Limb Deep Vein Thrombosis. A potentially fatal complication of a clavicle fracture. 
Ann R Coll Surg Engl 2010; 92

2010 McCann PA, Amirfeyz R, Wakeley C, Bhatia R. The Volar Anatomy of the Distal Radius – An MRI Study of the FCR Approach.
Injury 2010; 41: 956-958

2009 McCann PA. Needlestick injury management – what's the solution?. Annals of the Royal College of Surgeons of England.
Ann R Coll Surg Engl. 2009; 91(7):627

2009 Kennedy R, Kelly S, Gonsalves S, Mc Cann PA. . Barriers to the reporting and management of needlestick injuries amongst surgeons.
Ir J Med Sci. 2009 Jun 4.

2008 Clark D, Amirfeyz R, McCann PA, Bhatia R. Extensor Carpi Radialis Longus Avulsion. A Literature review and case report.
Hand Surgery 2008; 13 (3): 187-192

2008 Ahmad R, McCann PA, Barakat MJ, Astle L, Case R, Bhatia R. Sea urchin spine injuries of the hand.
J Hand Surg Eur Vol. 2008 Jul 7

2007 Kennedy R, McCann PA, Southgate C. Surgeons and the risk of blood borne viral infections; a study of attitudes and practice.
British Journal of Surgery 2007; 94(S3): 1–31

2006 McCann PA, Southgate CR, Louette L. Novel elastic nailing in radial malunion.
Injury Extra 38:5: 197, 2007

2006 McCann PA, Baraket MJ, Wand JS. Delayed brachial plexus compression secondary to anterior shoulder dislocation — The late consequence of an axillary artery pseudoaneurysm: A case report.

Peer Review Audit

Mr McCann is involved in the systematic critical analysis of his own and his colleagues' standards of medical care as required by the Department of Health. He participates in annual appraisal and revalidation processes.



Mr McCann has a great enthusiasm for medical education, on both an undergraduate and post-graduate level. He actively participate in the training of all grades of junior doctors and allied health professionals within a University Teaching Hospital and lectures to the higher surgical trainees locally on shoulder and elbow disorders.

He has designed and implemented a number of surgical training courses within the South West region. Mr McCann has also been an Orthopaedic tutor both at the University of Bristol and at the University of Western Australia.

His interest in medical education led him to undertake formal training in this field, obtaining the Postgraduate Certificate in Medical Education from the University of Bristol in 2012.