Mr Crowther is a NHS Consultant Shoulder Surgeon specialising in Shoulders and Tauma and Orthopaedic Surgery at the North Bristol NHS Trust. At North Bristol he works in the new Brunel building at Southmead Hospital, Bristol. Mr Crowther specialises in shoulder and elbow surgery and sports injuries. He uses both up to date arthroscopic techniques as well as open surgery including a wide spectrum of shoulder replacements.
Mr Crowther is a member of the British Orthopaedic Association, The British Elbow and Shoulder Society and World Orthopaedic Concern. He is also Chairman of the South West and South Wales Shoulder and Elbow Group. Since January 2012 he has been the Training Programme Director for the 60 training registrars in the Severn Deanery of Health Education England South West (HEE SW).
Medico-legal & Medical Negligence Experience
Mr Crowther does not regularly undertake medico-legal expert witness work but 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 Crowther has published in peer reviewed journals and his research interests include shoulder instability due to bone loss, shoulder replacement, the management of proximal humerus fractures and reconstruction of the fractured clavicle and dislocated acromioclavicular joint. He loves the challenge of patients with unresolved upper limb pain and is particularly good with the problem shoulder and frozen shoulder. Mr Crowther continues to publish research and articles on current Orthopaedic Practice.
Mr Crowther has had a broad training and wide experience in Orthopaedic and Trauma surgery. He underwent basic surgical training in Bristol and as a junior surgeon spent six months experiencing the management of trauma in rural South Africa. His higher surgical orthopaedic training as a specialist registrar was based in Bristol. He undertook two specialist fellowships overseas at the Melbourne Shoulder and Elbow Centre, Australia and the Cape Shoulder Institute, Cape Town, South Africa.
He has operated on both National and International athletes with many recognisable sports men and sports women seen waiting to seen him in his clinics.
Mark undertakes shoulder arthroplasty (joint replacement) using ODEP rated prostheses and is praticularly skilled at arthroscopy. He has been awarded The Certificate of Completion of Specialist Training and is therefore privileged to be listed in the General Medical Council Specialist Register. He has a major interest in sports trauma and Mr Crowther has a particular interest in shoulder and elbow reconstruction.
Mark has written two new Patient Information Sheets on Frozen Shoulder and Rotator Cuff Tear and Repair.
Peer Reviewed Audit
Mr Crowther is involved in the systematic critical analysis of his own and his colleagues' standards of medical care as required by the Department of Health. His revalidation was completed in November 2013.
In 2006, Mr Crowther was awarded the Postgraduate Certificate in Medical Education (Teaching and Learning for Health Professionals) from the University of Bristol. He works in a teaching hospital and is, therefore, responsible for tutoring junior doctors, medical students, physiotherapists and nursing staff. For 5 years he organised the regional postgraduate teaching programme until January 2012 when he took up his appointment as the Training Programme Director for Trauma & Orthopaedic Surgery in Severn Deanery of HEE SW.